EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff Salyards Scardevil

Grimdark Magazine #22 is here! We have a brilliant line up of stories, interviews, and articles--but first off, let's have a look at this amazing cover Carlos Diaz has created...
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EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff Salyards Scardevil

REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards

A dystopian reimagining of a Europe falling apart, Echo Cycle is a novel in a class of its own. Patrick Edwards draws a vivid image of what could happen to...
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REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards

REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard seems like a straightforward dark magic story, but it is anything but. If you are just reading the description of this story, on...
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REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black

I received a review copy of The Returning: A Cautionary Tale From The Mercenary Realms in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Damien Black. The Returning...
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REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black

REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from Netflix

Altered Carbon is probably one of my all-time favorite cyberpunk series, both book and television adaptation. I felt the idea of adapting the original novel was impossible given its stunning...
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REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from Netflix

REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Kel Kade's book, Fate of the Fallen, is a book of tropes turned on their head and flipped all around. For example, how many books have you read about a small-town...
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REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken Meats by David Hambling

David Hambling is the author of such Neo-Lovecraft novels as The Dulwich Horror and Tales of the Al-Azif. H.P. Lovecraft is an author who has spawned thousands of novels written...
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REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken Meats by David Hambling

REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer

The Son is an epic novel that scales the history of the American west over three generations of a family, the McCulloughs. It is an instant classic, a masterpiece and...
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REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer

REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

Ciaphas Cain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!! Yes, all three exclamation points are necessary. Combining grimdark and humor is something that is very risky but awesome when done correctly. As Mel...
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REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell

REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Kingdom of Liars in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Nick Martell and Gollancz for the opportunity. The...
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EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff Salyards Scardevil EXCLUSIVE: GdM#22 cover reveal featuring Jeff...
REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards REVIEW: Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards
REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard REVIEW: An Unkindness of Magicians by...
REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black REVIEW: The Returning by Damien Black
REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from Netflix REVIEW: Altered Carbon Season 2 from...
REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade REVIEW: Fate of the Fallen by...
REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken Meats by David Hambling REVIEW: The Elder Ice and Broken...
REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer REVIEW: The Son by Philipp Meyer
REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell REVIEW: For The Emperor by Sandy...
REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell REVIEW: The Kingdom of Liars by...
The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Reading The Broken Empire trilogy really changed the way I view fantasy. It was after reading this trilogy that I discovered and began to define for myself what grimdark is. As a kid I...

REVIEW: Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell

Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1) by Richard Nell is probably my favorite grimdark novel of 2018, so if you expect this review to be anything other than gushing then you have come...

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Dyrk Ashton’s War of Gods

Good greetings, Grimdarklings! I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to have been selected for a feature in Grimdark Magazine. Many thanks to Lord Adrian Collins and Sir James Tivendale for allowing this excerpt of War...

Casting the characters of Ed McDonald’s Blackwing

Ed McDonald’s Blackwing threw itself into the fray in 2017. With its gritty mixture of frontier brutality, despair and dread it solidified itself as one of the best releases of the past few years....

The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

Review: The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

There I was, looking for a break from the usual sword-and-slashery that we all love so much, when I took to Amazon to find my next read. I had just finished reading Sebastien de...

REVIEW: Smoke in the Glass by Chris Humphreys

Who wants to live forever? Smoke in the Glass, historical fiction writer Chris Humphreys’ first foray into adult fantasy, is a tale of four worlds where a lucky few are blessed with immortality. While...

Grimdark and Nihilism

‘Bleak’, ‘savage’, ‘nihilistic’, are words that tend to get flung around when discussing grimdark. It’s kind of in the name, really. A grimdark book ended ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ would quite...

EXCERPT: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

Richard Nell is a hugely popular self-published dark fantasy author. His Ash and Sand series, which begins with the critically acclaimed Kings of Paradise, has been a huge hit and is currently approaching 700...

REVIEW: The Light Brigate by Kameron Hurley

“When you drop, you burst apart like…Well, first your whole body shakes. Then every muscle gets taut and contracts, like you’re experiencing a full-body muscle spasm centered in your core. The CO says it’s...

An Interview with Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown is the award-winning Australian writer and Australian Shadows Award finalist-editor owner of Cohesion Press. Cohesion Press is best known for its flagship military horror anthology series SNAFU, stories from which recently made...