Free the Darkness: King’s Dark Tidings, Book 1

Raised and trained in complete 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 bequeathed to him by a dead king, the young warrior relentlessly pursues his only lead. A single elite warrior escaped during the battle and may have knowledge of who Rezkin is and who is responsible for the slaughter at the young man’s home.

Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence. His last orders, spoken on the lips of his dying Master, were to “kill with conscience” and “protect and honor your friends”. Living in isolation from the outworld under a strict regimen of training and education, the young warrior has no understanding of a conscience or friends. 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 listeners. It contains graphic violence, creative language, and sexual innuendo. This book does not contain explicit sexual content.

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  1. Lucky find I have to say that this was one of the best books of the year that I’ve read . The dialogue between the characters was hilarious at times. Rezkins character was my favourite, ok his character seems farfetched at times being able to do everything that he can at only nineteen, but you can see his character and emotions growing with the story . I will be eagerly awaiting book 2 , and hope the author keeps writing the following books in the same style with rezkin as the main character, not to go…

  2. Okay effort from a rookie writer Free the Darkness is a solid purchase overall, and I was able to enjoy the book despite some pretty annoying traits. I think the best way to review this book is to highlight the good and bad parts, and leave it at that. 

  3. Amazing start, A must read for fantasy lovers Really enjoyed this book. I love it when I find something that is just a bit diffrent to read and it turns out as well as this one. 

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