Cassie faces a choice, and who better to help her understand the importance – and power – of choices than Sudha, a Vishakanya, or poison maiden, a female assassin whose very touch is deadly? NYT-Bestselling Author Roshani Chokshi retells the death of Alexander the Great – a story that has become legend – through the perspective of a woman who has never had a Choice, a most precious thing thought only to be the domain of kings. Special thanks to Stories of Mahabharata for support casting this episode, as well as original period-appropriate music from Avi Ziv.
Based on the short story, “The Vishakanya’s Choice,” by Roshani Chokshi. Adapted for audio by Fred Greenhalgh. Produced by William Dufris and Fred Greenhalgh. Directed by William Dufris.
Lilly Thorne – Cassie
Aratrika Dey – Sudha
Sutapa Mukhopadhyay – Urvashi
Arpana Bhattacharya – Sister
Aparjita Das – Sister
Sudipta Bhawmik Makara
Jonathan Woodward – Alexander
Avi Ziv – Supplicant
William Dufris – Mr. Carter
Lisa Stathoplos – Agent
James Herrera – Agent
Dialogue Editing – Fred Greenhalgh
Sound Design – William Dufris
Original Music – Avi Ziv and Peter Van Riet
Additional Music – Mind’s Eye Productions
Special thanks to Stories of Mahabarata
Recorded at AGL Sounds, New Brunswick, New Jersey, and on location.
The Dark Tome is a creation of Dagaz Media.
(Episode 6 begins at page 149)