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!


  • Bonnie Egerer
    Posted at 15:57h, 25 November Reply

    So very excited to get the print versions of KDT!

  • Michael Bogush
    Posted at 18:37h, 15 November Reply

    Thanks for the update, first glad you and your family are safe and healthy, second so glad to hear the KDT number 5 will be coming next year. Might be one of my favorite book series of all time. Keep up the good work

  • Joseph mcgill
    Posted at 01:12h, 11 November Reply

    I am in awe of KDT between your story and nick as narriator OMG KDT is equal in my opinon with Davis Ashuras cast and outcast series as the best 2 fantsy series i have ever read i love Rezkin such a captivating character and Badass!!!

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:49h, 27 December Reply

      Thank you! You are very kind. I appreciate your support.

  • Jeremy Goodman
    Posted at 12:10h, 02 November Reply

    Going back through the series again for the fourth time! I love these books!

    Stoked about MoNR and Book 5 (of course)!

    Question: Are you planning for Nick Podehl to narrate both new installments as well? (I am a HUGE Audible fan and Nick Podehl is the best!)

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:52h, 27 December Reply

      Yes, Nick is scheduled to perform the new installments!

  • Mia
    Posted at 22:06h, 31 October Reply

    Appreciate this update 🙂 I would definitely be interested in print editions (maybe a nice hardback?)

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:52h, 27 December Reply

      Yes, KDT will be available in hardback and paperback this coming year!

  • Drew
    Posted at 21:06h, 20 October Reply

    Can’t wait, big fan of Fate of the fallen and the KDT series.

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