“I’m not one o’ those hacks, and you know it. I’m a keeper and a seeker of songs!”
An official tie-in novella to The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrow’s Deep computer game.
One day, Fiona the bard can’t remember a song. This is unusual since it is her job to remember songs. What’s even more unusual is that no one else can remember the song either. It seems to have vanished from the collective unconscious of the entire Baedish lowlands.
When another song disappears from her memory, and another, Fiona and her unlikely companion Soriac (a trow who fancies himself a wizard) begin to suspect foul play. Their search for the song thief takes them across the lowlands, into hostile cities, and through foreboding dungeons. Only by confronting her deeply held prejudices can she reclaim the songs that were taken from her past and from her people.
The Song Thief was published in 2018 and is available as part of the Deluxe Edition of The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrow’s Deep game.
The Bard’s Tale was one of my all-time favorite computer games. It certainly has the distinction of being the first CRPG (computer Role-Playing Game) I ever played. So when InXile Entertainment announced The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrow’s Deep, I leaped at the opportunity to be involved.