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

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  • Monochrome by H.M. Jones
    Release date: Aug 01, 2015
    What would you do to save your most precious memories?

    That’s the question that Abigail Bennet, a new mother, must answer in this dark fantasy.

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 347 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 18 - Oct 18, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Harmlessly Insane by Evans Light
    Harmlessly Insane: The Complete Collection
    Twenty top-rated weird tales of terror from The Light Brothers, authors Evans Light and Adam Light.

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    Availability: 1 copy available, 427 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 09 - Oct 31, 2015

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    King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2)
    Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels, #2)
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