REVIEW: Trollslayer by William King

Before I begin this review, I should mention I'm a big fan of the Gotrek and Felix novels for Warhammer Fantasy so this is not an unbiased review. William King...
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REVIEW: Trollslayer by William King

REVIEW: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

The Horus Heresy series is an interesting challenge for a publishing company let alone a writer. It is the attempt to explain how the "Golden Age" of humanity under the...
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REVIEW: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett

REVIEW: The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold

The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold is a fantasy novel about sin, redemption, and hope. The story follows a man-for-hire named Fetch Phillips. Fetch is a human working...
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REVIEW: The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold

REVIEW: True Grit by Charles Portis

True Grit is a spectacular western that is full of heart with genuinely delightful characters that you instantly connect with. Charles Portis has created a wonderful tale of the west...
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REVIEW: True Grit by Charles Portis

EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher

Much as parents deny having a favourite child, authors are hesitant to declare a favourite book. I understand that. What if it flops? What if everyone hates it? What if...
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EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher

REVIEW: They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick

Reading They Mostly Come Out at Night was my fourth time venturing into Patrick's enchanting, fantastical and haunting Yarnsworld. His stories are as enriching as they are captivating with stunning...
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REVIEW: They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick

REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian. This novel by Cormac McCarthy is a book that disturbed me to my core and made me dwell on the realities and philosophies within it. I have struggled...
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REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

In Jeremy Szal's barnstorming debut Stormblood, Harmony won the war against Harvest, but to do so it had to use super soldiers created through alien organisms injected irreversibly into human...
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REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal

EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Along the Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes

Rob J. Hayes is a grimdark fan-favourite, and our team is really excited to release the prologue of his newest work, Along the Razor's Edge. We've loved his other books such...
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EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Along the Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes

Ten criminally underrated fantasy books

Not all authors get to drown in royalties and have fans baying for their blood the moment they take twelve seconds away from the keyboard to scratch their arses. Some...
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Ten criminally underrated fantasy books
REVIEW: Trollslayer by William King REVIEW: Trollslayer by William King
REVIEW: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett REVIEW: Horus Rising by Dan Abnett
REVIEW: The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold REVIEW: The Last Smile in Sunder...
REVIEW: True Grit by Charles Portis REVIEW: True Grit by Charles Portis
EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal Black Stone Heart by Michael R. Fletcher EXCLUSIVE: Cover reveal Black Stone Heart...
REVIEW: They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick REVIEW: They Mostly Come Out at...
REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy REVIEW: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal REVIEW: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal
EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Along the Razor’s Edge by Rob J. Hayes EXCLUSIVE: Excerpt of Along the Razor’s...
Ten criminally underrated fantasy books Ten criminally underrated fantasy books
Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Review: Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

I’ve read a bit of criticism out there about this being a pretty simple troped recreation of so many previous fantasy novels. To that, I say, yes, it’s a well-known set of ingredients: a group...

Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb

Book Review: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

I have just been inside the imagination of a literary genius. Robin Hobb’s debut novel, Assassin’s Apprentice, is a thoroughly enjoyable story about a royal bastard named Fitz put to use by his family, and trying...

GdM #3

Grimdark Magazine Issue 3 Released Early!

Grimdark Magazine is out NOW! That’s right, you heard it here first. Grimdark Magazine Issue 3 is out early! No pre-order, no nuthin’, just straight into the guts of it. In this issue, you’ll...

Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic

Top 5 Actors to Play Logen “The Bloody-Nine” Ninefingers

Above: Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic Logen Ninefingers is “grimdark personified”. He’s a man whose duality is not just philosophical. Whether you sympathize with the quiet and loveable lug, Logan, or the blood-lusting counterpart known...

GdM

In Defence of Grimdark

Grimdark is dead. – Justin Landon (Nerds of a Feather blog) Across the ages, when women and men were under attack by forces that would see their heads on spikes, they would take up...

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Slow Regard of Silent Things as an advanced-reader copy. I consider Rothfuss to be a bit of a borderline grimdarker and one of the finest purveyors of prose...

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...