King's Dark Tidings

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 38,083 ratings

Free the Darkness Publisher's Summary

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

Determined to adhere to his last orders, Rezkin extends his protection to an unlikely assortment of individuals he meets along the way, often leading to humorous and poignant incidents.

As if pursuing an elite warrior across a kingdom, figuring out who he is and why everyone he knows is dead, and attempting to find these so-called friends and protect them is not enough, strange things are happening in the kingdom. New dangers begin to arise that threaten not only Rezkin and his friends, but possibly everyone in Ashai.

This is the first installment of an ongoing series. This book is intended for adult readers. It contains graphic violence, creative language, and sexual innuendo. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.

©2015 Kel Kade (P)2016 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Free the Darkness

    • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
    • By: Kel Kade
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,530
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,016
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,992

    Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Drama Than Fantasy

    • By Justin on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 2

    • Reign of Madness

    • King's Dark Tidings, Book 2
    • By: Kel Kade
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15,331
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,382
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14,347

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, very WELL DONE!

    • By Lorraine on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 3

    • Legends of Ahn

    • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
    • By: Kel Kade
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,979
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8,443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,415

    Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Are you kidding me?

    • By Kimberly C. on 12-13-17
    • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
    • By: Kel Kade
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8,979 ratings

    Regular price: $44.99

  • Book 4

    • Kingdoms and Chaos

    • King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
    • By: Kel Kade
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,061
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,054

    The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • When does the whiny stop

    • By David sprenkle on 12-04-18

    Regular price: $44.99