In These Hallowed Halls: A Dark Academia anthology (Hardcover)

In These Hallowed Halls: A Dark Academia anthology By Paul Kane (Editor), Marie O'Regan (Editor), M. L. Rio, Olivie Blake, J. T. Ellison Cover Image

In These Hallowed Halls: A Dark Academia anthology (Hardcover)


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A beguiling, sinister collection of 12 dark academia short stories from masters of the genre, including Olivie Blake, M.L. Rio, Susie Yang and more!

In these stories, dear student, retribution visits a lothario lecturer; the sinister truth is revealed about a missing professor; a forsaken lover uses a séance for revenge; an obsession blooms about a possible illicit affair; two graduates exhume the secrets of a reclusive scholar; horrors are uncovered in an obscure academic department; five hopeful initiates must complete a murderous task and much more! 

Featuring brand-new stories from:
Olivie Blake 
M.L. Rio 
David Bell
Susie Yang 
Layne Fargo 
J.T. Ellison 
James Tate Hill 
Kelly Andrew 
Phoebe Wynne 
Kate Weinberg 
Helen Grant 
Tori Bovalino

Definition of dark academia in English:
dark academia
1. An internet subculture concerned with higher education, the arts, and literature, or an idealised version thereof with a focus on the pursuit of knowledge and an exploration of death.
2. A set of aesthetic principles. Scholarly with a gothic edge – tweed blazers, vintage cardigans, scuffed loafers, a worn leather satchel full of brooding poetry. Enthusiasts are usually found in museums and darkened libraries.
Paul Kane is the award-winning and bestselling author/editor of over 90 books, including the Arrowhead trilogy (gathered together in the sellout Hooded Man omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), The Butterfly Man and Other Stories, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Before, Arcana and Pain Cages (an Amazon #1 bestseller). He is a respected anthologist, editing books such as Beyond Rue Morgue, The Mammoth Book of Body Horror, Hellbound Hearts and Exit Wounds. His website can be found at and he tweets @PaulKaneShadow
Product Details ISBN: 9781803363608
ISBN-10: 1803363606
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English
"An excellent addition to any dark academia collection" -GeekGirlAuthority

Praise for Olivie Blake

"Lethally smart. Filled with a cast of brilliantly realized characters, each entangled with one another in torturously delicious ways" CHLOE GONG

"As much a delicious contest of wit, will, and passion as it is of magic, this book is half mystery, half puzzle, and wholly a delight." HOLLY BLACK

Praise for M.L. Rio
"Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare…Readable, smart.” New York Times Book Review

"A genuinely breathtaking literary thriller. I can’t recommend this book highly enough." EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL

Praise for Susie Yang:
"A truly addictive read." GLAMOUR

"White Ivy is The Talented Mr. Ripley for the Instagram Age" BUSTLE

Praise for J.T. Ellison:
“Elegant, propulsive, and utterly unputdownable… The work of one of our most talented thriller writers at the very top of her game.” Lisa Unger

"Beautifully written, psychologically chilling... J.T. Ellison proves she's our new Daphne DuMaurier." Hank Phillippi Ryan

Praise for Layne Fargo:
"As utterly wicked as it is empowering" ALLISON DICKSON

"Raw, ingenious, and utterly fearless" WENDY WALKER

Praise for James Tate Hill:
"A dry, witty humor, while frequent plot twists keep readers on their toes until the final pages." BOOKLIST

"The dead-on parody of academic jargon and the well-spun plot alone make this mystery worth reading." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for David Bell:
"Grabs you by the throat and never lets go... with a twist you’ll never see coming.” Liv Constantine

“A dark, twisty journey through the labyrinth of academia... One of David Bell’s most unique and engrossing novels.” SAMANTHA DOWNING

Praise for Tori Bovalino:
“A glorious, darkly atmospheric journey into the disturbing power of books." TASHA SURI

"Wicked and sharp as a pen stroke, this is a delight for library goths." A.J. HACKWORTH

Praise for Phoebe Wynne:
"Rebecca meets The Secret History: gloriously dark, gloriously Gothic." Sara Collins

"A smoldering slow burn of a novel that I could not put down.” JENNIFER SAINT

Praise for Kate Weinberg:
“Weinberg weaves intrigue worthy of Agatha Christie – you'll love getting lost in The Truants' web of mystery, desire, and deceit.” M. L. RIO

"A moody, well-wrought debut, heavy on shades of Donna Tartt's The Secret History.” Entertainment Weekly

Praise for Kelly Andrew:
"A haunting, dreamlike tale of sacrifice, love, and obsession." Cassandra Clare

"Twists and revelations that will stop your heart and make your blood run cold." Aiden Thomas

Praise for Helen Grant:
"Highly propulsive, incredibly seductive. A masterclass in how to develop intrigue and heighten tension." C.J. SKUSE

"Both a wonderful first novel, and a strange, haunting modern fairytale." JOHN CONNOLLY