REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

The Killing Light is the last book of an immense trilogy that is both satisfying and haunting. I will be thinking about this book long after having finished it. "The...
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REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

Horrific influences and elements permeate every facet of the Warhammer Universe--from the old World of Warhammer Fantasy, to the Realms of Age of Sigmar, and on to the grimdark future...
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REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir’s debut novel, Gideon the Ninth is a dark, irreverent, bonkers and beautiful story featuring competing necromancers, duelling cavaliers, and a protagonist with a genuinely unique point of view....
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REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Sword of Destiny is a slavic fantasy book that contains the brilliance captured by the video game series, as well as the repertoire of characters that Andrzej Sapkowski has at...
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REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

Onslaught of Madness was my second foray into the world of Perilisc, as told by the gifted author Jesse Teller. I’ve also reviewed Song by the same author for Grimdark Magazine....
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REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

In the name of Odin, Sons of Thunder is a mind-blowing and shield-bashingly good book. The second instalment in the Raven series, Giles Kristian has crafted a rich tale that...
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REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call is the book I have been waiting for all year. Ainnevog, let's call him Annev, is a boy with a simple but not...
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REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

By Jeremy Szal and Layla Cummins - originally published in GdM#3 Video games are nothing short of a controversial topic within the entertainment industry. From fuming politicians on the morning...
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Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish is the first chapter in the epic Witcher series, opening Geralt’s tale with a brutal and fun bang. Book 1 of the Witcher introduces the slavic high-fantasy...
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REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

Grimdark Magazine's 2019 open window for submissions between 1st of November and the 14th of November has begun. I am looking for grimdark SFF fiction of up to 4,000 words...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window
REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke...
REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale REVIEW: The House of Night and...
REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn...
REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej...
REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse...
REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles...
REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin...
Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and...
REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej...
ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

REVIEW: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

The Liveship Traders is the second trilogy in Robin Hobb’s The Realm of the Elderlings saga. After a couple of false starts, I ended up loving The Farseer Trilogy. I adored the tale of...

REVIEW: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian

Blood Eye is a grim and gritty tale of ferocious Norse raiders in the 9th century. It has bone-crunching action sequences and a Norse flavour that will leave you desperate to don your ring-maille...

REVIEW: Konrad Curze The Night Haunter

Whether you’ve been reading Warhammer 40,000 fiction for years, or are a relative tyro, you are familiar with the Space Marines. These legendary, genetically-enhanced super-soldiers turn the battle in their favor just by showing...

Getting excited for Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

One of the books I’m absolutely pumped about being released in 2020 is Jeremy Szal’s Stormblood from Gollancz. Jeremy’s been a mate for a long time, and having known him since Grimdark Magazine’s early days,...

Real Wounds. Real Pain. Dark Fiction’s Role in Exposing the Realities of War

My father was a Prisoner of War (POW) in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Though freed with the other surviving prisoners, I believe a part of him remained behind in his...

REVIEW: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Riot Baby in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Tochi Onyebuchi and Tor.com. Riot Baby begins in Compton, USA, depicting topics that could...

Three Things I Wish I’d Known

November marks an occasion both amazing and terrifying: my Orbit debut, Legacy of Ash, is unleashed upon the world. While I’ve been writing for decades now, accumulating a small library of self-published works, a...

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

The release of Michael R. Fletcher’s Smoke and Stone is something we have been absolutely frothing over for a while now. Fletcher’s ability to invent such magnificent worlds, characters, and stories to piece them together...

REVIEW: Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb

Fool’s Errand is set 15-years after the finale of Assassin’s Quest (spoilers included in this review). Once again we follow FitzChivalry Farseer — the assumed dead royal bastard. In song, he is acknowledged by...

REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward

Roots is an enjoyable Coldharbour novella story by Matthew Ward, who you’ll likely know from Grimdark Magazine #4, Evil is a Matter of Perspective, and the hotly anticipated Legacy of Ash. In Roots, Isra’s business partner is...