The Broken Cage | Podium Audio


The Broken Cage

Book 1

By: OstensibleMammal

Performed by: Christian J. Gilliland

Released: January 23, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 23 hr, 41 min

Avo was born to destroy New Vultun. In a twist of fate, he’ll become its only hope for salvation.
The gods were the enemy. The slaver. The chains.
With dreams of paradise, humanity slaughtered them and stole their powers, opening the path to become more—to ascend.
Instead, they nearly destroyed the world.
Vast hive cities serve as the final bastions against the crumbling of reality. New Vultun is the greatest of them all, and within its borders, ascenders wage war to determine the laws of existence itself.
The world descends ever deeper into ruination.
Avo was born a weapon, a slave to his instincts and his masters. He and his brothers were made to burn New Vultun to ashes. Everything changes when Avo gains immortality and becomes heir to an impossible legacy.
He must ascend the megacity of New Vultun.
He must challenge the very tyrants that usurped the gods.
He must finally free the world from chains.




OstensibleMammal is a writer born from condensed procrastination built up over eons. In many ways, he is a flesh-made human just like you, dear reader, with two eyes, two ears, nose hairs, a mouth, and twelve chins. He's currently penning a story about a certain dietarily-challenged individual seeking enlightenment by merging with lobotomized deities, possibly altering reality itself. The destination of the journey remains as unpredictable as the author himself.



Christian J. Gilliland

Christian J. Gilliland is a proud single parent of three daughters and a cat. In his two years as an audiobook narrator Christian has amassed 110 audioooks and written five novels of his own, most being in the LitRPG/Gamelit, Fantasy and Science Fiction genres. Christian enjoys long walks on the beach, the bubbles of a hottub, and occasionally smiting his enemies in online videogames. His ultimate goal (other than interstellar domination) is to bring smiles and a much needed escape to his readers and listeners.