We’re diving back into sword and sorcery month this February. Once again a panel of experts have been assembled, this time to give us a list of their favorite creatures of the genre. I’ll also be discussing one of my all time favorite fantasy series and more. So, light your torches and ready your swords […]Read More SWORD AND SORCERY MONTH RETURNS NEXT MONTH
CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS (2015) is an anthology edited by Marc Tassin and John Helfers which is published by Mechanical Muse. It marks the first Kick-Starter I’ve ever backed. I made the jump both because the book was filled with such amazing writers, and because I trusted Marc Tassin to put out a top-notch product. I […]Read More CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS ANTHOLOGY REVIEW
I’ve written before about my childhood love of 80’s adventure game books, and I certainly bought my fair share of them. Choose Your Own Adventure, Which-Way, Endless Quest, Fighting Fantasy, Interplanetary Spy, and Find Your Fate, are just a few of the series I enjoyed. In a previous article I covered some of my favorite […]Read More FANTASY-THEMED ADVENTURE GAMEBOOKS
The barbarian adventurer Conan, created by Robert E. Howard in the 1930’s, has continued on from his short story roots to be featured in novels, movies, role playing games, cartoons, live-action television shows, and comic books on his way to becoming the single most iconic sword and sorcery character ever. While these further exploits penned […]Read More Conan!
Weapons have long played a key in role in the fantasy genre, most commonly taking the form of swords, but everything from daggers to bows to magic rings and more have made their mark along the way. Many of these iconic tools of combat have been granted names, including those possessing no magical properties whatsoever […]Read More THE ULTIMATE FANTASY WEAPONS LIST
“The Colossus of Ylourgne” (1934) is a novelette by Clark Ashton Smith set in his often used fantasy realm of Averoigne. This one begins with the mysterious disappearances of newly-buried bodies from their graves. This continues to occur throughout the land, and soon people begin to encounter the corpses running full speed toward some mysterious […]Read More THE COLOSSUS OF YLOURGNE BY CLARK ASHTON SMITH
Somewhere south of the city walls, the thunderous, keening screech continued to split the night air, sounding neither of man nor beast but rather some twisted amalgamation of the two. Battalions of young men clad in shinning unblemished suits of armor trailed behind the racing footfalls of their elders, whose scared and dented adornments had […]Read More SWORD AND SORCERY MONTH RETURNS THIS FEBRUARY!
At GenCon last year I picked up a book called DUNGEON CRAWLERS 1ST LEVEL by Edward J. Russell. Written in the classic Choose Your Own Adventure-style, you are given choices throughout as to what you want to do. Dubbing his version a Pick Your Path book, I found it a fun homage to the classics, […]Read More DUNGEON CRAWLERS 1ST LEVEL BY EDWARD J RUSSELL
I haven’t put together my own list of favorite fantasy books, but if I did, WEEPING DARK: BLEEDING EDGE by Raven and Lain Bower would be on it. I loved that book and will be among the first to return to its rich world of magic and adventure (reviewed here: https://horrordelve.com/2013/09/02/review-of-weeping-dark-bleeding-edge-by-raven-and-lain-bower/) when the next book […]Read More Raven Bower, What Are Some of Your Favorite Pieces of Fantasy Fiction?
To celebrate Sword and Sorcery month here at Horror Delve, I wanted to find out what were some of the best pieces of fantasy fiction? To do this, I asked a great group of modern writers to list some of their favorites. First up is Willie Meikle, a prolific writer with over 20 novels and […]Read More Willie Meikle, What Are Some of Your Favorite Pieces of Fantasy Fiction?