REVIEW: Castlevania: Nocturne

Castlevania: Nocturne is the latest installment of Netflix's Castlevania series, originally written and produced by Warren Ellis. The original series, starring Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage) and Sypha Belnades...
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REVIEW: Castlevania: Nocturne

An Interview with Lavanya Lakshminarayan

Lavanya Lakshminarayan is the award-winning author of The Ten Percent Thief, a dystopian science fiction novel set in a future version of Bangalore known as Apex City. Lavanya is a...
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An Interview with Lavanya Lakshminarayan

REVIEW: Thorns of War by João F. Silva

João F. Silva is back and better than ever in Thorns of War, a mind bending sequel that takes the visionary Smokesmiths series to incredible new heights. Equal parts action-packed...
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REVIEW: Thorns of War by João F. Silva

REVIEW: Night’s Reign by Daan Katz

Night’s Reign is the elegantly written dark fantasy by Dutch author Daan Katz dealing with themes of trauma, disability, and mental health. The novel hinges on the relationship between its...
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REVIEW: Night’s Reign by Daan Katz

EXCERPT: The Silverblood Promise by James Logan

The Silverblood Promise by James Logan is published by Arcadia Books on 25th April. It will be available in Hardback, EBook and Audiobook. The Mother of Cities A sharp rap...
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EXCERPT: The Silverblood Promise by James Logan

REVIEW: The Crimson Court by Brendan Noble

Set in an Eastern European-flavoured flintlock/gaslamp fantasy world where malignant spirits roam free, deadly conspiracies thrive, and magic comes at a high cost, Brendan Noble’s The Crimson Court is an...
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REVIEW: The Crimson Court by Brendan Noble

An Interview with Salinee Goldenberg

Salinee Goldenberg has countless merits to her name: author, artist, video producer, editor and mother of two fabulously judgmental cats (scroll down to see!). In this interview, we got to...
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An Interview with Salinee Goldenberg

REVIEW: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Fight, flight, freeze, and fawn are natural human responses to threats. The possibility of outrunning the bogeyman, fighting off the rapid animal, or seeking shelter during a tornado; all these...
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REVIEW: The Troop by Nick Cutter

REVIEW: The Last Phi Hunter by Salinee Goldenberg

Wildly entertaining, The Last Phi Hunter is Salinee Goldenberg’s Thai-inspired debut fantasy. The story follows Ex, the youngest member of the Phi Hunters Order, who is set out on the...
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REVIEW: The Last Phi Hunter by Salinee Goldenberg

GdM Issue #38 featuring South Asian authors is here!

Grimdark Magazine Issue #38 is finally here! This is an issue that I am massively excited about as we try to push your boundaries as a reader through focussing on...
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GdM Issue #38 featuring South Asian authors is here!
REVIEW: Castlevania: Nocturne REVIEW: Castlevania: Nocturne
An Interview with Lavanya Lakshminarayan An Interview with Lavanya Lakshminarayan
REVIEW: Thorns of War by João F. Silva REVIEW: Thorns of War by João...
REVIEW: Night’s Reign by Daan Katz REVIEW: Night’s Reign by Daan Katz
EXCERPT: The Silverblood Promise by James Logan EXCERPT: The Silverblood Promise by James...
REVIEW: The Crimson Court by Brendan Noble REVIEW: The Crimson Court by Brendan...
An Interview with Salinee Goldenberg An Interview with Salinee Goldenberg
REVIEW: The Troop by Nick Cutter REVIEW: The Troop by Nick Cutter
REVIEW: The Last Phi Hunter by Salinee Goldenberg REVIEW: The Last Phi Hunter by...
GdM Issue #38 featuring South Asian authors is here! GdM Issue #38 featuring South Asian...
Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

Review: Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley

When it comes to second installments, especially in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, The Empire Strikes Back is an oft-compared milestone. Some might even regard it as the best film in the original...

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Review: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

It’s pretty rare that I get the first 50 pages into a book and decide on the spot to go purchase the rest of a series, but there are times when you just know...

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Writing About Firearms

Burke ripped his revolver from his holster, diving into cover as his prey opened fire. Rounds sent chips of concrete flying through the air. Ducking round his cover, he blazed away until the hammer...

The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Audio Review: The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs

Part alternate history, part western, but all fantasy, The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs is something different that jumps up and bites you like a rattlesnake you never saw coming. Our storyteller is Shoestring,...

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The Grimdark Magazine’s First Anniversary

With Issue 4 out, we’ve hit the end of our first year. We’ve had victories, failures (and a couple of epic fails, like Goodreads giving us the boot), laughs, and managed to get four...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 Out Now!

Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 is locked in, and have we got a cracking issue ready for you! Behind another brilliant piece of artwork on the cover, you’ll get short stories, an article, a review,...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Review: Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption was provided to Grimdark Magazine as an advanced-reader copy by Harper Collins. The cornerstone philosophy of self-help literature is something I’m very familiar with – your beliefs create your reality. This idea...

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Excerpt: Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

We’re really excited to bring you an excerpt from Anthony Ryan’s Queen of Fire! It’s chapter 2. You can find chapter 1 on Anthony’s website. Alucius The Kuritai’s name was Twenty-Seven, though Alucius had yet...

The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

Excerpt: The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

We’re really excited to bring you the an excerpt from John R. Fultz’s newest novel, The Testament of Tall Eagle. Without any further ado, I hope you enjoy Chapter 4: On the Blood Trail. It’s an excellent...

Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Review: Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

I’ve read a bit of criticism out there about this being a pretty simple troped recreation of so many previous fantasy novels. To that, I say, yes, it’s a well-known set of ingredients: a group...