REVIEW: Slave Ring by Tim Dedopulos

Warning – This review of the novel about vampires and slavery will touch on slavery and sexual assault. Slave Ring by Tim Dedopulos is the first book of the Clan...
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REVIEW: Slave Ring by Tim Dedopulos

REVIEW: Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward

A stand-alone novel set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward is everything you want from a 40k universe novel. It's war on an epic scale, the odds are...
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REVIEW: Deathworlder by Victoria Hayward

REVIEW: Daughter of Calamity by Rosalie M. Lin

Rosalie M. Lin’s debut, Daughter of Calamity is set in the glittering world of Shanghai in the 1920s. A cultural melting pot thanks to the influence of colonialism, the Jazz...
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REVIEW: Daughter of Calamity by Rosalie M. Lin

REVIEW: Monstrum by Lottie Mills

Lottie Mills’ debut collection Monstrum is mind blowing. As the title hints, these stories explore what is monstrous, why we perceive someone as other. The collection is an open letter...
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REVIEW: Monstrum by Lottie Mills

REVIEW: When the Blood Has Dried #3 by Gary Moloney (W) and Daniel Romero (A)

If the first two issues of When the Blood Has Dried were setting up the initial plot of the story, issue 3 is where things start to really escalate. Maebh,...
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REVIEW: When the Blood Has Dried #3 by Gary Moloney (W) and Daniel Romero (A)

REVIEW: Shadows of Pnath by Josh Reynolds

Shadows of Pnath is the second of the Countess Zorzi novels in the Arkham Horror series. The Arkham Horror series is pretty much what I wish Call of Cthulhu had...
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REVIEW: Shadows of Pnath by Josh Reynolds

REVIEW: The Tigress by Anna Mocikat

The Tigress by Anna Mocikat is the sixth book of the Behind Blue Eyes series. The series is a successful indie cyberpunk drama that follows the tales of a murderous...
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REVIEW: The Tigress by Anna Mocikat

The Road to Redemption by Matthew Ward

More than anything, I love a character with a redemption arc. I’m not picky. I’ll work on any scale. From Londo Mollari’s galaxy-shaping reversals in Babylon 5 to Javert’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it...
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The Road to Redemption by Matthew Ward

REVIEW: Tears of Raphaela by Richard Swan

In Tears of Raphaela by Richard Swan, a new Warhammer 40,000 short story from Black Library, Brother Ramethos of the Lamenters space marine chapter hunts the last Tyranid Prime across the...
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REVIEW: Tears of Raphaela by Richard Swan

REVIEW: The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward

In The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward, Kat's story of survival, rebellion, and love and loss that I enjoyed so much in The Darkness Before Them continues. These main...
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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...

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Book Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I have just been inside the imagination of a literary genius. Robin Hobb’s debut novel, Assassin’s Apprentice, is a thoroughly enjoyable story about a royal bastard named Fitz put to use by his family, and trying...

GdM #3

Grimdark Magazine Issue 3 Released Early!

Grimdark Magazine is out NOW! That’s right, you heard it here first. Grimdark Magazine Issue 3 is out early! No pre-order, no nuthin’, just straight into the guts of it. In this issue, you’ll...

Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic

Top 5 Actors to Play Logen “The Bloody-Nine” Ninefingers

Logen Ninefingers is “grimdark personified”. He’s a man whose duality is not just philosophical. Whether you sympathize with the quiet and loveable lug, Logan, or the blood-lusting counterpart known as the Bloody Nine, this...

GdM

In Defence of Grimdark

Grimdark is dead. – Justin Landon (Nerds of a Feather blog) Across the ages, when women and men were under attack by forces that would see their heads on spikes, they would take up...

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Slow Regard of Silent Things as an advanced-reader copy. I consider Rothfuss to be a bit of a borderline grimdarker and one of the finest purveyors of prose...

The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Broken Eye as an advanced-reader copy. In the third installment of Lightbringer series, Brent Weeks‘s The Broken Eye tells the story of the wars and political turmoils assailing the...

Dirge by Tim Marquitz

Let There Be Darkness

While there’s been an upswing in popularity of darker stories of late, Warhammer 40k having coined the term grimdark back in the early 2000s, the concept of darkness in storytelling has been around for...

The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

I destroyed The Grim Company by Luke Scull like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. Scull has rocketed into my list of favourite...

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