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Publication Order of Black Stone Bay Books

Publication Order of Chris Corin Books

Publication Order of Jonathan Crowley Books

Under the Overtree (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serenity Falls (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cherry Hill (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smile No More (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Bad Week (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boomtown (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where The Sun Goes to Die (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Serenity Falls Books

Publication Order of Seven Forges Books

Seven Forges (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blasted Lands (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Gods Demand (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Wonders (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silent Army (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Godless (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War Born (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Subject Seven Books

Publication Order of The Tides Of War Books

The Last Sacrifice (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen Gods (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gates of the Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fireworks (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Newbies (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harvest Moon (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deeper (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Forest Tour (With: Jeff Strand) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slices (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Home for the Holidays (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Walker Place (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

This Is Halloween (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dinner for One (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alien Trilogy Books

Out of the Shadows (By: Tim Lebbon) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea of Sorrows (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
River of Pain (By: Christopher Golden) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bloodstained Books

with Christopher Golden
Bloodstained Oz (With: Christopher Golden) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Books

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (By: Joss Whedon,Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Rain (By: Nancy Holder) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel Chronicles, Vol. 2 (By: Richie Tankersley Cusick) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Living Rerun (By: Arthur Byron Cover) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blooded (By: Nancy Holder) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of the Hunt (By: Nancy Holder) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Chaos (By: Craig Shaw Gardner) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Visitors (By: Laura Anne Gilman,Josepha Sherman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monster Book (By: Thomas E. Sniegoski,Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal (By: Nancy Holder) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sins of the Father (By: Christopher Golden) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unnatural Selection (By: Mel Odom) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resurrecting Ravana (By: Ray Garton) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sunnydale High Yearbook (By: Nancy Holder) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willow Files, Vol. 1 (By: Yvonne Navarro) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Water (By: Laura Anne Gilman,Josepha Sherman) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Harvest (By: Joss Whedon,Richie Tankersley Cusick) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evil That Men Do (By: Nancy Holder) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
How I Survived My Summer Vacation (By: Nancy Holder,Michelle West,Paul Ruditis) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row (By: Christopher Golden) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Willow Files, Vol. 2 (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenant (By: Mel Odom) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempted Champions (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Fours (By: Nancy Holder) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Watcher's Guides (By: Nancy Holder) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paleo (By: Yvonne Navarro) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghoul Trouble (By: Joss Whedon,John Passarella) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oz: Into the Wild (By: Christopher Golden) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossings (By: Mel Odom) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wisdom of War (By: Christopher Golden) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Things (By: Joss Whedon,Rebecca Moesta) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Things (By: Joss Whedon,Rebecca Moesta) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
These Our Actors (By: Joss Whedon,Ashley McConnell,Dori Kogler) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chosen (By: Nancy Holder) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Fog (By: Nancy Holder) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chaos Bleeds (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Slayers (By: Nancy Holder) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackout (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival of Souls (By: Nancy Holder) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deathless (By: Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Congress (By: Christopher Golden) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Thing or Your Mother (By: Kirsten Beyer) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons of the Hellmouth: A Guide for Slayers (By: Nancy Holder) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Roads (By: Nancy Holder,Christopher Golden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Madhouse (By: Nancy Holder,Christopher Golden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cemetery Dance Signature Books

The Baby (By: Keith Minnion) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Butterfly (By: Simon Clark) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Legs in the Morning (By: Norman Prentiss,Steven C. Gilberts) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Miniaturist (By: Vincent Chong,Jay Bonansinga) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homestead (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tyler's Third Act (By: William Stout,Mick Garris) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cemetery Dance Select: Kealan Patrick Burke (By: Kealan Patrick Burke) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Changeling: The Dreaming Books

with MarkHunter, Don Bassingthwaite, Leif Jones, Angel Leigh McCoy, Sam Chupp, Nicky Rea, Ian Lemke, David Carroll, Mark Jackson
The Enchanted (By: Steve Kenson) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pomegranates Full and Fine (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changeling: The Dreaming (By: Sam Chupp) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immortal Eyes: Shadows on the Hill (By: Angel Leigh McCoy) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changeling Players Guide (By: Phil Brucato,Andrew Kudelka) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kithbook: Sluagh (By: Richard Dansky) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kithbook: Satyrs (By: Leif Jones,Angel Leigh McCoy,Mark Jackson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changeling Storytellers Guide (By: MarkHunter,Nicky Rea,Ian Lemke) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kithbook: Pooka (By: Angel Leigh McCoy) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Classic World of Darkness Fiction Books

