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The Definitive Guide to Being an Anti-Hero

For many people, especially those readers of dark fantasy books, meeting an anti-hero is something they take for granted.  After watching us connive and concoct so many schemes, assassinations, and angry revenges, they might even believe they can match the success of our dark knavery. But what does it take to be an anti-hero?  It’s

June 7th, 2014|Categories: Dark Fantasy Books|Comments Off on The Definitive Guide to Being an Anti-Hero

Fantasy Books for Adults Riddled with Intrigue & Mayhem

You used to love reading books like the Hobbit, or the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and the Dark Elf trilogy, but then you grew up and lost touch with the fantasy genre.  (That is what happened to me, anyways.) But there are now fantasy books for adults, because there were plenty of other

May 25th, 2014|Categories: Dark Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Fantasy Books for Adults Riddled with Intrigue & Mayhem

4 Reasons Why You Must Read Dark Fantasy Books. The Last Is Devilishly Good.

What is the appeal of all these dark fantasy books featuring anti-heroes who are seemingly capable of committing terrifying deeds of murder and mayhem? Why are so many modern fantasy authors at work in this subsection of the genre? If you are looking for a break from your classic epic fantasy novel, and are looking

May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Dark Fantasy Books|Comments Off on 4 Reasons Why You Must Read Dark Fantasy Books. The Last Is Devilishly Good.

9 Lyrically Written Books Like the Name of the Wind

We are in the midst of the Golden Age of fantasy literature and people are eagerly looking for more books like the Name of the Wind.  There is a rising demand for stylized prose, puns, lengthy tomes offering the reader a long, rich, and deeply immersive experience, and clever, even unreliable narrators. As a toiling

February 22nd, 2014|Categories: Fantasy Books|Comments Off on 9 Lyrically Written Books Like the Name of the Wind

6 New Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read

Are you looking for new fantasy books to read? Hold on, let me shut the door. Do you want to see the collection of new fantasy novels I have gathered from dark and treacherous lands?  Stealing these works from an author's study is not an easy task.  Within this pile there are many grim and

February 1st, 2014|Categories: New Fantasy Books|Comments Off on 6 New Fantasy Books You Absolutely Must Read

Best Fantasy Books of 2013

Looking for the best fantasy books of 2013? I consulted the Goodreads choice awards, Buzzfeed, and Amazon’s category to compile the candidates for the best fantasy books of 2013. My interest in this is mostly cultural, so I am less recommending these books to read (though certainly that must be going on to a degree)

December 27th, 2013|Categories: Best Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Best Fantasy Books of 2013

Drizzt Do’Urden Quotes from the Icewind Dale Trilogy

Since I have been reading through the Icewind Dale fantasy books series, I have come across a number of Drizzt Do’Urden quotes. In a few instances I have cheated a little by adding in some of the surrounding narrative, so while it’s not technically a Drizzt quote, I thought it helpfully enhanced what the drow

October 7th, 2013|Categories: Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Drizzt Do’Urden Quotes from the Icewind Dale Trilogy

7 Intriguing Books within Fantasy Novels

One of the most interesting things about fantasy novels is the books that the characters within them read.  I think it also provides an interesting glimpse into the mind of fantasy authors, as this is an easy place to slip in a respectful allusion to another writer the author admired. 7 Intriguing Books within Fantasy

August 12th, 2013|Categories: Fantasy Books|Comments Off on 7 Intriguing Books within Fantasy Novels

Everville: The First Pillar Kindle ebook Giveaway Contest

UPDATE: The winner has been chosen!  A BIG thank you to all those who participated. Even if you did not win this time, there is still a huge opportunity for you get a copy of the free ebook, Everville: The First Pillar. There is going to be a free Kindle eBook promotion from 8/25 to

August 11th, 2013|Categories: Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Everville: The First Pillar Kindle ebook Giveaway Contest

Best Fantasy Book Titles of All Time

More than anything, I am drawn to fantasy books and their titles.  Many people are sold on book covers, and while I certainly love a good book cover, I'm sold on two things: the title and the first 500 words (sometimes even the first sentence, in the case of Nietzsche). I thought this would be

May 18th, 2013|Categories: Fantasy Books|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Best Fantasy Book Titles of All Time