REVIEW: Dark Forge by Miles Cameron

Miles Cameron continues to go from strength to strength in his fantastic novel Dark Forge. Immense world-building, unique characters and bloody action that has a realism and authentic grit that...
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REVIEW: Dark Forge by Miles Cameron

Master of Sorrows: The Lost Chapters – Devils Bargains

Chapter 24.5 is an interesting one, not just because it didn't make it into the final book, but also because it reveals so much more about the wood-witch (Kelga) and...
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Master of Sorrows: The Lost Chapters – Devils Bargains

EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

I'm very excited to bring you an excerpt from Lifeblood, a story I love written by an author from across the dutch, Lee Murray. Her depiction of colonial New Zealand is...
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EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites

This isn’t a post for people to say, "Well, that isn’t Grimdark in my opinion". Everything here, I think a Grimdark fan could enjoy. Unlike a lot of these sort...
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Grimdark top 15: James picks his favourites

REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

Not so much a novel as a collection of two novellas that are only distantly related, The God King’s Legacy serves as an excellent introduction into the as yet unreleased...
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REVIEW: The God King’s Legacy by Richard Nell

EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

Chains of Blood by ML Spencer is the first book in The Chaos Cycle, a standalone series set in the same world as The Rhenwars Saga. Chains of Blood features...
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EXCERPT: Chains of Blood By ML Spencer

REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps

Wraith Knight, by C.T. Phipps, asks a Tolkien-inspired what-if: After Sauron fell, what would an out-of-work Nazgul do with the rest of its eternal lifespan? In this book, readers follow...
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REVIEW: Wraith Knight by CT Phipps

REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow

After well over a hundred novels, novellas, short stories, and audio installments, The Buried Dagger brings the Black Library’s flagship series, The Horus Heresy, to a close…of sorts. Yes, there...
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REVIEW: The Buried Dagger by James Swallow

REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

Anna Smith Spark's The House of Sacrifice is one of the most emotionally tolling pieces of fiction I've ever read. It completes Empires of Dust, one of the best fantasy trilogies...
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REVIEW: The House of Sacrifice by Anna Smith Spark

4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones

“The night is dark and full of terrors,” especially now that HBO’s long running show, Game of Thrones, has come to a conclusion. The series finale premiered on May 19th...
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4 Grimdark Shows to Watch After Game of Thrones
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REVIEW: The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan

“He moves through the familiar graveyard. The ancient willow trees know him, and bend aside for him. He scales the cliff-side rather than take the longer, guarded path. The worm-men are looking for him;...

Review: Endsville by Clay Sanger

I read this book in just shy of two days and it may as well have been stapled to my hand for how little I let it go. I have no reservation when I...

Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Review: Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner

Here be dragons. Need I say more? Dragon Hunters is the second book in Marc Turner’s debut fantasy series The Chronicles of the Exile, but features new characters and a different setting within the...

Stop whinging about the cost of ebooks

Reading community: I have a bone to pick with some of you. For the love of the literary gods can you stop flipping out about the cost of ebooks. Let’s forget the years of...

GdM’s most anticipated SFF books of 2019

2019 is shaping up to be an absolute cracker for dark and grimdark SFF. These are the books the GdM team are most looking forward to reading (and hopefully reviewing) next year. (Click here...

2018 best SFF books picked by the GdM team

2018 was an amazing year from grimdark and dark SFF, with more and more books coming out that tick our boxes. As per every year for the last four years, the GdM team have...

REVIEW: Song by Jesse Teller

Book One of the Manhunters series starts off with a hook, with our “hero” Rayph playing a game in a bathhouse and a serving boy approaches. “I’m afraid we are about to be interrupted,”...

The Grimdark Villain

The Grimdark Villain

Many fans of grimdark literature, film, and games might argue that the term villain is an inappropriate one for the genre. It conjures an image of the mustache twirling evil-doer whom the square-jawed hero...

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Who is the Grimdark Hero?

Grimdark is a relatively new subgenre in the world of fantasy and science fiction, having emerged as the grittier, morally ambiguous side of fantasy in the 1970s and ‘80s with the likes of Karl...

REVIEW: The Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

When Graham Austin-King first approached me about an ARC of The Lore of Prometheus he described it as sort of Dean Koontz / Stephen King / Clive Barker style. Now, I’ve read one Koontz...