The Risen

The Risen
Tarn Richardson
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  • Paperback
18 May 2017
  • Fiction
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‘The devastating climax to this epic dark trilogy. Riotous, terrifying and urgent’ Peter Liney, author of The Detainee trilogy

The final, thrilling instalment of Tarn Richardson’s Darkest Hand trilogy (‘a remarkably original premise [with] damn fine characters’ David Moody), The Risen serves up a fittingly visceral, relentlessly gripping and action-packed climax to this epic series of dark fantasy.

1917. War and revolution are consuming the world, and the apocalypse is imminent. The world is desperate for a hero who can push back the relentless tide of darkness, and save humanity from the return of the Antichrist. But where is Poldek Tacit, the only man capable of defeating these terrifying forces? As old allies unite in a frantic race to unmask the Antichrist and thwart his plan to bring everything into his power, the Darkest Hand continues to terrorise the innocent – while in the Vatican’s vaults long-buried secrets are about to be unveiled, and humanity’s chance of redemption from the forces of evil hangs by a single thread...

Read the first pages here.

Find out more about The Fallen and The Damned, or download the free ebook prequel The Hunted now.


'This book is a battle for the souls of the world… in the third novel of The Darkest Hand series, we get the conclusions and final validation of a well thought out trilogy… with each book the stakes have increased’ Fantasy Book Review


‘Fast, frenetic and bloody’ Tim Lebbon, author of The Hunt and The Family Man

‘Dan Brown fans will clearly love this’ Daily Mail

‘Tarn Richardson delivers with aplomb… it’s to his credit that this holds up as one of the more weighty pieces of pulp horror in recent years’ Horrorville 

‘Morally complex and fast-paced… a gripping work of dark fiction’ Ginger Nuts of Horror

‘The atmosphere drips with dark fear of the unknown… definitely not one for the squeamish’ Bookbag

‘An action-packed supernatural thriller… perfect for a plane ride or lounging on the beach’ Geek Planet Online

‘An addictive read… frenetic, gore-soaked and hugely enjoyable’ David Moody, author of Autumn and Hater

‘Evokes the fantasy of Tolkien and the darkness of King’ Cal Moriarty, author of The Killing of Bobbi Lomax

‘The devastating climax to this epic dark trilogy. Riotous, terrifying and urgent’ Peter Liney, author of The Detainee trilogy

‘A remarkable piece of work that demands to be read… beautifully written, almost poetic at times, there were several passages that literally stopped me reading for a moment it was so powerful…  the elegant way in which it’s written pulls you through the blood and filth.’ Kendall Reviews 

'A gripping work of dark fantasy set in in alternative World War I' Salisbury Life 

Tarn Richardson

About Tarn Richardson

Tarn Richardson grew up a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien near Taunton in Somerset, in a remote house rumoured to be haunted. He has been a copywriter, written mystery murder dinner party games and worked in digital media for over twenty years. He is the author of The Darkest Hand trilogy, comprising The Damned, The Fallen, The Risen and the eBook prequel The Hunted, all published by Duckworth. He lives near Salisbury. Find out more about Tarn Richardson at

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