Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle

New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist's novels have been must-reads in fantasy since he started with his first book in 1982. Since then, Feist has written 30+ novels,...
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Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle

REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist

A hard-hitting, heartbreaking second novel of The Firemane Saga. In Queen of Storms, Raymond E. Feist takes us on a wild and perilous ride with his characters. I once tried...
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REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist

REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Trouble with Peace in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank both Joe Abercrombie and Gollancz. Following on from...
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REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

In The Burning Land, the fifth entry in The Saxon Stories, we follow the escapades of a 35 or 36-year-old Uhtred of Bebbanburg. He's still Alfred's oathman and has been...
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REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell

REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan is a sequel to his 2015 A Borrowed Man. The premise of both is that in a future Earth, libraries not only offer books to be...
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REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe

REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

‘Salem’s Lot was my first Stephen King read and boy it did not disappoint whatsoever. It gave me sleepless nights. Honestly. “The basis of all human fears, he thought. A...
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REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

Alex White concludes their hit Salvagers trilogy in spectacular fashion in, The Worst Of All Possible Worlds. Picking up months after the events of A Bad Deal For The Whole...
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REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White

An Interview with Chuck Hogan

Mystery and horror author Chuck Hogan has released the first book of a new series with his writing partner famed director Guillermo del Toro. The new series is called The...
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An Interview with Chuck Hogan

REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have returned with a new brand of exquisite horror for their readers in The Hollow Ones. The writing team has a way of using language...
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REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition

Grimdark Magazine is running a writing competition. The publishing industry is a people industry, and is only as good as the people in it. While acquiring a short story from...
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WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition
Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author of The Firemane Saga and Riftwar Cycle Interview With Raymond E. Feist, Author...
REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond E. Feist REVIEW: Queen of Storms by Raymond...
REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by...
REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell REVIEW: The Burning Land by Bernard...
REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe REVIEW: Interlibrary Loan by Gene Wolfe
REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King REVIEW: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible Worlds by Alex White REVIEW: The Worst of All Possible...
An Interview with Chuck Hogan An Interview with Chuck Hogan
REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan REVIEW: The Hollow Ones by Guillermo...
WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay it Forward Competition WRITING COMPETITION: The Matthew Ward Pay...

Barbarians or Philosophers? What Psychology Has to Say about Grimdark Fans and Their Dark Obsession

We grimdark readers and writers are often written-off as the dark creatures hiding in the caves of fantasyland, eager to feast upon depictions of horrible gore, morally reprehensible characters, and pointless violence.  Why would...

Darkrise by M.L. Spencer

Excerpt: Darkrise – Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga by M.L. Spencer

Bestselling Author M.L. Spencer has released Darkrise, Book Four of The Rhenwars Saga and as a nice little sneak peek for those who haven’t grabbed the book yet, we’ve got an excerpt for you....

REVIEW: Urban Enemies edited by Joseph Nassise

Urban fantasy is not my thing, but then, I’ve never really given it a fair go. So I picked up Joseph Nassise’s Urban Enemies and had a crack. The book contains 17 antagonists from a...

Darklands by M.L. Spencer

Interview: M.L. Spencer

Recently, C.T. Phipps had a chance to chat with M.L. Spencer about her novel series, The Rhenwars Saga. You can also read a review of Darkstorm, the first book of The Rhenwars Saga. [CTP]...

Age of Conan

The Mud, the Blood and the Years: Why “Grimdark” is the New “Sword and Sorcery”

“Hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer…” –Robert E. Howard It was born in 1929, named in 1961, and died sometime in the early 80s....

Excerpt: Beasts of the Burnished Chain by Alex Marshall

Alex Marshall’s Crimson Empire is one of the best grimdark fantasy series to hit stands over the last few years. Deeply imaginative, gritty, and darkly funny, we were excited as all hells to be able...

Acts of Caine by Matthew Stover

Review: Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover

For me, reading Heroes Die, the first book in the Acts of Caine series by Matthew Stover, was like being an archaeologist and discovering that Ancient Romans had flat-screen televisions. It’s one of the...

Review: Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

In Grey Sister, the Second Book of the Ancestor, Mark Lawrence continues his explosive trilogy as Nona Grey goes in search of the magical shipheart and revenge against Yisht—tool of the emperor’s sister Sherzal—who...

A Mocktail or Three with Anna Smith Spark

I’ve said it a stack of times, but The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark was my favourite book of 2017. Having bought a short story from her and chatted a bit online,...

Short reviews for short fiction March 2018

Feeling a bit nostalgic and listening to A Change of Pace I thought to myself, “yeah, I need a change of reading pace. It’s time to do more short reviews of short fiction.” This time...