REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

I received a limited edition proof copy of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Christopher Paolini and Tor Books. In...
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REVIEW: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini

REVIEW: Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell

Warriors of the Storm is the 9th entry in The Saxon Stories series that follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg and it is my favourite of the books so far. It has...
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REVIEW: Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell

REVIEW: Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, Vol. 1 by Gerry Finley-Day

Rogue Trooper began life in the British comic 2000AD in the early 1980s, initially the work of Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons. Other artists in this first volume are Cam...
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REVIEW: Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, Vol. 1 by Gerry Finley-Day

REVIEW: Witchsign by Den Patrick

Witchsign by Den Patrick is a slow burn of a novel but promises a solid foundation for the Ashen Torment series. Patrick, whose previous stories included the dark fantasy series...
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REVIEW: Witchsign by Den Patrick

REVIEW: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil All the Time is a harrowing southern gothic-like novel that borders on straight-up horror. Written in 2011 by Donald Ray Pollock, this novel came to my attention due...
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REVIEW: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

REVIEW: The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson

The Boys is a hefty series written by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Ennis, of Preacher fame, “blows the bloody doors off” of the Superhero genre. The Boys is not your tidy and inoffensive Superman...
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REVIEW: The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson

REVIEW: Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike

J. Zachary Pike's Orconomics on the surface, looks like your typical fantasy story. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. The thing is five pages into the book; you know...
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REVIEW: Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike

REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son is the second book in Pierce Brown’s magnificent Red Rising series. In a rarity for a book series, it’s better than book 1, and seeing as how I...
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REVIEW: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Get some grimdark spirit in your Dungeons and Dragons game

Hello, my name is Fabienne, and I am a Dungeon Master. Or a Dungeon Mistress, as the case may be. Don’t worry, nothing sexual, we are talking about Dungeons and...
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Get some grimdark spirit in your Dungeons and Dragons game

REVIEW: Spear of the Emperor by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

I’m used to Aaron Dembski-Bowden being the guy that Black Library call in when they need to make a bad guy seem compelling or to mess with our heads with...
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REVIEW: Until Summer Comes Around by Glenn Rolfe

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Until Summer Comes Around in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Glenn Rolfe and Flame Tree Press for the opportunity. I have been...

Ten Tabletop RPGs for Grimdark Fans

While tabletop gamers can find heroes and high fantasy aplenty in today’s pen and paper RPGs, some might crave something with a little more grit, risk, and brutal realism. Thankfully, there are plenty of...

REVIEW: Blackest Spells by C.T. Phipps

The second in a series of anthologies by C.T. Phipps after Blackest Knights, Blackest Spells collects the fantasy works of a range of authors under the theme of dark magic. There were a few...

ANOTHER letter to the GdM editor

Dear Sir, Mark Lawrence is innocent! Free the Grimdark One! It’s all that nice Mr Kipling’s fault. My name is Anna Smith Spark, and in my brief moments of lucidity I have this delusion...

REVIEW: Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

In Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole, he again writes a modern military science fiction that is solid. Myke Cole is everywhere right now. He has put out multiple novels in the last few years, including The...

REVIEW: Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler

I received an uncorrected advance copy of Ashes of the Sun in exchange for an honest review. I’d like to thank Django Wexler and Orbit Books for the opportunity. The first entry in the...

A Beer or Three With Matthew Ward

In this short and sharp interview with Legacy of Ash author Matthew Ward, we chat about his absolutely brilliant epic dark fantasy release (an excellent hold-over for those awaiting the next Game of Thrones),...

REVIEW: Wings of the Storm by Giles Kristian

Wings of the Storm is the finale of Kristian’s Viking stories, the last instalment of the tale of Sigurd and it is one of the best books I have ever read. “…every man with...

REVIEW: Sabbath by Nick Mamatas

Sabbath by Nick Mamatas is a death metal band rolled in a taquito. It is strange, addictive, probably bad for your arteries, and at times makes you want to headbang to some Slayer. These...

REVIEW: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water is the new fantasy novella from British Fantasy Award and Hugo winner, Zen Cho. The story follows a small gang of “roving contractors” (aka bandits)...