REVIEW: Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey

In Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey we are thrown back into the world of River of Teeth with Houndstooth trying to find his love, Hero after the barnstorming events...
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REVIEW: Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey

REVIEW: The Witcher from Netflix

Netflix's The Witcher is an exciting new adaption of Andrzej Sapkowski's novels of the same name. They follow the eponymous protagonist, Geralt of Rivia. A magically-enhanced monster and creature hunter...
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REVIEW: The Witcher from Netflix

REVIEW: Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

In Matthew Ward’s magnificent and epic Legacy of Ash, the kingdom of Tressia is coming under attack, but the worst is happening within its own borders—the trodden down Southshires are...
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REVIEW: Legacy of Ash by Matthew Ward

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: An interview with Matthew Dawkins

Today we have a special guest with Vampire: The Masquerade line developer Matthew Dawkins. Matthew Dawkins is a prolific game writer as well as producer of content with work across...
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Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition: An interview with Matthew Dawkins

REVIEW: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

I have been looking forward to reading The Light of All That Falls ever since I finished An Echo of Things To Come and have been counting down the days...
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REVIEW: The Light of All That Falls by James Islington

Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs the show

Like many individuals, I was introduced to The Witcher by the CD Projekt Red video games that showed a dark, sensual, cynical, and sometimes humorous world I hadn't yet encountered...
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Netflix’s The Witcher: The books vs the show

REVIEW: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

Come Tumbling Down, Seanan Mcguire's fifth installment in the Wayward Children series follows the adventures of the delightfully macabre and grisly Wolcott twins. Jack, the mad scientist, sufferer of OCD,...
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REVIEW: Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire

REVIEW: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Blood of Elves, the first ‘proper’ book in the tale of The Witcher, is a story of extreme training, bards songs and of course, swords. You’ll want to read this...
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REVIEW: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

REVIEW: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

With Violya, once again I am sent back to Rosalyn Kelly’s grim and brutal world, and for that, I am very happy. Set in her In the Heart of her...
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REVIEW: Violya by Rosalyn Kelly

REVIEW: The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

The Red Knight was the first fantasy book I have read (listened to) by author Miles Cameron. I had read his entire Chivalry series (one of my favourite series), which...
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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...

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...