REVIEW: Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey

In Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey we are thrown back into the world of River of Teeth with Houndstooth trying to find his love, Hero after the barnstorming events...
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REVIEW: Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey

REVIEW: The Witcher from Netflix

Netflix's The Witcher is an exciting new adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski's novels of the same name. They follow the eponymous protagonist, Geralt of Rivia. A magically-enhanced monster and creature hunter...
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REVIEW: The Witcher from Netflix

REVIEW: Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

In Matthew Ward’s magnificent and epic Legacy of Ash, the kingdom of Tressia is coming under attack, but the worst is happening within its own borders—the trodden down Southshires are...
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REVIEW: Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: An interview with Matthew Dawkins

Today we have a special guest with Vampire: The Masquerade line developer Matthew Dawkins. Matthew Dawkins is a prolific game writer as well as producer of content with work across...
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Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: An interview with Matthew Dawkins

REVIEW: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

I have been looking forward to reading The Light of All That Falls ever since I finished An Echo of Things To Come and have been counting down the days...
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REVIEW: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs the show

Like many individuals, I was introduced to The Witcher by the CD Projekt Red video games that showed a dark, sensual, cynical, and sometimes humorous world I hadn't yet encountered...
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Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs the show

REVIEW: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Come Tumbling Down, Seanan Mcguire's fifth installment in the Wayward Children series follows the adventures of the delightfully macabre and grisly Wolcott twins. Jack, the mad scientist, sufferer of OCD,...
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REVIEW: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

REVIEW: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves, the first ‘proper’ book in the tale of The Witcher, is a story of extreme training, bards songs and of course, swords. You’ll want to read this...
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REVIEW: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

REVIEW: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

With Violya, once again I am sent back to Rosalyn Kelly’s grim and brutal world, and for that, I am very happy. Set in her In the Heart of her...
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REVIEW: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

REVIEW: The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight was the first fantasy book I have read (listened to) by author Miles Cameron. I had read his entire Chivalry series (one of my favourite series), which...
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REVIEW: The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
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REVIEW: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington REVIEW: The Light of All That...
Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs the show Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs...
REVIEW: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire REVIEW: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan...
REVIEW: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski REVIEW: Blood of Elves by Andrzej...
REVIEW: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly REVIEW: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly
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REVIEW: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was one of the best grimdark debuts of last year. With the sequel Ravencry on the horizon, there is no better time to look back at the first book in Ed McDonald’s Raven’s...

EXCERPT: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Having spotted the cover for this book a while back and having my interest piqued, I’m very excited to bring you an awesome little excerpt from Rosalyn Kelly’s Melokai, a grimdark fantasy. Blurb and excerpt...

Review: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

Swarm and Steel, Michael R. Fletcher’s new standalone novel in his Manifest Delusions world, is a horrific book. I don’t mean that in a negative way, quite the opposite. It is one of the...

REVIEW: Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Apocalypse Nyx is the new collection of novelettes from multi-award-winning author Kameron Hurley (The Stars are Legion, the Worldbreaker Saga, and the God’s War Trilogy), and make no mistake: it’s grimdark AF. Set in...

Five NeoStock covers to blow you away

As a SFF cover designer, publishing house, or self-published author, if you haven’t heard of NeoStock, then you’ve been living under a rock. We all know the struggle of the search for (a) good,...

REVIEW: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Priest of Bones is the new fantasy novel by Peter McLean, author of the Burned Man urban fantasy series.  It is a decidedly grim and dark, not-for-the-kiddies-thank-god, story that essentially recounts a turf war...

"The First Law Trilogy", artwork by Darya Kuznetsova

Is the First Law Trilogy the Anti-Lord of the Rings?

A question that often comes up in the various fantasy forums I frequent is, ‘What is the anti-Lord of the Rings?’ This is an odd query because it implies there’s automatically an antithesis the...

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Review: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Dragons, fire-fighters, post-collapse America, powered mech suits, robots, ghosts: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is a heady mash-up of tropes and genres. The novel could loosely be described as a mix of cop drama,...

Barbarians or Philosophers? What Psychology Has to Say about Grimdark Fans and Their Dark Obsession

We grimdark readers and writers are often written-off as the dark creatures hiding in the caves of fantasyland, eager to feast upon depictions of horrible gore, morally reprehensible characters, and pointless violence.  Why would...

Darkrise by M.L. Spencer

Excerpt: Darkrise – Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga by M.L. Spencer

Bestselling Author M.L. Spencer has released Darkrise, Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga and as a nice little sneak peek for those who haven’t grabbed the book yet, we’ve got an excerpt for you....