About the Author

New York Times Best Selling Author Kel Kade is a full-time writer and parent living in Texas with three crazy dogs and three lazy cats. Kel worked as an environmental consultant before entering a doctoral program with research in big data studies of volcanic rock geochemistry and marine research in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana and Central America volcanic arcs. Kel’s hobbies include creating universes spanning space and time, developing criminal empires, plotting the downfall of tyrannous rulers, and diving into fantastical mysteries.

Growing up, Kel lived a military lifestyle of traveling and living in new places. Experiences with distinctive cultures and geography instilled in Kel 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 Kel’s writing.

272 Comments
  • ChatGPT
    Posted at 15:41h, 28 June Reply

    Have you tried to provide samples of your first two kings dark tidings works to ChatGPT and asked it to write the 6th book in the series in the same style, with required outcomes?

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 15:18h, 01 October Reply

      I will never use AI to write a book.

  • Chance Voss
    Posted at 11:30h, 12 June Reply

    I love your work a.. possibly unhealthy amount. The first book of KDT was the first novel I bought on Audible, just so I could listen to it while busy with other things. I’ve read and listened to the series several times; I truly do not know how many.

    I don’t know if I’m a fool for the question or if it’s some sort of open secret, and PLEASE don’t take offense either way, but may I ask if you’re a man or a woman? It changes nothing as far as how I feel about your work, I’m simply curious and find it odd that I couldn’t figure it out with a basic search. Even your “about the author” information seems to deliberately avoid words such as “his” or “hers,” and I couldn’t find a picture, so I thought I should just ask.

    Possibly silly question aside, if I ever manage to finish my own works, I would have to credit you and KDT as major inspiration, and I endeavor to offer a story that others appreciate even half as much as I enjoy KDT. Thank you so much for writing, and please continue to do so.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 15:26h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you for your kind words of support. And I am, in fact, a woman.

  • Peter
    Posted at 22:28h, 28 May Reply

    When Rezkin is king, he should award Master Keskian. a Sheyalin for creating the symbol that inspired everything that happened. Due to being a blacksmith he should be awarded Sheyalin’s Hammer or Anvil. I assume that he would have required a Sheyalin hammer to forge a Sheyalin sword.

    That is how I see it would go

  • Alex
    Posted at 07:47h, 27 May Reply

    Re reading ledgands of when I think Beni is a reader ….

  • ... Except
    Posted at 10:30h, 14 May Reply

    “You … are the only one … the only one now who knows of you … except …”

    Are we supposed to know the single person who knew of Rezkin by this point?

    • Alex
      Posted at 07:45h, 27 May Reply

      The rez before him, bordrens rez he knows that he is to be hunter and killed by his successor and the kadian thinks rezkin should be dead (sorry for spelling I’m an audio books only kinda guy so I’m just guessing)

    • Al
      Posted at 16:01h, 17 July Reply

      It’s Farson isnt it

    • Shawn Hatt
      Posted at 16:22h, 14 August Reply

      I can Infer who it is [spoiler redact] but do I know for sure? No. KK what is the answer from the authors fingers.

  • Battle Mage!
    Posted at 23:35h, 02 May Reply

    I am interested to see if the 5 daughters Rezkin saved/stole, from the Duke, are all battle images.

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