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Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic

Top 5 Actors to Play Logen “The Bloody-Nine” Ninefingers

Logen Ninefingers is “grimdark personified”. He’s a man whose duality is not just philosophical. Whether you sympathize with the quiet and loveable lug, Logan, or the blood-lusting counterpart known as the Bloody Nine, this...

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In Defence of Grimdark

Grimdark is dead. – Justin Landon (Nerds of a Feather blog) Across the ages, when women and men were under attack by forces that would see their heads on spikes, they would take up...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary agent, they raised...

REVIEW: A Memory of Song by Scott Palmer

Pitched as Braveheart meets A Song of Ice and Fire, Scott Palmer’s A Memory of Song is a sweepingly epic yet intimately character-driven Norse-flavoured fantasy that will make any dark fantasy lover’s heart sing...

There’s a Monster in the House (and it is us)

It is often asserted that Mary Shelley gave life to modern speculative fiction with her masterpiece Frankenstein. If this is so, it can be further argued that grimdark swirls deep in the DNA of...

Top Ten Mark Lawrence Short Stories

Since the publication of Prince of Thorns in 2011, Mark Lawrence has become one of the most well-known and respected authors in the grimdark community. As of 2022, he has published fifteen novels over...

REVIEW: At the Edge of Time by Blind Guardian

Once more I return to listening to the albums of German power metal band Blind Guardian. While Nightfall in Middle Earth remains their best work (in my humble opinion), I’ve rarely found one of...

REVIEW: The Children of Gods and Fighting Men by Shauna Lawless

The Children of Gods and Fighting Men is the debut novel of Shauna Lawless. It is a thoroughly amazing historical fantasy from Ad Astra, the Science Fiction and Fantasy imprint of Head of Zeus....

SFF books We Are Excited About for 2022

With the nightmare of 2020 and 2021 starting to recede into our rear view vision mirror, SFF in 2022 is looking very exciting and folks, it is time to start adding to those already...

Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot

Conan the Barbarian was once a household name. Back when I was very young, the character was at the height of his popularity, and you might have seen his grim visage and muscular physique...

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