Legends of Ahn, (KDT 3)–Purchase Now!

Legends of Ahn, (King’s Dark Tidings, Book 3) is available for purchase on Amazon now!

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Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean’s attack on the King’s Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1—to protect and honor his friends—leaving him without country, purpose, or honor.

Audiobook to be released in January 2018.

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108 thoughts on “Legends of Ahn, (KDT 3)–Purchase Now!

  1. Kel,

    I can’t begin to understand the many sacrifices you make, including your time and energy spent writing instead of with your child, to tell us Rezkin’s story. And your loyal fans appreciate the work you do. The books are easy to read, making them fly by despite how long they are. For the price, your books are a great bargain.

    That said, the ending of Book 3 was just as abrupt as the ending of Book 1, which leaves us readers reeling in shock.

    So I’m going to ask the question every reader is wondering: If you had to estimate, when do anticipate Book 4 being released in 2018? Are you thinking late 2018, in a year or more from now? Or earlier in the year? I understand you wanting to keep it vague to avoid disappointing your rabid fans. And I understand there are a lot of moving pieces. But couldn’t hurt to ask, right?

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  2. Done with the book 3… I think based on the story so far some new plots have been added I hope they help in developing the character further. The one thing I kind of felt was off was Reskins behavior modification. I think I know the reason for it but still…

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  3. Dear Kel,

    Thank you for another amazingly awesome installation. I absolutely love love love the direction and the extra intrigue, and plot lines, quite frankly you did it so well! I’m perfectly happy with having more questions. It keeps us on our toes, there is no way you could have resolved all that we don’t know because that would mean the series might end quicker. So please keep going!!
    I absolutely cannot wait for it come out on audio because I know it will blow my mind even more. I binged on it in two days and I know I missed a lot! Because so much was happening.
    I will wait patiently for the next instalment because there was so much to pick through and analyse in this book.
    All the characters were literally in flux because they had this bomb dropped on them. Like the world isn’t the way you think is my friend. And then they have go immediately in survival mode.

    SPOILER!!!! Don’t look!!

    For the books 1 and 2 I was laughing at how Rezkin’s mind works, it seemed innocent, yes I know he is a killer but it was reasonable. (Not really but you know what I mean) However the incident with the door , really brought home how damaging it could be for him and everyone around him to be programmed that way and I totally get why his head is the way it is now. I think it got so real for him too.

    I know some people don’t like that all the women fall for rezkin but I kinda hoped he would some how develop feelings for the princess and forget Frisia.

    I absolutely loved the cats,

    The ending ….. Why kel why? I was not prepared! I thought I had another page left.

    #kelkadeisamazing

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    • I sort of hoped he’d go for Yserria Rey or Nanessy Tyrell. Yserria because she is a female bad ass, and Nanessy because it would really piss Farson off.

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      • Seems like I’m the only one, but I love Frisha and think she adds a nice contrast to Rezkin. I enjoyed how they met and the journey they took in Book 1. I enjoyed their few interactions in Book 2, especially when talking about her hips. My issues with Frisha have to do with Rezkin. He treats her terribly and she should move on. They don’t have much of a relationship. I hope in future books the two get some quality time together.

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      • I like Frisha too. Maybe the author will take a leap and have Kai tell Rezkin he needs to get a grip. Kai: ” Your majesty if I may… I know what your problems are… what’s so dishonorable…it’s not a weakness per se… men like us have needs?” This would prompt Rezkin to try to meet Frisha’s fantasies with an attempt to “ravish” her. Yeah, it may ruin the story – a little. Hahaha!

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    • I like Frisha. I think the characters are young and inexperienced. They all have some soul searching to do to figure out how to cope with the drastic changes occurring in their personal lives and the world around them. I’m not opposed to Frisha and Rez moving on. Say Frisha and Tieran!?! Hmmmmm. But neither am I opposed to them sticking it out and moving past their differences. I’m really open to whatever scenario Kel comes up with. I look forward to the dialogue that gets us to that point and am super curious as to how this will play out!

