Monday, September 26, 2011

Union of Renegades fantasy novel podcast live & free at Podiobooks

Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I is now a free serialized podcast.

Begin listening here:

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The novel was read by Chris Snelgrove, who did a magnificent job. Hearing another person interpret my work with the spoken word was a new experience for me. Although I'm a novelist, I'm a little ashamed to admit that I'm not quite sure how to express what it's like to hear my creation coming back to me from someone else. I'm going to have to ponder this one for a while more.

Regarding the podcast, it consists of 40 episodes reflecting the 40 chapters of the fantasy novel. Union of Renegades is a full length work approaching 180,000 words. This may intimidate some listeners and excite others. At any rate, I do hope that the audio version will enable more people to discover my fantasy fiction and draw a few into the world of The Rys Chronicles.

About the novel:

Have you ever looked at the facts of your life and realized your dreams won't come true? Have you ever looked into the unknown and seen opportunity? For Dreibrand Veta, a young officer in the Horde of the Atrophane Empire, these questions explode from his spirit in a fit of rage and launch him into an epic struggle. After he encounters a rare super race, the rys, he is forced to choose sides between passionate rivals and navigate his way through a foreign culture all while plotting to seize his own wealth and glory. In this opening novel of The Rys Chronicles you'll meet a man scarred by bad deeds who answers the call of a heroic cause. An unconventional heroine will tug at your sympathies as she bravely faces adversity with all the strengths and vulnerabilities of her womanhood. And overarching it all are the rys. Their magic makes them superior to humans, but they are not above employing humans in their deadly schemes.

In addition to the Union of Renegades fantasy podcast this novel is also a free fantasy ebook.

In the near future I will also be adding these podcasts to my website so as to make them even more discoverable, but until then please enjoy them at Podiobooks.