Every world holds darkness in the shadowed corners of reality. In some worlds, darkness is all there is.From the unknown lurking over the horizon to what dwells in the dark below a city, some of the most engaging moments in fantasy fiction blur a line with horror. Dark fantasy embraces this and creates something both fantastic and terrifying. Join us in exploring eight novelettes that delve into the dark and explore worlds of fantasy that don't reserve nightmares merely for the night. Have your sword ready, because danger lurks in every shadow.