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Cast of Wonders => Episode Comments => Topic started by: danooli on March 24, 2016, 05:21:09 PM

Title: Camp Myth
Post by: danooli on March 24, 2016, 05:21:09 PM
Camp Myth - Phoenix Watching by Chris Lewis Carter (


Welcome to Camp Myth, the only summer camp built exclusively for young mythological creatures. Forget canoe rides and knot tying lessons – these kids are more likely to fish for a Kraken, or learn the proper way to train a Chimera!

Join Felix, a rebellious Fae forced to attend camp as punishment for his obsession with humans; Argee, the first (and only) nerdy Cyclops; and Moxie, a Kitsune who would rather smart-mouth than shape-shift. Can these three mythic outcasts survive long enough to earn a merit badge for Phoenix Watching, or will they end up as just another campfire story?

Packed with over fifteen pieces of amazing artwork (based on reader-designed characters), and an all-ages story based on mythologies from across the globe, Phoenix Watching is the perfect way to spend your summer vacation!

Cast of Wonders presents the first Camp Myth novella, Phoenix Watching, as a full cast ( audio drama serialized over 15 episodes ( Each episode also featured a camper spotlight (, showcasing the rich and diverse cast of characters ( The setting was introduced in a stand alone story, Snakes and Campers (, that takes place parallel to the events in Phoenix Watching.

You can learn more about the world of Camp Myth on its dedicated website (, where you’ll also find links to buy your own copy via Amazon in both paperback ( and Kindle ( versions.

There’s also a RPG ( set in the Camp Myth universe available, and has been shortlisted for a 2014 ENnie award in the Family Gaming category.


About the author:
From high-school textbooks to award-winning magazines and podcasts, Chris Lewis Carter has been featured in over two dozen publications, including Nelson Literacy 8, Word Riot, 3AM Magazine, Niteblade, and Pseudopod. He is a contributor to the indie game developer, Studio Kontrabida, and will be published in the upcoming Chuck Palahniuk-edited collection, Burnt Tongues (Medallion Press, 2014). When he isn’t writing, Chris can usually be found playing video games or listening to podcasts – most likely both at the same time.

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Links to listen to each Episode:
Chapter 1 (
Chapter 2 (
Chapter 3 (
Chapter 4 (
Chapter 5 (
Chapter 6 (
Chapter 7 (
Chapter 8 (
Chapter 9 (
Chapter 10 (
Chapter 11 (
Chapter 12 (
Chapter 13 (
Chapter 14 (
Chapter 15 (
Title: Re: Camp Myth
Post by: Unblinking on March 30, 2016, 01:47:48 PM
It's been a while since I listened to this on Cast of Wonders, but I thought it was pretty fun.  Hidden world stories with a mix of monsters has always been quite appealing to me, and the different invented cultural bits for the different monster species was probably my favorite part--like the cyclops who just isn't enough of a bullyboy to fit in with his family or peers.
Title: Re: Camp Myth
Post by: Fenrix on March 30, 2016, 03:55:42 PM
Tina Connolly is the best camp counselor.

This one made me realize that the summer camp story is just an extension of the School Story subgenre.