Noon | Podium Audio

Performed by: Amir Abdullah

Released: March 26, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Ex-adventurer Rakta Velbrun navigates an uncertain future—and his otherworlder children’s shadowy past lives—in the second book of a moving isekai series.
Fighting monsters and managing a lordship are nothing compared to raising adolescents. And Rakta Velbrun should know—he’s battled legendary foes to earn renown as a fighter, and delicately navigated dangerous politics to win respect as a ruler. But none of that was as difficult as being a single father to his son, Dalton, and two daughters, Daka and Natakia, all now on the threshold of their tenth birthday.
Each of Rakta’s children has his or her own strengths as well as concerns. Rakta must hone Daka’s wild spirit into a fighter’s, nurture Dalton’s serious desires for leadership, and support Natakia’s wishes to be a noble lady, all while facing one strange and unalienable truth: his children’s souls are from another world.
Tackling the task of guiding them through their unique struggles would be hard enough, but as the family sets off to celebrate the triplets’ birthday in the capital city, they’re hunted by a dangerous enemy, one who will stop at nothing to see Rakta, his children, and their allies destroyed.
Filled with new discoveries and surprises, Noon is a stunning continuation of the powerful, character-driven series that gracefully tackles themes of fatherhood, coming-of-age, and belonging within a lush and imaginative world.
The second volume of the hit portal fantasy series—with almost 400,000 views on Royal Road—now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible! 



Amir Abdullah

Amir (Jamal Roque) is an accomplished narrator and actor born in Atlanta and raised in Duval and Miami, Florida- where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami before finishing his Masters in Fine Arts in Acting at Pennsylvania State University.  His work on the novel Black Boy Joy landed on many Best of 2021 Audiobook lists including in Audiofile Magazine. Most known for Kwame Mbalia’s Tristan Strong trilogy, other highlights include being featured on Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi, I Got There by JeVon McCormick and narrating Dr. Ian K. Smith’s Ashe Cayne detective series and in addition to the sensuous romance novels Digging Up Love and Chosen By A Miami King.  One of his greatest strengths is his ability to find the voice of a character or real person and truly define their point of view, and give them a life that lifts the characters beyond imagination and into real “People” or “creatures” that are alive with clear objectives. Also his accent work, and finding choices that are sustainable throughout the entire read are other major strengths of his work. RP-English Accent, Southern, Bostonian, West African, American, South African, and Egyptian accents are what he''s most at home doing, but has a range that can extend beyond these accents.  Outside of the booth, he has been seen on TV most notably on Empire and Chicago Med, and on stages across the country including The Geffen Playhouse and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.