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Viktor Karlsson Mantel
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Hello

I really like the concept and Darkness KDM have.

Does anyone know any good books with similiar feeling to KDM?

With Dark unreal worlds, monsters and wierd things in it.

Like really dark.

 
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Try the Elric saga and Corum saga by Michael Moorcock.

They are the grim fantasy that is the root of it all.
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Try the Necroscope Series by Brian Lumney if you can get it. It is set in 1980s Cold War era. However it goes to the kind of place you're seeking and it has monsters of the kind you're looking for (they're called vampires, but they're really not the traditional or modern kind). Book 3 is where the stuff you're seeking happens, but you should absolutely not miss out on books 1 and 2.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66655.Necroscope

His work is heavily influenced by Lovecraft's, but with more emphasis on characters.
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DegenerateElite wrote:
Try the Elric saga and Corum saga by Michael Moorcock.

They are the grim fantasy that is the root of it all.


I second Moorcock. He's great and hits the darker side of fantasy quite well.

If you're willing to read graphic novels, the Berserk manga is high quality and a direct inspiration cite by Adam Poots, the creator of Kingdom Death.
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Art books by HR Giger, nothing else i know of vaguely resembles it
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Many backers, in the Kickstarter comments, cited the manga Berserk as a clear influence on the game and monsters. Haven't read it yet but that piqued my interest and going to give it a shot.
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It sounds like you'd enjoy Clive Barker's stories. Especially, Book of Blood and Hellbound Heart (Hellraiser movies). They have the dark feel, though they typically aren't sword and sorcery.

Joe Hill, though I've only read one of his is pretty dark too. He's Steven Kings son so he learned from the best.

Monster wise, best monster story I've read was Steven King's IT.
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Tolchock wrote:
Hello

I really like the concept and Darkness KDM have.

Does anyone know any good books with similar feeling to KDM?

With Dark unreal worlds, monsters and weird things in it.

Like really dark.



I just picked up this book.
https://www.amazon.com/Resurrectionist-Lost-Work-Spencer-Bla...

It's not so much an immersive story as it is a sort of anatomical bestiary of strange creatures and concepts. Both my girlfriend and I love KD and she loved this book so much, she picked up one for herself...
It may not be exactly what you're looking for but, I thought I would it at least point it out. :D

 
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Maybe I'll just stay home and play KDM.
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The manga Berserk is a pretty clear inspiration, as someone else mentioned. Some of it is available animated, too.
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I'll just throw some of my favourites out here while avoiding the commonly referenced Berserk and Dark Souls...

Manga - Katsuya Terada's "The Monkey King" has been described as a buddhist version of conan the barbarian. It has a similar mixture of darkness and body horror to KD:M. It is a bloody retelling of Journey West (the inspiration for such tv series as "Monkey Magic, Dragon Ball, etc.).
Available in English through Darkhorse. Previews here.

Webcomic - some of Emily Carrol's stuff has a similar vibe, but Out of Skin is probably the best example of this. She Also has a book in print that is meant to be pretty great.

Games - Emma Carroll also worked on the dark story telling game The Yawhg.
I also find that the point and click game Tormentum has a very dark aesthtetic which is both unique while also being reminiscent of Giger and KD:M.
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Italics wrote:
Try the Necroscope Series by Brian Lumney if you can get it. It is set in 1980s Cold War era. However it goes to the kind of place you're seeking and it has monsters of the kind you're looking for (they're called vampires, but they're really not the traditional or modern kind). Book 3 is where the stuff you're seeking happens, but you should absolutely not miss out on books 1 and 2.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/66655.Necroscope

His work is heavily influenced by Lovecraft's, but with more emphasis on characters.


Oh man, blast from the past! I remember reading that series as a kid. It definitely has the weird sexual aspects of KDM in the later books, too.
 
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Manga: Anything by Junji Ito. Especially Uzumaki, The Enigma of Amigara Fault, or Gyo. It's horror; whilst it doesn't have the dark fantasy vibe, some KD:M elements clearly take inspiration from him.
 
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RageGoblin wrote:
The manga Berserk is a pretty clear inspiration, as someone else mentioned. Some of it is available animated, too.
While the setting has one very large piece that is pretty obviously lifted from Berserk and a couple other clear references (e.g. the Dragon/Perfect Slayer) for the most part they're pretty disparate works in my opinion. There's some inspiration in terms of monster design too, I suppose, but neither Berserk nor Kingdom Death hold a monopoly on body horror monstrosities. To me, the main themes of Berserk (friendship, revenge, ambition, isolation, rage) and the main themes of Kingdom Death are pretty dissimilar.

Not saying people shouldn't read / watch (the 1997 version of) Berserk. It's pretty excellent, and is a work that is honestly approaching Tolkien with the latest arcs. Just... don't watch any of the recent stuff, it's a bad time.
 
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I'm reading a Space odyseey 2001. It's sooo good! And quite different from a movie that is obviously also awesome. I found that a first part of a book (about prehistoric people) is great as a way of showing how primitive tribes work and how they figure out their first tools made of killed animals. It really made me think a lot about early KD years
 
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The House on the Borderland
 
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For a KDM-ish sort of world read http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/189147.To_Your_Scattered_...
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