Ryan King

Biography

Ryan King is a career army officer with multiple combat tours who continues to serve in the military. He has lived, worked, and traveled throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. King is married to fellow author Kristin King and they have four young and energetic boys who keep them constantly busy. Ryan King writes post-apocalyptic, dystopian, thriller, horror, and action short stories, short novels, and novels. He has also published the first book in his post-apocalyptic Land of Tomorrow series called Glimmer of Hope.

Ryan King also writes under the pen name of Charles R. King for historical non-fiction. He has published 22 works, primarily covering the Punic Wars and late Roman Republican Era which was the focus of his graduate degree. Five of these works are currently on seven different bestseller lists. King is also writing a historical fiction series about Hannibal and the Second Punic War. The first book in that series debuts 2013.

Books

Paths of Righteousness (Book 3 of the Land of Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic Series)
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Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,640. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
he Land of Tomorrow Series continues... The fragile world the survivors have carefully built after a nuclear holocaust has crumbled. Rebellion, starvation, and torture stalk the lives of those who seek to simply endure. Nathan and his family are now separated, a diabolical dictator seeks to enslave any survivors, and a terrible winter has come early. Only a miracle can save mankind's remnants fr
Children of Wrath (Book 2 of the Land of Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic Series)
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Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Land of Tomorrow Series continues... Nathan and the new nation his friends have built has defeated the aggressive dictator to their south, but new challenges loom. A predatory and ambitious slave nation to the west has designs on their source of power while internal intrigue simmers. Meanwhile, the spymaster and master manipulator Ethan continues to pursue his secret agendas.
Mask of Mitwaba
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Price: Free! Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Shop lifting might be the typical pass time for many teens like Brook, but her best friend Megan is the one taking all the risks when they boost unclaimed luggage at BWI. Now the girls lift a piece from the Congo that lays its own claims.
Kentucky Feud
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
An unmarked grave and a headless corpse stir the embers of old hatreds in Elliot County, Kentucky, where outsider Deputy Maggie Higgins struggles to investigate her first murder case. Feuds are nothing new in Eastern Kentucky, but this long dormant conflict threatens to gain new life as Higgins uncovers a history of murder, torture, and bloodshed that spans generations.
The Darkside of Down Home: Seven Secret Tales
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
At times comforting and humorous and at other horrifying, The Darkside of Down Home is a collection of seven dark stories that will stir your imagination and keep you thinking long after they are over. Each of these tales is unique and compelling.
Glimmer of Hope (Book 1 of the Land of Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic Series)
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Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: Free! Words: 103,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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Following a nuclear holocaust, Nathan Taylor and his family face grim choices in order to stay alive. Fleeing deadly radiation, plague and desperate men, Nathan, an army officer, leads his wife and their two teenage sons away from chaos and madness toward his ancestral home in Kentucky.
The Hanging of Hard Barnes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Raised in the dark shadow of his twin brother Hardin, Lloyd Barnes is on a mission to save Hard from the hangman's noose. In the corrupt L.A. scene of the late 1920's, though, Lloyd's task looks hopeless as the California penal system makes ready for its last legal public execution. The Hanging of Hard Barnes is a 75-page short novel.
The Last Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Thank God for the dogs, thinks Sam, otherwise I'd go crazy. It's been over five years since a deadly plague swept the world and Sam is the only person left alive...at least as far as he knows. He roams a desolate land already rapidly reverting to nature with his canine companions. But there is still danger, and Sam may not be as alone as he thinks.
My Brilliant Husband
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Price: Free! Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After their most recent blowout, Dennis' wife packs up their daughter for a weekend at grandma's and he finds himself behind the wheel daydreaming of a quiet weekend alone. When Dennis drifts across the line, though, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will press his life to the very edge of survival.
No Kinda Life
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
When the world as we know it falls, the New Texas Republic rises to face the harsh realities of holding civilization together one town at a time. Such is the task before Austin Reynolds, Texas Ranger, as he rides into the community of New Hope where a shifty-eyed mayor, his alluring and beautiful assistant, and a blind prophesying preacher complicate an inevitable battle against northern raiders.

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