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Kingdoms and Chaos

King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
Auteur(s): Kel Kade
Narrateur(s): Nick Podehl
Durée: 16 h et 23 min
5 out of 5 stars (172 évaluations)
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Description

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. Meanwhile, friends are confronted with too many truths, power and strength might be more than some desire, loyalties and friendships are tested, and at least one of Rezkin’s friends might be headed for a miserable demise.

©2018 Kel Kade (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Au global

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Histoire

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Hoped for better

I’m someone who will finish a book/series usually regardless of some complaints against it, which is what I did here (finishing up to the most recent book).

Books and series aren’t always going to give you exactly what you’d prefer as you’re not the writer, and I respect that. There were a number of odd things about this series though, and a handful of them were quite off-putting.

The books trudge along slowly through a plot that honestly seems very poorly pieced together. There are a few moments where things tie up and it feels like the foreshadowing and intricacy has been brought to a higher level, but for the most part many aspects of the storyline could have been far better set up. The action is predictable in victory and the characters are never in real danger. The relationships are abrupt and detached and character development for the most part is sluggish and then jarring when it does happen. The female characters are mostly incredibly annoying and everyone bows and scrapes around an indomitable protagonist, this makes the storyline quite boring at times in its predictability. The books seems mostly like a parade of the protagonist’s male gloriousness and prowess, effortlessly seducing all the women around him and moving through society with very little issue. The plot line seems set up in a series of laundry list quests with the larger story line only really emerging in the later books with even that seeming very weak.

I really think that Rezkin could have experienced a better character development curve by book 4, yet nothing really has changed, just weak hints that something is there without a timely reveal and solution to the few issues. The only real surprise in the series has been the cliffhanger at the end of this one. I had honestly just hoped for more, and there is so much good within the pages of these books and such an intriguing base, it just hasn’t been woven as intricately as I think was possible.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

loved it

First, I'll say that Nick Podhel is awesome. what a performance. He truly adds a layer of depth to the characters through his voices.
The story it's self is captivating and moves at a good pace. It has its flaws and sometimes absurd parts, but was still difficult to put down.

  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars

listened to all 4 books in about a week and a half

Great series if enjoy Overpowered main characters.
Ending was not what I expected. Only a small let down, but that was mostly biased as I wanted it to my way.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

this one was a master piece

by far the best in the series so far and s great series it is

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

Its okay. Hopefully the next book is better

Well, The Frisha character has gone from okay to cringe worthy, I was never really a fan of how she was written and now the direction the author has taken her is very much cringe worthy, to the point where I had to skip past the parts with her in it. There is a lot going on in this series and unfortunately Frisha is a big part of whats going on, I do hope the author can move past her onto better characters or write her out all together. If not I will be cutting this series from my list.

Overall this book and the others in the series are a good read “listen” but the Frisha character may start to ruin the series as she has for me. Good luck

The narrator is a rockstar as usual

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Best one yet

This is an excellent series, and it's only made better by the talented Nick Podehl. His voices are so good, you know who is talking without being told. I've heard other books he has read and his performance is by far the best I've heard. I can't wait for the next book in this series and pray that Nick is reading it.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story

Another great addition to the ‘King’s Dark Tidings’ series. Was not disappointed in the least, in fact its one of the best thus far. Looking forward to the next instalment, do hope it’s soon!! Total 👍🏻 up!!

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

and I want another.

these books keep getting better. but this one really leaves you hanging on the edge of your seat... and its ends... what will become of the rez

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

can't get enough

I love this book series, I can't get enough of it. it draws you in and holds you there.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Darrin Mahlum
  • 2018-11-21

Better than book 3. Not as good as 1 and 2

Pros:
- New interesting societies. Kel has a talent here!
- Main annoyances of book 3 are not continued here
- New challenges and Kel continues to find cool out of the box thinking to overcome them

Cons:
- Disappointed on how much time is spent on the few whiny characters whining with little personal development
- Little time spent on the relationships I hoped to read more about, while the new relationships were not that enjoyable

For me, I hope that book 5 completes the story. I want to find out what happens and read more about Rezkin, but I'm starting to not care about most of the other characters. Books 1 and 2 were flawless so it'll suck to stop mid-series.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • jari
  • 2018-12-18

For love of god, stop whining already

The series was a price winning racehorse, which was maimed by this book.

