Barbarian Incursion | Podium Audio


Barbarian Incursion

Book 1

By: Persimmon

Performed by: Jesse Vilinsky

Released: April 16, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 14 hr, 32 min

In a small village on a prehistoric Earth, a young mage must harness her powers as barbarians from the north approach.
Once every two generations, the young adults of Whitecliff must face the trial of Mother’s Wrath, during which they will either receive magical powers or be swept away in the tempest. Dorea hopes the storm will bring her one of its elemental powers: lightning, water, or wind. To her shock, when the trial ends and the earth stops trembling, she finds herself gifted with all three. 
The village’s shaman, Voggo, warns Dorea that this bounty is both a blessing and a curse. She will need to learn how to use the raw power coursing through her for her own protection and that of her loved ones—as well as deal with the side effects. Because the northern tribes are amassing, and magically enhanced animals are creeping closer to the village every day. 
Dorea soon realizes that her skills grow more quickly in bloody combat than through traditional training. And she is going to need every ounce of power she can get. With barbarians advancing on the only home she has ever known, she and her friends will soon have to fight to save themselves and their tribe. 
The first volume of the hit progression-fantasy series—with more than 300,000 views on Royal Road—now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible!




Persimmon is the author of the Sapiens series, originally released on Royal Road. He has written fantasy stories for more than a decade and more recently began to specialize in the gamelit and progression fantasy subgenres. His work centers on themes of magical experimentation and adventure as well as exploration of the human psyche.



Jesse Vilinsky

Jesse has narrated over 200 audiobooks, including many fantasy novels. She is quite adept at a range of accents, and loves world building with the listener. She also works in video games, VO for film and tv, and has done A LOT of english dubbing for Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime.