Audiobooks

Tantor Media is releasing all five novels of Gods of the Caravan Road as audiobooks!

BLACKDOG

Gods of the Caravan Road, Book One

Audiobook produced by Tantor Media, read by Heather Costa, October 2021.

Long ago, in the days of the first kings in the north, there were seven devils ...

And long ago, in the days of the first kings in the north, the seven devils, who had deceived and possessed seven of the greatest wizards of the world, were defeated and bound with the help of the Old Great Gods ...

And perhaps some of the devils are free in the world, and perhaps some are working to free themselves still ...

In a land where gods walk on the hills and goddesses rise from river, lake, and spring, the caravan-guard Holla-Sayan, escaping the bloody conquest of a lakeside town, stops to help an abandoned child and a dying dog. The girl, though, is the incarnation of Attalissa, goddess of Lissavakail, and the dog a shape-changing guardian spirit whose origins have been forgotten. Possessed and nearly driven mad by the Blackdog, Holla-Sayan flees to the desert road, taking the powerless avatar with him.

Necromancy, treachery, massacres, rebellions, and gods dead or lost or mad follow hard on their heels. But it is Attalissa herself who may be the Blackdog's -- and Holla-Sayan's -- doom.

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The Leopard: Marakand Part One

Gods of the Caravan Road, Book Two

Audiobook produced by Tantor Media, read by Heather Costa, November 2021.

Long ago, in the days of the first kings in the north, there were seven devils ...

Death and dark magic follow the caravan road ...

Ahjvar, the assassin known as the Leopard, wants only to die, to end the curse that binds him to a life of horror. Although he has no reason to trust the goddess Catairanach or her messenger Deyandara, fugitive heir to a murdered tribal queen, desperation leads him to accept her bargain: if he kills the mad prophet known as the Voice of Marakand, Catairanach will free him from his curse. Accompanying him on his mission is the one person he has let close to him in a lifetime of death, a runaway slave named Ghu.

In Marakand, the great city where the caravan roads of east and west meet, Ahjvar and Ghu will both need to face the deepest secrets of their souls if either is to survive the undying enemies who hunt them.

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The Lady: Marakand Part Two

Gods of the Caravan Road, Book Three

Audiobook produced by Tantor Media, read by Heather Costa, December 2021.

Long ago, in the days of the first kings in the north, there were seven devils ...

Death and dark magic follow the caravan road ...

The undying assassin Ahjvar the Leopard has been captured by the Lady of Marakand, enslaved by necromancy to be captain of her Red Masks. His shield-bearer, Ghu, a former slave with an uncanny ability to free the captive dead, follows Ahjvar into the war-torn lands of the Duina Catairna to release him, even if that means destroying what is left of Ahj's tormented soul.

In the city of Marakand, former enemies ally and old friends seek one another's deaths as loyalists of the entombed gods Gurhan and Ilbialla raise a revolt spearheaded by the Grasslander wizard Ivah, the shapeshifting Blackdog, and the bear-demon Mikki. The Lady's defences are not easily breached, though, and the one enemy who might withstand her, the Northron wanderer Moth, bearer of the sword Lakkariss, has vanished.

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