REVIEW: Beyond the Shadows Volume One – A Grimdark Anthology

It's always an exciting thing to see a new anthology of grimdark stories when it's released. Great artwork typically pulls me in along with a list of stories promising lots...
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REVIEW: Beyond the Shadows Volume One – A Grimdark Anthology

REVIEW: The Ruthless by Peter Newman

I received an advanced copy of The Ruthless in an exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Peter Newman and Harper Voyager for this opportunity. Spoilers for...
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REVIEW: The Ruthless by Peter Newman

COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean

Our most difficult to please reviewer, malrubius, said this about Priest of Bones by Peter McLean in his review, "Fans of the Black Company, Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and the like will...
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COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean

REVIEW: Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes

“Before you embark on a journey of vengeance,” the old adage goes, “dig two graves.” Sal the Cacophony, the protagonist of Sam Sykes’ new Seven Blades in Black, didn’t get...
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REVIEW: Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes

REVIEW: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three novellas that are set a generation or two before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire. In...
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REVIEW: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin

Review: Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

I first came across Larry Correia while I was doing what most failed writers do—browsing the internet to find out how I can become a better writer instead of actually...
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Review: Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia

REVIEW: A Collection of Obsessions by Michael R. Fletcher

Rarely do I find myself drawn to fiction without knowing much about the person behind the words. Perhaps it's a part of my training as a researcher, or just me...
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REVIEW: A Collection of Obsessions by Michael R. Fletcher

COVER REVEAL: A Collection of Obsessions by Michael R. Fletcher

Michael R. Fletcher's A Collection of Obsessions is described in our review as, "A deep dive into the psyche of a fiction writer, someone that has faced hundreds of rejections, gone...
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COVER REVEAL: A Collection of Obsessions by Michael R. Fletcher

REVIEW: From The Wreck by Jane Rawson

I received an uncorrected proof and a finished version of From The Wreck in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Jane Rawson and Picador. This review...
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REVIEW: From The Wreck by Jane Rawson

Enter the Dragons: Richard A Knaak’s fiery fiends

To me, dragons are the epitome of magic and fantasy. They are epic in both proportion and power. With fifty novels in the fantasy genre, I’ve created my share. I’ve...
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Enter the Dragons: Richard A Knaak’s fiery fiends

REVIEW: Priest of Lies by Peter McLean

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Priest of Lies in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Peter McLean and Ace Books for the opportunity. We...
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REVIEW: Priest of Lies by Peter McLean

Review: God of Broken Things by Cameron Johnston

Ah, it is refreshing to read a fun gritty story. Sword-swinging action, virulent and explosive magic, and a host of quirky and entertaining characters, Cameron Johnston amps the grimdark to...
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Review: God of Broken Things by Cameron Johnston

REVIEW: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I received a review copy of Children of Time in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Adrian Tchaikovsky and Pan Macmillan for the opportunity. Children of Time is...
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REVIEW: Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of the Mark Lawrence Holy Sister giveaway competition

Five of you lucky devils will be taking home a UK hardcover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister thanks to Harper Voyager UK! I'm very jealous of all of you. Winner Winner...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners of the Mark Lawrence Holy Sister giveaway competition

REVIEW: Corax Lord of Shadows by Guy Haley

Corax Lord of Shadows is another entry in the sprawling, action-packed military sci-fi universe of Warhammer 30,000 brought to us by Black Library. With a focus on actual freedom versus...
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REVIEW: Corax Lord of Shadows by Guy Haley

REVIEW: We Lie with Death by Devin Madson

We Lie with Death follows four characters. Princess Miko, an empress with no empire who must protect her people, and survive the many trials that follow. Rah e’Torin finds himself...
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REVIEW: We Lie with Death by Devin Madson

REVIEW: Berserk by Kentaro Miura

When asked to recommend fantasy texts (especially of the grimdark variety), there is always one franchise that comes to mind, and that is Kentaro Miura’s manga series, Berserk. Set in...
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REVIEW: Berserk by Kentaro Miura

REVIEW: Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

Vilhjálmsson's debut is a masterfully crafted dark tale that fuses elements of alternative history, steampunk, science fiction, urban fantasy, and grimdark. It is a strikingly original and often complex narrative...
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REVIEW: Shadows of the Short Days by Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson

COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of HOLY SISTER by Mark Lawrence

The GdM team and I love Mark Lawrence's books, so we're really excited to be able to partner with HarperVoyager UK to give away five copies of Holy Sister, book...
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COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of HOLY SISTER by Mark Lawrence

REVIEW: Thin Air by Richard Morgan

Richard K. Morgan is best known in the grimdark community for his seminal SF work Altered Carbon, a genre-defying blend of noir detective fiction and high-concept SF. While Altered Carbon...
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REVIEW: Thin Air by Richard Morgan
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Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Meet Anomie, Michael R. Fletcher’s Cotardist Assassin and Leader of the Schatten Morder

When we first came up with the concept for Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists, Michael R. Fletcher was one of the first people I had in my ideal author group....

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Kaaron Warren talks about the Grey Ladies

From the moment we’d decided to go ahead with Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists, I knew we needed  a wide range of genre authors writing the villain’s perspective. Often, in...

GdM #8

GdM #8 Delayed until 1 August

Grimdark Magazine Issue 8 to be released 1 August. There’s a pretty simple, non-conspiratorial reason for this one: our Kickstarter is running, and we don’t want to dilute the marketing message for either product....

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Kaaron Warren introduces the Grey Ladies

When Kaaron Warren agreed to be a part of Evil is a Matter of Perspective, I was so stoked to have a fellow Aussie join the ToC. Her work is brilliant, her list of...

Of Sand and Malice Made by Bradley P. Beaulieu

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Bradley P. Beaulieu introduces Rümayesh

We were ecstatic when Bradley P. Beaulieu put up his hand to be a part of Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. In this excerpt we get introduced to Rümayesh, Bradley’s...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Matthew Ward introduces Lord Solomon

I love characters that fit into that kind of “spider” character. They have their hands in everything, manipulating the web of the world around them in a thousand different places through deceit, lies, half-truths, blackmail, threats,...

The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

Win a Copy of The Great Ordeal by R. Scott Bakker

With the release of The Great Ordeal just around the corner, I’m sure there are plenty of you deadset ITCHING to get your hands on a copy early. Looks enticing, right? Well, the fantastic...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: Interior Art First Look

Jason Deem has just put out his first sample piece of interior art for the Evil is a Matter of Perspective Kickstarter (live June 15). This piece is based on Deborah A. Wolf’s Bloodpenny. The artworks will...

In Midnight's Silence by Teresa Frohock

Excerpt: In Midnight’s Silence (Los Nefilim) by Teresa Frohock

The hero of Los Nefilim is Diago Alvarez, and much like the Shadow (of the old Shadow pulps), Diago has magical abilities. He and his lover, Miquel, are part of a secretive group known...

Evil is a Matter of Perspective

Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists

Starting June 15th the GdM team will be using Kickstarter to raise $19,500USD (just over $27,100AUD) to fund Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. Our anthology will put you in the shoes of...