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9 Books Like the Hunger Games that Will Inspire You to Topple the Dystopia

Are you looking for books like the Hunger Games? If you enjoyed Katniss Everdeen’s personal struggle narrated in a visceral, unforgiving style then you are going to absolutely love all of these young adult dystopian novels. All are brimful with zippy plots that set wry, complex individuals (and their doughty companions) squarely against the reigning

March 8th, 2015|Categories: Dystopian Novels|Comments Off on 9 Books Like the Hunger Games that Will Inspire You to Topple the Dystopia

Everything That Made You Fall Madly In Love with The Kingkiller Chronicles

Do you remember where you were the first time you opened the first book of the Kingkiller Chronicles? Do you remember the long nights where you couldn’t stop touching the pages, and the words couldn’t stop touching you? Did you lose your breath as you finished reading the first page?  I know, you passed out

February 17th, 2015|Categories: Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Everything That Made You Fall Madly In Love with The Kingkiller Chronicles

Drizzt Do’Urden: 9 Things His Enemies Absolutely Hate About Him

“Greetings, Akar Kessell. I am Drizzt Do’Urden, ranger of Gwaeron Windstrom, guardian of Icewind Dale. I have come to kill you.”  image credit: http://helmuttt.deviantart.com/art/Drow-213021149 Drizzt Do'Urden of Icewind Dale As an insane mage, a blood thirsty goblin, or an ice giant just looking for something to stomp into the cold, hard tundra of

January 17th, 2015|Categories: Fantasy Books|Comments Off on Drizzt Do’Urden: 9 Things His Enemies Absolutely Hate About Him

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.