[Podfic of] The Chamber Below the Dreadfort by Phoenixflame88
Author's summary: Sansa Stark never thought she would be rescued by a Lannister and a lady knight or be married to the legitimized bastard of Lord Bolton, but war brings strange times. Sansa's strange new husband bids her to explore every room in the Dreadfort - except one. A retelling of Angela Carter's Bluebeard story, "The Bloody Chamber."
This story was recorded as part of Amplificathon 2014.
I'm grateful to Phoenixflame88 for writing this and for allowing me to perform it. I'm a long-time fan of the gothic novel and of Angela Carter's beautiful feminist gothic fairytale revisions, and this story spoke to me on a deep level. The fusion of canons works so well: Sansa as the innocent maid, Ramsay as the Sadistic (literally) villain, and Theon, Catelyn and Brienne (as well as Sansa herself; this is the feminist revision, after all) each embodying aspects of the gothic hero. I have a feeling that both Bluebeard and de Sade are part of GRRM's original inspiration for Ramsay. But after all that, the thing I like most about this story is that it's a fantastic character study of Sansa.
The music within this recording is Fairytale by Kai Engel, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
Thanks for listening!