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

Children of Wrath (Book 2: Land of Tomorrow Series)
By Ryan King
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction
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.
Kentucky Feud
By Ryan King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Ryan King
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,740. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction
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: Land of Tomorrow Series)
By Ryan King
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,600. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
The whole vastness of the earth is a gigantic open grave, thought Nathan. Nathan Taylor and his family have miraculously survived a nuclear apocalypse and now just want to get home, but the path they must travel is horrific and deadly. Even if they survive their road, they could find themselves caught up in a larger struggle for the very future of civilization.
The Hanging of Hard Barnes
By Ryan King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
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
By Ryan King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
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.
No Kinda Life
By Ryan King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
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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