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
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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...

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Grimdark Magazine Issue 1 Competition

In celebration of Grimdark Magazine’s first release on the 1st of October, 2014, we’re running a competition. Join our mailing list or pre-order issue number 1 (and join our mailing list) for the chance...

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Review: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

Warning: spoilers below. Brent Week’s The Black Prism is an enjoyable kick-off to the Lightbringer series. Those who love an in-depth and original magic system, coupled with politics and religion are really going to...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Review by Jeremy Szal It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary...