REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling is a claustrophobic hybrid of horror and science fiction. On an impoverished mining planet with no hope for a better life, Gyre Price decides...
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REVIEW: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

For those of us who’ve been long term fans of the Horus Heresy series, we’ve been waiting for the narrative to get to the climactic Siege of Terra for a...
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REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Filled with intricate plotlines and political intrigue, The Bone Shard Daughter was enthralling, but still problematic. The high stakes (and high body count) drew me in; the constant switching between...
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REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

Sea of Quills is the sequel to the previous novel, Mountain of Daggers, that started the adventures of Ahren the Black Raven. The Tales of the Black Raven duology is a...
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REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

REVIEW: Red Noise by John P. Murphy

If Red Noise was a mixed drink it would be four parts A Fistful of Dollars, one-part Romeo & Juliet, poured over moon rocks and shaken, not stirred. If you...
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REVIEW: Red Noise by John P. Murphy

Top 5 Zombie Video Games

It's October and that means it's Horror Month at Grimdark Magazine. As such, we're going to do some wonderful articles about our favorite frightful subjects. For this article, I'm going...
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Top 5 Zombie Video Games

REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

A Wizard's Forge by A.M. Justice begins with a deconstruction of your typical Young Adult fantasy heroine's journey. Victoria of Ourtown is a bookish, shy, but enthusiastic young woman who...
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REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

An Interview with Jason “David Wong” Pargin

Whenever I think of the absurd, the ridiculous, and the scary, one author springs to mind, and that is David Wong AKA Jason Pargin. Jason Pargin, under the pseudonym of...
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An Interview with Jason “David Wong” Pargin

REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

With Rhythm of War being released on 17th November 2020, I decided that now would be a perfect time for me to do a re-read of The Stormlight Archive, which...
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REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan

While details are sparse at the moment—with no mention of showrunners or writers—the news is out, and one niche corner of fandom has cause to raise flagons in celebration: Conan...
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Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan
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REVIEW: Godblind by Anna Stephens

Godblind is the hard-hitting debut by Anna Stephens and the first volume in the Godblind Trilogy. The novel is a medieval epic fantasy set in the small land-locked kingdom of Rilpor and its antagonistic...

Reviewers wanted!

Grimdark Magazine is looking for reviewers to join the meatshields front line troops of its reviewer ranks! What does GdM review? As the premier grimdark niche ezine (well, the only one, but let’s not...

REVIEW: Lost Gods by Micah Yongo

Lost Gods is the debut novel by Micah Yongo. It features a Brotherhood of assassins caught in an ancient and escalating battle between the Sovereignty and the Fellowship of Truths. It is an action...

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith-Spark

Having picked The Court of Broken Knives as my favourite grimdark book of 2017, I’ve been absolutely itching to share this excerpt of The Tower of Living and Dying with you. The Tower of Living and...

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark

Five female authors smashing grimdark fantasy right now

Back in the late nineties, author J.V. Jones released A Cavern of Black Ice, book one of the Sword of Shadows series. She is said to be one of the early writers of gritty...

UPDATE: Knee-Deep in Grit print publication delay

In short, I’ve been working with our printer to make sure you’ll get a good product in your hands, and I’m not confident that’s going to happen yet with Knee-deep in Grit, so I’ve...

REVIEW: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was a hell of a lot of grimdark fun, so it’s an understatement to say I was keen to get my hands on Ravencry, the second instalment in the Raven’s Mark series. Ravencry...

REVIEW: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was one of the best grimdark debuts of last year. With the sequel Ravencry on the horizon, there is no better time to look back at the first book in Ed McDonald’s Raven’s...

EXCERPT: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Having spotted the cover for this book a while back and having my interest piqued, I’m very excited to bring you an awesome little excerpt from Rosalyn Kelly’s Melokai, a grimdark fantasy. Blurb and excerpt...

Review: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

Swarm and Steel, Michael R. Fletcher’s new standalone novel in his Manifest Delusions world, is a horrific book. I don’t mean that in a negative way, quite the opposite. It is one of the...