7 Medieval Horror Books For When You Need A Break From Elden Ring

7 Medieval Horror Books For When You Need A Break From Elden Ring

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Hellmouth Miniature from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Morgan Library & Museum | MS M.945, f. 107r

7 Medieval Horror Books For When You Need A Break From Elden Ring

As you might have noticed if you’ve spent any time at all on the internet this month, Elden Ring is out. From Software’s newest frustrating gothic fantasy-horror offering (and collaboration with George RR Martin) brings its… unique brand of cryptic storytelling and punishing difficulty to an open world, allowing for even more bizarre landscapes and body horror than the average FromSoft slashfest. But whether you’re fighting a man with thirty limbs and an attack pattern that means he’s always hitting everything or a gigantic undulating tree-dragon, after that sixtieth death, it might be a good idea to take a step back and do something else–like pick up a book. While medieval horror is occasionally lumped in with dark fantasy (that’s an argument for another day), there’s a wealth of amazing books set in the Middle Ages chock full of the gothic darkness and bizarre horror that FromSoft is known for. We’ve found seven for when you need a break after that thirtieth loss to the Serpent King. 

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berserk

the-ravens-table

the-enterprise-of-death

between-two-fires

a-mortal-glamour

the-thin-executioner


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