REVIEW: A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie

The North is invading under a new vicious leader. The Union is under threat both on its northern border and from within, as the Breakers try to destroy the progress...
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REVIEW: A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie

An Interview with Syama Pedersen creator of Astartes

Syama Pedersen is the creator of the phenomenal fan animation series Astartes, based on this interviewer’s favourite sci-fi universe, Warhammer 40,000. We were lucky enough to grab a few short...
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An Interview with Syama Pedersen creator of Astartes

REVIEW: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Dragon Republic in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank R.F. Kuang and Harper Voyager. The Dragon Republic is...
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REVIEW: The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang

REVIEW: The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The inhabitants of Omehi who are known as the Chosen have been warring with the savage hedeni tribes for hundreds of years. The hedeni may have superior numbers but the...
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REVIEW: The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

REVIEW: The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

The Armored Saint is a novella from Myke Cole (Shadow Ops) and the beginning of his fantasy trilogy, The Sacred Throne. The publication seems to be part of Tor’s novella...
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REVIEW: The Armored Saint by Myke Cole

ANNOUNCEMENT: GdM Appoints New Cover Artist

When he left, Jason Deem walked away and left a huge hole in our ranks. We went through a pretty big process to come up with a new artist, including...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: GdM Appoints New Cover Artist

REVIEW: Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence

I read One Word Kill a few weeks ago and was thrilled to get hold of an eARC of the sequel, Limited Wish. If you liked book one, prepare to...
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REVIEW: Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence

REVIEW: One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

Though I often read more than one book at a time, I generally keep to a rule that I have for myself which prevents me from reading multiple books by...
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REVIEW: One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

REVIEW: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

The first fantasy series that I ever read was Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower. Looking back, it is by no means my favourite fantasy series however it opened the...
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REVIEW: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Astartes sets a new benchmark for 40k films (fan or otherwise)

40K fans have been begging creators for a really well-done production of their favourite universe featuring their favourite characters for a long, long time. As far as big productions go,...
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Astartes sets a new benchmark for 40k films (fan or otherwise)

REVIEW: The Heart of the Circle by Keren Landsman

Magic and sorcery has always fascinated me in the fantasy genre. There is something so captivating about a wizard casting fireballs or a warlock making pacts with demons and ghouls...
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REVIEW: The Heart of the Circle by Keren Landsman

REVIEW: Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey

I received an advanced review copy of Someone Like Me in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank M.R. Carey and Orbit Books. Minor spoilers may follow....
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REVIEW: Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey

REVIEW: Crowfall by Ed McDonald

Our team were so excited for book three of the Raven's Mark series that we're going to do a GdM first and publish two reviews of this book. Below you'll...
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REVIEW: Crowfall by Ed McDonald

REVIEW: Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley

Meet Me in the Future is the upcoming short story collection from Hugo and Locus award winner, Kameron Hurley (The Light Brigade, The Stars are Legion, God’s War, Mirror Empire,...
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REVIEW: Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley

REVIEW: A Time of Blood by John Gwynne

I received an uncorrected proof copy of A Time of Blood in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank John Gwynne and Pan Macmillian for the opportunity....
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REVIEW: A Time of Blood by John Gwynne

REVIEW: Beyond the Shadows Volume One – A Grimdark Anthology

It's always an exciting thing to see a new anthology of grimdark stories when it's released. Great artwork typically pulls me in along with a list of stories promising lots...
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REVIEW: Beyond the Shadows Volume One – A Grimdark Anthology

REVIEW: The Ruthless by Peter Newman

I received an advanced copy of The Ruthless in an exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Peter Newman and Harper Voyager for this opportunity. Spoilers for...
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REVIEW: The Ruthless by Peter Newman

COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean

Our most difficult to please reviewer, malrubius, said this about Priest of Bones by Peter McLean in his review, "Fans of the Black Company, Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and the like will...
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COMPETITION: Win a signed hardcover of PRIEST OF BONES by Peter McLean

REVIEW: Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes

“Before you embark on a journey of vengeance,” the old adage goes, “dig two graves.” Sal the Cacophony, the protagonist of Sam Sykes’ new Seven Blades in Black, didn’t get...
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REVIEW: Seven Blades in Black by Sam Sykes

REVIEW: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a collection of three novellas that are set a generation or two before the events of A Song and Ice and Fire. In...
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REVIEW: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George RR Martin
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REVIEW: Ravencry by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was a hell of a lot of grimdark fun, so it’s an understatement to say I was keen to get my hands on Ravencry, the second instalment in the Raven’s Mark series. Ravencry...

REVIEW: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing was one of the best grimdark debuts of last year. With the sequel Ravencry on the horizon, there is no better time to look back at the first book in Ed McDonald’s Raven’s...

EXCERPT: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Having spotted the cover for this book a while back and having my interest piqued, I’m very excited to bring you an awesome little excerpt from Rosalyn Kelly’s Melokai, a grimdark fantasy. Blurb and excerpt...

Review: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

Swarm and Steel, Michael R. Fletcher’s new standalone novel in his Manifest Delusions world, is a horrific book. I don’t mean that in a negative way, quite the opposite. It is one of the...

REVIEW: Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley

Apocalypse Nyx is the new collection of novelettes from multi-award-winning author Kameron Hurley (The Stars are Legion, the Worldbreaker Saga, and the God’s War Trilogy), and make no mistake: it’s grimdark AF. Set in...

Five NeoStock covers to blow you away

As a SFF cover designer, publishing house, or self-published author, if you haven’t heard of NeoStock, then you’ve been living under a rock. We all know the struggle of the search for (a) good,...

REVIEW: Priest of Bones by Peter McLean

Priest of Bones is the new fantasy novel by Peter McLean, author of the Burned Man urban fantasy series.  It is a decidedly grim and dark, not-for-the-kiddies-thank-god, story that essentially recounts a turf war...

"The First Law Trilogy", artwork by Darya Kuznetsova

Is the First Law Trilogy the Anti-Lord of the Rings?

A question that often comes up in the various fantasy forums I frequent is, ‘What is the anti-Lord of the Rings?’ This is an odd query because it implies there’s automatically an antithesis the...

Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Review: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby

Dragons, fire-fighters, post-collapse America, powered mech suits, robots, ghosts: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is a heady mash-up of tropes and genres. The novel could loosely be described as a mix of cop drama,...

Barbarians or Philosophers? What Psychology Has to Say about Grimdark Fans and Their Dark Obsession

We grimdark readers and writers are often written-off as the dark creatures hiding in the caves of fantasyland, eager to feast upon depictions of horrible gore, morally reprehensible characters, and pointless violence.  Why would...