Category Archives: Dark Fantasy

Stories that focus on elements usually found in the horror genre but which take place in a setting more alike sword and sorcery or high fantasy.

Blood for the Dancer (The Horde and the Host Book 1) by Dallas Mullican

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“A perfect blending of an original mythos and traditional fantasy. Fans of Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and The Shannara Chronicles will love this series.” Darkcast Reviews

Join an adventure through Heaven and Hell in the first thrilling volume of Dallas Mullican’s fantasy epic- The Horde and the Host Trilogy.

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“By the Hand of Dragons: Rook” by Alexzander Christion

Sheath has just learned that he is not a boy, but a Chimera, a weapon created by powerful dragon magic to be the perfect warrior and win a war almost one believes is coming. One of an army of 300 child soldiers, he must master every art of war and become powerful enough to defeat a threat that frightens even the Council of Dragons. Continue reading “By the Hand of Dragons: Rook” by Alexzander Christion

“Verdure” by Gregg Zimmerman

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Synopsis

Out there in Windridge Ravine – his ravine – an evil influence is at work. A cosmic wound that Edward feels pulsing through the night, growing ever stronger, more menacing . . .
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Returning from college for his father’s funeral, Edward Marshwillow faces challenges and adversities from many directions. Julie, the love of his life, has left him for his best friend Tim. Edward’s girlfriend from college, Adrienne, will visit him soon. Her presence will only drive home Julie’s permanent estrangement from him. Meanwhile Gala, Edward’s beautiful and vulnerable teenage sister, has been caught up in a web of occult events that are besieging the town of Windridge . . . Continue reading “Verdure” by Gregg Zimmerman

“By the Hand of Dragons: AlinGuard” by Alexzander Christion

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“Prisons are for men, AlinGuard is for monsters.”

To be sentenced here, they must pose a threat no single nation could handle. And now they’re on the loose.

AlinGuard, a frozen prison at the top of the world. By some horror, the convicts now control the prison, and have converted it into their base of operation as they wreak havoc across the Whitelands.
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“Desert Shadows” by Joshua Dowidat

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For Caleb and Liam, a pair of close-knit brothers who have trouble fitting in at school, the Southwest desert around their home offers a place where their imaginations can run wild.

But as their explorations take them farther from home, a sinister darkness begins to invade their happy adventures — a darkness that is far more real than what their imaginations can conjure up. And when they collect souvenirs from an abandoned house that turn out to be powerful talismans connected to a mysterious shadow land, strange events and people begin intruding into their lives. Along the way, the brothers acquire some new friends — including two ghosts and a reclusive neighbor — who give them valuable insights into the darkness they are fighting. Continue reading “Desert Shadows” by Joshua Dowidat

“The Place of Stars and Bones” by G. Owen Wears

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A man alone, his memory a blank, moves north across a stark and desolate plane. Though unable to recall why, he is compelled to go on, trudging steadily beneath and endless star-filled sky. Before him
sprawls a nightmare landscape filled with animate corpses, massive carnal heaps, dead cities, and the last remnants of a race bent on its own self-destruction. To discover his unknown destination the lone traveler will have to face them all. Continue reading “The Place of Stars and Bones” by G. Owen Wears

BOOK EXCERPT – Every Last Bone by Shain Stodt

Every Last Bone: An Apocalypse Crew Novel by [Stodt, Shain]

The Fruit of the Tamarind Tree, The Sword’s Edge and Entrances and Exits are from Every Last Bone by Shain Stodt, currently available on Amazon.

Urban fantasy for the 21 Century. Every Last Bone is full of hip riot girl humor, bone chilling horror, and powerhouse characters who touch your heart unforgettably. The little burg of Lawton, USA is invaded by malign creatures and the world is shattered and reformed into a new abnormal of shocking violence and twisted agenda’s.

The vengeful ‘monsters’ of many nations and cultures arise to devour and destroy humanity, and it’s up to the few, the brave, and the very scared to stop them, be they human adversaries or the stuff of nightmares. Liz Blackwell must risk petitioning the powerful and dangerous witches of Eboni for help while Sioux leader and four-star General Lee Red Horse holds off the cracked regime of President Diddler.

Adain watches the infection take over his body while struggling to retain his humanity. As passionate love, fierce loyalties and the need to step up or loose everything mobilizes a diverse group of people caught in the tides of catastrophic events, a crew of unlikely warriors is born.

Entrances And Exits

Whatever it was that was speaking to Liz was communicating more in images and feelings than words. ‘Enter through the other door.’

What other door? There were only the four.

An image appeared in her mind of an interconnecting door between the warded room and the third room. The one with the freaky arcane symbols in the middle of the floor. The one that Sophia had been at pains to warn them not to enter.

Perfect. It was probably a freaking interdimensional portal that would drop her in a parallel universe where everyone who attended theater either crumpled wrappers loudly or clacked gum during the dramatic scenes. Or snored.

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