The Squire’s Crystal
Legend tells of an evil sorceress who used the power of magical crystals to transfer her mind into the bodies of others. Her reign of terror was long and bloody, and her final defeat The cause of great rejoicing. But that’s just a legend. A story told to children. Isn’t it? I mean, it’s ridiculous. It couldn’t have really happened… could it?
Finding the last resting place of the Crystal Sorceress is an archaeological dream on a par with discovering the Holy Grail. So it’s hardly likely that someone will just offer the solution to Professor Bernice Summerfield on a plate. But sometimes the unlikely actually happens.
And one thing that’s very, very unlikely is that Benny will suddenly find herself to be a member of the opposite gender…
Starting this year some of our classic Bernice Summerfield books are being released on audio. Five new audiobooks narrated by Lisa Bowerman and produced by Xanna Eve Chown will be released in 2019–2020.
The first five chapters in the history of Bernice Summerfield at Big Finish are being revisited in 2019 and 2020 with the release of five new audiobook adaptations.
Read by Benny herself, Lisa Bowerman, these audiobooks will take us back to the turn of the millennium, unlocking some of the important moments of Benny’s life at the Braxiatel Collection, her past love, and the birth of her son Peter.
Xanna Eve Chown, producer of these and other Big Finish Audiobooks, tells us about uncovering these gems: “I’m really excited about recording these five Benny paperbacks because they are such fun, of course, but also because I know there are Benny fans who have wanted these to be more easily available for absolutely ages – so they will be super happy!
“The adventures explain a lot of Benny’s backstory, especially the unusual story of how her son Peter came to be born, so it’s great to get them back out there in the world where they belong!”
Reaching Venedel, Benny finds it under siege from an over-zealous Federation, alleging human rights atrocities and starving the planet out until its people capitulate to its terms. Despite this, a team of Nishtubi mercenaries are running the blockade to supply aid for the Venedelans. But why? they have nothing to gain.
Caught between jingoistic natives, Nishtubi heavies, a plague of ancient killers and the cold, undying secrets of the Gods of the Underworld, Benny and her allies have nowhere to run and are left facing nothing but trouble.