PRAISE FOR ROGUES OR MERTH: THE ADVENTURES OF DAREON AND BLUE, BOOK 1
“Colorful and Exciting. Dareon and Blue are interesting and involving people to spend time with…the more involved stories show an imaginative force and a real belief in the core of the characters’ motivations that compel the reader’s interest. There is plenty of room for additional intriguing adventures for this pair of characters, and I for one will be happy to see where their lives lead them.”
— RICH HORTON, EDITOR OF THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
“Zoltan’s writing was witty and easy to read. The stories are varied enough in content and fast-paced, holding the reader’s interest throughout. I should also like to note that the small pieces of Dareon’s poetry and diary entries lend a very nice touch, helping to bring the world of Plemora alive.
Zoltan’s Rogues of Merth reminds me of everything in my youth that caused me to fall in love with fantasy in the first place. Lovers of the genre, especially of the classic sword-and-sorcery sub-genre, are sure to enjoy this lively collection.”
— TANGENT ONLINE MAGAZINE (Tara Grimravn, Reviewer)
“Dareon & Blue are worthy successors to Leiber’s Fafhrd & Gray Mouser.” —BOB A. FAUST, AUTHOR OF SCRAPPERS AND BRINK OF BATTLE WARGAMES
“A wonderful and enthralling read…the thing that made me enjoy these stories even more than I expected at first was the writing style; it’s evocative, witty in its dialogues and contains just the right amount of well-placed humour (something I feel is often terribly missing nowadays in the Fantasy genre). It is clear that the author has put a lot of effort into his writing and as a result it is a delight to read. I highly recommend this book. If you enjoy Fantasy and especially Sword & Sorcery in the same vein as Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, then this is a must read for you.” —GABRIEL TREMBLAY, AMAZON.CA REVIEWER
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One Night in Merth (full audiobook drama) .
The origin story of how Dareon and Blue first met, and the first story in Rogues of Merth: The Adventures of Dareon and Blue, Book 1, available now in paperback or for Kindle on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998030309).
One night in Merth, that largest, most diverse, most decadent of westerly cities on the continent of Plemora, a desperate young poet swordsman and an ingenuous young tribal warrior are drawn together by magic, machinations, and mysterious forces that converge upon a single pearl of extraordinary size and luster.
Written, composed, and produced by Robert Zoltan. Starring Danita Lillian, Whitton Frank, Kori Wilson, and Robert Zoltan.
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Swords: A Conversation with Swordsman and Author Guy Windsor .
British Swordsman and Author Guy Windsor calls in from across the pond to discuss the most famous weapon in the history of mankind while Robert and Edgar spar with words and blades!
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Delta of the Damned (full audio drama) (From the series, Rogues of Merth: The Adventures of Dareon and Blue).
A full audio dramatization of the mysterious sword and sorcery adventure, Delta of the Damned by Robert Zoltan. Part of his Rogues of Merth series, Delta of the Damned features the reluctant adventurers, the poet swordsman Dareon Vin and his Indari warrior companion known only as Blue. The dramatization is produced by Dream Tower Media, with music by Robert Zoltan, promotional illustrations by Zoltan, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Kori Wilson.
Delta of the Damned will appear in the first novel length volume of stories, Rogues of Merth: The Adventures of Dareon and Blue, Book 1, premiering in August of 2018.
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Clark Ashton Smith, Poet of the Fantastic: A Conversation with Author Ryan Harvey.
Author Ryan Harvey returns to the Dream Tower for a discussion of the romantic poet and teller of fantastic tales, Clark Ashton Smith. Robert Zoltan does a reading of Smith’s poem, Averoigne, and Edgar the Raven finds out that Robert is a big fat liar! All on this sumptuous feast of an episode of Literary Wonder & Adventure Show!
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Spaceships, Aliens, and AI, Oh My!: A Conversation with Author Becky Chambers .
