Through Blood and Dragons | Podium Audio

The Forged and The Fallen

Through Blood and Dragons

Book 1

By: R.M. Schultz

Performed by: Ben Farrow

Released: June 04, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 15 hr, 46 min

Steeped in blood. Ruled by those with dragons.
Cimeren is a world divided by a mysterious forest and the vast Lake on Fire. Suspicion brews on both sides, and the south has fallen into chaos as battles and quarrels rage between kingdoms.
In the border outpost of Nevergrace, Cyran Orendain is dealing with the loss of his brother and his lord as he strives to face the mounting challenges of a squire of the dragonguard.
When Cyran’s guard master is called to face the most powerful of the southern kings and bear witness to a secret stolen from the north, Cyran is dragged into a war that has been bubbling under the surface for centuries.
Dragons are not only weapons—they are engines of war. Even though Cyran is not trained in the ways of the dragonguard, he must adapt and learn to become one of them or his homeland and all of Cimeren will be destroyed.
He was not born a champion. He may break, and he will bleed.



R.M. Schultz

After reading Tolkien, R.M. Schultz wrote his first 100,000-word fantasy novel as a freshman in high school. When he’s not saving animals, he continues reading and writing fantasy and science fiction, and has done so for over two decades. R.M. founded and heads the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Group and has published over a dozen novels.R.M.'s books have won multiple awards, including bronze and gold medals for fantasy. His latest series is being adapted into a video game! The game is slated to be released in the fall to winter of 2024. He has written and performed several songs—calling them dragon shanties—for the world that will be included with the music played for the game.And more than anything, he wants to be knighted by George R.R. Martin.



Ben Farrow