Raven Dane is next up on The Demonologia Biblica series of guest posts. Her demon of choice – Ipos.
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Up until the beginning of last year I didn’t write short stories. I also didn’t write horror. I had my own comfy niche as a dark fantasy and steampunk writer of novels. I still do not know how it happened, wonderful people like Dean suddenly asking me for stories…and publishing them. It gave me the confidence to write a collection of macabre and creepy short stories and has widened my scope and experience as a writer. Thank you so much Dean!
Under the Bridge, my contribution to the Demonologia Biblica began with a struggle to find an interesting demon starting with the letter I from a limited number of infernal candidates. I settled for Ipos, a seemingly benevolent Prince of Hell who bestows confidence on those who summon him. But there had to be a sting in the tail and in the tale…
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Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy and steampunk novels. Her first books were the critically acclaimed Legacy of the Dark Kind series, Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance. These were followed by the High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire. Her steampunk novels so far are the award winning Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and recently published sequel Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde. She has had many short stories published, including one in a celebration of forty years of the British Fantasy Society and in several forthcoming international horror anthologies including the 13 Ghosts of Christmas published by Spectral Press and Dean Drinkel’s The Demonologia Biblica.
Recently she has been signed up by Telos to be the first author published in their new Moonrise imprint with her collection of macabre Victorian and Steampunk short stories, entitled Absinthe and Arsenic. Raven is currently working on the third novel of the Cyrus Darian series and an alternative history/ supernatural novel, Son of Morrigu.