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: 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 is an exciting, bloody...

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 vision of the future...

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 farming boy (and his...

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 in his universe and...

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 a heartbreaking story that...

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 Brooks said, “Tragedy is...

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 Kingdom of Liars, the...

10 Graphic Novels to Get You Started in the Genre

Comic books and, by extension, graphic novels (long-form comic books) were at one time the domain of the great unwashed. They were populated only by the geeks, the nerds, the weirdos, and outcasts. It...

REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel takes the best parts of the dystopian science fiction and fantasy genre and does one thing most books can’t, give the reader hope. Generally, In speculative fiction, I...

MOVIE REVIEW: Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Horror is the sister genre of grimdark. Some have suggested that fantasy and science fiction become grimdark when combined with horror. The world of horror invokes most of the feelings of nihilism, dread, and...