Hi everyone! It’s finally time to peel back the curtain on ‘The Secret Project’ that my coworker, who is none other than the awesome Bryce O’Connor, and I have been working super hard on for the last few months! I am happy to announce that on May 1st, we will be releasing a new Epic Fantasy series titled ‘A Mark of Kings’. In addition, I am also super excited to announce that the audiobook will be narrated by the awesome Nick Podehl! (Release date still TBD). Until then, here is a small teaser about what to expect!


Despite his youth, Declan Idrys knows of the evils of the world. He knows of the bastards and brigands who plague the King’s lands, of the monsters skulking in the wooded depths of the realm. Together with his companion, Ryn – a horse of rather peculiar talent – he has spent the last decade of his life beneath the bloody banners of a half-dozen mercenary guilds, hunting precisely such wickedness festering within the borders of Viridian. Unfortunately, fate is quick to pull on the leash of its favorite children. When one particularly troubling contract goes sideways, Declan and Ryn find themselves thrust into a war thought legend and long-ended, a conflict so old it is synonymous with a time in which dragons still ruled the western skies. Now, as dead men rise from their graves and the terrible beasts of the northern ranges descend into the kingdom with an appetite for savagery and flesh, Declan is faced with a profane choice. He can turn, can flee an ancient rising horror that would see the realms of man left as shattered death and wind-blown ash. Or, Declan can face this mounting threat, can come to terms with the fact that his oldest friend might just be more than he appears, and learn to wield an ageless power all his own. Centuries pass, after all, and the Blood of Kings does not fade…


If you’re interested in staying right on top of this until release, feel free to shelve it on Goodreads!

14 thoughts on “New Series Announcement – A Mark of Kings

  1. Super excited!! Is there any chance this will come out in paperback or only kindle?


  2. Awesome! Since I have no time to read any more, I await the audiobook with great excitement.

    Thanks for the engaging stories so far Luke.

  3. I’m almost done with the book and it is fantastic!!! When can we expect Book 2 to be released? BTW…there is no better person to read your work than Nick Podehl!

  4. Awesome! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it! 🙂 And we’re slowly working on book 2 – we’re hopefully aiming to have it ready in early 2020. Once we know more and have a closer day, we’ll be sure to post an update!

  5. Hi Rob – I know it’s been a while since your reply, but it is out in paperback!

  6. I read/listen to ALOT of fantasy books 20-30/yr and I’m only on chapter 19 and I’m already checking when the next book is coming out. Truly a fantastic book with amazing characters. Nick Podehl was a perfect pick! Can’t wait until the next book!

  7. We don’t have a firm timeline just yet, but we’re tentatively hoping in the first half of 2020. We will have to see!

  8. Right now, we’re debating between it being a 3 or 4 book series in total! But likely not longer than that.

  9. Really enjoying the book so far! About a third of the way through the audio book, big praise to Nick Podehl’s narrating, and I’m already excited to see how the rest of this book and the series unfolds. Thank you for the amazing book so far! I hope you can get the next book out soon!

  10. Awesome! I am so happy to hear that you’re enjoying it! I hope that the next one holds up just as well!

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