Book Reviews

Our team review a broad range of books starting with grimdark and dark fantasy, through to cyberpunk, sci-fi, space opera, military SF, and even horror. There are reviews here for almost any type of book you could possibly want, so get stuck in!

REVIEW: When the Moon Hatched by Sarah A. Parker

When the Moon Hatched grew a passionate following on TikTok when it originally launched earlier in the year. It resonated so well with audiences that HarperVoyager UK and Avon US snapped it up immediately...

REVIEW: Ninth Life by Stark Holborn

Gabriella Ortiz has worn and shed many names. Tales of her exploits transcend time and space, defying reality. Depending on which name, she is a hero of both sides. A felon with a bounty...

REVIEW: Gates of Sorrow by J.E. Hannaford

Gates of Sorrow, the second volume in J.E. Hannaford’s epic fantasy series, Aulirean Gates, picks up immediately following the dramatic conclusion of Gates of Hope. Since I don’t want to ruin the fun for...

REVIEW: Heavenbreaker by Sara Wolf

The first in a new sci-fi series, Heavenbreaker is a fast-paced tale from author Sara Wolf that follows Synali von Hauteclare, a young woman living in the year 3442 with one thing on her...

REVIEW: Song of Carcosa by Josh Reynolds

Song of Carcosa is the third of the Countess Zorzi series by Josh Reynolds. I’m a huge fan of these books and their Catwoman-esque protagonist. The Countess is a multi-dimensional protagonist who straddles the...

REVIEW: The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett is the first novel in his Nightfall Saga. There are a lot of fans of Peter V. Brett in the halls of Grimdark Magazine, and he has...

REVIEW: A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos by John D. Haefele

A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos by John D. Haefele is a nonfiction book discussing the role of August Derleth in the creation of HPL’s modern mythology. More precisely, it...

REVIEW: Slave Ring by Tim Dedopulos

Warning – This review of the novel about vampires and slavery will touch on slavery and sexual assault. Slave Ring by Tim Dedopulos is the first book of the Clan Novel Trilogy: Brujah series....

REVIEW: Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward

A stand-alone novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward is everything you want from a 40k universe novel. It’s war on an epic scale, the odds are against the protagonists at...

REVIEW: Daughter of Calamity by Rosalie M. Lin

Rosalie M. Lin’s debut, Daughter of Calamity is set in the glittering world of Shanghai in the 1920s. A cultural melting pot thanks to the influence of colonialism, the Jazz Age seems to have...

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