Mage Stones: Part 1 | Podium Audio

Mage Stones

Mage Stones: Part 1

Book 1

By: D.J. Dammeyer

Performed by: Greg D. Barnett

Released: October 18, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 12 hr, 45 min

The Guiding Spirits had been silent for centuries, but as a corrupt King rises to power and seizes control of magic itself, they can be quiet no more.
What they need is a champion of change. But instead of choosing a fierce warrior, or a leader, or even someone with significant political influence, they pick a nobody kid from a backwater town with more brains than brawn in a world where might makes right.
In the milling town of Stillwater, Willem Falls had lived a tough life. Dead parents were the least of it. A pariah in his own town, a target for bullies, and forced to be raised by an abusive drunk uncle grieving the loss of his wife, Willem’s future is looking bleak. To make matters worse, the whole town believed the only attribute one needed to raise was their Strength, making Willem even more of an outcast with his high Intelligence.
But despite it all, Willem never wavered in his desire to be something more than a mill worker. Whether by fate, luck, or the Guiding Spirits’ own hands, tragedy struck his life again, this time giving Willem the opportunity to escape the life that would have eventually seen him snuffed out.
Given a series of quests by the Spirits themselves, Willem finds himself walking a path he had only dreamed of. Can he become the Mage the world needs?



D.J. Dammeyer

D.J. Dammeyer is originally from Ojai, a small artist community in Southern California, and currently lives in Brentwood, California. He's a school psychologist by profession, working with special needs kids to help them be more successful in school. His favorite genre to write is fantasy, and has recently branched out into writing children's books, combining his profession and his passion to make a self-help book for Elementary-age kids, with plans for more. Upcoming Fantasy Projects: The World of Eternis: Book 2: Vengeance Upcoming Children's Book Projects: Hexie, Wendel and Friends



Greg D. Barnett

I'm an artsy, space-camp kid who's been acting, singing, and telling stories for my entire life - from performing on stage for the last 25 years and more recently in film, to teaching reading and writing to kids and kids at heart for over a decade. I'm interested in lots of stories in a variety of genres, but am most drawn to fantasy and sci-fi, especially in the YA and middle-grade world. I also love a good science-based non-fiction book. I currently work as the Associate Artistic Director for the award-winning children's literacy and arts organization The Story Pirates. I love spending lots of time outdoors soaking up the sun, and cannot get enough of a good jigsaw puzzle, a fresh pan of brownies, or a cozy cat nap.