Hello, guys. Me and my main dude have been writing a novel for over two years. We've finally finished it and, having realised that we haven't got a penny between us to go towards publication, we're turning it into a public domain audiobook. I did most of the writing, so he's gonna do the editing.
However, two guys does not an audiobook make. Esecially not one as... epic as the one we've witten. Its a sci-fi fntasy of the post apocalyptic variety. Before we go on, I'll explain the story a bit...
In the future the superpowers went to war. At this point, however, there was robots and stuff like that. All of the European countries came together into one faction, however, to battle China. In this world there was four main allied super-weapons, each controlled by an A.I.; ZEUS, GORGON, RL07 and The Many. ZEUS was a spy satellite, GORGON was a super laser and The Many was a gigantic missile silo. RL07 was the weapons control so she controlled tanks, jeeps and robotic soldiers whilst also controlling the stock of weapons but one day the scientist in charge of RL07's programming went insane after seeing what her husband (a soldier in the war) had become. She programmed herself into the computer and then committed suicide. She then tried to make The Many launch to end the war once and for all but The Many's own AI stopped her. Even though ADA was repelled this created an idea in the many (and subsequently the other two AI's) that they could break their programming. Before any of this new found knowledge could be put to use, however, the nuclear apocolypse happened.
Cut to hundreds of years later and the computers are still very much alive. The Two and The Many have taken over the remenants of humanity and set themselves up as their gods. Years of nothing to do but think had made the computers come to this conclusion, so tadaa! These people learned to survive in the wasteland by making armour and weapons for themselves. Over the years they somehow evolved magic also. How exactly is revealed in the sequel.
Over years of this the humans created a "chivalric code" of honour and started to help the people. Meanwhile underground other remenants of humanity (basically the decendants of the rich people who bargained and bought their way into the bomb shelters) are struggling over power in the small place. Inside, however, Ada has been plotting and created a "son" called Orwek. A machine that looks human. That acts, eats and sleeps human and he stops this warring by teaching them of the "true god" Ada. The one they all must call mother. Under his leadership he brings them out of the underground, using stockpiled weapons and motorbikes they traveled the land. Killing and stealing to survive. Part of the way down the line they became cannibalistic, as the only untainted water source left is human blood.
Now we are at the starting point in the first book. One of the gangs attacks and destroys the knight Chevalier's estate and takes (he thinks kills) his son. Fifteen years later the knights (known as steel) have become powerful. They have found factories and (with the blueprints from the two and the many) have created guns etc. War bursts out between steel and the low men (the cannibal underground people) and to try and stop the war Murthen (the previously mentioned child) and an old knight called richtofen (who's missing an arm) has to go on a quest to talk with the two and the many in turn. Meanwhile Orwek goes to steel's main city to negotiate peace with the leaders of steel. Meanwhile Chevalier has replaced the king of steel and the council with close friends and yes men and Orwek is captured. When they try to kill him they find out he is not human (glint of metal under skin when slashed by a knife) and give him his own *dedicated server* where they find out that he doesnt agree with Ada (who they see as the devil) and gives him a second chance (a fallen angel if you will) and he goes on a quest to get murthen and Richtofen to return to the land of steel to stop chevalier and his army.
Heres the chars we need:
Chevalier: This character reoccurs through the different books. He is a man of an ancient honour code. He is in his mid thirties.
Line 1: My son... (spoken in a cracked, dry, broken voice)
Line 2: Inform the knight commanders to proceed directly to the Barbarian's fortress. My personal force will be more than enough to deal with their pathetic raider band
Orwek: this is the main leader of what is known as the "low men". These are the descendants who bought their way into a military shelter. They are basically biker gangs but at the same time are well organized. Orwek looks to be in his mid forties. He has a slightly gruff callous voice from all the days in the dusty wastes.
Line 1: Get the seed onto the bikes... they're here! (shouted hurriedly)
Line 2:Mother wants to know why you haven't given your usual oil seed donation (intimidatingly)
Line 3: My mother loves me! (practically crying in pain)
Jonas: The second in command to Orwek. He isnt a major role in the books but will be asked for again. He is in his mid fiftees and has a calmer, cooler voice.
Line 1: Yeah, Orwek?
Line 2 Ford has said we can use his train car (said hurriedly to a soldier)
Send all of your auditions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to send them as separate mp3's in a Zipped folder. This is just the pilot episode but if your voice is used you WILL BE CALLED BACK for a lot more stuff.