The Heir Apparent
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Roam the streets of the king’s festival in tonight’s medieval fantasy-inspired bedtime story.   In tonight’s story, you are the child of the king regent in a prosperous kingdom. Your father is holding a magnificent festival, at which he plans to announce your accession to the throne. Tired of the pomp and circumstance of courtly life and intrigued by the revelry outside the castle, you disguise yourself as a commoner to move unnoticed among the crowds. While exploring the streets, you meet the ordinary people your kingdom serves, awakening your sense of authenticity and what’s right. The experience leads you to a crossroads in your life.   This story is connected the Dragon Rider and Tavern tales. You don’t need to have heard those stories to enjoy this one, but you may pick up on some recurring characters and threads. This is also the finale of season three of Sleep & Sorcery. I’ll be taking a little break to work on season four – stay tuned to my channels for updates.   If you’re still awake as the story comes to an end, I’ll guide you through a visualization for rest and empathy.   - ✨Order the Sleep & Sorcery book!✨ Sleep & Sorcery: A Collection of Enchanting Bedtime Stories, Rituals, and Spells for Meaningful Rest, unlimited paperback coming August 2024 from Crossed Crow Books. Limited edition hardcover ships by Christmas 2023! The book features many of your favorite stories, plus exclusive writings and a suite of rituals to enrich your resting and waking life. - Stock up on magical incense, fragrance, home goods, and more from Sea Witch Botanicals. Shop small while supporting our environment and healthy waterways. Nature misses you.   - Stories like mine are best with headphones! For comfort and security when drifting off to sleep, SleepPhones are the best thing I've found. They won't fall out like earbuds, and they're not bulky or uncomfortable like most over-ear headphones.   Learn more:   -   Now you can support Sleep & Sorcery on Patreon. Pledge a monthly donation to Sleep & Sorcery, which helps me keep making original bedtime stories for you. In return, you can qualify for exclusive supporter benefits, like episode scripts, bonus sleepy readings of classic literature, merch discounts, and giveaways. I hope you’ll consider supporting me on Patreon, so I can continue doing what I love.   Visit to learn more and pledge your support.   - Music/Sound: A Glimpse of Avalon and Magic in the Mist by Flouw, Nordic Sunrise by Bruce Brus, Way Beyond Eternity by Claude Signet, Epidemic Sound     Instagram | Twitter | Insight Timer | YouTube | Newsletter Signup   ✨NEW Sleep & Sorcery MERCH✨ Show your love of Sleep & Sorcery – or get some gifts for the sleepy sorcerer in your life with this cozy collection of apparel, dream journals, die-cut stickers, and home goods. Visit   Want to get in touch? [email protected]   Disclaimer: some links in this description are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission if you decide to purchase the product, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my work! --- Support this podcast:
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