REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

Onslaught of Madness was my second foray into the world of Perilisc, as told by the gifted author Jesse Teller. I’ve also reviewed Song by the same author for Grimdark Magazine....
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REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

In the name of Odin, Sons of Thunder is a mind-blowing and shield-bashingly good book. The second instalment in the Raven series, Giles Kristian has crafted a rich tale that...
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REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call is the book I have been waiting for all year. Ainnevog, let's call him Annev, is a boy with a simple but not...
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REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

By Jeremy Szal and Layla Cummins - originally published in GdM#3 Video games are nothing short of a controversial topic within the entertainment industry. From fuming politicians on the morning...
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Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish is the first chapter in the epic Witcher series, opening Geralt’s tale with a brutal and fun bang. Book 1 of the Witcher introduces the slavic high-fantasy...
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REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

Grimdark Magazine's 2019 open window for submissions between 1st of November and the 14th of November has begun. I am looking for grimdark SFF fiction of up to 4,000 words...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

REVIEW: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

The Liveship Traders is the second trilogy in Robin Hobb's The Realm of the Elderlings saga. After a couple of false starts, I ended up loving The Farseer Trilogy. I...
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REVIEW: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

REVIEW: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian

Blood Eye is a grim and gritty tale of ferocious Norse raiders in the 9th century. It has bone-crunching action sequences and a Norse flavour that will leave you desperate...
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REVIEW: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian

REVIEW: Konrad Curze The Night Haunter

Whether you’ve been reading Warhammer 40,000 fiction for years, or are a relative tyro, you are familiar with the Space Marines. These legendary, genetically-enhanced super-soldiers turn the battle in their...
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REVIEW: Konrad Curze The Night Haunter

Getting excited for Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

One of the books I'm absolutely pumped about being released in 2020 is Jeremy Szal's Stormblood from Gollancz. Jeremy's been a mate for a long time, and having known him...
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Getting excited for Stormblood by Jeremy Szal
REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse...
REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles...
REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin...
Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and...
REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej...
ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window
REVIEW: Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb REVIEW: Ship of Magic by Robin...
REVIEW: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian REVIEW: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian
REVIEW: Konrad Curze The Night Haunter REVIEW: Konrad Curze The Night Haunter
Getting excited for Stormblood by Jeremy Szal Getting excited for Stormblood by Jeremy...
The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Broken Eye as an advanced-reader copy. Warning: I really tried hard to keep spoilers out but there are a few slightly spoiler-y comments here. In the third...

Dirge by Tim Marquitz

Let There Be Darkness

Guest Post by Tim Marquitz While there’s been an upswing in popularity of darker stories of late, Warhammer 40k having coined the term grimdark back in the early 2000s, the concept has been around...

The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Warning: spoilers below. I destroyed this book like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. Luke Scull has rocketed into my list of favourite...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

GdM

What does Grimdark Magazine want?

We’ve all been there as writers. You knock out a short story, crack yourself a celebratory beer and know – just know – that you are getting this piece published in that e-zine you’ve been...

GdM #2

Pre-order Grimdark Magazine Issue 2

That time of the quarter is almost here, when we kick up our feet and feast on some grimdark goodness. This quarter we’ve got a cracking line-up for you, a deal for those only...

Wentworth Season 1

Review: Wentworth Season 1

Brutal. Bloody. Deep. Sad. Grey. All of these things make Wentworth an unbelievably addictive piece of Australian television (and I’ll tell you right now they are few and far between). Set within the violent...

Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

Review: Riding the Unicorn by Paul Kearney

The title, Riding the Unicorn, sounds about as far from grimdark as you can get. I’m pretty sure I wrote a short story called Riding the Unicorn for my mom when I was six...

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...