REVIEW: Odin’s Wolves by Giles Kristian

Odin’s Wolves is superb and Giles Kristian has crafted one of the best historical fiction trilogies of … well, ever. I know I rave about them, but it is totally...
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REVIEW: Steel, Blood, and Fire by Allan Bachelder

I like my fantasy pitch black and unapologetically adult. It's a subgenre that has favored stalwart artists like Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Richard K. Morgan. It has also provided...
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REVIEW: Steel, Blood, and Fire by Allan Bachelder

EXCERPT: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

After enjoying Melokai (review | excerpt) by Rosalyn Kelly so much, we were keen as mustard to get a hold of book 2 in the In the Heart of the...
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EXCERPT: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

The magnificent grimdark fantasy art of Dejan Delic

It's no secret that the Grimdark Magazine team are huge fans of amazing fan art, and Serbian artist Dejan Delic is absolutely killing it. He's hitting all the right points for dark...
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The magnificent grimdark fantasy art of Dejan Delic

REVIEW: Sin Eater by Mike Shel

Sin Eater, book two of Mike Shel’s Iconoclasts series, begins with an empire in decay. When a beloved monarch falls ill and priestly magic and the best physicians fail to...
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REVIEW: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French

If Sons of Anarchy and Lord of the Rings had a bastard child who fought and scrapped in the muck to survive, it’d be The Grey Bastards. This brilliant mash-up...
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REVIEW: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

In Michael R. Fletcher’s Smoke and Stone, the entirety of mankind dwells within the city of Bastion. Surrounded by crimson sands and sculpted from a single, seamless piece of rock...
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REVIEW: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

The Killing Light is the last book of an immense trilogy that is both satisfying and haunting. I will be thinking about this book long after having finished it. "The...
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REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

Horrific influences and elements permeate every facet of the Warhammer Universe--from the old World of Warhammer Fantasy, to the Realms of Age of Sigmar, and on to the grimdark future...
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REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir’s debut novel, Gideon the Ninth is a dark, irreverent, bonkers and beautiful story featuring competing necromancers, duelling cavaliers, and a protagonist with a genuinely unique point of view....
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Stop whinging about the cost of ebooks

Reading community: I have a bone to pick with some of you. For the love of the literary gods can you stop flipping out about the cost of ebooks. Let’s forget the years of...

GdM’s most anticipated SFF books of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be an absolute cracker for dark and grimdark SFF. These are the books the GdM team are most looking forward to reading (and hopefully reviewing) next year. (Click here...

2018 best SFF books picked by the GdM team

2018 was an amazing year from grimdark and dark SFF, with more and more books coming out that tick our boxes. As per every year for the last four years, the GdM team have...

REVIEW: Song by Jesse Teller

Book One of the Manhunters series starts off with a hook, with our “hero” Rayph playing a game in a bathhouse and a serving boy approaches. “I’m afraid we are about to be interrupted,”...

The Grimdark Villain

The Grimdark Villain

Many fans of grimdark literature, film, and games might argue that the term villain is an inappropriate one for the genre. It conjures an image of the mustache twirling evil-doer whom the square-jawed hero...

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Grimdark is a relatively new subgenre in the world of fantasy and science fiction, having emerged as the grittier, morally ambiguous side of fantasy in the 1970s and ‘80s with the likes of Karl...

REVIEW: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

When Graham Austin-King first approached me about an ARC of The Lore of Prometheus he described it as sort of Dean Koontz / Stephen King / Clive Barker style. Now, I’ve read one Koontz...

REVIEW: Blackest Knights edited by C.T. Phipps

What happens when good knights go bad? When shining armor cracks, morals are cast aside, and sacred oaths are broken? Blackest Knights, edited by C.T. Phipps, is a collection of nineteen short stories that...

REVIEW: The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

The Razor is the new science fiction novel by J. Barton Mitchell, author of the acclaimed YA sci-fi series The Conquered Earth. This one’s not YA, but it won’t cause you any adult discomfort...

REVIEW: Cold Iron by MIles Cameron

“Superb,” the man in the black cloak said, and slammed his dagger into the young man’s temple, killing him instantly. The blade emerged from the other temple with admirable precision, and the man in...