REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

The Killing Light is the last book of an immense trilogy that is both satisfying and haunting. I will be thinking about this book long after having finished it. "The...
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REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole

REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

Horrific influences and elements permeate every facet of the Warhammer Universe--from the old World of Warhammer Fantasy, to the Realms of Age of Sigmar, and on to the grimdark future...
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REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale

REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Tamsyn Muir’s debut novel, Gideon the Ninth is a dark, irreverent, bonkers and beautiful story featuring competing necromancers, duelling cavaliers, and a protagonist with a genuinely unique point of view....
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REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Sword of Destiny is a slavic fantasy book that contains the brilliance captured by the video game series, as well as the repertoire of characters that Andrzej Sapkowski has at...
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REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

Onslaught of Madness was my second foray into the world of Perilisc, as told by the gifted author Jesse Teller. I’ve also reviewed Song by the same author for Grimdark Magazine....
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REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller

REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

In the name of Odin, Sons of Thunder is a mind-blowing and shield-bashingly good book. The second instalment in the Raven series, Giles Kristian has crafted a rich tale that...
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REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian

REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call is the book I have been waiting for all year. Ainnevog, let's call him Annev, is a boy with a simple but not...
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REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

By Jeremy Szal and Layla Cummins - originally published in GdM#3 Video games are nothing short of a controversial topic within the entertainment industry. From fuming politicians on the morning...
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Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish is the first chapter in the epic Witcher series, opening Geralt’s tale with a brutal and fun bang. Book 1 of the Witcher introduces the slavic high-fantasy...
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REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

Grimdark Magazine's 2019 open window for submissions between 1st of November and the 14th of November has begun. I am looking for grimdark SFF fiction of up to 4,000 words...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window
REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke Cole REVIEW: The Killing Light by Myke...
REVIEW: The House of Night and Chain by David Annandale REVIEW: The House of Night and...
REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir REVIEW: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn...
REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski REVIEW: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej...
REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse Teller REVIEW: Onslaught of Madness by Jesse...
REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles Kristian REVIEW: Sons of Thunder by Giles...
REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin Travis Call REVIEW: Master of Sorrows by Justin...
Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and...
REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski REVIEW: The Last Wish by Andrzej...
ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window ANNOUNCEMENT: Grimdark Magazine Open Window

REVIEW: Three Crows Magazine issue 4

This is the third (out of four) issue of Three Crows Magazine that I’ve had the privilege to read to date. And although they have already published some really great short stories in previous issues, so...

COVER REVEAL: Smoke and Stone by Michael R. Fletcher

Books are weird. This isn’t my first. It is, in fact, the fifth, and I’ve written two more since this one (you’ll see those next year). And yet every time is a surprise. Every...

REVIEW: The Black Hawks by David Wragg

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Black Hawks in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank David Wragg and Harper Voyager for the opportunity. Chel is from a minor...

Faithless by Graham Austin-King

REVIEW: Faithless by Graham Austin-King

Faithless, from Graham Austin-King (The Riven Wyrde Saga), is an intelligent, complex, exciting, dark, and somewhat transgressive story about a young man’s journey from poor son of a farmer to, well, you’ll have to...

REVIEW: Bright Steel by Miles Cameron

Bright Steel. Wow. Masters and Mages is now a finished trilogy, and Bright Steel ramps up every aspect that made Cold Iron and Dark Forge utterly brilliant. Fearsome battles with swords and sorcery, emotional...

Excerpt: Eye of the Beholder by Trudi Canavan

Trudi Canavan is an Aussie legend, and I’m very proud to be able to publish Eye of the Beholder in Grimdark Magazine Issue #19.  Trudi is such a big name in the fantasy genre, especially...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

VG Review: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher series by Andrjez Sapkowski is one of the seminal works of grimdark literature in Europe. The video game adaptations of the series have since gone on to popularize the series globally. The...

REVIEW: We are the Dead by Mike Shackle

I received a review copy of We Are The Dead in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Mike Shackle and Gollancz for the opportunity. Tinnstra is the daughter of the legion’s and...

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

Review: The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Reading The Broken Empire trilogy really changed the way I view fantasy. It was after reading this trilogy that I discovered and began to define for myself what grimdark is. As a kid I...

REVIEW: Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell

Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1) by Richard Nell is probably my favorite grimdark novel of 2018, so if you expect this review to be anything other than gushing then you have come...