• Mage of No Renown

  • Tales of Terralor, Book 1
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (277 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times bestselling King’s Dark Tidings series comes a prequel novel set in that world.

Wesson is still years from becoming a man when an immense darkness stirs within his core. The sinister power bursts free during a confrontation with an old enemy, and Wesson’s tranquil life is left in tatters.

Forced to flee a murderous mob, Wesson stumbles onto a tumultuous path where he must confront the destructive power he has awakened. He must learn control over the power he wields or risk being consumed by it. As he wrestles with his training, an assassin stalks his every move. This new enemy is sent by a mysterious foe, one who will force Wesson to choose between the kindness in his heart and the seductive power in his soul.

Mage of No Renown can be enjoyed as a standalone, but be warned: it will likely lead you into Free The Darkness.

©2022 Dark Rover Publishing, L.L.C. (P)2022 Podium Audio

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I enjoyed it

This Writer, the Rezkin world and most especially this narrator.

It’s a legit guarantee I’m going to like it.
Also a guarantee I’m going to want more. It’s short, which always sucks.

Buts it’s been so long I’ll take anything

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Great addition to the story.

I really enjoyed this addition to the KDT tale. It was a good look at one of my favorite characters and a great exploration of his motivations.

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Struggling to finish

I'm really struggling to finish this book. by chapter 8 I was rooting for the assassin. the main character is so whiny that the voice the narrator does fits in perfectly. and it's such a cliche storyline that honestly I don't even want to finish I just want to return the book get my credit back and get something else.

Update* returned I hope the villain wins.

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Waited long for more of this story!

Powered through it on release day. wonderful story as expected.
Maybe we will get back story for The adventures of Farson next, him training young Rezkin. KDT Book five in Sept! Thanks MS. KADE!

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A compelling backstory

Wesson has been one of my favorite characters in the series since his introduction in book 2. This story is a very well done backstory to his character. I found it to be quite enthralling throughout the entirety of its 11 hour run time.

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Great backstory

This was a great backstory about Journeyman Wesson. Hopefully this gives good insight and background for the next book that comes out!

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Fantastic

Following the KDT book series this book is great in telling the story of one of Rezkin's companions. I loved this book.

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Wonderful

I have been waiting for this book for what seems like forever. Wesson story is even better than I imagined. I look forward to D&D! Great Job Kel!

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Great addition!

Great addition to the beautiful world the author has created. This book really helps develop a key character and explains elements to expand the magical elements of the world. I look for to every book by Kel Kade. The audio performance is outstanding.

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Yet another great title.

Kel Kade and Nick Podel are a great combo as usual. Can't wait til the next one in the kings Dark Tidings.

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  • Paul J.
  • 06-25-22

Ok I’m biased, but

I loved this book. The latest from Kel Kade and the best from my perspective, can’t wait for the next one. Having been introduced to Wesson through the Kings Dark Tidings, I was really interested to hear his story and this exceeded my expectations. Very clever and very well told. Nick Podehl delivered a brilliant narration again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-24-22

This is amazing!!!!!!!

This is sooo good and it ties up some of the mysteries and theories enough to keep me on my toes for king's dark tidings book 5. Thank you kel kade!!!!

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  • Kian-amen Kian-amen
  • 06-24-22

Well done!

I've waited 4 years for anything to do with the KDT world and I enjoyed reading this addition, it definitely adds depth to Wessen's character and explains a few things about his back story but I feel that instead of a whole book about Wessen, it could've been many short stories adding depth of many of the KDT characters. I am looking forward to KDT 5.

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  • Matthew
  • 06-23-22

A welcome return to form

Kel Kade’s King’s Dark Tidings series has always been one of my favourites. There’s just something charming about the world and characters.

With her other series, Shroud of Prophecy not quite hitting the mark, I’ve certainly been concerned with the future of KDT. Luckily it seems my concerns have been assuaged. Taking a break seems to have been the right move because Mage of No Renown is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. The passion is there.

One of the things that I’ve noticed about Kel Kade’s earlier instalments of KDT and this book was the pacing. The story moves from one scene to the next fluidly with little down time between them. This is very important and Kingdoms and Chaos was a good example of the pacing being ‘not quite right.’

It’s very nice to see the backstory that’s been hinted at for many years now, and if Dragons and Demons can match or exceed the quality of this prequel, I’m very excited.

Good work Kel! I’ll always keep reading your books even if I’m not a fan of some.

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  • Brian Gordon
  • 06-23-22

Old friends

Once again a well written book and masterful narration. My only complaint is that now I’m even MORE anxious to learn of Wessons fate in KDT5.