All of the characters, their depth and mystery, combine with a terrific tale that is full of great fight scenes, magic, and monsters.
A Wizard’s Sacrifice: A Dark Science Fantasy Book 2 (The Woern Saga) by A.M. Justice
The storyline and plot are riveting. The pacing is relentless and tense, with such high stakes you’ll be chewing your nails.
Pawn’s Gambit: A Mortal Techniques Novel by Rob J. Hayes
Yuu’s story is a redemption arc that provides an opportunity for a lot of great character growth. Hayes delivers in spades with Yuu.
Ash and Bones: City of Sacrifice Book 2 by Michael R. Fletcher
This series is a must read for dark fantasy fans. It will take you to insanity and back again. I can’t wait for the next book.
The Flight of the Darkstar Dragon: A Darkstar Novel by Benedict Patrick
Benedict Patrick’s imagination is impressively wild and his books will always entertain the reader with places and people that are far beyond mundane.
Hero Forged (Ethereal Earth Book 1) by Josh Erickson
This is a smart, exciting story that fools you into thinking it’s mundane and then demons, sorcerers, godlings, and all manner of terrifying creatures turn all those notions inside out and does it with a good dose of snarky humor.
The Living Blade series by Timandra Whitecastle
A Spoiler Free look at a Fantastic Dark Fantasy Series I recently had the pleasure of reading this series back to back straight through and enjoyed every minute. This is a hidden gem and deserves much greater attention. I’ll present a bit on each below. Grimdark readers will enjoy this and I for one will …
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Seraphina’s Lament (The Bloodlands Book 1) by Sarah Chorn
A tragedy with a tiny spark of hope. This book will appeal to those who appreciate poetic allegory. I found the prose just swept me in and kept me totally invested. Although tragic and jarring, it is at once pain, horror, death, and hope.
Breaking Chaos by Ben Galley
The Chasing Graves trilogy was released in its entirety, one volume at a time, within one hundred days. In times where we find that waiting years for the next book can be expected, Ben Galley has given us what readers crave. A complete trilogy in record time, and an excellent one at that.
And They Were Never Heard From Again by Benedict Patrick
A wonderful new addition the Yarnsworld collection in this haunting gem! This story is a very nice piece of creepy folklore set in the forest of the Magpie King. While the setting is from They Mostly Come Out at Night, it's a solid stand-alone novella. Best of all, it's free. It’s quite horrifying, as all good …
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