James Clemens’s Shadowfall is subtitled: Book One of the Godslayer Chronicles. Cheesy, isn’t it? But I liked it. It isn’t horror, it’s fantasy, although it is assuredly dark (rape, mutilation). And there are gods, and there is slaying.
There is an intriguing system of magic, and characters who aren’t easy to pigeonhole as “good” and “bad.”
While there’s a large story arc that isn’t completed (book one, you know?), there’s a satisfying end to the particular plot of this part of the story. So I’m looking forward to the next one, but not with that sense of dissatisfaction that some multi‐volume stories give.