Beowulf and The Dragon

A retelling of the classic tale of Beowulf's end as told by his squire Wiglaf, who plots to kill Beowulf in the crush of battle.

Beowulf and the Dragon: Chapter 7Listen now (6 min) | The King paused in the telling. Gripping the sword in his right hand, he rose and threw a few more coals in the brazier with his…
Beowulf and the Dragon: Chapter 6Listen now (6 min) | The men panicked and fled. As Beowulf had foretold, not a one went for a spear. Some dived back into the barrow. Others ran up or…
Beowulf and the Dragon Chapter 5Listen now (7 min) | At the end of a long, upward march we found an old oak tree on a cliff facing the sea. It was gnarled and had grown at an angle…
Beowulf and the Dragon: Chapter 4Listen now (6 min) | Neither Beowulf nor I slept that night. On his order, I found and woke the Blacksmith and brought him to where the King waited by…
Beowulf and the Dragon: Chapter 3Listen now (8 min) | If you’ve jumped in the middle, here’s Chapter One. After I killed the wolves, Beowulf took a liking to me, as much of a liking as…
Beowulf and the Dragon: Chapter 2Listen now (8 min) | This is Chapter Two of Beowulf and the Dragon. If you missed it, here’s Chapter One. After I was captured, it was ten years before…
Beowulf and the Dragon: Chapter OneListen now (15 min) | Author’s Note: This is the first in a seven-episode podcast/serialization of Patrick E. McLean’s new novella. It will be available…
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