Browsing All posts tagged under »dark fantasy«

Trese: Stories from the Diabolical, volume 1 by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo

January 28, 2015


Stories from the Diabolical helps tide Trese fans over until the next graphic novel installment. It's a collection of short illustrated dark fantasy stories narrated by Hank the bartender of Alexandra Trese's club in Malate, Manila.

Strangewood by Christopher Golden

January 25, 2015


A dark fantasy, Strangewood demolishes the delusions of childhood and mocks the icons of youth, and yet it reaffirms innocence and boundless joy and wonder. When Thomas was a boy, he imagined a fantastic forest peopled with magical creatures. He was The Boy whose imagination shaped the world, where he played with talking animals and had adventures to foil the plots of the Peanut Butter Man and the wicked Jackel Lantern. In that world, good always triumph and evil is thrilling, never surpassing what a child cannot understand.

Trese 5: Midnight Tribunal by Budjette and KaJo Baldisimo

January 22, 2015


In this volume, the series pushes for the beginning of a very promising story arc. The volume is episodic with interconnected stories. Someone is trying to do Trese's job for her. This someone is faster and more prone to sensational antics. Trese must catch this someone before he or she gets into too much trouble. Unfortunately, another player, a masked giant, gets into the picture to stand judge and executioner to the supernatural bad guys in the city. Trese and the Kambal have their hands full.

My Top 10 Books of 2014

January 1, 2015


Most of my favorite books in 2014 are Fantasy. My top read though is the Rosales Saga, a series of five historical and political novels, which trace five generations of two families, namely the Samsons (poor farmers) and the Asperri (wealthy mestizos) through Spanish and American periods in the History of the Philippines up until the pre-Martial Law Period in the 1970s. It's a gripping read that anyone who likes Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet will appreciate. The Rosales Saga is written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose.

takod by david hontiveros

May 23, 2010


A journalist investigates strange stories in the once-sleepy town of Mapayapa. Like Fox Mulder, he has a personal issue to settle.

ghost ocean by s m peters

May 17, 2010


As far as many of my reader friends are concerned Neil Gaiman is god. But when I read Ghost Ocean I wondered why I would need him when I have S M Peters. On there are only eight reviews and two. Sweet. I belong to a cult.

house of dark delights / bound in moonlight by louisa burton

December 31, 2009


Book review: House of Dark Delights and Bound in Moonlight by Louisa Burton