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ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of the EMPIRE OF DUST competition

We have the winners of the Empire of Dust giveaway competition! A quick reminder on the prizes For this competition we were lucky enough to have Anna’s publisher throw down a world-wide signed trilogy...

Grimdark Magazine #12

Grimdark Magazine presents the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction. Each quarterly issue features established and new authors to take you through their hard-bitten worlds alongside articles, reviews and interviews. Our stories...

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark: Where to Start Reading

Rightfully hailed as the queen of grimdark, Anna Smith Spark is the author of the Empires of Dust trilogy, which began in spectacular fashion with The Court of Broken Knives and continued with The...

Romantasy for Grimdark Fans

These books feature unconventional romance with grimdark staked through its heart.  If you are looking for something bleak, violent, and spicy we have you covered.

REVIEW: The Trials of Empire by Richard Swan

In The Trials of Empire by Richard Swan, book three of The Empire of the Wolf trilogy, we finally find out what is driving Bartholomew Claver to such great evil. We see the dark...

Anna Smith Spark and her 2023 return to the new release bookshelves

Long-term readers of Grimdark Magazine in print, ebook, and web content will know that I have a long standing love of Anna Smith Spark stories. Since The House of Sacrifice dropped in 2019, we’ve had a...

REVIEW: A Woman of the Sword by Anna Smith Spark

A book that beats you emotionally senseless, A Woman of the Sword is an intense experience delivered in the way only Anna Smith Spark delivers fiction. It’s grimdark at its finest: a small but...

Exclusive cover reveal for A Woman of the Sword by Anna Smith Spark

What feels like forever ago, Anna Smith Spark asked me if I would read her latest novel, A Woman of the Sword, in secret. Having absolutely gobbled up her Empires of Dust trilogy, I leapt...

Generation Gangster

The War for the Rose Throne is complete. I need a lie down. It’s quite a strange feeling, in all honesty. Although Priest of Crowns will be my seventh published novel, this is my...

10 days to go in The King Must Fall Kickstarter!

20 days down, 10 to go, and The King Must Fall has passed AU$43,000, added three new authors to the lineup, put interior art on the title page of every story, and is providing backers...

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