Once There Were Heroes | Podium Audio

A Time of Dragons

Once There Were Heroes

Book 1

By: Philip C. Quaintrell

Performed by: Steven Brand

Released: January 30, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

The Gods are dead. In their absence, there can be only chaos, only war. And they are not all that has faded from the world of Verda…
Once there were heroes. Brave men and women who showed their quality to be above the rest. Those whose deeds earned them the heart of a dragon. Those whose courage and strength resonated with the unborn, who, in their eggs, can wait thousands of years for a warrior worthy of them.
These heroes rose up on young battlefields and defended the weak and oppressed across all of Erador. They did so because they were_ _inspired. They had only to look up and see.
Dragons Riders!
The last noble warriors in the realm. Only heroes can embolden the ordinary. For centuries, millennia, the Dragon Riders galvanized generation after generation, adding Riders to their ranks and birthing dragons from their eggs.
But there are no more heroes. War with the Andarens is like nothing the Riders, nor the armies of Erador, have ever faced. In the place of heroes, there are only soldiers now. Fodder for the machine of war.
This time of twilight is set to be the crowning hour of the dark when the light is losing its grip. There are those who have been waiting, biding their time in the shadows while the heroes of Verda die out. They worship something ancient, something forgotten by myth and legend, something evil.
It falls on a few to keep back that darkness. A few who must rise without inspiration and prove themselves worthy.



Philip C. Quaintrell

Philip C Quaintrell is a thirty year-old self-proclaimed king of the geeks. He grew up in Manchester and studied nursing in Leicester. After giving six years to the NHS, he finally decided to relieve some of the pressure in his imagination and make it work for him. Into his seventh year of writing, he has just released his tenth book and has no plans to stop any time soon. You can follow him on Instagram: philipcquaintrell.author Facebook: Philip C. Quaintrell



Steven Brand