Current Featured Book:
"Virgin Killer: Sick with the Fairies"
Kindle pre-order for $3.99 until book releases for $6.99 June 20, 2020
Jon Stone makes a daring expectation from fans of the dark fantasy genre by stating Virgin Killer is "Tolkien's The Hobbit meets Hitchcock's Psycho." While the book is only out for pre-order until June 20, 2020, we sit back in anticipation hoping his claim is true.
Why Have Serial Killers in Medieval Fantasy Books?
If a real serial killer found a fantasy book about a fictional serial killer he or she might want to go and murder the author who wrote it and make an elaborate ritual out of the act, leaving the body exposed somewhere public overnight, just to teach them that having an addiction to murder is nothing that should be fetishized by normal people nor used for entertainment. At least that's all we can assume, and all we can do is assume because we only have so many mediums for attempting to understand them. Serial killers have an important role in fantasy horror for helping us wrap our heads around what might go on in the mind of a psychopathic murderer. For millennia fiction has served the purpose of sharing meta truths through a didactic narrative, and while serial killers are commonly present in horror books, modern crime novels and detective murder mystery books, they rarely every show up in fantasy books. There's nothing wrong with a person who's curious about understanding serial killers and how they think, so long as they don't go and murder anyone ... So-called "normal people" who would never want to commit murder have a lot to gain from attempting to understand how serial killers do the things they do. No matter how hard people try to deny it, serial killers are part of the human story here on Planet Earth. Long before crime thriller books were even a thing, people have always been fascinated by murder and those who commit it, and fantasy books are just a means of serving that fascination in narratives that wouldn't be possible in other genres. Imagine if a serial killer has magical powers? Or if they were a king with a powerful army? Indeed, this way fantasy book lovers who suddenly feel like delving into a serial killer thriller novel don't have to switch genres. They can enjoy the long adventures and strange characters of a classic epic fantasy novels such as these books or the horror of a dark fantasy novel while also enjoying the thrill and suspense of a murder mystery thriller. When the serial killer is the protagonist in a high fantasy world, the choice of victims is endless. A reader can have his or her vicarious thrill without actually killing anyone and so can the author. And even if a real serial killer read this and started planning our murders just to prove that we're wrong to enjoy serial killer fantasy books then maybe while we're being murdered we'll finally understand what goes on in that brain of theirs. Perhaps you like fantasy books with serial killers for a whole other reason. Are you a serial killer?
Do you know good fantasy books with serial killers? Submit them to feature on our list!
To submit a book to feature on our list, click here. This website's purpose is to feature fantasy serial killer novels and while we know there are not that many of them out there we're also aware that there could always be some we're not aware of. If you don't see your favorite serial killer fantasy book on our list then please submit it, especially if it's a new one you wrote yourself. Supporting self-published authors is one of the things we look forward to doing over the long haul and the medieval fantasy serial killer thriller genre is one that doesn't get enough support--probably for a good reason... Not everyone can handle the sight of what would happen if Norman Bates met Frodo Baggins. One possibility is that the ring's new name is "Mother" and never reaches its destination...