The Forge | Podium Audio

From Rust

The Forge

Book 1

By: Daniel James Clark

Performed by: Kevin Kenerly

Released: November 21, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 08 hr, 10 min

Best friends Zak Lockwood and Mark Alder are training to pilot massive war machines at the United Entities Mechanized Warfare Academy.
They’ve just finished work on restoring their own mech when The Harbingers of The Fall, an organization bent on rendering society to ashes, forces them into conflict overnight. Zak, Mark, and a close-knit group of other cadets must figure out their place in a generational conflict that threatens to tear the world apart. As they fight through cities and race across the desert with nothing but their training mechs, their friendship and love are tested through vicious patterns of violence and loss. Questions arise about whether or not a system that causes this much pain is worth preserving at all.



Daniel James Clark

Daniel James Clark attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in photography, and a minor in journalism. He lives in Henderson, Nevada with his family where he spends his time as a homemaker, photographing news events, maintaining a nonprofit web-site, and writing stories. His first short story, A Sky Made Black, was published in the Bell Press anthology Futures in November of 2021 and received a nomination for a Pushcart Prize. His first major publication is the From Rust trilogy of military science fiction mech novels from Vulpine Press and Podium Audio.



Kevin Kenerly