Werewolves are one of the classic movie monsters. They've been scaring us on film since The Wolf Man, and there have been legends of werewolves since medieval times. On this guide you'll find stories, myths and legends about those who howl at the full moon and other shapeshifters.
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Web Sites of Interest
The Following web sites provide detailed information about fantasy fiction authors, books, and more.
A British web site that includes new release info, author/editor listings (that can be view in several different ways, including nationality), plus a listing of significant science fiction events listed by year.
A list compiled from votes by the Internet community. This is an uncomplicated starting place for readers who want a recommendation of a "good" book in these genres. It also contains a small section of top science fiction/fantasy series.
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Fantasies with a twist, a subtle hint of things gone wrong, or perhaps not so subtle. . . These stories add horror and the supernatural to the traditional worlds of fantasy.
When one of the inhabitants of Deepgate, a city suspended by giant chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, turns traitor, an untested boy and a psychotic murderer venture into the abyss in search of a powerful magic rumored to lie there.
All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually.
The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped. Her magic was always chasing blind leads. Princess Meredith skiing in Utah. Princess Meredith dancing in Paris. Princess Meredith gambling in Vegas. After three years I was still a front-page story for the tabloids, though the latest headlines had been speculating that I was as dead as the King of Rock and Roll ...
Valen is an addict addicted to a spell that changes pain into pleasure. His only possession is his grandfather's book of maps. While recovering in a monestary, he discovers that his book may be the key to the realm of angels, and monks, princes and madmen are all after it.
Features nine short works on supernatural and modern heroes who perform dark and dangerous deeds for the greater good, including contributions by Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, P.N. Elrod, Vicki Pettersson, and Carrie Vaughn.
First in the Sword of Truth series. Although Wizard's First Rule is more in the epic fantasy style, rather than dark fantasy, the series gets progressively darker.
In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help ... and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In their darkest hour, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword to invoke within himself something more noble. Neither knows that the rules of battle have just changed ... or that their time has run out ...
Peter is a lot like other boys, daring, imaginative, and full of mischeif. He only appears to lonely, lost children and promises to take them to a magical land where they'll never grow old. But this is not the Neverland you know. . .
A thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.
Harrison Harrison—H2 to his mom—is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange things go on by night, monsters lurk under the waves, and creepy teachers run the local high school.
On Harrison's first day at school, his mother, a marine biologist, disappears at sea. Harrison must attempt to solve the mystery of her accident, which puts him in conflict with a strange church, a knife-wielding killer, and the Deep Ones, fish-human hybrids that live in the bay. It will take all his resources-and an unusual host of allies-to defeat the danger and find his mother.
All hope for stopping the vampiric elite from controlling earth depends on human SOFs (Special Other Forces) and the success of their attempt to recruit Sunshine, the daughter of legendary sorcerer Onyx Blaise.
As a senior in high school Quentin Coldwater became preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. After graduating from college and being admitted into a highly exclusive, secret society of magic in upstate New York, he makes a stunning discovery: Fillory is real. But the land of Quentin's fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he could have imagined for his childhood dream becomes a nightmare with a shocking truth at its heart.
In a world in which humans are ruled by demons and dark gods, the Praman warrior Else inadvertently defeats a creature of the Dark and is subsequently forced to penetrate the center of a rival religious faction, sparking a dangerous conflict.
Seven hundred years ago, a Black Widow witch saw an ancient prophecy come to life in her web of dreams and visions. Now the Dark Kingdom readies itself for the arrival of its Queen, a Witch who will wield more power than even the High Lord of Hell himself. 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...
When a bloodthirsty Mafioso sets his vengeful sights on Cassandra Palmer, who is gifted with the ability to communicate with the dead, she is forced to ask the vampire council for help and must pay a high price at the hands of a sensual master vampire.
Finding her beloved foster mother Ruth brutally murdered, psychic Liz Phoenix begins to experience terrifying visions of horrific creatures, dreams that may be linked to her former lover, Jimmy Sanducci, who reveals to her the truth about a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time & of her role as a warrior in that battle.
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds. Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.
I'd been warned about Strays--werecats without a Pride--constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back...for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever--and whoever--I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays--'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them....
The story is told by Louis de Pointe du Lac in 1991 to an interviewer about the lives of himself, Lestat and Claudia through trouble, death, curse and love over the past 200 years.
Going back to New Orleans, 1791, young, plantation owner Louis is unhappy with his life as a widower. That is until Lestat de Lioncourt comes into his life. The vampire Lestat, allows Louis to make the decision of either death or life as a vampire forever. Not until his decision is already made, does Louis realize what he has become. He refuses to take human life. . .
Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovered a door leading to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. When he is back in Halloweentown he shows his friends what Christmas is like, and he suggests doing Christmas this year instead. But things do not go as planned when Oogie Boogie, an evil gambling boogey man, plots to play a game with Santa Claus' life and creates a nightmare for all the good little boys and girls everywhere. Although Sally attempts to stop him, Jack embarks into the sky on a coffin-like sled pulled by skeletal reindeer.