Vampire Diary (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caravan of Shadows (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Darkling Plain (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conspicuous Consumption: Werewolf (By: Stewart von Allmen) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Darkling Plain (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wyrm Wolf (By: Edo Van Belkom) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mage: Such Pain (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Netherworld (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Secrets (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breathe Deeply (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Shroud (By: Doug Gregory) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ebon Mask (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Hell (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Relations (By: Doug Murray) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hell Storm (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call To Battle (By: Doug Murray) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
As One Dead (By: Don Bassingthwaite,Nancy Kilpatrick) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ascension Warrior (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watcher (By: Charles L. Grant) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
War in Heaven (By: Robert E. Weinberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quintessential World of Darkness (By: Rick Hautala) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Kingdoms (By: Richard Lee Byers) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eternal Hearts (By: Lucy Taylor) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slave Ring (By: Tim Dedopulos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunting the Dead (By: Seth Lindberg,Stefan Petrucha,Allen Rausch) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Overseer (By: Tim Dedopulos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puppet-Masters (By: Tim Dedopulos) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Tide Horror Books

Wounds to Wishes: Tales of Mystery and Melancholy (By: John Boden,Chad Lutzke,Robert Ford) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
West of Hell (With: R.B. Wood,Michael Burke) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
October's End: Halloween Horror Stories (By: Kevin Lucia,Jason Parent,Jeremy Bates) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Beyond: Piercing the Veil (By: Lisa Morton,Lucy A. Snyder,Kate Maruyama,Crystal Lake Publishing) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsters: We’re All a Little Different (By: Glenn Rolfe,Nick Kolakowski,Tom Deady) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vandal: Stories of Damage (By: Aaron Dries,Kaaron Warren,J.S. Breukelaar) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Mutilations: Three Body Horror Novellas (By: Nadia Bulkin,Jess Landry,Sofia Ajram) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Clock: Tales of Mystery and Suspense (By: Brandon Ford,Mark Allan Gunnells,Shane Nelson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unholy Triquetra: Celtic Fairy Tales (By: William Meikle,Jason Parent,Curtis M. Lawson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Shall Rise: Zombie Zombie Zombie (By: Jay Wilburn,Armand Rosamilia,Carver Pike,Erin Louis) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes and The Arcana of Madness (By: John Linwood Grant,Naching T. Kassa,Angela Yuriko Smith) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunted Highways: Road Trip Horror (By: Lucas Mangum,Carver Pike,Rowland Bercy Jr.) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Griffin & Price Books

with Charles R. Rutledge
Blind Shadows (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Congregations of the Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hell Within (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mage: the Ascension Books

with Ari Marmell
Michael Kaluta (By: Michael Wm. Kaluta) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Shadows (By: Phil Brucato,Bill Bridges,Elizabeth Fischi) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mage: The Ascension (By: Phil Brucato,Brian Campbell,Chris Hind,Stewart Wieck) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destiny's Price (By: Phil Brucato,Elizabeth Fischi,Jaymi Elford) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loom of Fate (By: Phil Brucato) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digital Web (By: Phil Brucato,Dan Greenberg) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tradition Book: Cult of Ecstasy (By: Phil Brucato) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Mirrors (By: Richard Dansky,Phil Brucato,Brian Campbell) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orphan's Survival Guide (By: Phil Brucato,Mark Cenczyk,Kevin A. Murphy,Justin R. Achilli,Aldyth Beltane,Brad Beltane,Rachelle Udell,James E. Moore,Lindsay Woodcock) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guide to the Technocracy (By: Phil Brucato,Brian Campbell,Scott Baxa,Steven S. Long) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Magick: Dark Adventure (By: Aaron Rosenberg,Phil Brucato) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tradition Book: Verbena (By: Steve Kenson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marvel Prose Novels

Civil War Prose Novel (By: Stuart Moore) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Avengers: Breakout (By: Alisa Kwitney) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (By: Dan Abnett) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ant-Man: Natural Enemy (By: Jason Starr) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadpool: Paws of the Marvel Universe (By: Stefan Petrucha) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain America: Dark Designs (By: Stefan Petrucha) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thanos: Death Sentence (By: Stuart Moore) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther? (By: Jesse Holland) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet Hulk (By: Greg Pak) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover (By: David Liss) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Venom: Lethal Protector (By: James R. Tuck) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spider-Man: Forever Young (By: Stefan Petrucha) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Marvel: Liberation Run (By: Tess Sharpe) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avengers: Infinity (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (By: Stuart Moore) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Predator Books

