The Red Poet Audiobook and Beyond

Hello everyone,

As mentioned in other posts and newsletter mailings, Adam Gold has run into scheduling and health issues, and his timeline for taking on The Red Poet and The Queen’s Consort has been pushed back to 2026. Because of this delay, I began reaching out to some of the top names in audiobook narration, and Adam and I have also been discussing options and timing.

From responses to posts on this blog and to newsletter mailings, the feedback from you, the fans, has been generally positive on waiting for Adam to become available again. I’m more than happy to wait until 2026 to continue on this trek, but at this stage, I wanted to let everyone know that there are two options.

We could wait for Adam Gold to become available in 2026 or we could give Tim Gerard Reynolds a chance to record The Red Poet in the 2nd half of 2024 and stick with him for the rest of the series. For those unfamiliar with Tim’s work, he narrates many high quality fantasy works including: Michael J Sullivan’s various works (Riyria Revelations, Legends of the First Empire, etc.), Edward Robertson’s works (The Cycle of Galand, The Cycle of Arawn, etc.), Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Michael Wisehart, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan Renshaw, etc. At the moment, the option for Tim would be to record the 4th book in the series (The Red Poet) and beyond and then maybe go back and offer the first three books from him after the series is finished.

From the various fan feedback, it seems like the overall preference is for Adam Gold to complete the series when he becomes available in 2026-2028. However, we could switch and potentially rerecord everything over time in Tim’s unique voice and immersive characterizations.

What do you guys think? BTW, first poll on Word Press. Could go terribly wrong, and I may have to redo this at some point. Apologies for any issues experienced.

Age of Magic Audiobook Narration

Who should finish the audiobook series for Age of Magic (The Red Poet and beyond)?

Thanks for your answer!

Update on The Red Poet Audiobook


As I’ve mentioned in posts up-to and after the release of The Red Poet, our amazing audiobook narrator Adam Gold has had some real life issues pop up and this has delayed him being able to work on the audiobook. Up until today, I thought he was delayed to get to The Red Poet and The Queen’s Consort (Book 5) until late 2023 / early 2024. This was our last correspondence on the issues. However, Adam let me know today that because of damage to his vocal cords and a need to reduce his vocal schedule, he will not be able to record The Red Poet until May 2026 and The Queen’s Consort would likely be June or July 2026, by implication.

Because of this, I need to make a hard decision: either wait until mid-2026 to start on recording the The Red Poet and any future book in the series, or recast a narrator and likely redo the entire series with new voices. What do you, dear reader, think about this?

There are other updates that I will try to post in the upcoming couple of months. I’ve been working on a browser-based game where you get to train at a magical university that is being revealed in The Queen’s Consort. There are 80+ people who have tried the game so far, but I need to make some optimizations and implement some of the world boss battles with Orcus, Demogorgon, etc. before I release more information on joining. There is ongoing progress toward the 5th book in general.

But there is also this unfortunate news from Adam. I think we have to move on to a different narrator, and that will be a time-consuming process. Again, let me know what you guys think about this. There’s no easy answer.

Audiobook Giveaways

In celebration of the release of The Red Poet (Book 4 in the Age of Magic series), I’m giving away 10 audiobooks each of the first three books in the series. So, if you haven’t tuned in to Adam Gold’s amazing narration of The People’s Necromancer, The Dark Paladin, or The Dragon Prince, be sure to click on one of the following and sign up. I plan to check the lists on Monday, use a random number generator, and pick the 10 lucky winners from each list.

Click for a chance to win one of 10 free audiobooks. No purchase necessary
Click for a chance to win one of 10 free audiobooks. No purchase necessary
Click for a chance to win one of 10 free audiobooks. No purchase necessary

Did you miss The Red Poet Preorder (Comes out July 1st)?

Click to go to the Amazon Preorder page

How’s the Queen’s Consort (Book 5) Coming?

Very well. The major outlining is complete, and drafting has started. Three chapters in. I plan to post an article soon (likely after The Red Poet releases) to discuss who The Queen’s Consort is, what the book is about, and what you can expect over the remaining three books in the series.

Audiobook Milestone (1000 sales)

I have two events to celebrate in terms of Audiobooks with the Age of Magic series. First, the Dragon Prince audiobook production has finished and is in the QA process at ACX, which is out of Adam Gold’s and my hands. The Dragon Prince Audiobook should be available soon (likely within next 5-10 days). Second, I’m happy to announce that as of today, over 1,000 audiobook copies of The People’s Necromancer and The Dark Paladin paladin have been downloaded. Additionally, The People’s Necromancer has a 4.3 rating with 107 reviews and The Dark Paladin has a 4.8 rating with 32 ratings. These are the first two audiobooks I’ve produced, and I couldn’t be happier with the results (and it seems like fans are happy too!!)


In celebration of both of these events, I will be giving away 20 audiobook codes in my newsletter. The email will go out sometime after The Dragon Prince is available in audiobook form on Amazon. I don’t know when that will be, but expect the email soon. If you haven’t signed up for the newsletter yet, you can sign up here.