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      • Don’t get me wrong I like Frisha as well but I like the princess just a bit more plus she knows who Rez is and I liked their interaction in channeria. It was far more honest than when he met Frisha which I think would make a relationship between them a bit more balanced. I understand why Frisha is feeling the way she is, although I don’t think any of them are being suitably understanding of all the pressure Rez is under. They are all so naive as you say. Frisha is still slightly too naive for Rez. I wouldn’t hate if they worked it out though. Especially since the princess has the hots for Tam and I love Tam.

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      • Overall, a great story, much different direction than the first two (which were more fish out of water). This volume has Rez large, and in charge, in fact, the author has him so in charge the interactions with outworlders aren’t as expansive as in the first two which was one of the things that made this series so different and interesting.

        The romantic relationship storyline stalled, and we end up at the same place as volume 2. Frisha has one note which is emotionally conflicted and confused. She never develops as a character outside of her relationship with Rez which is a shame as other secondary characters get some development. I think that Frisha has lost trust in Rez and needs to move on as he isn’t providing anything to her needs. Most literature doesn’t treat relationships in an RL manner. Two characters meet and become a pair for the rest of the story (Tam and the princess). They only part ways if one of them dies or betrays the other. RL has a lot more in the way of exploratory relationships where two people get together and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I think the princess is a much better fit to who Rez has become. Much less baggage and a better understanding of the consort role.

        I hate Tam and the princess. That storyline evolves only to validate Tam’s value even though he is a commoner. It completely wastes the princess and the backstory developed for her. A good third of the book is spent building her as a character, but as soon as she and Tam are getting along, she disappears.

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  4. I just finished the Legend of Ahn, and I can easily that this series as quickly become one of my favorites. I’m in love with all the characters and the way they are interacting. I love that Reskin always seems in control of the situation when some of the time he’s making it up as he goes along. I also enjoy the world it seems genuinely interesting, and I enjoyed getting to see more of it in this book. I can’t wait to see how the story progresses, and I hope to hear news about book 4 soon.

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  5. Great job! On Amazon, I gave you 5-stars for 1-the varied settings and storylines. I was too delighted to meet up with Adsden and Bennie again. 2-the expanded magic systems. Now, Wesson may have figured out why Rezkin just pushes through wards. 3-the improved character development and embellishment. Tieran’s seeds! His hair finally gets mussed. 4-the presence of multi-dimensional women. The brothel babes and sweet Netty were wonderful additions. Looks like Frisha’s second guessing may cost her the crown. 5-the vulnerabilities of the hero. About time! And 6-the plot twists. Bilior is taking them thru a circuitous route. I started reading Monday and finished Tuesday. Except for Robin Hobb’s finale Assassin series, no one has gotten me to do that. Keep it coming and thanks for putting the time in for Rezkin. You have created a legendary fantasy character.

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  6. Another great book. Finished it way too fast though and now I’m sad to be done. Waiting for the audio so I can go back and catch details I missed the first time through. I liked that we got to revisit characters from book 1. I wondered what was happening with them. I also enjoyed the direction this book took and the introduction of several new characters. It gives the readers so much to ponder while waiting for book 4. It also allows for a much longer story with the added plot and character development. This book seemed darker as we truly examine Rez. It leaves much for contemplation about what his life was like and the difficulty he really faced as a person. I truly hope he can overcome and find peace with who he is. I also thought the ending was abrupt. I suppose considering all that is happening it was necessary. I honestly expected it to end with him leaving for Gendishen. No matter the ending you’ve done a great job creating a fantastic world and characters we want to get to know. It makes for an entertaining read. Thank you for your hard work and efforts. It is very much appreciated Kel. Looking forward to book 4 and hoping it comes sooner rather than later!

