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Joseph Sale

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Joseph Sale is an editor, novelist, and writing coach. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He currently writes and is published with The Writing Collective. He has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy, and his love-letter to fantasy: Save Game. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.

He edits non-fiction and fiction, helping fledgling authors to realise their potential. He has edited some of the best new voices in speculative fiction including Ross Jeffery, Emily Harrison, Christa Wojciechowski, and more. His short fiction has appeared in Tales from the Shadow Booth, edited by Dan Coxon, as well as in Idle Ink, Silver Blade, Fiction Vortex, Nonbinary Rev
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Average rating: 4.36 · 146 ratings · 62 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Gods of the Black Gate

4.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Dark Hilarity

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The Darkest Touch

3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Return to the Black Gate

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Save Game

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings2 editions
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Beyond the Black Gate

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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The Meaning of the Dark

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Orifice

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"Joseph Sale’s Dark Hilarity is an unpredictable novel, part horror, part portal fantasy that does a fantastic job in bringing both the real world and the fantasy land of Dae’eshta to life. Sale creates likeable protagonists in Tara and Nicola, and ca" Read more of this review »
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"First things first, I know Joseph, he’s my editor and friend... but before that I just knew him as a writer, a mighty fine writer at that... and if I’m honest, although he’s my friend and editor now, he’ll always remain a writer first and foremost, a" Read more of this review »
Dark Hilarity by Joseph Sale
"*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Dark Hilarity is a black as night fantasy novel that explores fate, evil, the long standing effects of grief, and the unshakable friendship of two young girls. Set in a 90’s UK setting" Read more of this review »
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Moonlight, Gunshot, Mallet, Flame by Alicia Hilton
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Alicia Hilton has a really distinctive style of writing that sneaks up on you. In the first of these two tales, the eponymous "Moonlight, Gunshot, Mallet, Flame", we experience a tale of surreal and dripping paranoia, where every encounter might mean ...more
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