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
This series keeps getting better!Fantastic story, brilliant character development and faultless narration. I couldn't stop listening. The author and narrator are both very talented in their field. This is definitely worth the read. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Can't wait for the third instalment.
A writing style that captures the imagination, a compelling storyline and narration that shows amazing versatility. A great team effort that should continue beyond this series which in itself is a masterpiece. Well done.
Great book !!! Good story love the performance ,the it's the second book the first one is as good as the second week one.
The characters are really starting to take shape! This is the first book series in a long time that had caused me genuine emotions while I listen to it - other than simply enjoying the story itself - I keep getting pulled into the story in the best way!
Can say with near certainty that this book and series will be one of my absolute all time favorites for life.
"Oh, very WELL DONE!"
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!
it's one of those books that you hate when it's over!! I enjoyed it better than the 1st.
"Please don't make me wait for the 3rd book"
this was amazing!!!! i greatly enjoyed every part of this book. a bigger than life character i found fascinating!
"Dexter in the dark ages... with magic."
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.
"Must read for epic fantasy fans"
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.
"Written and Performed Flawlessly"
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.
"exceptionally well done!"
Kade takes many of the well worn plot devices and components typical of the fantasy genre and weaves them into an engaging and intense narrative that left me unable to put the book down. The character development is superb. I've read thousands of novels and listened to hundreds. I can honestly say this series is one of my favorites! Come'on Book Three!!!
"Long live the True King!"
I greatly enjoyed this newly discovered series. I rushed through these first two books and can't wait for the next installment. If you are looking for a hero--Rezkin is the one. I admit to some occasional eye rolling because, of course, he is a master of all skills and knowledge, and some of his feats are pretty amazing. But, just enjoy the story and go with it.
I read a review for the first book claiming the nature of the main character did not allow for suspense. I disagree.
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!
"Just as good as the first"
Beautifully crafted book that is gripping from start to finish can not wait for more.
"Really enjoyed it"
Really liking the story. It's a little out there but that's fantasy right?
The narrator is 99% perfect. He just over does the whiney characters, and after a while it grates on you. Other than that he is brilliant.
"A cut above the rest"
I'm getting a little tired of the talented young man who gathers around him a group of trusty friends and then sets on a quest for glory against seemingly unbeatable odds. Despite that, I really enjoyed this. Couldn't say why, just well written and we'll performed.
"Loved it - so entertaining"
Written with dramatic flair and great pacing, this action packed fantasy is this is a worthy follow up to the Dark Tidings 1st novel. Excellent narration as usual by Nick Podehl - check his reading of the fantastic Patrick Rothfuss novels too - he has one of the widest and most consistent characterisation ranges I've ever heard. Cant wait for the next book. Keil Kade is an author to watch.
"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 simply riveting"
This is how a fantasy book should be written, what a fantastic series can not wait for the next book
"Enjoyable, entertaining, satisfying."
The story firmly held my attention, the narrators accents were very amusing. No complaints from me about the characters, well worth relistening to! I eagerly await the next volume...
Enjoyed the book series and found the audiobook really brings the story to life :)
Brilliant so far!! First 2 books had me enthralled!! Can't wait for book 3!! Now need to find something to fill the gap!!!
while seeming fan pandering protagonist has cringe worthy interations with women. i found the action and intrigue so spectacularly appt for the pace required to keep me listening.
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