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  7. There is a sense of goodness through your books I have taken with me. That and an infinite quest for knowledge. Thank you for wrighting the books that fit my needs like no other. 👍

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  8. I wish we heard more about what marcum knows of rez.. and hoped Farson and Rez would and know a little more of what farson knows … inthink marcum was the one to bring Rez to the front when he was a babe and I think Rez part elf somehow

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  9. Why did it have to end?! I was so sad when I hit the last page of the book. I can’t wait to see where you take Rez. I can honestly say, I haven’t been this excited about a fantasy series in a long time. Well done Kade, and is there anyway that book 4 is coming out on January 1, 2018 (fingers crossed)?

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  10. Loved it, now I can finally hit the bed 🙂 perhaps I will dream of the magnificent Warrior King and linger a bit longer in Kel’s intriguing world…
    Thanks for the delivering book no. 3 so fast!! Good luck with the next one! Til then:God’s speed!

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  11. I love your books so much!!! I discovered the series yesterday, read all afternoon and stayed up all night finishing through the third book, and then had a mini meltdown when I learned the fourth book won’t be out until next year. Good luck in writing book four, I’m sure it will be just as amazing and I can’t wait to read it!

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  12. I am an audible customer however it appears I can’t find your books on said site anymore.
    And I neeeed to find the next instalment can you please tell me which application or website to go to? I can’t live without books and lets just say that you mr. Kel Kade and Patrick Rothfuss are my I.V. at this point.

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  13. Hmmmm, did you have the same editor for this one?…I’d love to get my hands on YOUR third book before it got, well,…I think that what was chosen to be published changed your characters and the flow of your novel drastically from the 2 before…

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  14. I could not put this story down. A lot of stories similar to this fall flat, but yours are so detailed that it keeps the books interesting while staying the pace. You never miss a moment to keep us informed, but it’s in a way that I don’t feel like I’m reading Chapter 1 over and over and over.
    Like the others, I cannot wait for book 4!

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  15. I think the addition of the demon plot line is unnecessary and distracting. To me instead of making the story more challenging as a practical effect, it removes all of the supporting characters (raven’s organization, etc.) as part of the story resolution. It jumps the shark and consumes story time that would be better spent in exploring Rez’s understanding of the rules as they apply to the ‘real’ world. (this is one of my pet peeves where authors confuse difficulty with interesting).

    Looking forward to volume 4 to see where this goes.

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    • The story is being set up that the war he is bringing to the “madness” that is spreading throughout Ashai is not just a crazy king, and has something to do with the darkness in ones soul.
      I am reminded of the Baron’s talk about how he has seen darkness in men that left him in want of a dreamless sleep.
      Since they are now inhabiting an Elven fortress, everyone assumes that Rezkin is part Elf, but I wonder why Bilior was offended when Rezkin asked if he could make a double of himself. That makes me think that Rezkin is something else…
      Even in the first book, they were talking about Demons. I don’t think it takes away from the story at all, and it doesn’t make it anymore confusing to me. It just ties in some things from the past books, and offers up some more details.

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    • I have to agree. Honestly, what sets this series apart from all the other series set in this kind of fantasy world is Rezkin himself. His skills in opposition to his personality are extremely interesting, but I feel like none of that was really explored. I also agree that the demon plot was something I was disappointed in when I saw it come up. Just kinda dropped the series down into the generic fantasy genre more. MY pet peeve is… Why the heck has Rezkin STILL not asked about who assigned Frisha and Tam as his “Friends”. Never like it when authors do something like this, and you’re waiting for the “reveal” that takes too long in coming. Feels like it’s a cheap trick to keep the readers reading. Really hope book 4 is better and more about Rezkin himself, and not just him walking around being king.

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      • It is like there are two different books. The first half is more typical Rez behavior (Rules, the cats, and interaction with the princess and king). Then he gets to Cael and it is a different book where it all depends on his genes instead of his learned behavior. As you say, generic hero story. All of the secondary characters from the first half are ignored except for brief cameo. I wonder if there was a gap between the two parts in the writing.

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  16. Just finished the third book. It was…. ok. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it. I think I just loved the first two books even more. Just felt like not much happened in this book. Won’t say anything that would be consider spoil-ish of course. Hope things pick up again in the fourth book!

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