February 2017 Update

February 2017 Update

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

In honor of this love-sharing day, I thought I might come out of my cave to give you guys a much-requested update. Some of you ask, “Kel, have you even started the book?” Yes, yes, I have. I’ve written over 400 pages of KDT goodness (or darkness—however you want to look at it). But, it’s not finished, and I prefer not to guess at a release date because you will undoubtedly be upset if I don’t meet it. Honestly, I work better when I don’t feel the pressure of an impending due date.

I am often asked which other books I like that are like KDT. In lieu of releasing Book 3, I have prepared a list of fantasy books by other authors that you might enjoy. You can find this list under the new “Suggested Reading” tab on my website. The list is far from complete, but I could probably go on for days. (Disclaimer: For most of these, I’ve fallen behind in the series and haven’t read all the books. I’ve been busy. 😎)

Please feel free to comment and add your favorites to the list!

(Remember to mark posts containing spoilers with **SPOILER** before the rest of the comment.)

84 Comments
  • Logan Navarro
    Posted at 14:18h, 15 February Reply

    Thanks for the update. Check once a week to see what’s going on. I cannot wait for book 3. All the books are great and I am sure book 3 will be just as good. Wish you the best on the rest of the book.

  • Mike
    Posted at 13:03h, 15 February Reply

    Thx for the update. Curious for clarification. You’ve finished book3 or are only 400 pages in? Good either way, just seeking to clarify. Thx mike

  • Scott
    Posted at 12:29h, 15 February Reply

    Man oh man! Was this needed! Can not wait for book three. Glad to hear that you are knocking it out, I was starting to feel a bit stalkerish visiting your website weekely to get an update. Good call not rushing yourself if the third is anything like the last two it will be fantastic. That being said…. realllllly looking forward to a release date! 😎😂

  • Charlie
    Posted at 12:05h, 15 February Reply

    Thanks Kel. I have loved both of the first books and KDT has surely become one of my all time favourite series. I am extremely excited to explore the rest of Rezkins journey and all of the awesome stuff he pulls off.
    Can’t wait to find out if he can use magic, I feel like there has been some foreshadowing there.

    Keep up the good work mate. Take all the time you need until the book satisfies your own criteria, you would only regret otherwise.

    • Erick
      Posted at 18:23h, 25 February Reply

      You can’t believe that he’s not a Mage! He revealed his power to Wesson, before hiding it again – its only because Rezkin believes that he has no power, that it is able to remain hidden.

      I’m more concerned about the adversary that the General mentions- I think that Rezkin was not the first trained Shadow Knight, that his predessessor and the Usurper will be more difficult to take down than the Theives Guild or even the Black Hall (why didn’t he use the mage rope, geez rule 47 have the necessary tools)

      Huge fan of the series, I may be impatient but I would prefer the ingenuity, originality, and

      • drathstar
        Posted at 06:38h, 15 March Reply

        Rez pretty much HAS to be a mage and it just hasn’t come time in the story arc to reveal/confirm such 100% numerous things all lend towards this and when taken all together it becomes basically a foregone conclusion not the least of which being that 100% of the members of the royal line are supposed to be mages and whether brother, bastard half brother, or even first cousin to the mad king he should be talented as a mage and most likely is just not fully trained and I think your idea of his belief in NOT having such powers is a major part of why he seems to NOT be “talented.”

    • Ruby
      Posted at 04:20h, 15 April Reply

      Rez doesn’t need magic. That would over step and make his accomplishment less impressive.

  • Lovise I
    Posted at 10:15h, 15 February Reply

    Thank you so much for making the suggested reading list! Your books made me read for fun again, but unfortunately, after finishing book 2, people recommended The Kingkiller Chronicles… Well, let’s just say that now I need more.

    • Phil
      Posted at 21:48h, 16 February Reply

      Check out The Night Angel series by Brent Weeks if you haven’t already. Also, his series The Lightbringer is just brilliant (heh).

      Also, Shadowdance series by David Dalglish is a finished 6 book series that is very cloak and dagger, and actually reminds me a lot of KDT, though with a more “What if Rezkin broke out from the fortress when he was a kid (small man)” kind of thing going.

      He has another unfinished series (The Seraphim series) that is also incredible.

      Also, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley is amazing.

      And lastly, Kel has it on his list, but The Broken Empire is just phenomenal writing. I usually despise First Person Narrative, but this one is just so incredibly well done.

      • Nikki Mulder
        Posted at 07:11h, 19 February Reply

        I second this recommendation on Brent Weeks!

      • Daniel
        Posted at 06:01h, 20 February Reply

        I actually found this series after trying to find something similar to The Night Angel trilogy and highly recommend reading it and his current Ligtbringer series as well (I’m on chapter 65 and I don’t want to have it end yet). Brent Weeks is currently my favorite author with Kel Kade practically his equal (my opinion though).

        I’m also on the 4th book of the Shadowdance series and its also very good, although I don’t think it’s as good as The Night Angel trilogy or KDT. Still a good read so far.

        Also the Ryria Chronicles is another fantastic series I picked up shortly after finishing the second book. I’m nearing the end of the first book in the last volume and loving it.

        Just realized I need to finish up these series before moving on but there’s too many good series out there at I don’t want to stop looking for them “sigh”.

      • drathstar
        Posted at 06:23h, 15 March Reply

        I concur about the Night Angel series including the novella and I recommend Jim Butchers’ Dresden Files series even more vehemently and to a lesser extent the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind!

  • Phil Donovan
    Posted at 07:41h, 15 February Reply

    Kel, will the audio book be released quickly after the print version? Have both but the audio was great nighttime listening 👍🏻

    • christie
      Posted at 17:49h, 15 February Reply

      Would love it if the audio were released at the same time. For those of us who are attention-challenged, audio plus text is the only formula that allows us to read for fun anymore.

      • Thagusbus
        Posted at 18:18h, 21 April Reply

        I agree with that fully! Audio books have changed my life. Busy work at the office, and long traffic lines. I’m a totally new person. Go go audio book!

    • aaron flores
      Posted at 14:38h, 20 May Reply

      I hope it is released soon after. As a truck driver I lack the time to read a book. I found that audio books are just as good although I do miss buying a new book and smelling that new book smell.

      • Tootall86
        Posted at 13:13h, 21 May Reply

        Im an electrician, and find less and less time to read books. When working away from home. And only find time to listen to audio books while driving to job sites and sometimes while working

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