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All the Opening Lines of the Best Fantasy Books

Aside from reading the best dark fantasy books, becoming pure evil,  destroying worlds, and corrupting the youth, I’ve always been interested in first lines from the best fantasy books. After all, it's the opening line that usually either grabs you as a reader and excites and entices you enough to continue on the journey...or close

January 1st, 2015|Categories: Best Fantasy Books|Comments Off on All the Opening Lines of the Best Fantasy Books

The Best Dark Fantasy Books for the Aspiring Evil Lord

Are you looking for the best dark fantasy books? Are you looking for amoral protagonists, anti-heroes, and complexly drawn characters stumbling their way through a world of muted greys (and corpses)? Are you a dark lord who has plenty of minions and not enough heroes to kill? Or maybe you are dealing with a particularly

December 8th, 2014|Categories: Dark Fantasy Books|Comments Off on The Best Dark Fantasy Books for the Aspiring Evil Lord

16 Horrifying Thoughts Torn from the Annals of the Black Company

One of the things I love most about dark fantasy books is their cynical wisdom and fearless truth-telling. You know the kind of book I’m talking about. The kind the world doesn’t want you to read. The kind that smells of “mystery and dark doings, of skullduggery and revenge,” as Croaker might have said. These

October 31st, 2014|Categories: Dark Fantasy Books|Comments Off on 16 Horrifying Thoughts Torn from the Annals of the Black Company

Top 10 Fantasy Books You Should Read Right Now

Are you looking for the top 10 fantasy books? With fantasy writers constantly cranking out candidates for the best fantasy novels in the current Golden Age, as readers we are stuck with a plethora of choices and not enough time to read them all. To my mind, that leaves us with five options. Develop methods

September 13th, 2014|Categories: Best Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Top 10 Fantasy Books You Should Read Right Now

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