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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 (258 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

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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
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

dang

next book needs to be made Nnnoooowwwwww or I'll RIP my hair out. ha ha

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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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
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    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

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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  • 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
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  • 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
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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!!

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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

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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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  • 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
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Tina
  • 2019-01-08

WHAT THE HELL!

What happened to this beautiful book, in book 1 and 2 Rezkin was like the perfect main character then in book 3 he started changing from 5 stars guy to 3, and in book 4 he became a train wreck. Rezkin eat and live by the rules for 19 year and in just 1 year he forgot it (JUST ONE YEAR) I can't believe this shit.
And for that piece of sh*t that they call frisha starb her to death she is selfish and ungrateful I really don't like her, all she thinks about is husband from Rezkin to his consin maybe next Will be his grandfather. poor Tam is in hell if he survive he will not call Rez kill anymore. well I hope book 5 bringing back the confidence and stable Rezkin back. I still enjoyed this book. Nick podehl his awesome as alway.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Trex
  • 2018-11-29

Such s Shame

Clearly Kade had originally planned a trilogy but the first two were very popular and either through greed or reluctance to let his literary baby go, he decided to tack extra stuff on. He could have written a brilliant trilogy. He'll end up with 9 banal books.

Another princess
ANOTHER MAGIC SWORD
Tacked on side quests
WHINGING

As always, the Audible reviews VASTLY exaggerate the books merits.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Vance Townsend
  • 2019-02-16

Great start poor finish

The first two books of the series were incredible fast pace great story great character development third and fourth books were a huge disappointment the introduction of too many characters too many levels of crazy just destroyed what he had going.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • 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.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Lisa
  • 2018-12-18

Not as good as first books but will continue...

Ugh. I hate to write a disappointing review, but not as much as listening to said audio. So this next book in series was (in my opinion) hard to get through. The storyline wasn’t absolutely terrible, I did finish, however it took so many obscure turns I found myself wandering in thought which is it not good thing with audio books. I finished book with feelings of apathy & disgust for many characters, almost depressed. Way too much pressure on Rez, repeatedly and over & over. Yes suspicions and righteousness abound in this world but come on! The judgement of those who never make the hard decisions is a trait all to familiar in these settings, however this narrative has just TOO much throughout. I absolutely hated the whiny and ungrateful Frisha, Malcious, and others. More than that I found myself skipping some of their conversations with a “ they’re too stupid too live” resolve. Now I’m in a weird place thinking the author should kill off all of Rez’s so called “friends” with exception to Tam, Kai and his horse Pride (maybe few others) Gah! The angst built in previous books went from my feeling “wow, they’ll soon find self discovery, realize what Rez has done for them etc etc” to ultimately “god these people are selfish, narcissistic A-holes and no redemption could have me interested in their plight” lol. I don’t condemn the book (the narration is top notch) and possibly the author will make it up in an amazing way with final book, he is very talented . I fear I may end my journey here though, this book made that “ansty good feeling” icky and left me frustrated & melancholy.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    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.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Mike tauss
  • 2019-05-15

Really a shame...

This series started out so strong... but alas I have to punch out halfway through this book. All the characters do is bicker selfishly and the protagonist can’t seem to sort out up from down. Put to words it’s sounds like incessant whining. It reminds me to the unnecessarily drawn out and redundant stories in the later Farseer books. So bad it’s unfinish-able.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Hans Moeller
  • 2018-12-18

Unsatisfied

The world building is fantastic however, the first two books were better when there were no spirits or demons. Looking forward to the completion of the series simply so I can be done with it. Returning all the books.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    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.

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