REVIEW: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

Christopher Buehlman’s fantasy debut The Blacktongue Thief is set to become the next big thing, worthy of enough superlatives that I’m not quite sure where to begin. The titular thief,...
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REVIEW: The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

Submission window for Issue #27 is open

The horror and grimdark genres are like the two cousins who sneak away from parties to set fire to things. These genres often go hand in hand, such as in...
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Submission window for Issue #27 is open

REVIEW: Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

Of Honey and Wildfires is a novel by Sarah Chorn (The Bookworm Blues website, Seraphina's Lament). I was a huge fan of Seraphina's Lament and enjoy her reviews, so this...
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REVIEW: Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn

REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola

BPRD: Plague of Frogs Volume Two contains three collections: The Dead, War on Frogs and The Black Flame. These have been rearranged somewhat: they are placed in in-universe chronological order...
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REVIEW: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs Vol. 2 by Mike Mignola

REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse by Katharine Turner and Barry Waldo

Anna and the Apocalypse by Katharine Turner and Barry Waldo is an entertaining if an unlikely gonzo combination of a teen story, Christmas, and zombies. It is based on the...
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REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse by Katharine Turner and Barry Waldo

REVIEW: Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a flintlock fantasy with a civil war / WW1 feel to it that had me engaged from page one. It's a sad,...
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REVIEW: Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky

REVIEW: Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J. Hayes

Pawn's Gambit by Rob J. Hayes is one of my most anticipated releases for 2021, and it lived up to the hype. Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the...
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REVIEW: Pawn’s Gambit by Rob J. Hayes

REVIEW: The Expanse Season Five Episode 8 – Hard Vacuum

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means--more Expanse and we’re up to episode eight, titled Hard Vacuum, and given we last saw Naomi Nagata about to expire in an...
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REVIEW: The Expanse Season Five Episode 8 – Hard Vacuum

REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #4

Vampire: The Masquerade - Winter's Teeth #4 is the penultimate issue of the mini-series that, hopefully, will end up being turned into an ongoing. Tim Seely's work is an homage...
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REVIEW: Vampire: The Masquerade – Winter’s Teeth #4

REVIEW: The Mandalorian Season 2

Yes, it’s Star Wars and yes, it’s Disney, but The Mandalorian Season 2 veers closer to the grimdark underbelly that *must* exist beneath the Star Wars universe more than anything...
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REVIEW: The Mandalorian Season 2
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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

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 as the Bloody Nine, this...

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...

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. In the third installment of Lightbringer series, Brent Weeks‘s The Broken Eye tells the story of the wars and political turmoils assailing the...

Dirge by Tim Marquitz

Let There Be Darkness

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 of darkness in storytelling has been around for...