An Interview with Chuck Hogan

Mystery and horror author Chuck Hogan has released the first book of a new series with his writing partner famed director Guillermo del Toro. The new series is called The...
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An Interview with Chuck Hogan

REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have returned with a new brand of exquisite horror for their readers in The Hollow Ones. The writing team has a way of using language...
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REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

Grimdark Magazine is running a writing competition. The publishing industry is a people industry, and is only as good as the people in it. While acquiring a short story from...
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WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

REVIEW: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The second novel in Tamsyn Muir’s The Locked Tomb series, Harrow the Ninth follows on closely from its predecessor Gideon the Ninth, continuing the same story but taking Harrow’s arc...
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REVIEW: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

REVIEW: Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund

I received a review copy of Sorcery of a Queen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Brian Naslund and Tor. "Let me get this straight. Sitting on...
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REVIEW: Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund

REVIEW: Ash and Bones by Michael R. Fletcher

Smoke to Ashes, and Stone to Bones… Here we go again, continuing the saga where Fletcher introduced us to the world of Bastion in Smoke and Stone. Ash and Bones...
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REVIEW: Ash and Bones by Michael R. Fletcher

Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot

Conan the Barbarian was once a household name. Back when I was very young, the character was at the height of his popularity, and you might have seen his grim...
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Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot

REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

I discovered the name Mazarkis Williams late in the game. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across her short story Violet in the anthology The Art of War....
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REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

Few authors have had the effect that Raymond Feist has had on the fantasy genre. He is as synonymous with grand fantasy novels as Stephen King is with horror. As...
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REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

REVIEW: Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Black Legion, the follow up to the Talon of Horus continues the tale of Iskander Khayon as he takes part in the wars to assert the titular Black Legion as...
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REVIEW: Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
An Interview with Chuck Hogan An Interview with Chuck Hogan
REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo...
WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay...
REVIEW: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir REVIEW: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn...
REVIEW: Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund REVIEW: Sorcery of a Queen by...
REVIEW: Ash and Bones by Michael R. Fletcher REVIEW: Ash and Bones by Michael...
Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the Bad, and The Reboot Conan the Destroyed: the Good, the...
REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis...
REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond...
REVIEW: Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden REVIEW: Black Legion by Aaron Dembski-Bowden

REVIEW: Blackest Knights edited by C.T. Phipps

What happens when good knights go bad? When shining armor cracks, morals are cast aside, and sacred oaths are broken? Blackest Knights, edited by C.T. Phipps, is a collection of nineteen short stories that...

REVIEW: The Razor by J. Barton Mitchell

The Razor is the new science fiction novel by J. Barton Mitchell, author of the acclaimed YA sci-fi series The Conquered Earth. This one’s not YA, but it won’t cause you any adult discomfort...

REVIEW: Cold Iron by MIles Cameron

“Superb,” the man in the black cloak said, and slammed his dagger into the young man’s temple, killing him instantly. The blade emerged from the other temple with admirable precision, and the man in...

REVIEW: Many are the Dead by Anthony Ryan

After the Industrial Age adventures of The Draconis Memoria series, Anthony Ryan has returned to the fantasy world of Raven’s Shadow with the novella Many Are the Dead. The book is set 10 years...

REVIEW: Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

Blood of Heirs is the ambitious debut epic fantasy novel and the first book of The Coraidic Saga by Alicia Wanstall-Burke. And while I wouldn’t place it in the grimdark genre, it has some...

The Traitor Baru Cormorant has one of the best protagonists in fantasy

Sweet literary gods, I’ve just been in the mind of a genius–and I’m not just talking about Seth Dickinson’s imagination. The Traitor Baru Cormorant is one of the best books I’ve read this year. It’s...

King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

The Odd Hopefulness of Grimdark

In today’s social-media-saturated world, a lot of what we see are the highlights of people’s lives, and it’s easy to feel inadequate when confronted with the reality of one’s own life in comparison to...

REVIEW: Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

Suppose you have darkness/shadows (depending on what you call it) living inside of you. Suppose you can release it time to time in one way or another. How would you use it? And if...

The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee

REVIEW: The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee

The Forgetting Moon by Brian Lee Durfee is a fantastic new addition to the grimdark fantasy landscape, and is the beginning to the Five Warrior Angels series, which promises to be an epic adventure....

REVIEW: We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

When We Ride the Storm by Devin Madison opened with the line, “It’s harder to sever a head than people think. Perhaps if one were skilled with an axe it could be done in...