12 Sep September 2021 Update
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!
Ron AllenPosted at 09:44h, 11 February
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of your books, Thank you for all your hard work. I think you are one of the best writers out there today. Rezkin is one of my all time favorite characters. Glad to hear you are going on with KDT, it’s always a mistake to forget who brought you to the dance.
William TheriaultPosted at 02:51h, 31 January
I read the KDT series years ago when it was only 3 books and absolutely loved them amd the unique perspective it brings from multiple characters. A couple days ago i got the itch to reread them, and just downloaded book 4 for the first time. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your stories, and I am positively ecstatic knowing more is coming soon! KDT has stood out for years in my mind as one of my favorite series and i have recommended it often.
AeolusPosted at 22:35h, 29 January
I absolutely love that King’s Dark Tidings is an honest attempt at epic fantasy with an extremely strong lead. The world building and characters are superb, and I honestly have nothing but praise for the series. Seriously, it was about time someone sat down and wrote a story — with decent character growth, mind you — in which the protagonist doesn’t start off as the equivalent of a sentient potato.
I’ve purchased your books and read them on my kindle, but would really love to have them on a shelf. KDT belongs on the shelf, so I’m glad that the books will finally be coming to print. It’ll be the hardcover editions for me, if you’re going to be releasing them in hardcover.
Sean HartungPosted at 09:29h, 29 January
I would love a book about Rezkin’s younger years. Maybe a pre-triplet of books from before he was birthed as a prolog and sent to the fort and end when he finishes his training in book 1. It would be a really interesting coming of age series with a bell shaped character growth curve. We get to see his character /personality as it grows and then gets crushed. Love your series and lon Lerésh.
PamiPosted at 09:03h, 23 January
Thank you so much, I echo the sentiments from other readers. I am listening to the books again, to get ready for your next masterpiece (KDT 5). Will checkout the MoNR and Journeyman Wesson back story and be ready.
Stay healthy and have lots of fun as we are certainly enjoying your wonderful work!
Sean HartungPosted at 22:42h, 11 January
Oh it looks like you are pretty active on here. Is there a discord hub for you?
It is interesting to read that you hope to be writing KDT for as long as you write fantasy. Here’s to a long series, and its various media formats.
If you ever have a GoFundMe where we have read only privileges on your KDT MS Word doc (in OneDrive), as you write it, let me know.