The Relentlessly Gripping Alt WWI Trilogy Comes to a Devastating Finale

The Climax of the Epic Darkest Hand Trilogy
‘Enough blood, battles and violence to satisfy even the most ardent
horror fan. Frenetic, gore-soaked, and hugely enjoyable’
David Moody, author of Autumn and Hater

Tarn Richardson

Published on 25th May 2017
B-format Paperback Original, £8.99
336 pages
ISBN 9780715651704

The final, thrilling instalment of Tarn Richardson’s Darkest Hand trilogy (‘a remarkably original premise [with] damn fine characters’ David Moody), The Risen serves up a fittingly visceral, relentlessly gripping and action-packed climax to this epic series of dark fantasy.

1917. War and revolution are consuming the world, and darkness is spreading. The world is desperate for a hero who can save humanity from the return of the Antichrist. But where is Poldek Tacit, the only man capable of defeating these terrifying forces? As old allies unite in a frantic race to unmask the Antichrist and thwart his plan to bring everything into his power, the Darkest Hand continues to terrorise the innocent – while in the Vatican’s vaults long-buried secrets are about to be unveiled, and humanity’s chance of redemption from the forces of evil hangs by a single thread…

‘Evokes the fantasy of Tolkien and the darkness of King’
Cal Moriarty, author of The Killing of Bobbi Lomax

‘Dan Brown fans will clearly love this, and it’s rather more sophisticated, too’
Daily Mail

‘Definitely not one for the squeamish… well worth it’ Bookbag

‘Really damned good. A real page turner of a novel, a first world war historical yarn mashed with a supernatural and occult horror novel… the plotting is sharp, the characterisation and the historical attention to detail is superb… highly recommended’ Simon Godsen, Fantastic Literature

‘The historical elements are fascinating, as is the author’s twist on the werewolf mythos… compelling’ Publishers Weekly

‘A gripping investigation into a series of brutal murders [in a] landscape of popery, butchery, trenches [and] werewolves’ Material Witness

‘A robust conspiracy of ritual and magic… has a cinematic quality to it [and the] action comes at a frenetic pace’
Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation

‘Truly riveting… a really engaging alternative history with hints of magical realism’ Fantasy Book Review

‘Engaging, intense and visceral… a sublime work of dark fiction meets mystery, meets horror that recalls the likes of Anno Dracula, Hellsing, and Constantine, with a hint of Fight Club… dark, seedy and full of gore’ Intravenous Mag


TARN RICHARDSON grew up a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien near Taunton in Somerset, in a remote house rumoured to be haunted. He has been a copywriter, written murder mystery dinner party games and worked in digital media for over twenty years. He is the author of the Darkest Hand trilogy, comprising The Damned, The Fallen, The Risen and the eBook prequel The Hunted, all published by Duckworth. He lives near Salisbury.

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