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...

REVIEW: Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames

Nicholas Eames’s second novel, Bloody Rose, the follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut, Kings of the Wyld, was released with a fair bit of hype last week, some folks even claiming it was better...

Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

Review: Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

“Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord.” Road Brothers: Tales from the Broken Empire is a short (124 “pages”, e-book only) short story collection by Mark Lawrence. It contains ten short stories, five of which have...

REVIEW: The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith-Spark

The Tower of Living and Dying both builds upon and eclipses the world and story Smith-Spark started with The Court of Broken Knives. It’s bigger, wider, more sprawling than its predecessor, and yet also...

REVIEW: Darksoul by Anna Stephens

Darksoul is Anna Stephens’s taut follow-up to Godblind and the second volume in the Godblind Trilogy. With a desperate siege and angry gods, this installment shrinks the geography and increases the tension. The characters...

REVIEW: Godblind by Anna Stephens

Godblind is the hard-hitting debut by Anna Stephens and the first volume in the Godblind Trilogy. The novel is a medieval epic fantasy set in the small land-locked kingdom of Rilpor and its antagonistic...

Reviewers wanted!

Grimdark Magazine is looking for reviewers to join the meatshields front line troops of its reviewer ranks! What does GdM review? As the premier grimdark niche ezine (well, the only one, but let’s not...

REVIEW: Lost Gods by Micah Yongo

Lost Gods is the debut novel by Micah Yongo. It features a Brotherhood of assassins caught in an ancient and escalating battle between the Sovereignty and the Fellowship of Truths. It is an action...

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith-Spark

Having picked The Court of Broken Knives as my favourite grimdark book of 2017, I’ve been absolutely itching to share this excerpt with you. The Tower of Living and Dying looks to showcase yet more of...

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Five female authors smashing grimdark fantasy right now

Back in the late nineties, author J.V. Jones released A Cavern of Black Ice, book one of the Sword of Shadows series. She is said to be one of the early writers of gritty...

UPDATE: Knee-Deep in Grit print publication delay

In short, I’ve been working with our printer to make sure you’ll get a good product in your hands, and I’m not confident that’s going to happen, so I’ve pushed back the publication date...