Robert and author Becky Chambers (The Wayfarer Series) hold a provocative discussion on the controversial topics of space travel, alien sex, and robot love! Meanwhile, Robert and Edgar the Raven finally make it out of deep space and return to Los Angeles to find a strange package awaiting them. As if that’s not enough, Edgar gets down and funky to the catchy song, Rocketship, by Seduction Revolution. All on this episode of Literary Wonder & Adventure! And it’s free!
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Halloween Special 2017
Robert Zoltan and Edgar the Raven perform a dramatic reading of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Plus, some interesting trick or treaters come to the Dream Tower door! Happy Halloween!
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The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part2: A Conversation with Editor Rich Horton .
Still stuck in deep space, Robert finds inventive ways of keeping Edgar from going “space happy.” And speaking of deeper, Robert and editor Rich Horton dig much, much deeper into the 20th Century origins of science fiction and fantasy literature and the Golden Age, including discussions of John Campbell and Astounding Stories, American jingoism, mythology, classic science fiction writers writing porn, the fine line between crap and innovation, the possibility of a new Golden Age, and much, much more!
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The Golden Age of Science Fiction, Part 1, with Award-Winning Author Allen Steele(Avengers of the Moon)! .
Captain Zoltan and first Officer Edgar the Raven find themselves millions of miles from home! Robert and guest Allen Steele discuss the Golden Age of Science Fiction, the modern schism of fiction genres, how prohibition gave rise to the pulp magazine industry, and more!
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The Strand, a Romantic Retro Science Fiction Audio Thriller. Written by Robert Zoltan. Produced by Dream Tower Media. Music by Robert Szeles. Featuring the Voice Talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer.
Two Lovers, a universe apart. Guy, a scientist and soldier, Traveler across worlds. Hope, a brave young woman trapped on an occupied world and running out of time. The only thing that keeps them together is his improbable invention: A device that connects his universe with hers by a single Strand.
Listen to the trailer below for a sneak preview!
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Robert E. Howard, Master of Sword & Sorcery: A Conversation with Author Howard Andrew Jones.
It’s spring cleaning time in the Dream Tower as Robert and Edgar travel to the Hyborian Age for a lively chat with author Howard Andrew Jones! Robert and Howard discuss Robert E. Howard, Conan, childhood, heroes, cynicism, creativity and the lure of lost civilizations. Plus, Robert and Edgar get a couple of vaguely familiar visitors. WARNING: Nihilists will hate this one. Pour a goblet of your favorite libation, sharpen your sword, and sit back for another rousing, amusing, and inspiring hour (or more) of Literary Wonder & Adventure! Oh, I almost forgot: the world premiere of “On the Battlefield” (the Robert E. Howard Rap) by the Beastmaster Boys! SHEESH, what more could you want?! Premieres March 31st at 7 pm (PST).
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The Dream Tower travels to Middle-Earth for Episode 3: J.R.R. Tolkien, Master of Modern Mythology: A Conversation with Scott Oden. Join Robert and Edgar the Raven as they welcome special guest author Scott Oden for a discussion on Tolkien, orcs, creativity, bliss, childhood, and the occult dangers of advanced math. Plus, the Dream Tower gets a couple of unexpected visitors, and Robert and Edgar sing a short but sweet duet. All on the Literary Wonder & Adventure Show podcast page starting February 28th at 7 pm (PST). Listen to the trailer below for a sneak preview!
Join us in the Dream Tower for Literary Wonder & Adventure podcast Episode 2 as we welcome special guest, Ryan Harvey, to discuss the Master of Adventure fiction, Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. Here’s a sneak peek!
Dream Tower Media’s Literary Wonder & Adventure podcast premiered with the fantastic audiobook dramatization, Rogues of Merth: The Blue Lamp, a sword and sorcery story featuring the poet swordsman, Dareon Vin, and his Indari warrior comrade known as Blue. Originally published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, The Blue Lamp features an original symphonic score, sound effects, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer. Listen to the podcast HERE.
The Blue Lamp received a rave review from Black Gate magazine! You can read it here.
Watch the Teaser Trailers below, and then sign up for our newsletter for more information on this audiobook and other exciting upcoming productions. To read more about The Blue Lamp, click here.