REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar

Published in March of this year in the UK, Lavie Tidhar's By Force Alone is a period-set mashup of Arthurian myth. This Arthur is brash, young, and power-hungry, expanding his...
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REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar

REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale

Thank you to the fine folks at Tachyon Publications for providing a review copy of Joe Landsdale's Of Mice and Minestrone. I have read several Joe R. Lansdale stories over...
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REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale

An Interview with Luke Arnold

Many people know actor Luke Arnold from the Starz TV show Black Sails where he plays the character, John Silver. But, to add to his extensive acting credits is his debut novel, The...
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An Interview with Luke Arnold

REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder

I received a review copy of The Devil's Blade in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Alder and Gollancz for the opportunity. This is the...
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REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder

REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Usually novels end with the villain being vanquished. Not so with Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. Known for the YA phenomenon Divergent in the early 2010s, this is her adult...
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REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

Wrath of Madness, book 2 of The Madness Wars begins where the first book left off, the conquest driven nation of Drine pushing through on their campaign of conquering the neighboring...
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REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

On the Fantasy-Faction - Fantasy Book Discussion Facebook page today a gentleman asked for recommendations on what people regarded as the best fantasy written by female authors. Since I started...
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14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

Sweet. Grimdark. Gods. I am so bloody excited to show you the cover of The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie! After absolutely loving A Little Hatred, this is the book...
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COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

In The Last Kingdom, we follow Uhtred. son of Uhtred who is the Ealdorman of Beddanburg by birthright. In the first-person perspective, Uhtred tells us his tale and throughout The...
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REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer

It wasn’t long ago that I was listening to some of my classic rock bands and I found myself wishing that there was something out there today that had a...
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MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer
REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie...
REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by...
An Interview with Luke Arnold An Interview with Luke Arnold
REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark...
REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse...
14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations 14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations
COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace...
REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard...
MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass...

Grimdark and Nihilism

‘Bleak’, ‘savage’, ‘nihilistic’, are words that tend to get flung around when discussing grimdark. It’s kind of in the name, really. A grimdark book ended ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ would quite...

EXCERPT: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

Richard Nell is a hugely popular self-published dark fantasy author. His Ash and Sand series, which begins with the critically acclaimed Kings of Paradise, has been a huge hit and is currently approaching 700...

REVIEW: The Light Brigate by Kameron Hurley

“When you drop, you burst apart like…Well, first your whole body shakes. Then every muscle gets taut and contracts, like you’re experiencing a full-body muscle spasm centered in your core. The CO says it’s...

An Interview with Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown is the award-winning Australian writer and Australian Shadows Award finalist-editor owner of Cohesion Press. Cohesion Press is best known for its flagship military horror anthology series SNAFU, stories from which recently made...

REVIEW: Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell

I will start this off by saying, Sebastien is a top guy, I’ve always loved meeting him at various events and was very much looking forward to reading Traitor’s Blade, the first instalment in...

REVIEW: The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

The Monster of Elendhaven is the upcoming debut novella from Jennifer Giesbrecht, and, boy, it’s a doozie.  It is mostly the story of Johann, who washes up on the poisonous black shores of Elendhaven,...

6 shows coming in 2019/20 for fans of darker stories

With San Diego ComicCon 2019 wrapped, we think there is a season of TV (or six!) that fans of dark / grimdark / noir SFF should be excited about in the coming twelve months....

Descent into Avernus by Wizards RPG Team

D&D’s newest campaign setting is dragging players straight to hell. This September, Dungeons and Dragons fans will have a chance to pick up Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus, a pre-written adventure module that’s equal...

REVIEW: Blood of an Exile by Brian Naslund

I received an uncorrected proof copy of Blood of an Exile in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Brian Naslund and Tor. Bershad the Flawless is a dragon-slayer. After betraying...

REVIEW: Knight of Stars by Tom Lloyd

I received an advanced review copy of Knight of Stars in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Tom Lloyd and Gollancz. “We’re here to drink beer an’ fuck people up,...