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!


  • Silvia
    Posted at 06:36h, 21 August Reply

    I have really waited a long time for book 5 of KDT, so i don´t know if it ever comes up… very sad. And I am also very sad about Tieran and Frisha beeing involved; we can´t have Tieran dying, so Rez cant have her, but he deserves her….

  • James Burgiss
    Posted at 16:54h, 20 May Reply

    Ok ok so some people will say I’m not a real fan because I listen to the audiobooks (it’s because I can’t read more then a chapter and I’m asleep and I can listen on my long drives for work ect) but I have listened to all 4 KDT and am on to the 2nd of the SOP series and I have to say wow, thank you for having Nick Podehl as the narrator of these book he really brings the books to life, I find myself drifting into my imagination and can actually see the story come to life (probably not the best thing while driving haha), your writing has reinvigorated my passion for listening to story’s and books and I can’t wait for even more, you have made it into my top 5 authors and can’t wait to see what magic you bring to the pages of your books and to my imagination, thank you

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 15:32h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you. You are so kind. I truly appreciate your readership, and I’m glad you are a fan of the very talented Nick Podehl.

  • Anti-Chidubem Agu
    Posted at 19:05h, 08 May Reply

    @Chidubem Agu
    For the love of…. all that is good in this series let frisha be happy with that feckless c*nt
    unmarry the red head royal guard and join her with Rezkin, so they can be happy or better yet go harem so every woman except frisha can be happy.

  • Regina Moylan
    Posted at 21:45h, 07 April Reply

    I am so so so excited to get my hands on The whole set of hard cover KDT books! But I live all the way here in Hawaii,
    And I dream about getting them signed wish there was some way to get them!

  • Garrett Rinehart
    Posted at 14:09h, 04 March Reply

    Ahhhh just finished KDT book 4 and I swear it’s all I’m going to be able to think and dream about. Will be waiting (not so patiently) for the next book. CANT WAIT!

  • Chidubem Agu
    Posted at 11:19h, 12 February Reply

    Just wanted to say is that I love all four books of the kings dark tidings…actually I have only read 3 and a half.


    Book four was spoilt for me after my friend reveled that frisha and Tieran become involved. Now Mr. Kade, you seem reasonable. WE CAN NOT LET THIS CONTINUE in book 5.

    I don’t know how you are going to do it, I just want to believe that this is some form of character development… *please be that*. But for the love of God, in book 5, fix this mess.

    I believe I speak for most in saying, Rezkin deserves that at least. Wake Frisha Up!

    • Gauntlet
      Posted at 20:46h, 20 August Reply

      Frisha is fine where she is now. She has her love, and we can move on.

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