Grimdark Fantasy and Hope for the Numinous

At first I thought the current fashion of dark, gritty fantasy – fantasy noir – is just that, a recent shift in popularity, like the explosion of angsty teenage vampire stories. If we take the long view, it’s an established … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Kindred Rites by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Kindred Rites Book Two of the Night Calls series by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel   A Christmas Eve Visitation       “Ready for a lesson?” Marta said suddenly. I blinked, surprised by the question. “Tonight?” Marta lifted her head to … Continue reading

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