EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith-Spark

Having picked The Court of Broken Knives as my favourite grimdark book of 2017, I've been absolutely itching to share this excerpt with you. The Tower of Living and Dying looks to...
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith-Spark

Five female authors smashing grimdark fantasy right now

Back in the late nineties, author J.V. Jones released A Cavern of Black Ice, book one of the Sword of Shadows series. She is said to be one of the...
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Five female authors smashing grimdark fantasy right now

UPDATE: Knee-Deep in Grit print publication delay

In short, I've been working with our printer to make sure you'll get a good product in your hands, and I'm not confident that's going to happen, so I've pushed...
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UPDATE: Knee-Deep in Grit print publication delay

REVIEW: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was a hell of a lot of grimdark fun, so it’s an understatement to say I was keen to get my hands on Ravencry, the second instalment in the...
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REVIEW: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

REVIEW: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was one of the best grimdark debuts of last year. With the sequel Ravencry on the horizon, there is no better time to look back at the first book...
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REVIEW: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

EXCERPT: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Having spotted the cover for this book a while back and having my interest piqued, I'm very excited to bring you an awesome little excerpt from Rosalyn Kelly's Melokai, a grimdark...
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EXCERPT: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Review: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

Swarm and Steel, Michael R. Fletcher’s new standalone novel in his Manifest Delusions world, is a horrific book. I don’t mean that in a negative way, quite the opposite. It...
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Review: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

REVIEW: Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Apocalypse Nyx is the new collection of novelettes from multi-award-winning author Kameron Hurley (The Stars are Legion, the Worldbreaker Saga, and the God's War Trilogy), and make no mistake: it’s...
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REVIEW: Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Five NeoStock covers to blow you away

As a SFF cover designer, publishing house, or self-published author, if you haven't heard of NeoStock, then you've been living under a rock. We all know the struggle of the...
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Five NeoStock covers to blow you away

REVIEW: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Priest of Bones is the new fantasy novel by Peter McLean, author of the Burned Man urban fantasy series.  It is a decidedly grim and dark, not-for-the-kiddies-thank-god, story that essentially...
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REVIEW: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Is the First Law Trilogy the Anti-Lord of the Rings?

A question that often comes up in the various fantasy forums I frequent is, ‘What is the anti-Lord of the Rings?’ This is an odd query because it implies there's...
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Is the First Law Trilogy the Anti-Lord of the Rings?

Review: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Dragons, fire-fighters, post-collapse America, powered mech suits, robots, ghosts: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is a heady mash-up of tropes and genres. The novel could loosely be described as a...
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Review: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Barbarians or Philosophers? What Psychology Has to Say about Grimdark Fans and Their Dark Obsession

We grimdark readers and writers are often written-off as the dark creatures hiding in the caves of fantasyland, eager to feast upon depictions of horrible gore, morally reprehensible characters, and...
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Barbarians or Philosophers? What Psychology Has to Say about Grimdark Fans and Their Dark Obsession

Excerpt: Darkrise – Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga by M.L. Spencer

Bestselling Author M.L. Spencer has released Darkrise, Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga and as a nice little sneak peek for those who haven't grabbed the book yet, we've got...
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Excerpt: Darkrise – Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga by M.L. Spencer

REVIEW: Urban Enemies edited by Joseph Nassise

Urban fantasy is not my thing, but then, I’ve never really given it a fair go. So I picked up Joseph Nassise's Urban Enemies and had a crack. The book contains...
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REVIEW: Urban Enemies edited by Joseph Nassise

Interview: M.L. Spencer

Recently, C.T. Phipps had a chance to chat with M.L. Spencer about her novel series, The Rhenwars Saga. You can also read a review of Darkstorm, the first book of...
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Interview: M.L. Spencer

The Mud, the Blood and the Years: Why “Grimdark” is the New “Sword and Sorcery”

"Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer..." --Robert E. Howard It was born in 1929, named in 1961, and died sometime...
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The Mud, the Blood and the Years: Why “Grimdark” is the New “Sword and Sorcery”

Excerpt: Beasts of the Burnished Chain by Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall's Crimson Empire is one of the best grimdark fantasy series to hit stands over the last few years. Deeply imaginative, gritty, and darkly funny, we were excited as all...
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Excerpt: Beasts of the Burnished Chain by Alex Marshall

Review: Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover

For me, reading Heroes Die, the first book in the Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover, was like being an archaeologist and discovering that Ancient Romans had flat-screen televisions....
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Review: Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover

Review: Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

In Grey Sister, the Second Book of the Ancestor, Mark Lawrence continues his explosive trilogy as Nona Grey goes in search of the magical shipheart and revenge against Yisht—tool of...
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Review: Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
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GdM #8

GdM #8 Delayed until 1 August

Grimdark Magazine Issue 8 to be released 1 August. There’s a pretty simple, non-conspiratorial reason for this one: our Kickstarter is running, and we don’t want to dilute the marketing message for either product....

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Kaaron Warren introduces the Grey Ladies

When Kaaron Warren agreed to be a part of Evil is a Matter of Perspective, I was so stoked to have a fellow Aussie join the ToC. Her work is brilliant, her list of...

Of Sand and Malice Made by Bradley P. Beaulieu

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Bradley P. Beaulieu introduces Rümayesh

We were ecstatic when Bradley P. Beaulieu put up his hand to be a part of Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. In this excerpt we get introduced to Rümayesh, Bradley’s...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Matthew Ward introduces Lord Solomon

I love characters that fit into that kind of “spider” character. They have their hands in everything, manipulating the web of the world around them in a thousand different places through deceit, lies, half-truths, blackmail, threats,...

The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

Win a Copy of The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

With the release of The Great Ordeal just around the corner, I’m sure there are plenty of you deadset ITCHING to get your hands on a copy early. Looks enticing, right? Well, the fantastic...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Interior Art First Look

Jason Deem has just put out his first sample piece of interior art for the Evil is a Matter of Perspective Kickstarter (live June 15). This piece is based on Deborah A. Wolf’s Bloodpenny. The artworks will...

In Midnight's Silence by Teresa Frohock

Excerpt: In Midnight’s Silence (Los Nefilim) by Teresa Frohock

The hero of Los Nefilim is Diago Alvarez, and much like the Shadow (of the old Shadow pulps), Diago has magical abilities. He and his lover, Miquel, are part of a secretive group known...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists

Starting June 15th the GdM team will be using Kickstarter to raise $19,500USD (just over $27,100AUD) to fund Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. Our anthology will put you in the shoes of...

Total War: WARHAMMER

Interview: Andy Hall, writer of Total War: Warhammer

Andy Hall is the Lead Writer on the highly anticipated Total War: Warhammer from Creative Assembly. He was kind enough to take a few minutes off to chat with us about the game that...

The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

Excerpt: The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

It’s here! After a five year hiatus, R. Scott Bakker is storming back onto bookshelves. We’ve been chatting (begging) with Overlook to try and nab an excerpt and without any further ado, I present the...