Wind & Wildfire | Podium Audio

Mages of the Wheel

Wind & Wildfire

By: J.D. Evans

Performed by: Caren Naess, Tim Campbell

Released: February 28, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 14 hr, 45 min

He is the future sultan, a man who wields brutal magic and only knows how to be what they’ve made him. She is a commoner, a woman who champions the vulnerable and treads where she does not belong.
Dilay Akar is the daughter of a judge. By day, she trains the wealthy in magic, and by night, she breaks the Sultan’s laws. But even those closest to her do not always appreciate what she is striving for, or believe that she can achieve it.
Omar Sabri is the Sultan’s tool, flaying minds open to obtain their secrets and truths. Everyone who looks at him sees only the prince—or the monster. Even he cannot see the man beneath the power and the position.
When Omar secretly enlists Dilay’s help in controlling his magic, it sets off a chain of events that will reshape Tamar for generations to come. Dilay will have to choose between the familiar and the powerful; between people she cares for, and whether to hurt one to help many.
The Wheel turns for balance in all things, and where love springs, may also spring hate.

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Author:

J.D. Evans

J. D. Evans writes fantasy and science fiction romance. After earning her degree in linguistics, J. D. served a decade as an army officer. She once spent her hours putting together briefings for helicopter pilots and generals. Now she writes stories, tends to two unreasonable tiny humans, knits, sews badly, gardens, and cultivates Pinterest Fails. After a stint in Beirut, J. D. fell in love with the Levant, which inspired the setting for her debut series, Mages of the Wheel. Originally hailing from Montana, J. D. now resides in North Carolina with her husband, two attempts at mini-clones gone rogue, and too many stories in her head.

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PERFORMER:

Caren Naess

I am the bookworm daughter of an American father and a Norwegian mother, who grew up in Bahrain and Dubai going to a British school. I spent summers in Norway, and speak Norwegian almost fluently. We moved to Wisconsin for high school, and with the desperation of any teenager, I worked hard to fit in by losing that English accent. Moving all over the midwest after a BA in theatre, I began in acting in Chicago where I also co-founded a storefront theatre company. Then Ohio, where I continued acting, and designed, taught, and directed in the theatre department at Antioch College. After Yellow Springs, we moved to Dublin, Ireland where I taught improv to kids at the local community center. Next was London, and I retrained and began teaching English as a second language. It was in Washington DC that I discovered audiobook narration, and all my careers came together!  Now we’re back in London, which feels like home. A cultural mutt, whose love of language, words, and books began in childhood, led to a facility with accents, and shaped several careers. Perhaps this is why I’m drawn to memoir, coming of age, and origin stories of all genres. I am dedicated to bringing each book to life with authenticity and true to the author’s vision.

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Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell is the Audie, Voice Arts, Independent Audiobook, and Audiofile Earphones Award-winning narrator of over 650 audiobooks. He sings regularly with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, where he has been a part of multiple Grammy Award winning recordings, at LA Opera, and on film and television soundtracks such as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Creed 2, Venom and many others.

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