"Fast paced and eminently readable, The Raven is a violent, post-apocalyptic, fantasy adventure with an intriguing premise and a likeable protagonist."
– The Book Beard
"One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade. Janz is one of my new favorites."
– Brian Keene
“Janz brings a truly original perspective on the apocalypse and monsters and does it well in such a way that, given today’s technological advances, doesn’t seem that far-fetched at all.”
“If you’re searching the horror horizon for a dark star, your next must-read, the silhouette you see coming your way is Jonathan Janz.”
– Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of Bird Box and Malorie
"A perfect choice for fans of horror-sf hybrids, such as Rebecca Roanhorse’s “Sixth World” series or Josh Malerman’s “Bird Box” novels."
"Mr. Janz has a fine eye for the layers of personality and character usually hidden from the world."
– The Haunted Reading Room
Praise for The Dark Game:
"Equal parts Lord of the Flies mixed with The Girl on the Train with a cast of unreliable and shifty personalities, this novel belongs with the best thrillers on the bookshelf and should be on yours, stat." - A.E. Siraki
"Full of wicked imagery and precision placed scare tactics, The Dark Game doesn't disappoint on the spooky scale." - Just a Guy Who Likes to Read
"Dark, violent, and twisted, The Dark Game blends horror with a character study to disturbing effect." - John M. Murray Foreword Reviews
"In his latest pulp horror gem, Janz channels early Stephen King to twist the story of a secluded writers’ retreat into something unique and thought-provoking." - Booklist
"The Dark Game is a book I would highly recommend and sits high on my list of favorite reads this year." - The Scary Reviews
"This novel is a treat for horror fans, yes, but it will have wider appeal as it manages to both scare and comment on the joy of reading. Many will be drawn into this fast-paced thriller, readers who love the pulp horror of Brian Keene, the dark twists of Sarah Pinborough, or the terrifying and emotional storytelling of Paul Tremblay." - Booklist Online
"The game he plays may be dark, but his writing shines brightest in the shadows." - Kendall Reviews
"The Dark Game is a creepy and fast-paced read with excellent characterization" - Little Miss Zombie
"...fast-paced, gory and psychologically horrifying" - The Most Sublime
"In THE DARK GAME Janz showcases this ability to virtually bring his characters to life." - Horror After Dark
“Jonathan Janz may be rising above the “rising star” of horror status with several highly regarded novels under his belt. The Dark Game is another great novel to add to his list.” - Real Dead Review
“…incredible whirlwind of nightmarish suspense…” - Howling Libraries
“If you love horror stories featuring plenty of characters and plenty of gruesome moments, I definitely recommend checking this book out.” - Tara’s Book Addiction
“If you enjoy reading books with eeriness and suspense, then pick up this book.” - Terror Tree
“I'm sure we've all heard authors explain how, often as they write a character will take over the story and will take it in directions the author never intended. Well, The Dark Game is this idea on acid.” - Frank Michaels Errington
“At times, the book feels closer to Lee Child than Stephen King, with its monsters indulging in car chases and bar brawls, and all of the action is perfectly controlled by Janz. It’s a fun, rapid read that should whet the reader’s appetite for the future installments that the ending hints at."
"The Raven is a melting pot of several favorite sub-genres and tropes resulting in the best possible mash-up a horror fan could even imagine."