Dark Fantasy

At its most basic, dark fantasy is a term used to describe a fantasy story with a pronounced horror element. A stricter definition is difficult to pin down, as authors, publishers, and readers have used "dark fantasy" in various contexts throughout the years.

Dark fantasy is often used as a synonym for supernatural horror. Some authors and critics also apply the term to high fantasy stories that feature anti-heroic or morally ambiguous protagonists. Fantasy works by writers typically associated with the horror genre are sometimes described as "dark fantasy." Conversely, the term is also used t

New Releases Tagged "Dark Fantasy"

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1)
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White Stag (Permafrost, #1)
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Kings of Ash (Ash and Sand, #2)
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Grim Solace (The Chasing Graves Trilogy, #2)
Chasing Graves (The Chasing Graves Trilogy, #1)
Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)
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Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)
The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners Collection)
Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)
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Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2)
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Right and wrong matters little when survival matters most.
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