Free the Darkness : King's Dark Tidings

  • by Kel Kade
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: King's Dark Tidings
  • 16 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Listen to the whole book in one day

First let me start with for you masochist who like your characters to suck and get beat up and fail the whole book this book is not for you.
Who in there right mind wants to read about a loser I'll tell you everything one who gave this book 1 star. They all complain about one thing the the main character is too good. How bout i write a one page book that you will love. Jim sucks. Jim get stabbed. Jim lives to suck again. The end. Hope you enjoyed. I read books like that and i guess i feel how you feel about this one cause those books had almost full stars too. But seriously why do you want you characters to suck.

Yes yes yes. This is my favorite kind of book. Where a badass comes in from no where and does what badasses do be a badass. So if you like the same this book is for you.
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- KC Jones

great narration, frustrating writing

What disappointed you about Free the Darkness?

The main character is essentially perfect. He has been trained so he can do everything and do it better than everyone else. He never does anything wrong. He has no flaws except being un-used to common society but even then is still perfect in all of his interactions. Every man wants to be him, and every woman wants to be with him. It's the literary equivalent of playing a videogame with "god mode" on and unfortunately makes for a very boring read after a while.The writing is repetitive. I honestly lost count how many times the main character is called "The young ______ " with some added descriptor like "warrior" "man" "assassin". In addition, the main character "easily does ______" with almost every action. An example of this would be a scenario like "The young warrior EASILY disarmed the man", which once in a while wouldn't be so bad but I feel like I heard it almost once every 5 minutes.


What do you think your next listen will be?

I think the premise and overall plot is somewhat interesting and will consider giving the author another try later.


Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

He does ALL of them exceptionally well.


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- Susan J Sweeny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing