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...
The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

The Grimdark Magazine team pick their favourites for 2017

It’s been a fantastic year for grimdark fiction across books and television, with plenty of new gritty action and unseen betrayals coming before us from a long list of our favourite authors and a...

Bound by Alan Baxter

Review: Bound by Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter’s Bound (Alex Caine Book One) is a brutal story that moves at a break-neck pace. It’s ripe with dark, conflicted characters in a turbulent, urban setting that has a mixture of martial...

Understanding Dystopian Fiction

Understanding Dystopian Fiction in the Age of Political Correctness

Recently, Blade Runner 2049, as did the original film, has come under fire from some media outlets as being misogynistic, depicting women as unequal to their on-screen, male counterparts. These outlets aren’t entirely wrong....

Helsreach

Reviews: Three Books to Get You Stuck into Warhammer 40,000

The Warhammer 40,000 universe is grim, dark, and brutally picturesque – the perfect sprawling sci-fi playground for those who prefer their fiction with a heavy dose of grit. The future of the galaxy forty...

SPFBO

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off and the Evolution of Publishing

Chances are you’ve heard of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (or SPFBO) at some point in the last two years, a contest where 300 self-published authors submit their novels to ten blogging sites who review...

Final Fantasy XV: Kingslaive

Anime Review: Kingslaive – Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix’s Kingslaive: Final Fantasy XV is a CG feature film which serves as a backstory to the video game Final Fantasy XV, released in late 2016. As expected from Final Fantasy, the production...

Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The a Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo is a collection of short stories set in the Grishaverse, where two books I loved last year — Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom — are set. To...

An Interview with Leigh Bardugo

THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS is a beautiful collection of dark fairy tales by Leigh Bardugo, author of one of my favourite series, Six of Crows. It presents like you’re sitting around a campfire in...

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Review: The Court of Broken Knives

Anna Smith-Spark’s The Court of Broken Knives is by far one of the strongest debuts I’ve read in a long time. The world is rich and gorgeous and brutal and harsh and only eclipsed...

Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Review: Darkstorm by M.L. Spencer

Grimdark comes in a variety of shapes and sizes but tends to be viewed as epic trilogies or doorstopper series. Rarely do we get to see what I term to be “pocket-sized fantasy” where...