September 2021 Update

September 2021 Update

Hello Readers,

I know it’s been a while since my last update. COVID hit my family early in the pandemic, and to be honest, I couldn’t get my mind into the right place. I’m back now, and I’ve been hard at work getting caught up on my series. Here is the latest!

Fate of the Fallen, Book 1 in the Shroud of Prophecy Series, has a new cover by Artist Halil Ural. This new cover art was introduced for the release of the paperbacks, which are available for purchase now wherever books are sold.

Destiny of the Dead, Book 2 in the Shroud of Prophecy Series (SOP), was slated for release this November, but due to logistical issues with the printer, this release has been pushed back to March 22, 2022 (all formats).

Many people have asked if I’ve given up on King’s Dark Tidings (KDT), and the answer is a resounding NO! I could never give up on KDT. This is an ongoing series, and I hope to still be writing in the KDT universe for as long as I’m writing fantasy. If you’re waiting for me to finish KDT before starting SOP, you’re going to be waiting a while because I intend to keep up the KDT awesomeness for years to come. This will include not only a few more additional installments in Rezkin’s story but other prequels, side stories, and spin-offs as well. Please consider trying out SOP while you’re waiting. Now that I’m back on track, I hope to keep the new installments coming a bit faster–but no pressure, right? So, what’s next?

A Mage of No Renown is on track to be released this coming spring. I don’t have a release date yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as I get one from the audiobook publisher. This book follows our favorite battle mage, Journeyman Wesson, from childhood until he meets up with Rezkin and the crew in Reign of Madness (KDT Book 2). While this book can be read as a stand-alone or before KDT, it fits best between KDT books 4 and 5. You get to see a bit of what’s happening in Ashai during the time Rezkin is in training at the northern fortress, and some of the questions you might have had about KDT may be addressed. It’s also a great way to get excited for the yet-to-be-named KDT Book 5, which will be released shortly after A Mage of No Renown (MoNR). In MoNR, you’ll be introduced to new characters, some of whom have been mentioned or alluded to in KDT, and I think it will make KDT5 a more interesting read. So please check out A Mage of No Renown this Spring!

Another question I often get is Where are the KDT print versions? They’re coming! Along with the release of MoNR and KDT5, you will also see releases of KDT in print! Yes, they will be available in hard cover for those who like to collect, and later in paperback! So save up your book money, because lots of good stuff is coming next Spring!

Lastly, I can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Come follow me for more great ways to get news and other goodies. New merchandise and swag is coming, but you can still check out the custom KDT T-shirts available in my online store.

Thanks for reading!


  • Keegan b
    Posted at 10:09h, 29 September Reply

    Just a question, will nick podehl be doing the voice acting in the new audio books? I think it would be a shock to have new personality in characters

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:38h, 17 October Reply

      I have requested Nick Podehl to do the performance for both A Mage of No Renown and KDT5.

  • Michael Combs
    Posted at 20:43h, 28 September Reply

    Outstanding news. Thank you for the update.

  • Kyle Legters
    Posted at 19:56h, 22 September Reply

    So excited to hear about both of the KDT books! Love the series so much that I just named my new puppy Rezzy! Rezzy and I have been re-listening to the first 4 books in the background while he naps, and cant wait for the new content. Love the work you do, thank you so much!

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:40h, 17 October Reply

      That’s so cute. We need pics!

  • Karen Roberts
    Posted at 05:40h, 18 September Reply

    So so glad some KDT news at last!!!!

  • Les Barrie
    Posted at 05:12h, 14 September Reply

    Thanks for the update,I’ll just wait for KDT.

  • Kameshwari
    Posted at 07:30h, 13 September Reply

    Thanks a lot for the update. Kdt has kept me glued to it, the story and Nick Podehl’s rendering!!! No words to express.

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