Seth Skorkowsky

Seth Skorkowsky

Seth Skorkowsky was born beneath the pine trees of East Texas and grew up with a love of camping and outdoors. His teen years were spent ingesting heavy doses of Dungeons & Dragons and Clive Barker novels.

At thirteen, while visiting his favorite comic/game shop, he saw the cover for the AD&D “Lankhmar: City of Adventure” campaign book. Seth had no idea who Fritz Leiber or his heroes, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, even were, but the imagery captured him. Leiber’s stories became the single greatest influence on the atmosphere of his fantasy writing.

Sometime after college, while attempting to write the next great epic horror/fantasy, he penned a short story on the side called ‘The Mist of Lichthafen‘. It was his nod to Fritz. He sold the story to TTA Press who wanted it for their upcoming Black Static magazine. “The Mist of Lichthafen” was praised among readers. It received a longlist nomination for the 2009 British Fantasy Award. Seth would later narrate the story for TTA Press’ ‘Transmissions From Beyond’ podcast.

Later, during a moment of writer’s block in his novel, he wrote an origin story for a thief character called The Black Raven. ‘Birth of the Black Raven’ was always intended to be a stand-alone story with a very open ending. A year later, after his first trip to Venice, he wrote ‘Race for the Night Ruby‘, and decided to cast the same character,


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Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee December 03, 2014
Book Covers
Dämoren (Valducan #1)
Mountain of Daggers (Tales of the Black Raven #1)
Hounacier (Valducan #2)
Sea of Quills (Tales of the Black Raven #2)
Ibenus (Valducan #3)

Speculative Fiction Novels (5)

(Valducan #3)
2016 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Tales of the Black Raven #2)
2015 | fantasy, short stories
(Valducan #2)
2015 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Tales of the Black Raven #1)
2015 | fantasy, short stories
(Valducan #1)
2014 | fantasy > urban fantasy