"Not all those who wander are lost."
-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
"Never run from anything immortal. It attracts their attention."
-Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
"Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day."
-Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues
“People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes."
-Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings
"Friends can betray you, but with an old enemy, you always know where you stand."
-Raymond E. Feist, Krondor: The Betrayal
"Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times."
-Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
"Fortunately, where reason failed, blind panic served well enough."
-N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
"Darkness shields as much as it threatens."
-R. Scott Bakker, The Judging Eye
"So there's an iPhone app for fighting zombies. Interesting.”
-Amelia Beamer, The Loving Dead
“Twenty percent? What am I, your waiter? I got you five vampires, not a BLT.”
-Richard Kadrey, Kill the Dead
“I'm steel-toed boots in a ballet-slipper world.”
-Richard Kadrey, Sandman Slim
“Love is a tempestuous mistress. And none of us shall ever master her.”
-Lisa Ann Sandell, Song of the Sparrow
“His head was an hour-glass; it could stow an idea, but it had to do it a grain at a time, not the whole idea at once.”
-Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
“Why is it that what we do know can save us, but what we don't know can kill us?”
-T.A. Barron, Ultimate Magic
“Fairy Tales always have a happy ending.” “That depends... on whether you are Rumpelstiltskin or the Queen.”
-Jane Yolen, Briar Rose
“There's really nothing quite like someone's wanting you dead to make you want to go on living.”
-Roger Zelazny, This Immortal
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
-George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
"Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?" "That is the only time a man can be brave."
-George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
“Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They'll not be able to once you lop off their heads.”
-Christopher Paolini, Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr

Dark Fantasy

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New

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    Naamah's Blessing
    Jacqueline Carey

    Returning to Terre d'Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief...

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    Among Others
    Jo Walton

    Startling, unusual, and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of...

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    The Heroes
    Joe Abercrombie

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the...

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    The Drowning Girl
    Caitlin R. Kiernan

    India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. Struggling with her perceptions of...

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    The Thief-Taker's Apprentice
    Stephen Deas

    Berren has lived in the city all his life. He has made his way as a thief, paying a little of...

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    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland
    Catherynne M. Valente

    Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father...

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    The Silent Land
    Graham Joyce

    Graham Joyce transports readers to a mysterious world of isolation and fear with a hypnoticall...

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    The Cthulhu Encryption
    Brian Stableford

    The Shoggoths attack: "They had been so horrible before that I dare not say that they were any...

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    The Skinwalker Conspiracies
    Jim Bernheimer

    My name is Mike Ross and I’m a Ferryman – like in the Greek myth. I didn’t ask for, or really...

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    The Loving Dead
    Amelia Beamer

    Kate and Michael are roommates living in the Oakland hills, working at the same Trader Joes...

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    Kushiel's Dart
    Jacqueline Carey

    The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels...

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    The Bone Doll's Twin
    Lynn Flewelling

    Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined....

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    Tender Morsels
    Margo Lanagan

    Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between...

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    The Knight
    Gene Wolfe

    A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven...

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    Horns
    Joe Hill

    Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved...

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    The Complete Drive-In
    Joe R. Lansdale

    Friday night at the Orbit Drive-in: a circus of noise, sex, teenage hormones, B-movie blood,...

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    Melusine
    Sarah Monette

    Mélusine-a city of secrets and lies, pleasure and pain, magic and corruption, and destinies...

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    The Wizard
    Gene Wolfe

    A novel in two volumes, The Wizard Knight is in the rare company of those works which move...

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    How to Make Friends with Demons
    Graham Joyce

    William Heaney is a man well acquainted with demons. Not his broken family - his wife has left...

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    Dancing With Bears
    Michael Swanwick

    Dancing With Bears follows the adventures of notorious con-men Darger and Surplus: They've...

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    One For Sorrow
    Christopher Barzak

    Part thriller, part ghost tale, part love story, One for Sorrow is a novel as timeless as The...

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    The Left Hand of God
    Paul Hoffman

    Paul Hoffman's novel of astonishing scope and imagination, featuring a darkly gifted teenage...

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    The Briar King
    Greg Keyes

    Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the...

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    Dhampir
    Barb and J.C. Hendee

    She hunts the realm’s most dangerous game.
    Her fees are exorbitant.
    She’s worth ev...

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    Scar Night
    Alan Campbell

    Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to...

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    The Priest of Blood
    Douglas Clegg

    From Douglas Clegg comes his first dark fantasy novel, dealing with the edge of a fantastic...

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    Abarat
    Clive Barker

    “I know that many of you here have waited years for this Hour,” Mater Motley said, using that...

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    Blood of Ambrose
    James Enge

    Behind the king's life stands the menacing Protector, and beyond him lies the Protector's...

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    The Shadow Queen
    Anne Bishop

    Theran Grayhaven is the last of his line, desperate to restore the land of Dena Nehele. But...

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    Caine Black Knife
    Matthew Stover

    In Heroes Die and Blade of Tyshalle, Matthew Stover created a new kind of fantasy novel, and a...

Classic

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    Something Wicked This Way Comes
    Ray Bradbury

    The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill...

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    The Shadow of the Torturer
    Gene Wolfe

    Severian is a torturer, born to the guild and with an exceptionally promising career ahead of...

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    The Gunslinger
    Stephen King

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces...

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    Nightside The Long Sun
    Gene Wolfe

    While struggling to satisfy the gods aboard The Whorl, a giant spaceship sent out from Urth to...

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    Black Easter
    James Blish
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    Gormenghast
    Mervyn Peake

    Enter the world of Gormenghast...the vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl,...

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    All Hallow's Eve
    Charles Williams

    Charles Williams had a genius for choosing strange and exciting themes for his novels and...

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    To Reign in Hell
    Steven Brust

    The time is the Beginning.

    The place is Heaven.

    The story is the Revolt...

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    The Tooth Fairy
    Graham Joyce

    Sam and his friends are like any normal gang of normal young boys. Roaming wild around the...

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    The Dying Earth
    Jack Vance

    The stories included in The Dying Earth introduce dozens of seekers of wisdom and beauty,...