Dark Fantasy

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Thorns is the spectacular debut novel of talented new British author, Mark Lawrence. The first installment in the Broken Empire trilogy, it promises to be one of the most exciting releases of 2011. Dark, captivating, relentless and haunting, this brilliant …

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The Devil’s Diadem by Sara Douglass

The Devil’s Diadem, the latest offering by popular Australian author and historian Sara Douglass, is a stand-alone historical fantasy set in mid-twelfth century England. Douglass has described The Devil’s Diadem as “everything she always wanted to put in a fantasy …

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Feed (Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant

Feed by Mira Grant (pen name for Seanan McGuire) is the first book in Newsflesh trilogy, documenting the adventures of bloggers and adoptive siblings Georgia “George” and Shaun Mason. Set in 2034, twenty years after the zombie apocalypse, the Mason …

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Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash is a gay retelling of the Cinderella tale that challenges the assumptions underlying many fairy tales—namely, that all girls merely yearn for their princes to come rescue them from their lives.  While the protagonist Ash does wish she can escape the …

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The Last Page by Anthony Huso

Anthony Huso’s debut novel, The Last Page, is the first book of a duology. With its mixture of fantasy, steampunk, and horror elements, I expected to breeze through it in a matter of days. It took longer than I anticipated, but I …

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Kraken by China Miéville

Kraken is a strange and ambitious urban fantasy novel by the celebrated British author China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station and The City & The City. It seems to combine the best (and worst) elements of H. P. Lovecraft, …

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