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!


  • Lukas Leslie
    Posted at 17:43h, 20 October Reply

    I am sure I am not the only one who has said this, but I have reread the KDT series close to ten times at this point and still can’t get enough of it. Especially book four. I am glad that your family is doing better and that you are getting back to writing. You are an incredibly skilled author(I have read hundreds of books and you still outshine them) and I can’t wait for KDT 5. I am sorry for all the hate you must have received from many readers, you do not deserve to be treated so. We all have our lives and they should respect the fact that you are living yours the way you want to. Needless to say, you have a die-hard fan.

    Best Wishes,


    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:55h, 27 December Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. I truly appreciate your support and readership. I will keep the books coming.

  • Carlton
    Posted at 11:47h, 16 October Reply

    Thanks for the update. Very excited about upcoming releases. There is no series equal to the awesomeness of KDT.

  • Jeff
    Posted at 20:44h, 15 October Reply

    Sorry to hear of your troubles with Covid, my nephew and I have reread KDT several times together and we’re eager for the next release!! Can’t wait

  • Jennifer Champlin
    Posted at 21:12h, 07 October Reply

    Love your writing!! So happy to hear your back!!! Got more people obsessed with Rez!!!! Love you Kel Kade!!!!!

  • Kennady
    Posted at 10:38h, 04 October Reply

    Wait so is the shroud of prophecy series a duology or trilogy ? i cant get enough of the world i hope it doesnt end too soon (please)….

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:42h, 17 October Reply

      The Shroud of Prophecy series is a trilogy. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

  • Skyler Frederick
    Posted at 18:50h, 02 October Reply

    OMG! Cannot *wait* for the KDT prints!! It’s one of my favorite series, and I’ve wanted to add them to my bookshelf ever since I read them all in a week last spring!

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