Vampirism at a deliciously literary level, dark fantasy at its best!'
Winner of the inaugural VSS Steampunk Novel of 2011 with Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron.
Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy, horror, alternative history 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 a High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire.
Her steampunk novels so far are Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron, winner of the prestigious Victorian Steampunk Society's Best Novel award in 2012 and recently published sequel Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde. A third in the series is awaiting publication
Raven has had a great many short stories published, including one in a celebration of forty years of the British Fantasy Society and in international horror anthologies including Dean Drinkel's trilogy Tres Librorum Prohibitorum, Tales from the Lake 2 published by Crystal Lake and an anthology of woman horror writers, edited by Billie Sue Mosiman entitled Fright Mare...Women Write Horror.This anthology was shortlisted for a Stoker award in 2017.
She was 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, published in autumn 2013.
Death's Dark Wings, an alternative history/ supernatural novel set in 1066 was published by Telos in spring 2015.
As an obsessive Dr Who fangirl since the very first episode, Raven is delighted to have collaborated on the script of a new film released on DVD, The Daemons of Devil's End. She was delighted to get an acting role in the film which stars Damaris Hayden. Raven also worked on the novelisation of the film.
Raven has appeared on two lists of top women horror writers , published to celebrate February's Women in Horror Month, 2013.
Raven's latest book, the spooky novella, The Bane of Bailgate was published in August 2018