Creator / Ragnarok Publications

Ragnarok Publications is an indie dark fantasy, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, and urban fantasy publisher. Founded by Tim Marquitz and J.M. Martin in 2013.

The company is responsible for Valducan, Gnomesaga, The Ties That Bind and Red Room series with the Blackguards anthology winning the 2015 Stabby award for Best Anthology. Blackguards featured authors like Paul S. Kemp, Richard Lee Byers, and Jean Rabe to participate in their various anthologies.

In 2015, they acquired Angel Knight Press for all of its horror stories.


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  • The Horsemen of the Apocalypse


Tropes applying to the publisher include:

  • Action Girl: Jezzet Vel'urn, Amelia, and the Red Reaper are all excellent examples thereof.
  • Antihero: The majority of Ragnarok Publication heroes tend to be on the Neutral or Evil-ish side of the hero scale.
    • Ethan Banning is a P.I. possessed by a demon and wasn't that great a person beforehand.
  • Antihero: Almost every Ragnarok Publication protagonist is one sort of these or another.
  • Badass Abnormal: Ethan Banning, John Golden, Thanquil Darkheart, and Aella all have supernatural powers.
  • Badass Normal: Matt Hollis just has a magic gun but makes it work. So does Jezzet Vel'run.
  • Darker and Edgier: They're on a one-company mission to bring the entire fantasy genre into this territory.
  • Dark Fantasy: What they were created to help publish. They noticed there was a dearth of good fantasy for adults by people not named George R.R. Martin.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: In their lighter stories, this is the case.
  • Darker and Edgier: Darker and Edgier is more or less their namesake with stories with serial killer protagonists, shadowy conspiracies, and brutal antiheroes. Ironically, they do some Lighter and Softer stories too.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ethan Banning is a crowning example of such.
  • Heroic Fantasy: A recent edition has had them add a branch for more traditional Lighter and Softer stories. These are still written for adults, however.
    • Gnome Saga follows a pair of gnomish siblings out to stop an inter-dimensional dictator.
  • Necessarily Evil: Sometimes it takes a bad man to do a good days work.
    • Inquisitor Darkheart from The Ties That Bind series is an awful person but it's all for a good cause.
  • Sociopathic Hero: A common Ragnarok Publications hero is one of these.
    • Betrim the Blackthorn is one of these, killing and raiding because he's a Sword & Sorcery bandit.
  • Sword & Sorcery: Their favorite brand of fantasy. Tim Marquitz and J.M. Martin like to taste the grit.
    • Sword Sisters is a prequel to the Uwe Boll film, Legend of the Red Reaper.
    • The Ties That Bind series is set in a Conan-esque world where life and virtue are cheaply bought.
  • Urban Fantasy: Both owners are admitted fans of The Dresden Files and have even interviewed Jim Butcher. They have since added a division devoted exclusively to it.
    • The Valducan series is about holy weapon wielding warriors who hunt demons.
    • The John Golden series is about a IT guy/mercenary who hunts fairies living in the internet.
    • Ethan Banning is about a man possessed by a demon.
  • Villain Protagonist: Many of their books star these.
    • Terry Miller is a hilariously incompetent serial killer.

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