The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]

The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]
  • The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]
  • The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]
  • The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]
  • The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]
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Author: M. Amanuensis Sharkchild
Cover Designer and Illustrator: John F. Stifter
Release Date: April 2019
Hardcover: Imitation Leather; 240 pages
Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches
Publisher: Armored Books; Second Edition
Special: Signed by Author


Twenty-six short stories of occult, metaphysical, and fantastical horror that will follow you to the visions of your sleep.

The Dark Verse is a multiverse of Lovecraftian terror, spanning different realms and times that touches upon evils that transcend the knowable. Whether a man whose written letters cast insidious spells, a witch that sends criminals to their deaths based on a game of chance, or a monster that seeks to destroy whoever speaks its name, there is no escape from the occult horrors that await you within the innumerable folios of The Dark Verse.

This is Sharkchild's second collection of grim and ethereal stories and can be enjoyed independently from the other Dark Verse volumes. The cover of the book is imitation leather with foil stamping on the front, back, and spine; there is no dust cover. All three sides of the pages have black dusting. The artwork in its entirety, including a two-page illustration for each story, was created by John F. Stifter.


  1. The Clock’s Many Hands
  2. Playgrounds Never Wondered About
  3. The Fragmented
  4. The Changing Feyth (Part 3)
  5. Mantis, Malevolent
  6. Pathway for the Dead
  7. The Road Show
  8. The Song of Dusty Hearts
  9. A Megacosm’s Secret Initiation of Members
  10. Confronting the Formless
  11. The Deviations
  12. The Taking of Hallowed Creation
  13. Stumbling upon Preterition
  14. The Changing Feyth (Part 4)
  15. Symptoms of the Astral
  16. Thirteen Door Roulette
  17. The Hunt, The Chosen
  18. Names: Apherdane
  19. Names: Chillanthon
  20. The Ilks of Devotion
  21. Nigh Outlasting the Fear of Death
  22. Severing the Lost
  23. The Man of Letters
  24. The Concomitant
  25. No More Resistance
  26. When Eyes Have Seen Too Much



"I rarely rave about a book unless it is outstanding on every front. Books I rant about are written well, are thoroughly original, and are almost flawless in both content and entertainment. I can state, without a doubt, that IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH is one of these very tomes. If you are any kind of fan of horror fiction, this book (and its brothers) are must-haves." -Matthew Scott Baker

"More than once, someone had asked if I was feeling well because my breathing had become labored due to holding my breath for an outcome of one of the stories." -Dane Higbee

"Packed with bizarre and twisted stories that make your brain implode!" -Brenden

"'The Dark Verse, Vol 2: In the Blood of Death' is a masterfully crafted and illustrated book of 26 short stories. Each story flows seamlessly into the next, but all forms of death and destruction are independent of the others. The accompanying illustrations are fantastic and can only be fully appreciated in the beautifully bound hardback book." -HodgePodge Galore


Read the story, The Man of Letters:

The Man of Letters


Check out the Kickstarter project that made this book possible

Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Lorcan delong

Ordered as gift for my girlfriend and came in good quality. She was very excited highly recommend.

Denzil Anderson
The horror inside and outside is awesome!

These books are amazing!! I have all 4 volumes, the covers look great in my collection and the stories within are dark, surreal, Lovecraftian and just plan fun.

Tara Fath

The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]

Stacy Smith
I bought this as a gift

I bought this as a gift but I love the look of the book. I also love that the company kept in contact with me about delivery. I received multiple email updates about where the book was in the process. I have not seen that sense of customer service in awhile. I could have order the books through Amazon however, I am very happy that I order through Sharkchild and will do so when I am ready to purchase the last book as a gift for my son.


The Dark Verse, Vol. 2: In the Blood of Death [Hardcover]

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