Predator (By: Paul Monette) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Predator 2 (By: Simon Hawke) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concrete Jungle (With: Nathan Archer) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold War (By: Nathan Archer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Game (By: Sandy Schofield) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Midnight (By: John Shirley) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flesh and Blood (By: Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
South China Sea (By: Jeff VanderMeer) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turnabout (By: Steve Perry) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Incursion (By: Tim Lebbon) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
If It Bleeds (By: Jonathan Maberry,Jeremy Robinson,Kevin J. Anderson,Bryan Thomas Schmidt,Tim Lebbon,Andrew Mayne,Steve Perry,Mira Grant,Larry Correia,Dayton Ward) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunters and Hunted Official Movie Prequel (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stalking Shadows (With: Mark Morris) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vampire: the Masquerade Books

with Ari Marmell, Lucien Soulban, Sam Chupp
Berlin by Night (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chaos Factor (By: Phil Brucato) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Nod (By: Sam Chupp) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timothy Bradstreet: Vampire (By: Tim Bradstreet) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Necropolis: Atlanta (With: Sam Chupp,Jennifer Hartshorn,Shawn Carter) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Colony (By: Doug Gregory,John Cooper,Elizabeth Fischi) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montreal by Night (By: Lucien Soulban,Philippe Boulle) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cities of Darkness Volume 2 (With: Noah Dudley) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revelations of the Dark Mother (By: Phil Brucato,Rachelle Udell) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Storyteller's Companion (By: Richard Dansky) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guide to the Camarilla (By: Richard Dansky) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Darkness (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Magic (By: ) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giovanni Saga 1 (By: Richard Dansky,Teeuwynn) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Sacrifice: Thaumaturgy Comp (By: Ari Marmell,Dean Shomshak) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Archons & Templars (By: Ari Marmell,Sarah Roark,Janet Trautvetter) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Havens of the Damned (By: Lucien Soulban,Jess Heinig,Shannon Hennessey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Havens of the Damned (By: Lucien Soulban,Jess Heinig,Shannon Hennessey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Havens of the Damned (By: Lucien Soulban,Jess Heinig,Shannon Hennessey) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mexico City by Night (By: Lucien Soulban,Dean Shomshak) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
State Of Grace (By: Ari Marmell,Richard Dansky,Jason Feldstein) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Werewolf: The Apocalypse 1e Tribebooks Books

with Sam Chupp, Chris Howard
Bone Gnawers Tribebook (By: Sam Chupp) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get of Fenris Tribebook (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Fangs Tribebook (By: Chris Howard) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Werewolf: The Apocalypse Books

with Sam Chupp, Chris Howard
Rite of Passage (By: Sam Chupp) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rite of Passage (By: Sam Chupp) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Werewolf Storytellers Handbook (By: Clyde Caldwell) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Túmulos: lugares de poder (With: Phil Brucato,Bill Bridges,Harry Heckel,Sam Chupp,Teeuwynn,Christopher Howard,Emrey Barnes,Steven C. Brown,Alan Bryden,John Gavigan,Sam Inabinet,Izumi Hideo,David Key,Kenneth Meyer,George Neal,Roderick Robertson,Ryk Strong,David Alabort) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Record (By: Phil Brucato,Ethan Skemp) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book of the Wyld (By: Richard Dansky) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of World of Darkness Books

with Ari Marmell, David Carroll
World of Darkness: Mafia (By: Ari Marmell,Matthew McFarland,C.A. Suleiman) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
World of Darkness: Time of Judgement (By: Kyla Lee Ward,David Carroll,Michael Patrick Goodwin,Eleanor Holmes,Steve Vai) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of World of Darkness Books

Mister Magick (By: Edo Van Belkom) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Drums Around the Fire(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast Within(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
British Invasion(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crane House(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies Vs Robots: This Means War!(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Echo Issue 9(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
LampLight - Volume 2 Issue 1(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Seasons: The Journal of New England Horror Writers, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piercing the Darkness(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
LampLight - Volume 2 Issue 3(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
LampLight - Volume 2 Issue 4(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Ice Bat(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Harvest(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
LampLight Volume 2(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Wolves at the Door(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
V-Wars: Night Terrors(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gods of HP Lovecraft(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Unnatural Selection(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Witches(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Indigo(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Go Alone(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Favorite Story Podcast Author Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Peculiar Family(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Resurrection(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twisted Book Of Shadows(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dystopian States of AMERICA(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Medivac(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don’t Turn Out the Lights(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Hunters(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle of Horror Anthology Volume 5: Thinly Veiled: the '70s(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Nights(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unholy Thirst(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Holy War(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Time Travelers Walk Into...(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Dead or Alive(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
SNAFU: Punk'd(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

James A. Moore is comic book writer turned author that has written thrillers, horror, and dark fantasy.

