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!


  • Ivan Duarte
    Posted at 16:56h, 06 January Reply

    You made my day with the updates on KDT series! This is the best series in this category in my opinion. I have read many great n I mean great series and KDT has the top spot by alot. I just want to say thank you for what you do and offer us. To take time away from family and alot more just to do what you love doing and giving to people to sit back and enjoy something throughout a rough or simple day. Can’t wait!

  • Dylan Cowgill
    Posted at 18:21h, 03 January Reply

    Will KDT ever get physical books? I loved the series and would love to add it to bookshelf.

  • Vince
    Posted at 09:54h, 21 December Reply

    I just wish to say I absolutely loved KDT. It is refreshing to see that you as an author are not afraid to create a capable main character in a world where it’s frowned upon by some people. Incredible series so far and I hope we get to read many more stories of this awesome adventure.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:35h, 27 December Reply

      Thank you. I truly appreciate your encouragement.

  • Fan person
    Posted at 12:57h, 20 December Reply

    Side note – We named our son Rezkin thanks to you and we have listen to KDT many times.

    Book 4 is my favourite as it got into the backstory and I really like the interaction with his old trainer, I also love the sword maker and the story that held

    I feel there is a hand of destiny in the background and all the interactions have been foretold, I am looking forward to seeing how it pans out.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:37h, 27 December Reply

      I’m honored that you would name your child after my character. Please send me photos and updates if you like. It’s uplifting that you and your partner enjoy the books so much. I’ll keep them coming.

  • Jeff hendley
    Posted at 17:21h, 14 December Reply

    Thanks for update. I always re-reread the wh0le series from beginning when the next installment is about to come out. I have done this twice, and will do it again as the next one gets close.
    I wish you would clone yourself several times, that way you could write faster and release more(:
    Keep going……

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:38h, 27 December Reply

      Thank you for your support! I will keep them coming.

  • Nick Siracusa
    Posted at 17:58h, 13 December Reply

    I am floored! I’ve been checking for updates since i finished KDT4 a couple years back. I’m sorry about the COVID nightmares, but am so glad that you are back and writing. KDT is a top 5 series for me and the Shroud of Prophesy book one was very good as well. Very excited!

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 16:38h, 27 December Reply

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy my writing do much. 😀

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