REVIEW: Dark Forge by Miles Cameron

Miles Cameron continues to go from strength to strength in his fantastic novel Dark Forge. Immense world-building, unique characters and bloody action that has a realism and authentic grit that...
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REVIEW: Dark Forge by Miles Cameron

Master of Sorrows: The Lost Chapters – Devils Bargains

Chapter 24.5 is an interesting one, not just because it didn't make it into the final book, but also because it reveals so much more about the wood-witch (Kelga) and...
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Master of Sorrows: The Lost Chapters – Devils Bargains

EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

I'm very excited to bring you an excerpt from Lifeblood, a story I love written by an author from across the dutch, Lee Murray. Her depiction of colonial New Zealand is...
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EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites

This isn’t a post for people to say, "Well, that isn’t Grimdark in my opinion". Everything here, I think a Grimdark fan could enjoy. Unlike a lot of these sort...
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Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites

REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

Not so much a novel as a collection of two novellas that are only distantly related, The God King’s Legacy serves as an excellent introduction into the as yet unreleased...
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REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

Chains of Blood by ML Spencer is the first book in The Chaos Cycle, a standalone series set in the same world as The Rhenwars Saga. Chains of Blood features...
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EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps

Wraith Knight, by C.T. Phipps, asks a Tolkien-inspired what-if: After Sauron fell, what would an out-of-work Nazgul do with the rest of its eternal lifespan? In this book, readers follow...
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REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps

REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow

After well over a hundred novels, novellas, short stories, and audio installments, The Buried Dagger brings the Black Library’s flagship series, The Horus Heresy, to a close…of sorts. Yes, there...
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REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow

REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark's The House of Sacrifice is one of the most emotionally tolling pieces of fiction I've ever read. It completes Empires of Dust, one of the best fantasy trilogies...
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REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones

“The night is dark and full of terrors,” especially now that HBO’s long running show, Game of Thrones, has come to a conclusion. The series finale premiered on May 19th...
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4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones
REVIEW: Dark Forge by Miles Cameron REVIEW: Dark Forge by Miles Cameron
Master of Sorrows: The Lost Chapters – Devils Bargains Master of Sorrows: The Lost Chapters...
EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray
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REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by...
EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML...
REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps
REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James...
REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by...
4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones 4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After...
The Wolf of Dorian Gray by Brian S. Ference

Excerpt: The Wolf of Dorian Gray by Brian S. Ference

With a pretty decent Kindle trilogy boxed set deal rolling for his The Wolf of Dorian Gray trilogy boxed set for $6.99USD, Brian S. Ference has given GdM an excerpt for his mash up between...

Excerpt: Richard A. Knaak’s Black City Shadows novelette

When our man in the trenches Tom Smith let me know Richard A. Knaak was keen as mustard to get a Black City story into Grimdark Magazine, well, I nearly fell off my chair....

Review: A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall’s A War in Crimson Embers is the barnstorming end to one of my favourite trilogies of the last few years. Brilliantly structured, full of laughs and groans and twists all delivered in the...

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

The Grimdark Magazine team pick their favourites for 2017

It’s been a fantastic year for grimdark fiction across books and television, with plenty of new gritty action and unseen betrayals coming before us from a long list of our favourite authors and a...

Bound by Alan Baxter

Review: Bound by Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter’s Bound (Alex Caine Book One) is a brutal story that moves at a break-neck pace. It’s ripe with dark, conflicted characters in a turbulent, urban setting that has a mixture of martial...

Understanding Dystopian Fiction

Understanding Dystopian Fiction in the Age of Political Correctness

Recently, Blade Runner 2049, as did the original film, has come under fire from some media outlets as being misogynistic, depicting women as unequal to their on-screen, male counterparts. These outlets aren’t entirely wrong....

Helsreach

Reviews: Three Books to Get You Stuck into Warhammer 40,000

The Warhammer 40,000 universe is grim, dark, and brutally picturesque – the perfect sprawling sci-fi playground for those who prefer their fiction with a heavy dose of grit. The future of the galaxy forty...

SPFBO

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off and the Evolution of Publishing

Chances are you’ve heard of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (or SPFBO) at some point in the last two years, a contest where 300 self-published authors submit their novels to ten blogging sites who review...

Final Fantasy XV: Kingslaive

Anime Review: Kingslaive – Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix’s Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV is a CG feature film which serves as a backstory to the video game Final Fantasy XV, released in late 2016. As expected from Final Fantasy, the production...

Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The a Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is a collection of short stories set in the Grishaverse, where two books I loved last year — Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom — are set. To...