REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

Not Saying Goodbye is the last of the Erast Fandorin books by Boris Akunin. It must operate thus both as a farewell and a fitting capstone for a long running...
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REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #2

Vampire: The Masquerade the comic is a new series by Tim Seeley and published by Vault comics that is set in the World of Darkness setting. The World of Darkness...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #2

Where to read your favourite authors for free (without being a pirate bastard)

Let's face it, if you download people's books without paying for them, and without the author or publisher's permission to download them for free, you are a pirate bastard. It's...
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Where to read your favourite authors for free (without being a pirate bastard)

REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

The Reverie by Peter Fehervari was released (fittingly!) on the 31st of October, the first of his novels in the Warhammer Horror line. As with all Peter Fehervari's work, it...
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REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

REVIEW: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One ed. Paula Guran

It’s just past spooky season and there’s no better time for an anthology of The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. Paula Guran has been editing The Year’s Best Dark...
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REVIEW: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One ed. Paula Guran

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #1

Vampire: The Masquerade is one of the seminal tabletop RPGs, ranking up there with Dungeons and Dragons or Call of Cthulhu for cultural influence among geeks. It created the Gothic Punk...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #1

REVIEW: Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn

Seraphina's Lament is a grimdark novel written by longtime book reviewer and blogger Sarah Chorn (Bookworm Blues). I've always been a fan of her reviews and was interested in what...
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REVIEW: Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn

REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne kicks off his latest series with the impressive Ink & Sigil; an urban fantasy set in modern-day Glasgow. Although taking place in the same world as his Iron...
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REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

REVIEW: Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

Nophek Gloss is a story that pushes the boundlessness of the reader's imagination. It is innovative, harsh, extraordinary, and it is science fiction at its best.  I am not sure...
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REVIEW:  Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson

Ask somebody about dark fantasy to rival the epic scale of Game of Thrones and I'd be pretty surprised if somebody didn't mention Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen...
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Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson
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REVIEW: Shattered Hopes by Ulff Lehmann

Shattered Hopes by Ulff Lehmann is the sequel to Shattered Dreams and the second novel in the A Light in the Dark series. I very much enjoyed Shattered Dreams because it was a nice...

An Interview with Dyrk Ashton

Hail grimlings! This issue I finally caught up with that wily rapscallion Dyrk Ashton. If you don’t know Dyrk’s work, he is currently working on finishing his Paternus series—books 1 and 2 are already...

REVIEW: Song Of The Centurion by Steven A. McKay

Song Of The Centurion is the sequel to Steven A. McKay’s The Druid. McKay is a rising star on the indie historical fiction circuit and I was keen to read Song since I loved...

REVIEW: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix, the author of Horrorstör, is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. The books I have read thus far, We Sold Our Souls, and now Horrorstör are a combination of the ridiculous, the scary, a hell...

REVIEW: Dispel Illusion by Mark Lawrence

“Sometimes being wrong is the right answer.” That’s a great lead on the blurb for this book, and only makes sense after the experience has completed. Dispel Illusion is the third and final installation...

REVIEW: Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin

Young adult novels and grimdark are not something I normally associate. However, teenagers love grimdark. It is where a large percentage of us fantasy fans start questioning our assumptions about good guys, bad guys,...

REVIEW: Home Fires by Gene Wolfe

Whatever dystopias the late Gene Wolfe may have written, it is perhaps fairer to say that he was more invested in investigating the state of the personality of his characters. We may track this...

An Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke

G’day Grimmies! I’m here today with one of my favorite Aussies—Alicia Wanstall-Burke. Now, if you aren’t familiar with Alicia’s work—it’s ok.  She is still fairly new to the scene; however, she has been stirring...

REVIEW: The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Obsidian Tower in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Melissa Caruso and Orbit Books. “There are two kinds of magic. There is the kind...

5 Grimdark Books that Won’t Suspend Your Idea of Truth, Reality, or Science

Scientists are human beings too, and like all humans we want to add narratives to our data and experiments. Despite the temptation to influence, such desires must be resisted. Even if the human condition...