Shadowborne | Podium Audio

The Relics of Antiquity


Book 1

By: Matthew Callahan

Performed by: Eric Michael Summerer

Released: July 28, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 13 hr, 44 min

They’d trained their entire lives to be heroes, only to discover they’re no longer needed….
The Shadowborne had always fascinated Will. His grandfather’s stories told of mythical warriors wielding dark, ancient magic, defending justice and battling dragons. But that’s all they were, bedtime stories…until the Shadows embraced Will himself. 
Now, propelled from the normal world into the mythical realm of Aeril, Will must learn to control his newfound power while discovering his place in this strange, new world. With his brother, Madigan, at his side, he sets off on a journey to uncover the truth of a secret that has been buried for centuries. For an ancient evil is stirring in Aeril, an evil that seeks to destroy the very fabric of reality. Can Will and Madigan discover the key to saving Aeril before all is lost?
If you like fast-paced action, raw emotions, and dark supernatural forces, then you’ll love unlocking the secrets of this epic adventure.



Matthew Callahan

My books blend together my love of history and exploration but are grounded in a world of fantasy. I set out to write the stories that I would be interested in experiencing. Given that, they contain both fast-paced action and adventure as well as in-depth history and world-building. On the personal side of things, I’ve always been fascinated by the ancient Greco-Roman world and I’ve enjoyed seeing how my background in Classics bleeds through into my work. My wife and I are both avid consumers of all kinds of creative expression. We're both natives to the Pacific Northwest, but we love to travel the world, exploring new places and meeting fascinating people.



Eric Michael Summerer

Eric Michael Summerer is a voice actor and producer who has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, as well as countless instructional recordings and video games. He is an Audie award finalist (for Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End) and recipient of two AudioFile Earphones Awards (for William Gibson’s Burning Chrome and Robert V.S. Redick’s Master Assassins). In addition, Eric is a contributor to the boardgame review channel The Dice Tower.