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
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.
I love to escape in a epic story that transports me to fantastical lands
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!
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...
Who doesn't love a bit of escapism, fantasy all the way.
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.
The pace of the story as well as the narration.
How can you not like dark tidings?
I thought he performed very well, especially the seamless shift to common and noble statures.
Hope he does not find you unworthy.
"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!
it's one of those books that you hate when it's over!! I enjoyed it better than the 1st.
"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!
"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.
I read a review for the first book claiming the nature of the main character did not allow for suspense. I disagree.
"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.
"Simply Fantastic! Amazing!!"
Fantastic, Awesome, Amazing
The in depth storyline.
Perhaps Sheila just for the absurdness.
YES!!! I just about did, I got maybe 2 hours of sleep in lol.
I can't wait for the third book.
"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.
"Great story, except for the female love interest."
Awesome story. The female love interest, however, just about ruined it for me. Too weak of a person to hold much interest. However the story itself was fun to listen to.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.