The First Compact | Podium Audio

The Karus Saga

The First Compact

Book 3

By: Marc Alan Edelheit

Performed by: Steven Brand

Released: July 30, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Having been transported to the world of Tannis, separated from everything they know, the Ninth find themselves caught amidst an ancient war of the gods.
Like a dark tide, the Horde is slowly conquering one nation after another, and a great migration of peoples has begun fleeing westward before the enemy’s advancing armies. No one has been able to stand against the might of the Horde. But the Horde has never faced the power of a Roman legion.
Cast adrift in this strange, fantastical world, so unlike the one he knew, Karus has been given a number of tasks by his god Jupiter, known in this world as the High Father. Karus’s holy mission and mandate: retrieve a dread artifact and form an alliance with the peoples of this world so together they can withstand the might of the enemy and finally escape Tannis before it is too late. If he succeeds, the reward is everything Romulus and Remus were promised. If he fails, all will be lost, and the Ninth destroyed.
Aided by the dragons Cyln’Phax and Kordem and the dwarven war chief Shoega, Karus and Amarra have succeeded in the first task, retrieving the dread sword Rarokan. It is a weapon both powerful and incredibly dangerous, for it has a mind of its own and an evil agenda.
Returning from the Fortress of Radiance, Karus must now find a way to save Shoega’s besieged warband, cure the sickness ravaging his legion, and then defeat an enemy army that outnumbers his legion greatly before he can even begin to think about unifying the free peoples of Tannis, who dislike and despise one another.
Bestselling, award-winning author of The Stiger Chronicles, Marc Alan Edelheit, delivers the third action-packed book in his fantasy epic, The Karus Saga. One of history’s greatest mysteries, the disappearance of ancient Rome’s Ninth Imperial Legion, is now revealed in this untold story. If you enjoy an original story, honorable heroes, mind-blowing twists, and page-turning action that puts you right in the middle of gritty battles, then you will love The Karus Saga.



Marc Alan Edelheit

Marc is an avid reader and accomplished author who spends his time dreaming and writing about all things fantasy and sci-fi. In 2015 he decided to make his dream a reality and published his first fantasy novel... the rest is history! He is the ultimate history fan and incorporates much of that passion into his work to bring greater realism to his books. Find out why thousands of readers have fallen for Amazon bestselling author Marc Alan Edelheit’s captivating series!



Steven Brand