In my not-so-humble opinion the story has grown stagnant and the characters can do little more than be whiny, distrustful and infuriatingly burdensome thorns in Rezkin's confused buttocks.
They can't do a single thing right, follow a single order, or do anything remotely useful. The only exception was Rezkin's pet mage.
Even Rezkin has been watered down, been elevated to the rank of glorified babysitter, and is currently slowly turning into a emotional rollercoaster.

Simply put, this book was one of my biggest disappointments this year.

17 personnes sur 19 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Mark
  • 2018-12-11

not my favorite - cliffhanger and disjoint

narrator did a good job, especially with accents to indicate language shift. story was meh. disjoint, letting you forget the overarching narrative, and the author seems to enjoy disappointing narrative expectations instead of offering pleasant surprises.

5 personnes sur 5 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • David sprenkle
  • 2018-12-04

When does the whiny stop

I loved the first two books but I just can't handle the whiny characters. How long does it take for someone to trust another character or just leave. It seems like the same thing over and over, oh you kill people, I can't trust you.

I am a couple hours in and I think I am going to return it, I can't take it anymore.

28 personnes sur 32 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Jeri
  • 2019-01-05

Going Down Hill

This author has no idea where the story is heading. It has turned into a boring soap opera with open ended side stories that just ramble. After the intitial Book one, this series has gone down hill with no idea where to go except to fall on its face as it has already. Worst book in series so far, PUKE

4 personnes sur 4 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Nick Larkin
  • 2018-12-19

Going down hill

This book takes the series from a good dark fantasy series to a bad teen romance. I don't think I will continue the series after this book.
on the plus side Nick Podehl did an excellent job narrating as usual, using different accents to highlight when different languages are spoken.

8 personnes sur 9 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Knitknurse
  • Midwest
  • 2019-01-23

I waited for this???

Such a disappointing book...The first two books were terrific, kept you interested and wanting more...This, well, I kept looking to see how much longer until the end.............I'm terribly disappointed and frustrated.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Noah Simon
  • 2019-01-08

mehh

it wasent bad but for me the enjoyable thing about this story was the absolute logic of the main character. in this book it seems that the author sacrificed that logic to make the story have more twists...

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Brenner
  • United States
  • 2018-12-31

Maybe the series is dead

If book three was the feast of unsatisfying mysteries, than book four's theme is brute force. The supporting characters are used in the worst possible way. There are no opportunities to make informed decisions, because the main character travels with the support characters at all times. At one point he remarks "I didn't expect him to make such a demand", but that is obviously because he made to attempt to find out! The power dynamic effectively reversed the main character dances to every whim of those he encounters. It feels as if the author brain-stormed a bunch of different places, did not spend the time to weave them into a story in the style of the first 2 books of the series, and then changed the structure support one of the worst writing practices, namely the visitation of unrelated places.

In the third book, not much really happened, but uniformity somethings carried over to the fourth. Dialog volume seems to depend on how abusive they are to the main character. This makes the parts of the book that are not pushing a contrived linear story a chore to endure.

All in all the author seemed to have a grip on things until they tried to fulfill the scope jump promised at the end of book two. I hope that Kel Kade will go on to create new stories, with the same care and fun I found in the first 2 books.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Wrench
  • United States
  • 2018-12-20

Should be called - Mr. Perfect, the errand boy.

What was once a great storyline with interesting characters has now become more of the same thing over and over. Its become hard to want to finish the series.

3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente