Vae Victis | Podium Audio

Vae Victis

Vae Victis

Book 1

By: Ivan Kal

Performed by: Kyla Garcia

Released: February 20, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 16 hr, 0 min

When an alternate Earth is subsumed into a new reality comprising many worlds, a young vampire is the only one with the knowledge needed to save her planet.
Sold to a vampire cartel at a young age so her starving family could eat, Marianna Rojas is accustomed to fighting for her survival. When her temper leads her to make a terrible mistake, the vampire master of the Lágrima Sangrienta Cartel decides to make an example of her. Near death, her life is spared by mere chance, but she opens her eyes in the wilderness to find two moons hanging in the sky above her.
Earth is being subsumed into a new reality by a spell with godlike power, and Marianna has been chosen as one of thirty Exemplars to experience the new world ahead of the rest of the planet’s denizens. As a vampire herself, she’s used to striking fear into the hearts of all, but now it seems like every monster lurking in the shadows is out for her blood. She’ll have to learn this new realm’s rules and level up her skills—and fast. 
Accompanied by a tiny dragon named Saia, Marianna works to master the mysterious Mask, which seems to be the source of all the new skills now available to her. With it, she sets out to discover the path to fulfillment of her destiny. Suddenly flush with magic, she’s more powerful than she’s ever been, and the Thirst is thrumming in her veins. But she only has a month before she’s sent back to the freshly integrated Earth to help with its transition.
Determined, Marianna trains to fight, and between the Dwarves, the Elves, and the warlike YoKai-ni, she has plenty of opportunities to practice. But to what lengths will she go to survive—and save as much of the Earth she left behind as possible? 
The first volume of the hit LitRPG adventure series—with more than 200,000 views on Royal Road—now available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Audible! 



Ivan Kal

Ivan Kal is the author of Vae Victis, an apocalypse LitRPG series originally released on Royal Road. He has been writing for over a decade and, in addition to producing his web serial, has published more than thirty books on Amazon. His other interests include martial arts, computers, and gaming. Visit his website at



Kyla Garcia

**Kyla García (aka Tucaya) **she/her: is a poet, actor, director, and artivist based in unceded Tongva land. She believes stories are medicine and fuses her voice, art, and activism to make the ancestors proud.  Fun facts: Kyla originated the role of Sarah Ridge Polson in Mary Kathryn Nagle’s _Sovereignty_ at Arena Stage where she performed for Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  She found her voice as an artist after creating the acclaimed one-woman show _The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly_ which was also adapted into an audiobook.  She is a 3x Audie-nominated and 14x Earphones Award-winning narrator who has narrated over 275 audiobooks to date.  Recent TV: NBC's _New Amsterdam_, the forthcoming _Spirit Rangers_ on Netflix, and _The Exchange_ streaming on Amazon. Kyla’s activism led her to becoming the ambassador and co-designer of the Batey Girl's _Sovereignty_ bracelet; 90% of proceeds benefit young girls and women who have survived trafficking and domestic violence on Taíno land in Kiskeya (DR); 10% of each sale benefits the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center.  When she’s not in the booth, behind or in front of the camera, you can find Kyla volunteering with rescued wolves or performing onstage at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café. [](