REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar

Published in March of this year in the UK, Lavie Tidhar's By Force Alone is a period-set mashup of Arthurian myth. This Arthur is brash, young, and power-hungry, expanding his...
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REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar

REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale

Thank you to the fine folks at Tachyon Publications for providing a review copy of Joe Landsdale's Of Mice and Minestrone. I have read several Joe R. Lansdale stories over...
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REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale

An Interview with Luke Arnold

Many people know actor Luke Arnold from the Starz TV show Black Sails where he plays the character, John Silver. But, to add to his extensive acting credits is his debut novel, The...
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An Interview with Luke Arnold

REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder

I received a review copy of The Devil's Blade in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Mark Alder and Gollancz for the opportunity. This is the...
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REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder

REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Usually novels end with the villain being vanquished. Not so with Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. Known for the YA phenomenon Divergent in the early 2010s, this is her adult...
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REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

Wrath of Madness, book 2 of The Madness Wars begins where the first book left off, the conquest driven nation of Drine pushing through on their campaign of conquering the neighboring...
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REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

On the Fantasy-Faction - Fantasy Book Discussion Facebook page today a gentleman asked for recommendations on what people regarded as the best fantasy written by female authors. Since I started...
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14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

Sweet. Grimdark. Gods. I am so bloody excited to show you the cover of The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie! After absolutely loving A Little Hatred, this is the book...
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COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

In The Last Kingdom, we follow Uhtred. son of Uhtred who is the Ealdorman of Beddanburg by birthright. In the first-person perspective, Uhtred tells us his tale and throughout The...
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REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer

It wasn’t long ago that I was listening to some of my classic rock bands and I found myself wishing that there was something out there today that had a...
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MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer
REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie Tidhar REVIEW: By Force Alone by Lavie...
REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by Joe R. Lansdale REVIEW: Of Mice and Minestrone by...
An Interview with Luke Arnold An Interview with Luke Arnold
REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark Alder REVIEW: The Devil’s Blade by Mark...
REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth REVIEW: Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse...
14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations 14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations
COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie COVER REVEAL: The Trouble with Peace...
REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell REVIEW: The Last Kingdom by Bernard...
MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass...
GdM #4

Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 Out Now!

Grimdark Magazine Issue 4 is locked in, and have we got a cracking issue ready for you! Behind another brilliant piece of artwork on the cover, you’ll get short stories, an article, a review,...

Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Review: Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher

Beyond Redemption was provided to Grimdark Magazine as an advanced-reader copy by Harper Collins. The cornerstone philosophy of self-help literature is something I’m very familiar with – your beliefs create your reality. This idea...

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Excerpt: Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

We’re really excited to bring you an excerpt from Anthony Ryan’s Queen of Fire! It’s chapter 2. You can find chapter 1 on Anthony’s website. Alucius The Kuritai’s name was Twenty-Seven, though Alucius had yet...

The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

Excerpt: The Testament of Tall Eagle by John R. Fultz

We’re really excited to bring you the an excerpt from John R. Fultz’s newest novel, The Testament of Tall Eagle. Without any further ado, I hope you enjoy Chapter 4: On the Blood Trail. It’s an excellent...

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...