Through the Darkness | Podium Audio

War’s Edge

Through the Darkness

Book 4

By: Ryan W. Aslesen

Performed by: Roger Wayne

Released: June 11, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 11 hr, 23 min

When peace is in peril, the Marine Raiders go to war.
To annihilate the Galactic Union threat once and for all, Alliance Intelligence Director Aaron Hella needs the world-destroying firepower of the Ra weapons. Aligned with a sinister cabal of synthetic humans, he dispatches his most trusted operative—his own daughter—to steal two Ra warheads from a top-secret facility in the Planetary Federation.
But the synths have other plans for the Ra weapons. To Hella’s alarm, they fall into the hands of General Umez, a radical nationalist who launched a revolt against Alliance rule in the Tellus System. The insane general intends to rejoin the Planetary Federation with himself as planetary dictator.
Hella dispatches Lieutenant Mark Rizer and his team of elite Marine Raiders on the perilous mission to track down Umez and the Ra weapons. While the Marines of Rizer’s old unit battle house-to-house to liberate Tellus-3, Rizer blazes a bloody trail through underworld criminals and legions of revolutionary troops to stop Umez before he can blast worlds into memories.
General Umez has his finger on the button, and time is running out.
Through the Darkness is the fourth book in the War’s Edge series written by USA Today bestselling author of the Crucible series, Ryan W. Aslesen. Featuring gritty combat and realistic characters, the series is considered by many fans and critics to be the hardest military science fiction on the market. This book contains graphic violence, profanity, and sexual content. Intended for mature listeners.
Includes bonus story, "The Duel."



Ryan W. Aslesen

Ryan Aslesen is a bestselling author based out of Las Vegas, NV. He is a former Marine officer, a veteran of the War on Terror, and a graduate of Presentation College and American Military University. His military and work experience have made him one of the premier writers of military science fiction. His bestselling Crucible Series is highly regarded for its authenticity, explosive action, and sci-fi twists. When not writing or lost in his imagination, you will find him spending quality time with his family. He is currently working on his next novel. He can be reached at



Roger Wayne

Hi my name is Roger Wayne. I served in the military after community college in Minnesota, where I grew up. Started acting professionally in Minneapolis, where I got my BA degree, then moved to NYC, and have since completed nearly 300 audiobooks, and several co-star and guest-star roles on TV, including an upcoming one for a new show on Showtime coming out probably next year. Along with that I've been involved in several stage productions, short films, indie features, and on-camera/ voice commercials.