REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling is a claustrophobic hybrid of horror and science fiction. On an impoverished mining planet with no hope for a better life, Gyre Price decides...
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REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

For those of us who’ve been long term fans of the Horus Heresy series, we’ve been waiting for the narrative to get to the climactic Siege of Terra for a...
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REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Filled with intricate plotlines and political intrigue, The Bone Shard Daughter was enthralling, but still problematic. The high stakes (and high body count) drew me in; the constant switching between...
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REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

Sea of Quills is the sequel to the previous novel, Mountain of Daggers, that started the adventures of Ahren the Black Raven. The Tales of the Black Raven duology is a...
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REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

REVIEW: Red Noise by John P. Murphy

If Red Noise was a mixed drink it would be four parts A Fistful of Dollars, one-part Romeo & Juliet, poured over moon rocks and shaken, not stirred. If you...
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REVIEW: Red Noise by John P. Murphy

Top 5 Zombie Video Games

It's October and that means it's Horror Month at Grimdark Magazine. As such, we're going to do some wonderful articles about our favorite frightful subjects. For this article, I'm going...
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Top 5 Zombie Video Games

REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

A Wizard's Forge by A.M. Justice begins with a deconstruction of your typical Young Adult fantasy heroine's journey. Victoria of Ourtown is a bookish, shy, but enthusiastic young woman who...
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REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

An Interview with Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Whenever I think of the absurd, the ridiculous, and the scary, one author springs to mind, and that is David Wong AKA Jason Pargin. Jason Pargin, under the pseudonym of...
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An Interview with Jason “David Wong” Pargin

REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

With Rhythm of War being released on 17th November 2020, I decided that now would be a perfect time for me to do a re-read of The Stormlight Archive, which...
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REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan

While details are sparse at the moment—with no mention of showrunners or writers—the news is out, and one niche corner of fandom has cause to raise flagons in celebration: Conan...
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Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan
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The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Reading The Broken Empire trilogy really changed the way I view fantasy. It was after reading this trilogy that I discovered and began to define for myself what grimdark is. As a kid I...

REVIEW: Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell

Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1) by Richard Nell is probably my favorite grimdark novel of 2018, so if you expect this review to be anything other than gushing then you have come...

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Dyrk Ashton’s War of Gods

Good greetings, Grimdarklings! I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to have been selected for a feature in Grimdark Magazine. Many thanks to Lord Adrian Collins and Sir James Tivendale for allowing this excerpt of War...

Casting the characters of Ed McDonald’s Blackwing

Ed McDonald’s Blackwing threw itself into the fray in 2017. With its gritty mixture of frontier brutality, despair and dread it solidified itself as one of the best releases of the past few years....

The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

Review: The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis

There I was, looking for a break from the usual sword-and-slashery that we all love so much, when I took to Amazon to find my next read. I had just finished reading Sebastien de...

REVIEW: Smoke in the Glass by Chris Humphreys

Who wants to live forever? Smoke in the Glass, historical fiction writer Chris Humphreys’ first foray into adult fantasy, is a tale of four worlds where a lucky few are blessed with immortality. While...

Grimdark and Nihilism

‘Bleak’, ‘savage’, ‘nihilistic’, are words that tend to get flung around when discussing grimdark. It’s kind of in the name, really. A grimdark book ended ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ would quite...

EXCERPT: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

Richard Nell is a hugely popular self-published dark fantasy author. His Ash and Sand series, which begins with the critically acclaimed Kings of Paradise, has been a huge hit and is currently approaching 700...

REVIEW: The Light Brigate by Kameron Hurley

“When you drop, you burst apart like…Well, first your whole body shakes. Then every muscle gets taut and contracts, like you’re experiencing a full-body muscle spasm centered in your core. The CO says it’s...

An Interview with Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown is the award-winning Australian writer and Australian Shadows Award finalist-editor owner of Cohesion Press. Cohesion Press is best known for its flagship military horror anthology series SNAFU, stories from which recently made...