Wizard in Exile | Podium Audio

Wrath of the Stormking

Wizard in Exile

Book 1

By: Michael G. Manning

Performed by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

Released: August 29, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 23 hr, 26 min

Kelvin Wiltshire lives the life of a simple cook in a remote village on the far side of Trendham.
The townsfolk think little of the man and his son and believe him to be just another refugee from the Terabinian war. On cold winter nights, they share rumors of the bloody conflict and the mysterious death of Will Cartwright, the mighty mage who had the power to command storms.
They like the new cook. They fear the fallen king. But the two men are one and the same.
Haunted by nightmares from his past, Will has chosen a life of exile, hoping to erase the blood from his soul by forging a simple life. Service and family might ease his pain, but beneath his scars are deeper wounds: a queen and wife turned into a lich, friends poisoned with hate. While he seeks peace in isolation, his absence has left a void, and an ancient foe craves a return to power.
Patient and malevolent, the enemy knows the nature of man, and anger is an oh-so-useful tool in the game of nations. As war looms, Will’s anonymity—and the life he’s built—are threatened, forcing him to choose between the friends of his past and the friends of his present. To win, he’ll need what he left behind: the mantle of the Stormking.



Michael G. Manning

Michael Manning, a retired pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.



Tim Gerard Reynolds

Tim Gerard Reynolds is a best-selling audiobook narrator with over 300 titles recorded. He has narrated books in multiple genres including authors such as Salman Rushdie, Colm Tóbín, Michael J. Sullivan, Mike McCormack, Pierce Brown, Gene Wolf, Tana French, Hugh Howey, Andrew Seiple, Mark Lawrence, Larry Corriea, and Caleb Carr, and many others. Best-know for narrating fantasy & sci-fi fiction, Tim has narrated many titles in most fiction and non-fiction categories, and has taken part in some notable collaborations such has the award-winning re-release of Margaret Attwood's The Handmaid's Tale. ​ Tim was nominated for Best [Performance by a Male Narrator in the 2019 Audie Awards](https://www.timgerardreynolds.com/), and has previously been a 5-time Audie Nominee. He is the recipient of multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards and has twice been listed in Audiofile Magazine's Best of the Year. Books he narrated were among [Audible.com](http://audible.com/)'s Best of the Year from 2014 through 2017 consecutively. And books Tim has narrated have frequently appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list for audiobooks. In 2016 he was awarded a listener-voted Reddit "Stabby" Award for his contributions, in particular, to the Fantasy genre. Among the 2016 Fantasy audiobook best-sellers, Tim read 3 out of the top 5 titles.