REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

Not Saying Goodbye is the last of the Erast Fandorin books by Boris Akunin. It must operate thus both as a farewell and a fitting capstone for a long running...
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REVIEW: Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #2

Vampire: The Masquerade the comic is a new series by Tim Seeley and published by Vault comics that is set in the World of Darkness setting. The World of Darkness...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #2

Where to read your favourite authors for free (without being a pirate bastard)

Let's face it, if you download people's books without paying for them, and without the author or publisher's permission to download them for free, you are a pirate bastard. It's...
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Where to read your favourite authors for free (without being a pirate bastard)

REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

The Reverie by Peter Fehervari was released (fittingly!) on the 31st of October, the first of his novels in the Warhammer Horror line. As with all Peter Fehervari's work, it...
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REVIEW: The Reverie by Peter Fehervari

REVIEW: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One ed. Paula Guran

It’s just past spooky season and there’s no better time for an anthology of The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. Paula Guran has been editing The Year’s Best Dark...
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REVIEW: The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One ed. Paula Guran

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #1

Vampire: The Masquerade is one of the seminal tabletop RPGs, ranking up there with Dungeons and Dragons or Call of Cthulhu for cultural influence among geeks. It created the Gothic Punk...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #1

REVIEW: Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn

Seraphina's Lament is a grimdark novel written by longtime book reviewer and blogger Sarah Chorn (Bookworm Blues). I've always been a fan of her reviews and was interested in what...
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REVIEW: Seraphina’s Lament by Sarah Chorn

REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne kicks off his latest series with the impressive Ink & Sigil; an urban fantasy set in modern-day Glasgow. Although taking place in the same world as his Iron...
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REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

REVIEW: Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

Nophek Gloss is a story that pushes the boundlessness of the reader's imagination. It is innovative, harsh, extraordinary, and it is science fiction at its best.  I am not sure...
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REVIEW:  Nophek Gloss by Essa Hansen

Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson

Ask somebody about dark fantasy to rival the epic scale of Game of Thrones and I'd be pretty surprised if somebody didn't mention Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen...
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Interview with dark fantasy legend Steven Erikson
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REVIEW: Shadowplay by Tad Williams

In Shadowplay, Prince Barrick and Captain Ferras Vansen find themselves behind the Shadowline. The young prince has been assigned a task by the Qar noblewoman Yasammez, although he doesn’t yet understand what it is....

ARTICLE: Black Christmas (1974) vs Black Christmas (2019)

Horror movies and fiction are the twin sister of grimdark just the way fantasy is its father. As such, Grimdark Magazine is going to be providing a review of classic horror movies as well...

MOVIE REVIEW: All Hail The Popcorn King

All Hail the Popcorn King, a documentary about Joe R. Lansdale directed by Hansi Oppenheimer, was intriguing to me as a fan of horror and western fiction and movies of all types. Though I...

REVIEW: Shadowmarch by Tad Williams

Shadowmarch is a slow-burning fantasy epic with fine world-building, interesting characters, and large amounts of political intrigue. It is mostly the groundwork that is set here of what I don’t doubt will be a...

REVIEW: Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher

Black Stone Heart is the latest grimdark novel by Michael R. Fletcher. This is a brand-new series, The Obsidian Path which is set in a bizarre new world unlike those of Fletcher’s other work....

REVIEW: Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King

I think at one point or another, we are all the titular character. Dolores, in Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne. We may not be her specifically in all ways. But I guarantee that the humanity that...

REVIEW: The New World by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence’s latest novelette The New World can be found in the Grim Oak Press Red Queen’s War omnibus edition, and features fan favourites Jalan and Snorri as they venture to a far off...

REVIEW: 100 Months: The End of All Things by John Hicklenton

100 Months: The End of All Things is John Hinkleton’s final brutalist farewell to the world, and it is by far the hardest book I have ever had to review. I have spent the...

Ten Indie Grimdark Novel Recommendations

One of the important changes brought about by the internet’s increasing availability as well as the rise of the e-book is the independent book market becoming a much bigger competitor to traditional publishing. Self-published...

REVIEW: The Fell Sword by Miles Cameron

The Fell Sword is the second book in The Traitor Son Cycle, coming after the rip-roaring and dragon-slaying beginning in The Red Knight. We head back to the Red Knight and his company and...