About the Author

Kel Kade is the author of the King’s Dark Tidings (KDT) series. Free the Darkness (Book 1) and Reign of Madness (Book 2) of the KDT series are available for purchase now.

Kel Kade lives in Texas and occasionally serves as an adjunct college faculty member, inspiring young minds and introducing them to the fascinating and very real world of geosciences. Thanks to Kade’s enthusiastic readers and the success of the King’s Dark Tidings series, Kade is now able to create universes spanning space and time, develop criminal empires, plot the downfall of tyrannous rulers, and dive into fantastical mysteries full time.

Growing up, Kade lived a military lifestyle of traveling to and living in new places. These experiences with distinctive cultures and geography instilled in Kade a sense of wanderlust and opened a young mind to the knowledge that the Earth is expansive and wild. A deep interest in science, ancient history, cultural anthropology, art, music, languages, and spirituality is evidenced by the diversity and richness of the places and cultures depicted in Kade’s writing.

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125 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. your books rock. thanks for the the great reading. looking forward to book three KDT. Also as a suggestion a book that outlines how Reskins program was arranged by the previous king would be dope

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  2. Awesome books had me complete gripped The Rez is hard core!! Can not wait until book 3… Hurry please!! I want it now

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Rezkin and his friends. He is an exemplary man. I love how you balanced it his extreme physical prowess and expansive knowledge with his complete social naivete. It works wonderfully.

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  4. First, I would like to thank you Kel Kade for this masterpiece that I have stumbled upon. I love reading fantasy series, and I have NEVER read a book more than once. That includes books that I truly loved. I can proudly say that I have reread and listened to both books 2 times and am now listening to reign of madness for the 3rd time. Please continue your work. You are an amazing author!

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  5. Both my son and I have been thoroughly engrossed in the KDT series. I love how Rezkins character was paralleled in “The Rez”enabling him to become more that a man than he already was. I also want to note that my son and I were in stitches together reading about Rezkin’s initial naive approach. Even reading it for the third time, we are still having a good laugh. Although, I ask you to please make the female characters less jealous, and more reasonable. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us! We look forward to Book 3!!!

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  6. Kel:

    As a fellow ABD who waited too long — GO FOR IT!!! I am desperately anxious to hear the rest of your story – but there are priorities in life.

    All the best to you and yours!

    DH

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  7. My husband and I have both really enjoyed these books. Just wanted to say thanks and good luck with everything that you have going on! Even though we are anxiously awaiting book 3, being a momma is top priority. So, no cabbages will be thrown. Hehe 😉

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  8. As a fellow Texan and man of science (finishing up my residency in Pediatrics and about to fellow in Neonatology), I just wanted to express how much I’ve enjoyed your series thus far. Book 2 has become one of my all time favorites and when I have nothing new to listen to, I’ll just download it again. It’s so engaging and an easy listen (Nick Podehl did an awesome job). We all eagerly await Book 3, but you do you and work on your PhD as you need to. I can’t even imagine the balancing act you’re performing by writing a book, PhD, and family. Good for you and I wish more and more success for you and looking forward to continuing the adventure with Rez anew.

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    • I’m glad you like the story. Of course, it’s fantastic to have the support of a Master Healer. I hope you continue to enjoy the series, and thank you for the encouragement!

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  9. Hey Mr. Kade! I stumbled upon your King’s Dark Tidings series and fell in love! My best friend was listening to the audio book by Nick Podehl, which is amazing to anyone wondering, and just HAD to give them a listen as well. The way you describe rezkin is amazing and frightening all in one. I don’t believe I have ever had this much fun reading about characters and their development than your series and I can’t wait for the third book to come out! Each character had such a significance in the writing even if they didn’t appear much which is incredible writing. Take your time with the next story, your true fans can wait! If you’re giving away or selling autographed copies I would be more than honored to have one. I’m so grateful to have found your series and I wish you all the best!

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you like the audiobooks. Nick Podehl did a fantastic job, and I am lucky to have him working on this series. Your enthusiasm for the story and characters is much appreciated.

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      • I could not have written the above comment better myself! I have listened to both audiobooks & the quality of the performance by Nick Podehl does your fantastic writing justice which so often is not the case with audiobooks. After listening to them for the second time over the past week, my hunger for the third book has been renewed & I very much look forward to when it is ready. After reading The Name Of The Wind several years ago, I never thought I would come across another book so captivating & thoroughly absorbing as this series. Well Done to you & thank you for the hours of enjoyment.

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  10. Just wanted to say good luck with the doctorate. As someone who’s working full-time and going to school part-time, who just finished year 6 of my BACHELORS degree… I know the feeling of just wanting to finish. I can’t imagine what it’d be like to do it with a Ph.D

    Good luck!

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  11. Ken Kade, I have to say Amazing books, I’m re-listening to them, they leave the mind thirsty for more. i was wondering if you had a list of all the rules? i was going to try and apply them in real (everyday live). I was in the Marines for 5+ years, Thank you. GodSpeed, Jon Reed

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  12. Kel Kade, your books are amazing and both my boyfriend and I are very excited for the third book. I have many authors that I enjoy but your style of writing gives me “the feels”. I have come to care deeply for your characters. Would you ever consider doing a book signing?

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  13. I love the KDT series and I am constantly checking for updates on your site to see when book 3 is coming out. I have lost track of how many times I have listened to the first two books and every time it comes to the “Cometh nigh, The Rez” poem I get sucked into the story even more if that is even possible.

    Could you post the “Cometh nigh, The Rez.” poem on your website. I really like that poem and I want to hang it up in my cube at work but I cant find that poem written anywhere online, and I couldn’t even begin to know how to spell most of the words. I only have the audible versions of your books. Thanks.

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  14. Am I right to assume there are no physical books for sale anywhere? Are they expected in the near future, by any chance? I’m sooo curious about this series, but don’t adjust well to e-books 🙂

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  15. I just wanted to make sure you and your family is ok and safe. I see that you live in texas, I hope if you live in or near Houston you are all safe.

    If you live away from Houston, I am glad you are safe, but you can ignore what is above.

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  16. Mr. Kade… one word “Awesome!” Okay more than one word. … Extraordinary, Exhilarating, Hillarious, Action-packed, … okay I’m not a writer… but I do loved this series… finished book 3 today. I couldn’t put it down.. so every red light was too short… lol. Yes i was a danger to all on the roads because I just ‘had ‘ to know what was happening in KDT world. Haha. Also, kudos to Nick Podehl… he was an excellent choice.

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  17. I love your books. I have read them and listened to them because Nick Podehl has does an amazing job. I also would like to point out that not once have you or your team used any gender specific pronouns. I believe you are either a woman or are gender fluid. It doesn’t matter either way because I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! I just find it amusing how everyone assumes you’re a man and you just go along with it, just like Rezkin.

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  18. Your books are awesome I’m currently halfway thru book 2 and can not wait till I’m ready for book 3! You sir are amazing and I can’t wait for your future writings

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