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

REVIEW: The Millennial Manifesto by Michael R. Fletcher

The Millennial Manifesto is a sparse, in-your-face story about the duality of politics and perspectives. If you love Quentin Tarantino movies, with a dose of stark commentary on current events,...
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REVIEW: The Millennial Manifesto by Michael R. Fletcher
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Darklands by M.L. Spencer

Interview: M.L. Spencer

Recently, C.T. Phipps had a chance to chat with M.L. Spencer about her novel series, The Rhenwars Saga. You can also read a review of Darkstorm, the first book of The Rhenwars Saga. [CTP]...

Age of Conan

The Mud, the Blood and the Years: Why “Grimdark” is the New “Sword and Sorcery”

“Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer…” –Robert E. Howard It was born in 1929, named in 1961, and died sometime in the early 80s....

Excerpt: Beasts of the Burnished Chain by Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall’s Crimson Empire is one of the best grimdark fantasy series to hit stands over the last few years. Deeply imaginative, gritty, and darkly funny, we were excited as all hells to be able...

Acts of Caine by Matthew Stover

Review: Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover

For me, reading Heroes Die, the first book in the Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover, was like being an archaeologist and discovering that Ancient Romans had flat-screen televisions. It’s one of the...

Review: Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

In Grey Sister, the Second Book of the Ancestor, Mark Lawrence continues his explosive trilogy as Nona Grey goes in search of the magical shipheart and revenge against Yisht—tool of the emperor’s sister Sherzal—who...

A Mocktail or Three with Anna Smith Spark

I’ve said it a stack of times, but The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark was my favourite book of 2017. Having bought a short story from her and chatted a bit online,...

Short reviews for short fiction March 2018

Feeling a bit nostalgic and listening to A Change of Pace I thought to myself, “yeah, I need a change of reading pace. It’s time to do more short reviews of short fiction.” This time...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine to end its relationship with Small Press United

Last year was a year of learning how not to run a tiny press like Grimdark Magazine. One of the many valuable business lessons I did learn is recognising when I’ve overreached my small business’ and...

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson

How Thomas Covenant Changed Fantasy

Stephen Donaldson’s The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever is an epic fantasy trilogy first published in 1977. Its titular main character, Thomas Covenant, is from a 20th century town in our world. He’s...

EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal for THE TOWER OF LIVING AND DYING by Anna Smith-Spark

Man, oh man, am I going off like a frog in a sock to be the one lucky enough to give you the first look at the UK cover for Anna Smith-Spark’s upcoming The Tower...