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Fiona Denton

Fiona Denton

Fiona Denton

Fiona is a former secondary school teacher and current stay at home parent to two very wild and active children. She lives with them and her husband in the UK and can often be found on a beach paddling in the North Sea or stomping through a forest with the sprogs and hounds. She loves to read and has always enjoyed fantasy novels, particularly the very dark and twisty ones with mythical creatures.

REVIEW: Blight by Tom Carlisle

Blight is the debut novel from author Tom Carlisle. A traditional gothic novel, it has elements of horror, the arcane, and furtive goings-on. Blight is the perfect read for this time of year and would appeal to...

REVIEW: The Words of Kings and Prophets by Shauna Lawless.

Irish author Shauna Lawless returns to her Gael Song series with The Words of Kings and Prophets. This fantasy novel from Ad Astra, the Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint of Head of Zeus, is the perfect blend...

An Interview with T. Kingfisher

Thornhedge is the latest novella from the bestselling, award-winning author T. Kingfisher. She is known for her dark, fairy tale-inspired writing, such as Nettle and Bone, and her gothic novels, like A House with Good Bones. I’ve loved...

REVIEW: Engines of Chaos by R. S. Ford

 Engines of Chaos is the second instalment of R. S. Ford’s The Age of Uprising trilogy. I reviewed the first in the trilogy, Engines of Empire, for Grimdark Magazine, and I loved it. It is safe to say that Engines...

REVIEW: Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher

The latest novella from Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning author T. Kingfisher is Thornhedge. Kingfisher is a definite favourite in the halls of Grimdark Magazine and personally is one of the authors on my auto-buy list. Thornhedge is another of...

REVIEW: Gods of the Wyrdwood by RJ Barker

Gods of the Wyrdwood is the latest fantasy novel from RJ Barker. The first in a new trilogy will hold immense appeal to fans who want more after finishing his completed The Tide Child and The Wounded Kingdom trilogies....

REVIEW: Perilous Times by Thomas D Lee

Perilous Times is Thomas D Lee’s debut novel. It is a wickedly funny Arthurian inspired satirical fantasy novel, set in a contemporary world. In it, and the idea where the title derives from, the knights...

REVIEW: Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks

Night Angel Nemesis is the latest novel from bestselling fantasy author Brent Weeks and marks a return to the world of his debut trilogy. The Night Angel Trilogy of The Way of Shadows, Shadow’s Edge, and Beyond the Shadows was released...

8 new and upcoming SFF and horror releases for grimdark fans to celebrate Pride Month 2023

In June, we celebrate and commemorate the Pride movement – recognising the LGBTQ+ movement and celebrating its culture. Throughout this month, we have been sharing some of our favourite queer reads on the GdM...

REVIEW: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House is author Leigh Bardugo’s debut adult fantasy novel and the first instalment of her Alex Stern series. Readers may also know her from her many young adult novels set in ‘the Grishaverse’ such as Shadow and...