‘Never-Before-Published’ Draft of Mythic Quest’s ‘Tears of the Anaren’ by C.W. Longbottom Now Available

4 Jun

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This week’s episode of ‘Mythic Quest’ on Apple TV+ featured a flashback tale charting the origins of the shows resident writer, C.W. Longbottom. During the episode, C.W. Is trying to successfully write his first novella ‘Tears of the Anaren’.

Some of you may have been wondering what the novella was like to actually read; well, wonder no more! Apple has released a ‘never-before-published’ draft in both digital book and audiobook format. The audiobook is read by C.W. actor F. Murray Abraham and features an intro and outro by Rob McElhenney as Ian Grimm.

Rather than just a poor tie in, it’s actually very funny and sends up the fantasy writing genre very well, especially the overly literate descriptions and metaphors and the need to always use the most complicated word for everything. Plus, there are interjections and commentary on his work by C.W. along the way. This is the third such extra following last year‘s ‘Dark Quiet Death’ browser-based game and last month’s ’Grouchy Goat’ keynote presentation.

You can download a complimentary copy of ’Tears of the Anaren’ in both book and audiobook formats, exclusively from Apple Books.

‍Jonathan Reed
Jonathan, ScreenTimes’ Contributing Editor has been lucky enough to work on Apple products his whole life, ever since his Dad brought home a Mac Performa aged 11 (him, not his Dad). Apple is just engrained in his life, especially nowadays, as a graphic designer. His nerdy enthusiasm for Apple is only matched by his love of TV and film. Whether a buzz-worthy new show or blockbuster, a small cult show or an indie film, he’ll watch it. So Apple TV meets right in the middle of that Venn diagram! He also writes on his personal site, smallbites.me. He lives in London and is writing his own bio in the third person.