Best of
Dark-Fantasy

2003

The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness


Anne Bishop - 2003
    But she is still young, still open to influence--and corruption.Whoever controls the Queen controls the darkness. Three men--sworn enemies--know this. And they know the power that hides behind the blue eyes of an innocent young girl. And so begins a ruthless game of politics and intrigue, magic and betrayal, where the weapons are hate and love--and the prize could be terrible beyond imagining...--back cover

Midnight Sun: The Complete Stories of Kane


Karl Edward Wagner - 2003
    The Complete Stories of Kane. Table of Contents: Death Angel's Shadow (Poem) Undertow Two Suns Setting The Dark Muse Sing a Last Song of Valdese Misericorde Lynortis Reprise Raven's Eyrie In the Lair of Yslsl Reflections for the Winter of My Soul Cold Light Mirage The Other One The Gothic Touch Midnight Sun (Poem) Lacunae Deep in the Depths of the Acme Warehouse At First Just Ghostly The Treasure of Lynortis (Early version of "Lynotris Reprise") In the Wake of the Night (lost novel fragment) The Once and Future Kane (Non-fiction essay)Contents:· Death Angel’s Shadow · pm Midnight Sun #1 ’74 · Undertow · nv Whispers Aug ’77 · Two Suns Setting · nv Fantastic May ’76 · The Dark Muse · nv Midnight Sun #2 ’75 · Sing a Last Song of Valdese · ss Chacal Win ’76 · Misericorde · nv Sorcerer’s Apprentice #17 ’83 · Lynortis Reprise · nv Midnight Sun #1 ’74 · Raven’s Eyrie · na Chacal Spr ’77 · In the Lair of Yslsl · ss Midnight Sun #1 ’74 · Reflections for the Winter of My Soul · na Death Angel’s Shadow, Warner Books, 1973 · Cold Light · na Death Angel’s Shadow, Warner Books, 1973 · Mirage · nv Death Angel’s Shadow, Warner Books, 1973 · The Other One · ss Escape! Fll ’77 · The Gothic Touch · ss Elric: Tales of the White Wolf, ed. Edward E. Cramer, White Wolf, 1994 · Midnight Sun · pm Midnight Sun #1 ’74 · Lacunae · ss Cutting Edge, ed. Dennis Etchison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986 · Deep in the Depths of the Acme Warehouse · ss The King Is Dead, ed. Paul M. Sammon, Delta, 1994 · At First Just Ghostly · na Weird Tales Fll ’89 · The Treasure of Lynortis · na Kadath Fll ’84 · In the Wake of the Night · ex A Fantasy Reader, ed. Jeff Frane & Jack Rems, 1981 · The Once and Future Kane · ar REH: Lone Star Fictioneer #1 ’75

The Abhorsen Trilogy (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #1-3)


Garth Nix - 2003
    This hardbound omnibus collection contains the complete text of the first three beloved bestselling books in Garth's Nix's Old Kingdom series: Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen.SabrielEvery step brings Sabriel closer to a battle that will pit her against the true forces of life and death—and bring her face-to-face with her own destinyLiraelWith only her faithful companion, the Disreputable Dog, Lirael must undertake a desperate mission under the growing shadow of an ancient evil, which threatens the fate of the Old Kingdom.AbhorsenThe Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, and Lirael must search in both Life and Death for some means to defeat the evil Destroyer—before it is too late

The Art of Joseph Michael Linsner


Joseph Michael Linsner - 2003
    Scores of rare production sketches and color roughs will be highlighted, as well as a special "how to" sections in which Linsner gives a sneak peek at the production of one of his dazzling Dawn paintings from start to finish.

Dark Reflections


Kai Meyer - 2003
    In this fast-paced series, feisty fourteen-year-old Merle and her friends Junipa and Serafin live in enchanted Venice, which has been under siege by Egypt for over 30 years. The Venetians' only protection is the Flowing Queen. But when the Queen's very existence is threatened, Merle soon finds herself at the center of a struggle for Venice's survival. But the final battle is one that she and her friends never could have imagined--and the cost will be high indeed. The author's imaginative use of history and mythology combine with fast-paced storytelling to create a page-turning series that is utterly compelling.

Kissing Carrion


Gemma Files - 2003
    A world where obsession is stronger than death. Where body, soul, time and space itself, are all fluid and treacherous. Where living houses dream longingly of oblivion, and vampires ache for more than simply blood. A world where the only escape from the darkness within is to embrace it.... A world not so very different from our own.