Episode 347 – With Django Wexler

On January 16, 2018, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

The Infernal Battalion by Django WexlerIn episode 347 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome long-time podcast friend and author Django Wexler – whose new novel The Infernal Battalion – Book Five of The Shadow Campaigns – is out and concludes the series! What do we talk about?

Well folks – THIS IS THE SPOILER EPISODE for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you haven’t seen the movie yet – you may want to skip this one until after you’ve seen it. You have been warned…

The Infernal Battalion: The Beast, the ancient demon imprisoned beneath the fortress-city of Elysium for a thousand years, has been loosed on the world. It absorbs mind after mind, spreading like a plague through the north. The fell army it has raised threatens the heart of Vordan, and it is under the command of the Beast’s greatest prize: legendary general Janus bet Vhalnich.

As Queen Raesinia Orboan and soldiers Marcus D’Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass grapple with the aftermath of a hard-fought military campaign, they soon discover a betrayal they never could have foreseen. The news arrives like a thunderbolt: Janus has declared himself the rightful Emperor of Vordan. Chaos grips the city as officers and regiments are forced to declare for queen or emperor.

Raesinia must struggle to keep her country under control and risks becoming everything she fought against. Marcus must take the field against his old commander, a man who has seemed an unbeatable strategist. And as Winter recovers from her injuries and mourns her losses, she knows the demon she carries inside her might be the only thing standing between the Beast and the destruction of everything in its path….

About Django Wexler: Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft in Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not writing, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

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© 2018 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

This podcast contains original music by John Anealio and a promo for 20 Minute Delay – the new podcast from Gail Carriger and Piper J. Drake.

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