The Darkest Days Fantasy Bundle, curated by bestselling author Charlotte E. English: Since time immemorial, humankind has been fascinated with midnight tales of dark deeds, of horror and the supernatural, of what waits just out of sight until the sun goes down. As children, we were thrilled and terrified by ghosts and monsters, dangers and darkness; as adults… well, we pretty much still are.
Dark fantasy as a genre takes us back to those days of reading ghost stories under the blankets at night, by the wan light of a single torch. Borrowing from horror and Gothic fiction, mixing the macabre and the horrific with dark magic and fantasy tropes, these tales bring us ghosts and necromancers; dark wizards and witches; vampires and murderers; beleaguered detectives, alone against the dark; sorcerers and thieves; zombies, monsters, fallen angels and much more.
For this bundle, I've hand selected ten of the best indie writers working in the dark fantasy genre today. These books span the full range of the fantasy rainbow, from historical fantasy to contemporary, from epic to grimdark. Some are set in imaginative second worlds; others are set in the real world — perhaps just around the corner from you.
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The Horn King by Alaric Longward
"Probably one of the best books I've read in a very long time can't wait for the next one to come out."– Amazon Review
The Queen of Stilled Hearts by DeAnna Knippling"DeAnna Knippling strikes the perfect tone in "Alice's Adventures in Underland: The Queen of Stilled Hearts." One suspects the author was possessed by the spirit of Lewis Carroll while penning this delightful and thoroughly entertaining novel. I have read other Alice/Zombie stories and none of them comes close to achieving what Knippling has in capturing the voice and spirit and absurdity of the original books. If Lewis Carroll had written about zombies, this would be the book! For fans of Alice in Wonderland and zombies and good storytelling. Highly recommended." – James Aquilone, author of Dead Jack and the Pandemonium Device
Raziel's Shadow by Joseph Robert Lewis
"Adventure. Fighting. Incredibly witty dialogue. All things I've come to expect from Joseph Robert Lewis. And he doesn't disappoint his fans in Raziel's Shadow. If you like adventure or fantasy, this is your book."– Nikki
Fire & Ice by Patty Jansen
"The multi-layered gem of imagination pulls you in from the first word. With its well developed and fully fleshed characters, it comes to life and breathes on its own."– Amazon reviewer
The Vampyricon - Book 1 - The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg
"The stunning first volume of a new dark fantasy epic from Stoker-winner Clegg (Nightmare House) gives the iconic vampire a massive makeover and draws fresh possibilities from its most familiar aspects. This rich and symbol-laden blend of myth and history makes intense reading while it lays a solid foundation for later books in the series."– Publishers Weekly
Map of Shadows by J.F. Penn
"Extraordinary, full of wonder and light and genuine magic."– Michaelbrent Collings, Award-winning horror writer
First Chosen by M. Todd Gallowglas
"M. Todd Gallowglas has written a compelling tale in 'First Chosen (Tears of Rage)'. The world in which he sets the tale is a vivid, complex world; one in which theology and politics are so intertwined that it is hard to tell where one leaves off and the other begins."– Best in Fantasy Blog
Ghost in the Ring by Jonathan Moeller
"I love reading every word of these books to get the full flavor of the world Mr. Moeller has created. I love that his heroine is a woman born without any particular magical abilities, and yet has brought down the most powerful creatures in this world. Her abilities have been conferred upon her as she has punched her way through this universe."– Amazon Review
The Malykant Mysteries Compendium 1 by Charlotte E. English
"The Rostikov Legacy is a delightful story wrapped in Eastern European ribbons. A marvelous blend of dark justice and subtle magics."– Amazon Review
Mourning Cloak - Taurin's Chosen Book 1 by Rabia Gale
"From the dark streets of a city alive with monsters and magic, to creepy pseudo-scientific laboratories, every last inch of Mourning Cloak is brilliant science fantasy. An epic tale of love, loss and redemption set in a lovingly-crafted world."– Jo Anderton, award-winning author of Debris and Suite
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get SEVEN more items: The Vampyricon - Book 1 - The Priest of Blood by Douglas Clegg, Map of Shadows by J.F. Penn, First Chosen by M. Todd Gallowglas, Ghost in the Ring by Jonathan Moeller, The Malykant Mysteries Compendium 1 by Charlotte E. English, Mourning Cloak - Taurin's Chosen Book 1 by Rabia Gale and Ironhand - Taurin's Chosen Book 2 by Rabia Gale
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
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