EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

I'm very excited to bring you an excerpt from Lifeblood, a story I love written by an author from across the dutch, Lee Murray. Her depiction of colonial New Zealand is...
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EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites

This isn’t a post for people to say, "Well, that isn’t Grimdark in my opinion". Everything here, I think a Grimdark fan could enjoy. Unlike a lot of these sort...
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Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites

REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

Not so much a novel as a collection of two novellas that are only distantly related, The God King’s Legacy serves as an excellent introduction into the as yet unreleased...
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REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

Chains of Blood by ML Spencer is the first book in The Chaos Cycle, a standalone series set in the same world as The Rhenwars Saga. Chains of Blood features...
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EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps

Wraith Knight, by C.T. Phipps, asks a Tolkien-inspired what-if: After Sauron fell, what would an out-of-work Nazgul do with the rest of its eternal lifespan? In this book, readers follow...
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REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps

REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow

After well over a hundred novels, novellas, short stories, and audio installments, The Buried Dagger brings the Black Library’s flagship series, The Horus Heresy, to a close…of sorts. Yes, there...
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REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow

REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark's The House of Sacrifice is one of the most emotionally tolling pieces of fiction I've ever read. It completes Empires of Dust, one of the best fantasy trilogies...
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REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones

“The night is dark and full of terrors,” especially now that HBO’s long running show, Game of Thrones, has come to a conclusion. The series finale premiered on May 19th...
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4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones

REVIEW: Three Crows Magazine issue 4

This is the third (out of four) issue of Three Crows Magazine that I've had the privilege to read to date. And although they have already published some really great short stories...
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REVIEW: Three Crows Magazine issue 4

COVER REVEAL: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

Books are weird. This isn’t my first. It is, in fact, the fifth, and I’ve written two more since this one (you’ll see those next year). And yet every time...
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COVER REVEAL: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher
EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray
Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites Grimdark top 15: James picks his...
REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by...
EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML...
REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps
REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James...
REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by...
4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones 4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After...
REVIEW: Three Crows Magazine issue 4 REVIEW: Three Crows Magazine issue 4
COVER REVEAL: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher COVER REVEAL: Smoke and Stone by...
The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Review: The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

Where The Black Prism was a bit slow to kick off and sometimes got bogged down in explaining the magic system, The Blinding Knife floors the accelerator from the starting line. Before you get...

Shatterwing: Dragon Wine 1 by Donna Maree Hanson

Review: Shatterwing by Donna Maree Hanson

Warning: spoilers below. From the outside, Shatterwing seems to be an appealing dark-fantasy story. Atypical fantasy world? Check. Intriguing plot? Check. Strong heroine? Sign me up. Unfortunately, appearances often differ from reality and despite...

Mark Lawrence

Interview: Mark Lawrence

As well as providing an awesome Broken Empire short story for Grimdark Magazine’s first ever issue, Mark Lawrence was good enough to chat to us about grimdark, short fiction, Broken Empire, Red Queen’s War...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 1 Competition

In celebration of Grimdark Magazine’s first release on the 1st of October, 2014, we’re running a competition. Join our mailing list or pre-order issue number 1 (and join our mailing list) for the chance...

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Review: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Warning: spoilers below. Brent Week’s The Black Prism is an enjoyable kick-off to the Lightbringer series. Those who love an in-depth and original magic system, coupled with politics and religion are really going to...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Review by Jeremy Szal It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary...

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Review: Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Once again George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have done a fantastic job in gathering stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy and science fiction. The characters are consistently grey. The stories...

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Welcome to Grimdark Magazine!

Adrian here, founder of Grimdark Magazine. Here you can expect to see book reviews, opinion pieces, and interviews from myself and the GdM team. To kick this off, I thought I’d answer a question...