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...
The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Review: The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks

Hachette Australia provided Grimdark Magazine with The Broken Eye as an advanced-reader copy. Warning: I really tried hard to keep spoilers out but there are a few slightly spoiler-y comments here. In the third...

Dirge by Tim Marquitz

Let There Be Darkness

Guest Post by Tim Marquitz While there’s been an upswing in popularity of darker stories of late, Warhammer 40k having coined the term grimdark back in the early 2000s, the concept has been around...

The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Review: The Grim Company by Luke Scull

Warning: spoilers below. I destroyed this book like one of Jerek’s axes splitting a head open. It’s been a little while since I’ve done that. Luke Scull has rocketed into my list of favourite...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

GdM

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...