The mysterious, indomitable warrior? Ruthless criminal overlord? The Riel'gesh - mythical demigod? Dedicated friend and protector?
Equipped with skills far beyond those of the outworlders, Rezkin has been suddenly thrust into a foreign world. The young warrior clings to his only known purpose as he continues his search for any information about his identity and the reason for his existence.
While the hardened warrior scorns both dueling and tournaments, he believes some of the answers he seeks may be found at the King's Tournament, the greatest dueling championship in all of the kingdoms. As he searches for the elusive Striker Farson, who may be the only person alive who holds the clues, the young warrior and his friends embark on a journey fraught with danger, mystery, and intrigue.
Amid fears of the kingdom's economic collapse, rumors of an eminent military draft, and the machinations of a mad, tyrannical king, a new revelation threatens to upend all the warrior's plans.
This book is intended for adult listeners. It contains graphic violence, creative language, and sexual innuendo. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.
©2016 Kel Kade (P)2016 Podium Publishing
With a healthy mix of character development, amazing battles, humor, and some mystery, it is definitely a must read. While it is a little "i know what will happen next," it still draws you into the story. I liken it to the Kingkiller Chronicles, but with less mystery and cliffhangers, and, so far vs the KKC, more battles and a faster paced story.
While I do prefer the mysteries of KKC, Kings Dark Tidings is more than worth a read. (plus, books are actually released so you don't have to wait SIX PLUS YEARS between installments... I'm not bitter.)
As always, Nick Podehl is a five star narrator, and his voicing of characters makes the story that much more interesting.
Say something about myself? Hmmmm, let's see......ummm...I read....and read....oh! Right! I read some more! And I like coffee ;)
Only need two: VERY SATISFIED
I stated in my review of the first book in this series that the main was my favorite because the other characters didn't have much to them. I am very happy to see that the author has had his cast of character grow! I thoroughly enjoyed the maturing of these characters, all of them.
The narration of this book was done very professionally. Nick Podehl brings much to this medium. Each medium has its pluses and minuses and I don't like to say one is better than another.
Yup and did! I don't regret that in the slightest.
It is painful to leave the immersion of this story and I will be checking a lot for the next in the series! BRAVA Kel Kade! Keep going!
The character growth in this story never ceases to impress me. Rezkins' childlike, and psychologically stunted, mindset keeps the horrid situations strangely lighthearted while the actions of his personas show sociopathic logic. it's devilishly entertaining.
I am an avid fan of fantasy novels. I am always looking for another great read.
Very well written
The entire book is excellent. There was always something exciting happening and you didn't have to wait long for things to get interesting. Just when you thought things couldn't get more exciting it does. The tournament was very well written and was very satisfying. Thankfully the ending didn't leave you a huge cliff hanger but still leaves you excited for the next book.
Rezkin by far.
Nearly did so. Yes
Can't wait for book three. I will probably read book one and two a few more times which says a lot from me as I hardly ever re-read books.
Let me start by saying that overall I LOVED this book and its predecessor. Great story, page turner, the narrator is amazing, all very good things. Except the female characters have to be the most annoying little twats I've ever encountered. They are all SUPER obnoxious, jealous, and cat fight constantly. It would be nice to have even ONE redeeming quality but frankly the female characters of this story are ludicrously flirtatious and hostile. This really dampened my enjoyment of the story. Still recommend, but it was hard to endure these characters. The male characters are excellently written, but truly no male in real life would have the patience with the females characters the way every male in these books seems to.
better than the first book. just after two book where rezkin searched for farson, he finally finds himself, they talk for about only 5 minutes?!? what's up with that!
Does it make sense if I say that this is a better book, but a less entertaining book?
I don't really get the point of reviewing books in a series past the first one. That is unless the series becomes terrible. So here is all you need to know: If you like the first book, you'll like this one. If you didn't like the first book, this one doesn't improve enough to make it worth it. If you are on the fence, read on.
The biggest difference is that the supporting characters of the first book, such as Frisha and Tam are basically minor characters this time around. This is probably a good thing because Frisha kind of becomes a jealous cardboard cutout. However the new supporting characters are quite enjoyable. There is a bit more depth to Rezkin and the story this time around. In fact, the overarching plot seems to have had rockets strapped to it! It moves along non-stop (in a 98% logical way).
If you were on the fence after the first book because you wanted more depth or disliked the characters of the first, grab this one. If you were on the fence because Rezkin is perfect and faces no true challenge, then pass on this sequel.
Was I entertained? Yes. Is this still a great, light-hearted book to enjoy after a long day? Oh yes. Do I still recommend it? Definitely. The third book will be a day one purchase for me.
"One of the greats."
This book and the previous one are in my top 10. The story starts slowly and keeps building to a brilliant ending that left me begging for more. I cannot wait for the next instalment. The characters and story are extremely well written and Nick Podehl is a master reader, each character is recognizable throughout and he reads with such passion, I enjoyed his performance thoroughly.
This book is one I am glad to have chosen and the author should be proud, five stars from me!
"Just as good as the first"
Beautifully crafted book that is gripping from start to finish can not wait for more.
I haven't enjoyed a book so much in long and long,the performance by Nick is second to none,can hardly wait for book 3.
"awesome characters and story"
As was the case in the first book, the author is amazing at describing each character in a way that creates a picture in your mind. the introduction of the mysterious 'dark Tidings' is masterful.
the narration is also brilliant. many times I have to keep reminding myself that the narrator is doing the voices of all the characters - even the women.
Utterly Amazing!!!!!! In love with characters and the voices given to each of them by Nick Podehl. This is my favourite Book series I've read, I was a huge fan of the Ravens Shadow book series and this is an excellent read for any fantasy enthusiasts. Well done Kel Kade!!
"Great story well written and delivered."
I travel a lot and have listened to a lot of audiobooks. This series has to be one of the best. Look forward to the next in the series.
just read it or listen to it it's a good book I'm reading it again
"Can't get enough!"
Absolutely fantastic book. Could not stop listening to it. Managed to finish the whole audiobook in under 3 days. It is one of those books you just want more. The narrator did a fantastic job once again. Hope the 3rd book is out very soon!
The audio book was fantastic, I was captivated by the story and the narrator did a fantastic job at brining the story to life. I an looking forward for the next edition to The King's Dark tidings.
"A equal to The Kingkiller Chronicle"
This is a fantastic story, can't wait to hear the next in the series. It's a compelling tale told with a excellent voice.
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