+Biography

It was quite a few years before James A. Moore finally made his debut in the literary arena. Before books like Blind Shadows and Seven Forges hit the shelves, Moore was making a name for himself writing comics for Marvel.

Moore didn’t exactly hit it big in the arena; though hardcore fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be aware of his novelization of Chaos Bleeds, a story based on the video game that Christopher Golden wrote.

Outside of comics, Moore has also been a present force in the world of the White Wolf Games, writing an impressive 20 role-playing supplements in the process and being credited for the likes of Berlin by Night and The Get of Fenris.

Moore can also add a White Wolf novel or two to his resume. Moore has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel (2003) and a Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction (2006).

James A. Moore typically works with small press publishers like Cemetery Dance through which many of his books have been released as signed hardcover limited editions.

It took the author a while to achieve notable success. Moore had to work a number of jobs even while producing many of his role-playing supplements and novels, most of which were barely paying his bills.

+Seven Forges

Captain Merros Dulver has finally encountered the half-forgotten race living beyond the Seven Forges. Dulver isn’t the first to find a path beyond the great mountains, though he is still quite surprised to learn that he was expected.

Dulver doesn’t return home alone, instead bringing with him a group of strangers, wondering all the while whether his discovery is indeed as great a thing as he initially presumed.

The lost race worship the gods of war, and talk of that far-off cataclysm is still rife. The blasted lands to the far north of the people of Fellein still stand in testament to the ancient time of cataclysm.

The People of Fellein, having lived on legends for hundreds of years, are not unaware of the expeditions that are often deployed into this legacy of ancient events in search of rumored riches.

A lot of readers have attested to trying their hand at this book primarily because of the impressive cover that James A. Moore used to sell his book. Fortunately, the book beneath the cover doesn’t disappoint, at least not entirely.

This is the farthest thing from high fantasy; people who often avoid those seemingly complex epochs will love this straightforward tale. Though, this story definitely has layers to it that are revealed as one progresses through the book.

Major Merros Dulver stands at the center of this book, charged with mapping the realm beyond the blasted lands and encountering the people of the seven forges in the process.

A small group of this warrior race returns to the empire with Dulver, this raising the question of whether two starkly different cultures can co-exist in the same place. The people of the mountains are a strong fighting race that has spent a significant amount of time inhabiting the most inhospitable sections of the planet.

The people of the Empire, on the other hand, haven’t faced a real enemy in a long time; as such, they have grown soft. Politics and religion come into play, and it is worth noting the effort Moore makes to build the cultures of his world without bogging his book down.

This is where High fantasy normally fails, bombarding readers with so much information about the politics and traditions of fictional worlds that reading becomes more of an educational chore than a source of entertainment.

James A. Moore paces things well enough, fleshing out the races of his fantastical world without stalling his story. And the writing is stellar, simple, straightforward and very easy to follow.

If Moore falters anywhere it is in failing to balance the people of the Empire with the people of the Seven Forges. The Denizens of the Seven Forges are so interesting and engaging that every time readers are forced to return to the perspective of the Empire’s people, the quality of the story seems to fall.

+Subject Seven

A long time ago, scientists saw fit to manifest deadly assassins within the bodies of teenagers, where they slept waiting to arise as the ultimate military weapon. The dangerous alter-ego of a teenage boy, an individual only known as subject seven, attempts to escape captivity at the lab and succeeds.

Now he seeks to unite the others like him, teenagers with the power to destroy their creators.

This is one of James A. Moore’s more impressive attempts at producing stories for young adults. The alpha of a group of children being genetically modified into powerful weapons brutally murders a high-ranking scientist and escapes.

The remnants of this alpha’s group have their memories wiped after which they are placed with adoptive parents. Several years later, the children begin to question everything about their lives when they start to suspect that someone might be controlling their actions.

Subject Seven, the alpha of their group, soon leaps into the picture, giving these kids the answers they desperately desire even while empowering them to fight back against their masters.

This book is very action-oriented and that becomes a problem after a while. Moore throws so much action into the mix that, even with all the brutality involved, things still get stale after some time.

In fact, in some cases, the action only stalls the plot rather than pushing it forward. Additionally, Moore seems to sacrifice a lot of character development in favor of showing his protagonists in the most kick-ass light possible.

People looking for something softer might be surprised by just how violent things get here; Seven, in particular, is represented in the most sadistic light, and while that doesn’t necessary negatively impact the story, some people might be surprised by the levels of violence that Moore describes in this book. There is a Jekyll and Hyde concept in this book whose potential Moore is simply unable to take advantage of.

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