King’s Dark Tidings News

King’s Dark Tidings News

Hello KDT fans,

I have had many inquiries about the KDT series, so I thought I would update you all on my plans.

The main KDT series will be more than three books and will continue to follow Rezkin’s story. I also have plans for several side tales, which will be about some of the supporting characters. While at times it seems that the supporting characters are not very well developed, the story was intentionally written this way. The majority of the tale is written from Rezkin’s perspective. If Rezkin does not know the characters well, neither does the reader. The reader gets to know the other characters as Rezkin learns about them.  On occasion, however, the reader gets a little extra insight into the minds and activities of the other characters outside of Rezkin’s knowledge.  This is a bit of a reminder that the story is written in the third person, and the reader is occasionally privy to information not available to the main character (at my discretion, of course!). The side stories will give me the opportunity to share with you more about the supporting characters so that you can get to know them like I do without interrupting the flow of the KDT series.

On a side note, I actually started writing a different series prior to writing KDT. This other series is set in a different part of the same world but about 1,200 years prior to the events in KDT. Many of the historical references mentioned in KDT will actually tie in to the other series. When I was nearly finished with the first book in the other series, the idea for KDT popped into my mind, and I was sidetracked. I look forward to releasing the other series at some point in the future for you all to enjoy the greater world that spans thousands of years.

No, I do not have a release date for Book 3, yet. I am still writing it! I will keep you updated!

Thank you for visiting my world!


Kel Kade



  • Ryan K.
    Posted at 03:21h, 07 July Reply

    If you are a fan of authors like Brent Weeks, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Peter Brett, etc., let the name Kel Kade be known to you! I wholeheartedly recommend Kings Dark Tidings.

  • Ashraf Kaaki
    Posted at 00:43h, 17 April Reply


    Thank u so much for sharing rezkin with us it is been a great joy reading his story so far, which is fast becoming one of my favorit series, and charechter for three days i couldnt think or do anything write from all the time i wished i was spending readin the books. I thought book one was absaloutly fantastic, i loved how funny the bookwas, i never seen anyone mention that it was funny, but i thout it was, all the rules and how rez was so out of sorts in the out world worked to bring lots of humer in my opinion, cant wait for more i hope this series will have lots more books specialy with rez, cant tell u how much i love the charecter.

    Thank u.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 04:31h, 17 April Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind praise. I hope you continue to enjoy the story. There will definitely be more books!

  • psyckoprincess
    Posted at 21:11h, 16 March Reply

    As I said in Amazon on my review for book #1:
    First off… I read a LOT. As in, I usually finish 5 or 6 books per week (yes, reading is pretty much all I do in my spare time), AND.. “fantasy” fiction is my favorite genre – anything ‘medieval’, dragons, wizards, warriors, magic, etc. I could NOT PUT THESE BOOKS DOWN. I think KDT is probably in my top 3 EVER. I want to say my favorite ever, but I can’t QUITE decide if it’s #1. It might be. They’re amazing. I LOVE Rezkin. His noble innocence is at such odds with his ice-cold ruthlessness, but you do an unbelievable job blending them… I won’t give spoilers… even though I want to praise some of the stuff in the book! I do DEFINITELY recommend this book!! LOVE it.

    On book #2??
    I still could NOT put this down! I started it, read for maybe 3 hours, had to stop for work, then got off work (at 2 am!) and sat straight back down with it. I read for another 3-1/2-ish hours and stayed up til just after 6 am reading because I HAD to know what happened, and although I was bummed because I STILL want to know what happens next, I LOVED the ending. DAMN, what a way to finish! I highlighted stuff throughout book 1 and 2 that were just awesome. The Shadow Knight kicks A$$. This one was even better than the first. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rez and the whole world and story and the direction it took. I am SO BUMMED that there aren’t more yet! I can’t wait to read the read… I can’t praise this enough If you are a fantasy/magic/warrior fan – YOU HAVE TO READ THESE BOOKS!

    This is the best/longest/highest review I think I’ve EVER given a book. I wish AMAZING was a choice for the author’s writing and I WISH I could give this more than 5 stars.

    I love series’ best, as I love following characters and I hate leaving them when I finish the last book. When the series is GOOD and I have love it, it almost feels like a personal loss! I don’t mind books that take me 7 hours to read, except that I feel like that’s FOREVER to see what happens, and yet it feels like it goes by too quickly. I already miss Rez and the rest while I’m waiting for the next (and the next and next… lol)

    I am sooooo excited to follow this series – I am so grateful for talent like yours that feeds the passion and imagination of readers like me (and all those others who’ve commented that they love your books!)


    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 00:12h, 17 March Reply

      Thank you for your very enthusiastic applause. It’s great to hear that so many people are enjoying the KDT story, and I am glad to share this world with you!

      Many of my readers have mentioned losing sleep or putting off other activities so they could read the books, and I think that makes KDT a great success.

      • psyckoprincess
        Posted at 01:10h, 17 March Reply

        I am HONORED that you’re sharing this with me (us)! Not to mentioned that you’re planning on sharing so much more in the future. (Just please don’t change your mind! lol)

        And…. not that I am recommending other people do this… but I actually MISSED work one night just to read book #1! 😉

  • Kiki Campbell
    Posted at 08:32h, 12 March Reply

    Any way we can get an ETA on the next book? It was only like a month between the first two books and I have read them both a dozen times now. I don’t have to have exact time frame just an estimate would be just great. 😀😀

  • Matthew
    Posted at 23:26h, 10 March Reply

    Hey, I just finished reading both books for the second times, your series is masterful. I absolutely cannot wait for book 3. Therefore, I had been curious. Looking on amazon at publication dates, I noticed the first 2 books came out within a month of each other. Did this mean you wrote both books quickly enough to have them finished that close to each other? Or did you write both before looking into publications. My hope would be that we can look foward to a similarly speedy release for book 3. However I understand the impracticalities of that. Thank you for the excellent work you have accomplished in the writing of these books. I look foward to future advancements in Rezkin’s adventure and the solving of his mysterious past.

  • Sienna
    Posted at 11:08h, 03 March Reply

    Hi Kel

    Enjoyed reading your book. Book 1 of KDT was un-put-downable and am already on book 2. Rezkin is an incredible character and stays true to his self without deviating, which is good. There is no instalove ( which is unrealistic) nor is there instatrust. The plot pace is exciting and there is a good amount of detail on the weapons and fighting – making this a decent meaty read. the captain’s character as shown in conversations with his men makes him a strong char and worthy friend of Rez. Tam needs more development as best friend though…else he has no value for the status he claims.

    few cons – Frisha is a little too bland as of now. hopefully she develops a less naive personality, else as the idiot girlfriend, she will be the easiest route to destroy Rezkin. His credibility as such an astute judge of situations is questionable as he bonds with the only girl to snuggle into him.

    i really like Wesson though. i’m secretly hoping he is actually a girl masquerading in guy’s clothes. and that rez genuinely falls for her. 🙂 cant wait to get into book 2 and see if I’m right.

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