Read by Steve Rudolph • Music by William Seegers
Written and Produced by William J. Meyer​​​​​​​
Long ago in a hidden kingdom, Mtilan the Unborn King pledges his life to Legion, the fallen spirit from beyond the veil of time. Learning dark and forbidden magic, the new sorcerer gains both immortality and incredible power— but sacrifices his soul.

Over a millennium later, siblings Pekra and Lely reluctantly journey with their father’s killer across their island of peril. They seek the mythical cottonwood tree, the first child of their god Ura, hoping to defend its sacred life from both Mtilan and his itinerant Master.

But the brave siblings are children of the deer-folk known as the Gaewyn, a persecuted people. They voyage toward an uncertain fate unaware mainlanders have crashed on their island, bringing those who would enslave them a new, deadly technology— the gun.
The Island
Is Naosaleyn the cradle of all life?

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Steve RudolphReader

Steve's voice has appeared in commercials, video games, and educational media. 
He started his radio career in 1959 and at one time worked at four different stations 
using four different names.

If Steve could be one species from Fire on the Mound, he would choose to be an Oorn.
William Seegers Music

William grew up in Houston, Texas and found his passion for film scoring at the 
Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He contributes music to many
artforms including film, podcasts, plays, tabletop games, and video games.

You can find more of his work on his website:
William J. Meyer • Writer and Producer

William is a playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. He enjoys writing about spiritual crisis, misplaced guilt, religious terror, environmental madness, and cosmic chaos. Sometimes robots.

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This 11 mb .zip includes:

• Synopsis, Reviews, Creator Bios (.pdf)
• Audio Trailer (.mp3)
• 3 Scene images (.jpg)
• 8 Poster images (.jpg)
• 9 Twitter ready images (.jpg)
• Podcast Logo (.jpg)
Fire on the Mound  has been fortunate to be recognized by 
The Podcast Host, the Parsec Awards, and the Geekie Awards.

2016 The Podcast Host Fiction Podcast of the Week
2014 Parsec Awards Best Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form)
  2013 Geekie Awards Best Narrative Audio Series

Fire on the Mound and site contents © William J. Meyer
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