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.

Series

Land of Tomorrow
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. Horrors lie in their path. From the prison struggling to maintain control of its inmates, to the desperadoes who enslave anyone who comes their way, even survival may cost Nathan his humanity...or that of his sons, Joshua and David. Nathan struggles to keep his family intact, but it requires making brutal choices. He wants to protect his sons, but knows they now must be deadly and cold at times. Land of Tomorrow is a three book epic tale of one family's endurance and triumph after tomorrow's apocalypse.

Books

The Protectors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
It has been twenty years since the Great Plague. In a few months, Teal will turn sixteen and be able to Take the Chit from a Protector as so many have before her. In a cruel and dark world the Protectors supposedly keep away the violence and madness. But Teal is starting to realize that all is not what it seems, and her grandfather and mother harbor old secrets about Before and the Dark Years.
Shadows of Before (Book 4 of the Land of Tomorrow post-apocalyptic series)
Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,650. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
At great cost, the diabolical dictator has been destroyed and the lives of the survivors residing in the Jackson Purchase enclave can finally go about the day-to-day business of simply enduring in their new shattered world. Yet, an evil madman resurfaces with the means to take everything the fragile community has struggled to protect. The Land of Tomorrow post-apocalyptic series continues here...
Nearest Night - Plague Wars Series Book 5
Series: Plague Wars, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,510. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When a friend disappears, Skull must track him down. Spooky's family is sent to a death camp and he proposes a suicidal rescue, but only Reaper can lead it. Bogged down in a war with the rebel state of Alaska, at odds with Canada and meddling in Mexico's politics, the Unionist-controlled USA proceeds down an ugly path toward fascism, tyranny, and genocide.
Apocalypse Austin - Plague Wars Series Book 4
Series: Plague Wars, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,110. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When oppression by the Unionist-dominated federal government becomes intolerable, the Republic of Texas secedes from the United States. As the Unionists respond with immediate violence, Daniel Markis and Spooky Nguyen send Reaper and Skull on missions to help the fledgling nation survive in the face of overwhelming odds. Can they win through to establish a haven for Edens on North American soil?
Eden's Exodus - Plague Wars Series Book 3
Series: Plague Wars, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The Eden virus is spreading. Blessing or curse, it's apparent that it can't be contained. For the poor and the sick, the Plague is a godsend, yet it puts those infected in the cross hairs of people who fear their power is slipping away. When these desperate Edens turn to Daniel Markis and the Free Communities for help, he can't refuse. Spooky, Skull, and Reaper are soon struggling to save them.
Paths of Righteousness (Book 3 of the Land of Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic Series)
Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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
Skull's Shadows - Plague Wars Series Book 2
Series: Plague Wars, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
American sniper Alan "Skull" Denham refuses the Eden Plague rather than give up the demons driving him. Instead, he selects his own mission to fight against the ever-growing evil of the fascist Unionist movement. Can Skull win through while keeping his soul, showing mercy only to children, dogs and the genuinely innocent? Meant for mature readers due to language, violence and adult situations.
Children of Wrath (Book 2 of the Land of Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic Series)
Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,350. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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
Price: Free! Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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.
Creative Minds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Neil Shotts is a wealthy and successful author. He has all he ever wanted and more, but he can't seem to finish his latest novel. Meanwhile he is distracted and confused by Seth Liston, an aspiring writer who attempts to befriend Neil. Before long, Neil begins to understand that there may be something seriously wrong with Seth and that all may not be as it seems.
Ride the Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Roller coasters are supposed to be safe, but a string of major accidents has shaken the public's confidence. What no one knows is that these are not accidents. A brilliant and disturbed serial killer is designing and executing more spectacular "masterpieces" each year. His latest "work of art" might be his greatest ever...or his undoing.
Glimmer of Hope (Book 1 of the Land of Tomorrow Post-Apocalyptic Series)
Series: Land of Tomorrow. Price: Free! Words: 105,200. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Horror » 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
Price: Free! Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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.
The Burden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ethan Mathews is worried about his mother. She's old, in a nursing home, but worst of all seems to be losing her senses. But, when she tells him an incredible family secret, it makes him wonder if she isn't actually going out of her mind. Regardless, Ethan knows he will never see things the same again.

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Kristin King
Latest book: Cain's Coven. Published June 29, 2012.