The Strength of Mortals | Podium Audio

The Nightfall Wars

The Strength of Mortals

Book 4

By: Jacob Peppers

Performed by: Derek Perkins

Realeased: December 22, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 12 hr, 51 min

The warriors of Darkness approach. The Long Night comes.

With the help of his friends, Alesh has defeated Tesharna and taken over the rule of Valeria, bringing the Light back to a city swallowed by Darkness. But some shadows linger, even in the face of the day, and some threats hide in plain sight.

Outside Valeria, the Broken gathers an army of murderers and servants of the Darkness whose only desire is death and destruction while Kale, now known as Argush, musters the nightlings and terrorizes the countryside. Faced with squabbling nobles who care only for their own ambitions, threatened by betrayal from within, Alesh begins the impossible task of preparing the city’s defenses. But time is running out – night is coming, one that threatens to snuff out the Light once and for all.

The gods themselves cannot help. Javen, the God of Chance, lies dying, the poison of the mysterious God of Shadows coursing through his veins. Amedan is weak from Shira’s betrayal and Deitra, the Goddess of Music and Art, grieves, her song one of pain and regret. But as dire as their situation is, Alesh and his companions will not run – not this time. For the Light does not hide, and its greatest strength lies in being seen – even if being seen makes it vulnerable to a host of shadows who seek only to extinguish it.

The shadows lengthen and the Long Night comes. If Valeria is to be saved, if Alesh and his companions are to survive the coming storm, then they will be delivered not by the blessings of gods but by the strength of mortals.



Jacob Peppers

Jacob Peppers lives in Georgia with his wife, two-year-old son, and three dogs. He is an avid reader of all genres, particularly fantasy. When he's not exploring the worlds of others, he's creating his own. He was a finalist for the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose and is the author of the bestselling epic fantasy series, The Seven Virtues.



Derek Perkins

Derek Perkins, originally from the UK, has narrated nearly four hundred audiobooks to date in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres. He became a professional narrator in 2012, a move helped by his knowledge of three foreign languages, a facility with accents and a lifelong love of the written and spoken word. In 2018 he won two Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVA) awards: Best Voiceover (Fantasy )for The Society of the Sword Trilogy and Best Voiceover (Teens) for The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1. He was also nominated in 2015 and 2014 in two categories in both years. In 2016, he won an Audie for The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne. In 2015 he was nominated for an Audie for his narration of Unruly Places by Alastair Bonnet. AudioFile magazine named him a Best Voice, Biography & History in 2014 and 2015. Derek has also received multiple AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2016, he published Audiobook Narration Manual, prompted by conversations with aspiring narrators wanting to understand the best, most effective way of breaking into the audiobook business. Derek works from a professionally equipped home studio near Toulouse, France. He is a member of the Audio Publishers Association and SAG-AFTRA.



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The Nightfall Wars

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