And if you haven’t received a newsletter from me, make sure your email provider isn’t marking messages from as spam or putting it in your Promotions tabs on Gmail (or just make sure you check that Promotions tab).

Looking for the audiobooks for the first two books on Audible? Here are some links:

I’ll let you guys know when The Dragon Prince becomes available!


Audiobook for Book 1 is now available

The People's Necromancer - AudioIt’s been a busy week, but I’ve got some great news for readers who have been asking about an Audible version of The People’s Necromancer. Adam Gold and I are proud to announce that The People’s Necromancer has been released in Audiobook on Audible, Amazon. I believe it’s also on iTunes or on its way!

In its first week of availability, it already has 5 reviews and a 4.8 rating with 5 stars for performance on each review. That speaks volumes to Adam’s talent in bringing the story to life. Great job, man! We’re already started on Book 2, and I’m really excited about this one. There’s so much action and adventure in Book 2!

Anyway, here’s what you need to know.

The People’s Necromancer Audiobook is now available on Amazon and Audible. 7 hours of high fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, elves, demons and undead goodness! Narrated by the amazing vocal talent of Adam Gold!


Free Audiobook Samples for The People’s Necromancer

Audiobook Prologue:
Audiobook Chapter 1:
Audiobook Chapter 2:

Universal Book Links

The People’s Necromancer:
The Dark Paladin:

The Dragon Prince Cover Reveal

The Dragon Prince - eBook smallHis name is Jandhar Rasalased. You killed his father. Prepare to die!

King Jofka Rasalased is a man who grabs life by the horns. No kingdom can intimidate him, and no enemy can predict where his armies and navies will strike next. The Visanth Empire prospers in his shadow…  until an assassin’s blade ends the reign of the ambitious, charismatic king.

Prince Jandhar finds his father and the same deadly knife at his own throat. The killer utters a warning that the Prince will never heed. As the assassin leaves, the Kingdom of Surdel cheers at an empire retreating, but Visanth is not a nation in decline. It is a snake recoiling.

Years later, Surdel burns. Undead roam and feed on the living. A lord protector is made fiendish by the Demon Lord Orcus. Together, the master and his apprentice decimate the besieged citizens of the Croft protectorate. In the north, the Necromancer Ashton Jeraldson searches for an artifact that might turn the tide of the demon invasion. Around him, the forces of the Holy One ready themselves for the arrival of the Prince of Demons. Elves and orcs come to Croft Keep to crush the ghoulish invaders and fight a demon lord, just as a strange man from a foreign land steps onto the northern shores of the Small Sea.

The Dragon knows neither friend nor foe. For him, all are prey, and the only path forward is vengeance. He hears not the screams of the desperate and the damned—only the echoes of past wrongs long festered. The response is finally coming, and the world will tremble at the war cry of the Dragon Prince and the might of the Visanth Empire!

Release expected: Late 2018.

Audiobooks Delayed

Adam Gold has fallen ill with pneumonia, and we must delay the release of the Audiobook for The People’s Necromancer. We all wish him a swift recovery!

Series Sales Update

The Age of Magic has been my most successful series launch so far. is delayed in royalty payments, but the results have been simply stunning. To all of the fans who have discovered my writing, my sincere thanks. Don’t forget to join my newsletter, as I will be doing more paperback giveaways soon!

May Sales: The People’s Necromancer (Amazon: 3474, D2D: 290)

June Sales: The People’s Necromancer (Amazon: 1474, D2D: 60), The Dark Paladin (Amazon: 1600, D2D: 118)

Thank you so much for sharing the series with friends and family. Also, thank you very much for leaving reviews and helping fellow readers figure out if the series is right for them.


The Dark Paladin is here!

The Dark Paladrin - eBook smallThe Dark Paladin is coming for the wicked and the damned!

In less than 12 hours, The Dark Paladin will become available worldwide.  Get ready for a book that is going to absolutely blow your socks off! I can’t wait until you guys get a chance to see the tenacity of the wood elves and the brute strength of the orcs under Chief Bloodhand. This book is probably going to make you tear up a bit–I know it does with me every time I have done a read through. It will also hopefully be a bit inspiring and exciting!


Ebook vendors: Amazon | B&N | Apple | Kobo , Paperback: Amazon

Want a shot at a paperback? There are two left in a giveaway I did for my newsletter subscribers.

Enter for your chance to win one of two The Dark Paladin paperbacks!

adam_gold_actorThe People’s Necromancer Audiobook Preview

The audiobook for The People’s Necromancer is in the works. Adam has provided me with the first 2 chapters and prologue of the final product. I think he does a great job, and it’s a lot of fun to listen to. Hopefully, you guys enjoy this preview. We expect the full audiobook to be ready by the end of June, and we’ll start recording The Dark Paladin soon after.

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2

The Dragon Prince is coming!

My hope is to have The Dragon Prince out late this year. I’m still drafting, but cover art is being commissioned. I’ll let you know when I have something for you to look at!


I hope you all enjoy The Dark Paladin!

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