"Scary Funny Amazing Read" The Dim Realm, Volume I by @Matt_Holgate #horror #fantasy

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The Dim Realm, Volume I

Book One of The Resurrection Tower

Written by Matt Holgate

Genre: Epic Fantasy 


When former blacksmith Corin Drey finds himself lying on his back in the midst of Orthin’s Wood, he cannot imagine what has happened. The last thing he remembers is searching for Thom Blaire’s wife—one of the disappeared. As he slowly sits up and looks around, he sees dead soldiers hanging from trees and other bodies scattered about the burnt forest floor. Corin knows he must find his way home—but how?

Seventeen-year-old Kara Kinfolk has an old soul. Her small town of Arrow’s Flight is idyllic and quiet. But when travelers and residents start to vanish, no one appears interested in finding them. Worse yet are the nightmares, the voices that whisper to her from the shadows, and the dark house at the center of town where secret rituals are performed. Now the house, which possesses powers that prevent anyone from entering or leaving town, has begun to desire Kara for reasons she cannot comprehend. Kara knows she must flee Arrow’s Flight—but how?

As Kara sets out on a quest to quell an ancient evil, she must rely on Corin and a stranger to help her follow a maze of clues that she hopes will lead to an escape—before it is too late.

An excerpt from

The Dim Realm, Volume I

Here's what

Fans are saying

Awesome Epic Fantasy Horror

I was drawn to this book by looking inside and reading the first few pages - the ghost narrator at the start intrigued me enough to pick the book up. I must admit I'm mainly fond of Urban Fantasy and Horror so finding an Epic Fantasy that interested me enough to read from beginning to end over a single weekend was a big surprise.

The Dim Realm is rich in descriptions and full of properly gruesome horror, with some chilling scenes that really stayed with me after I put the book down. The main character Kara is immensely likeable right from the start and I found myself drawn into her world more so than the others, though Tal was also very likeable. I was pleasantly surprised to find a fair bit of humour and even some swearing - totally not what I'd been expecting!

The pace quickened towards the end and the cliffhanger means I just have to get the next one! This was an enjoyable read and I think it will appeal to anyone who likes a bit of escapism, or indeed a good horror story.

Scary Funny Amazing Read

Matt Holgate is a talented author. Some of the passages in his book read like poetry, the descriptions are so vivid you find yourself surrounded by his fantasy world. Just because his prose is beautiful doesn't mean all is flowery and sweet.

The book is a combination of fantasy and horror. The horror will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and give you the urge to look under the bed before you go to sleep.

I can't say enough with how good this book is. The characters are 3-D, the world feels real and the danger the small town finds itself in makes you yell at the pages for everyone to get the heck out of there. If you like these genres you owe it to yourself to start this series. If you do you'll be hooked.

Author Bio

Matt Holgate

Matt Holgate is an author who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His favourite genre is fantasy, followed closely by horror, science-fiction, and murder mysteries. But a good book is a good book, and a story with heart will transcend its boundaries, regardless of its trappings.