Ruby | Podium Audio


Book 2

By: Maxwell Farmer

Performed by: Kevin T. Collins

Released: October 01, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Two friends—one an orc prince whose ancestral throne is threatened, the other an exiled half-elf—must fight to regain their families’ power.
Kiru the half-elf has a lot to live up to as the exiled son of the murdered King Ruken, monarch of the Kingdom of Blades. A fight with a wealthy, spoiled lordling has left him paralyzed from the neck down, but his masterful command of mana keeps his body strong and mobile. Accompanied by his imp familiar, William, and friends Brunhilda the dwarf paladin, Zhaden the gold drakonid rogue, and Mutt the kindhearted orc, he’s on a mission to recover his father’s lost treasures, scattered across Alterra.
Mutt has never cared all that much about his clan, the M’Baku, which has ruled their homeland of Imakandi ever since its founding after Ragnarök. In truth, he’s been too busy hunting and fighting, content to let political matters handle themselves. But his carefree attitude changes when he and the other members of Pandemonium discover a faction within the nation that threatens all who dwell there. Now, one of Mutt’s clan must endure the Proving, a set of trials that will determine whether they’re fit to lead—and keep the throne in the family. 
Kiru makes a deal with Mutt and his sister, queen regent Myev, to help them secure their ancestral throne if they agree to assist him in retrieving his father’s items and getting the orphaned sacred beast who has attached to them safely home. As he strives to attain the rank of Ruby and he and his friends fight for their families’ position and legacy, they’ll endure countless battles. And they’ll need all the strength they can get . . .
The second volume of the epic progression-fantasy series—originally released on Royal Road—now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible! 



Maxwell Farmer

Maxwell Farmer is the author of the Ashen Plane, Dr. Druid, and Last Psion series. He spent his youth in Metropolis Illinois, the home of Superman. There, the seeds of his love for fantasy and science fiction blossomed. Like the caped crusader, Farmer dons an alter ego: During the day, he’s known as Dr. Farmer and treats the ailments of all the local cats and dogs. At night, however, he works hard to write captivating stories full of action and adventure with the goal of transporting readers to new and magical worlds. Farmer lives in the Great White North of Wisconsin with his wife, son, and two dogs. To learn more, visit his website at



Kevin T. Collins

**Kevin T. Collins** is an Audie and Earphones winning narrator with over 485 titles under his belt, who has been seen Off-Broadway, on TV, and in feature films. Having voiced books in every genre by authors such as Bram Stoker, William Faulkner, James Patterson, R.L. Stine, Bruce Catton, Richard Preston, and Dean Koontz, six of his titles, including _Lone Survivor_, and _Testimony_, have won Audiofile Earphones Awards, and another, _Beautiful Creatures_, was honored with a 2011 Audies Award.