REVIEW: The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

The Pale Horseman is the excellent continuation of Uhtred of Bebbanburg's story. Set between 876 - 878 AD, Uhtred is now in his early 20's, having proven himself as a...
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REVIEW: The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

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
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REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie...
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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
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Warhammer 40K: An Inspiration-Rich Environment for Artists

Warhammer 40K is an inspiration-rich environment for artists. It depicts wars on planetary scales, superhumans, xenos, traitors, dark gods, and boasts more books, stories, history, and fluff than you could poke a stick at....

Is Bigger Really Better?

In the fantasy genre, across novels, movies and games, there’s a tendency to go big. We’ve got a brand new world to explore, with fantastic beasts, powerful magic and unique cultures, so we have...

Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes

Review: Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes

Rob J. Hayes’s Where Loyalties Lie is both a stand-alone series as well as a sequel trilogy to his original The Ties That Bind. You don’t have to read the original trilogy in order...

The Joy of Being Broke Thanks to Signed First Editions

As I get older I find myself enjoying less and less the sight of a thousand slowly yellowing paperbacks crammed onto a creaking, bent set of shelves and looking to spend a little more on...

A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

Review: A Perfect Machine by Brett Savory

Brett Savory is best known for his short horror fiction, so it’s no surprise that his first novel, A Perfect Machine, concerns itself with secret societies, aberrant rituals and the implacable erosion of one...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Why The Witcher Netflix Series May Be the Next Grimdark Super-show

Netflix has recently announced they’ll be creating a show based on The Witcher franchise. The Expanse’s Sean Daniel and Jason Brown will be taking on executive production duties and Oscar nominee (as well as...

Texhnolyze

Anime Review: Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze is a grim cyberpunk series written by Chiaki J. Konaka and produced by Madhouse, first aired in 2003. It is a story of a down-and-out young man trying to survive in a grim...

Announcement: Grimdark Magazine to Go Live with SPU Next Week

For the next 3-10 days, the entire Grimdark Magazine catalogue will be offline and unavailable for purchase. Sweet literary gods, why? While we were mid-project creation for Evil is a Matter of Perspective I pitched our...

Dead Man's Steel by Luke Scull

Review: Dead Man’s Steel by Luke Scull

Dead Man’s Steel concludes Luke Scull’s thoroughly enjoyable The Grim Company Trilogy in the gritty, hard-as-nails, barnstorming fashion which we’ve come to expect from him. On a grander scale, Dead Man’s Steel is the story...

Review: A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan

Before diving into this review, let me stress that I am writing it for Grimdark Magazine. Consequently, I read the book from an adult “grimdark” perspective, which includes certain degrees of grittiness, unforgiving and...