"A fast, fun urban fantasy in a wonderfully original world, full of slam-bang magic and interesting characters.”

—Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names


“Jaw-dropping worldbuilding, fluent prose, and an equal blend of noir and snark make for that most delicious of fantasy adventures, an out-of-this-world tale that feels pressingly real. A smart and savvy joy.”

A. J. Hartley, New York Times–bestselling author of the Steeplejack series and the Cathedrals of Glass series


“Absolutely sensational. Edwards takes all the familiar pawns of urban fantasy and makes royalty of them in his debut. We’re invited into an alternative, historical world of staggering breadth and realization. The central characters, Rune and Brand, combine the loyalty of Frodo and Samwise with the sacrilege of a pairing like Tyrion and Bronn. When thrown in beside fascinating magical systems, breathtaking prose, and a relentless plot—this is the tale of Atlantean magic we didn’t know we wanted.”

—Scott Reintgen, author of Nyxia

Starred Review - LIBRARY JOURNAL:

“Edwards's gorgeous debut presents an alternate modern world that is at once unusual and familiar, with a grand interplay of powers formed by family and the supernatural. Intriguing characters, a fast-paced mystery, and an original magical hierarchy will immediately hook readers, who will eagerly await the next volume in this urban fantasy series.”

            -Library Journal -- STARRED review -- May 15, 2018

Publishers Weekly: 

K.D. Edwards. Pyr, $17 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-63388-423-6


Edwards’s debut combines swashbuckling action, political intrigue, and romance into a fast-paced and enjoyable adventure. New Atlantis is a self-contained nation of magic users, ensconced on Nantucket Island after a devastating war and ruled by courts named for the major arcana of the tarot. Rune St. John and his bound companion and bodyguard, Brand, are the last survivors of the fallen Sun Court; they make a living doing odd jobs involving varying degrees of danger, mostly for the formidable Lord Tower. After participating in an attack on the Lovers Court, Rune and Brand end up shielding the sheltered and abused grandson of Lady Lovers and searching for the missing son of Lady Justice. Their quest leads them to a conspiracy that involves undead monsters and murder, and may be connected to the fall of Rune’s court and the brutal assault he endured afterward. Rune is an entertaining narrator, and his bond with Brand provides a strong emotional cornerstone for their martial and magical skullduggery. Edwards’s intriguing worldbuilding and appealing characters set the stage and pique the reader’s interest for sequels. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary. (June)

News & Updates

May 2018


I had an absolute blast being interviewed by Two Gay Geeks on their podcast. Listen to me talk about THE LAST SUN, world-building, research, and how my sense of outlining is likely to get me committed one day. And I don't care what they say, they really do sound like radio gods. A few times I forgot what I wanted to say, because it was just so interesting hearing them talk!

April 15, 2018


Book #2 in The Tarot Sequence has been revealed! THE HANGED MAN's cover was also designed by the inexpressibly brilliant, brilliant Micah Epstein ( See both covers side-by-side here:


February 1, 2018


THE LAST SUN's cover has been revealed! See KT Literary for more details: Many, many thanks to the brilliant Micah Epstein ( 

September 20, 2017

Publishers marketplace announcement

The PM announcement of my first pub date! THE LAST SUN, Book #1 in the TAROT SEQUENCE, will be published by Pyr in June 2018. I also tentatively expect Book #2, THE HANGED MAN, in June 2019. See excerpted announcement on my agent's webpage:


February 10, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: Now Co-Represented by Kim Yau at Paradigm for media representation.

K.D. is excited to be working with Kim Yau at Paradigm for potential entertainment sales of TAROT ACCOUNTS.


January 11, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: Signed 2-Book Deal with Audible

K.D. has sold the first two novels in the TAROT ACCOUNTS series to Audible.


December 19, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: Signed 2-Book Deal with Pyr

K.D. is ridiculously thrilled to sell the first two novels in his TAROT ACCOUNTS series to Rene Sears at Pyr.





Original Photo by York Wilson

Original Photo by York Wilson

K.D. lives and writes in North Carolina, but has spent time in Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, and Washington. (Common theme until NC: Snow. So, so much snow.)


Mercifully short careers in food service, interactive television, corporate banking, retail management, and bariatric furniture has led to a much less short career in Higher Education.


The first book in his urban fantasy series THE TAROT SEQUENCE, called THE LAST SUN, will be published by Pyr in June 2018.


K.D. is represented by Sara Megibow at kt literary, and Kim Yau at Paradigm for media rights.


K.D. Edwards writes adult and YA urban fantasy.



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K.D. Edwards is represented by Sara Megibow of kt literary.



Sara Megibow, KT Literary


K.D. Edwards is also represented by Kim Yau at ParadigM AGENCY. FOR FILM/TV INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:

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