Three Things I Wish I’d Known

Next/this month 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...
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Three Things I Wish I’d Known

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

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,...
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REVIEW: Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb

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,...
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REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward

REVIEW: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

Fun, dark, witty, brutal. Knight’s Shadow is a masterpiece in fantasy writing that will put Sebastien de Castell on your favourite writers shelf. Knight’s Shadow, book two of The Greatcoats...
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REVIEW: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

REVIEW: The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson

I received an advanced review copy of The Bard's Blade in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Brian D. Anderson and TOR for the opportunity. Vylari...
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REVIEW: The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson

Top five Warhammer 40K fan videos

Having recently posted about the magnificent Astartes series being the pinnacle of animation for the Warhammer 40K universe, a few people pointed out other fan efforts have been right up...
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Top five Warhammer 40K fan videos

Review: Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs

Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs is the recent follow-up to his 2014 novel The Incorruptibles. It is a beautifully written, ambitious, and refreshing work even if it fails to...
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Review: Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs

How to Make a Grimdark Setting

I'm a huge fan of Andrjez Sapkowski's The Witcher novels. While most fans are familiar with the series through CD Projekt Red's video game trilogy, the novels are an excellent...
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How to Make a Grimdark Setting

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition

In the Nineties, I loved my weekend sessions of Vampire: The Masquerade. Before A Song of Ice and Fire, it was a fascinating world of moral ambiguity (even moral decay)...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition
Three Things I Wish I’d Known Three Things I Wish I’d Known
EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Smoke and Stone...
REVIEW: Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb REVIEW: Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb
REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward REVIEW: Roots by Matthew Ward
REVIEW: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell REVIEW: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de...
REVIEW: The Bard’s Blade by Brian D Anderson REVIEW: The Bard’s Blade by Brian...
Top five Warhammer 40K fan videos Top five Warhammer 40K fan videos
Review: Foreign Devils by John Hornor Jacobs Review: Foreign Devils by John Hornor...
How to Make a Grimdark Setting How to Make a Grimdark Setting
REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

I have a new addition to my list of favourite authors. Straight off the bat and clear over the fence for six, I’m going to set the tone of this review right there. Abercrombie,...

Omnicide Publishing

Announcement: Omnicide Publishing Joint Venture

Grimdark Magazine and Dirge Magazine are combining top-shelf dark fiction with the best in engaging new media to create Omnicide Publishing. The joint venture’s goal is to create something new in the fields of:...

Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

Interview: Phil Tucker

[MC] The Path of Flames harkens back to traditional fantasy. What books inspired it? [PT] In many ways I’ve gone back to my childhood favourites, namely David Gemmell’s Drenai books, Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar...

Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

Review: Path of Flames by Phil Tucker

The Path of Flames by Phil Tucker, the first installment of the Chronicles of the Exile, is a self-published book that’s been doing well recently in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-off. It’s a fun,...

The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

Review: The Last Quarrel by Duncan Lay

The Last Quarrel is a fun, easy-to-read novel that hits you with some action-filled, staccato-paced chapters and a jolting end. Our two protagonists and main viewpoints are Fallon and Prince Cavan. Fallon is a...

Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

Excerpt: Cthulhu Armageddon by C.T. Phipps

Chapter One The sun blasted against our environment-reinforced uniforms. We were moving through the Great Barrier Desert, a massive Tainted Zone larger than the New Arkham Dust Zone by several orders of magnitudes. Our...

Fae – The Wild Hunt by Graham Austin-King

Review: Fae – The Wild Hunt by Graham Austin-King

Graham Austin-King puts the bite back into the world of fairy tales with the first of the Riven Wyrde Trilogy: Fae – The Wild Hunt. This story is told from the perspective of three...

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

I spotted Leviathan Wakes online touted as Game of Thrones in space. If I’m honest about it, I bought it on a whim based on that and a want to read more sci-fi of...

Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat by Matthew Sylvester

Review: Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat by Matthew Sylvester

Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat tells the story of a British officer fighting in a diesel-punk version of World War I that sees the Germans rise victorious. Told in a series of sequential short stories,...

Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Review: Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Make no mistake: Snakewood is grimdark. It’s grimdark and then some. Moral ambiguity infuses all the major characters, and no clear line is ever drawn between right and wrong, good and evil. Snakewood is...