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REVIEW: Freakslaw by Jane Flett

Jane Flett’s debut, Freakslaw, is an odd duck. Revelling itself in the weird (and sometimes non-sensical), this circus-set novel is more Stephen King than wholesome family entertainment. It’s not quite a horror novel or...

REVIEW: The Hidden Queen by Peter V. Brett

The Hidden Queen by Peter V. Brett The Hidden Queen is the second instalment in Peter V. Brett’s epic fantasy series, The Nightfall Saga, was released in March 2024. I picked up The Hidden...

An Interview with Jenn Lyons

Coming off the massive (yes, literally) A Chorus of Dragons series, Jenn Lyons is back with the standalone dragon fantasy The Sky on Fire. She plays with expectations and tropes, giving us a rich...

An Interview with Rosalie M. Lin

With Daughter of Calamity, Rosalie M. Lin has written one of the most interesting debuts of the year (see our review here). Her work is nuanced and far darker than the cover would suggest. Whisking...

REVIEW: The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward

In The Fire Within Them by Matthew Ward, Kat’s story of survival, rebellion, and love and loss that I enjoyed so much in The Darkness Before Them continues. These main themes remain in book...

An Interview with Markus Heitz

Markus Heitz is one of the most well-known and popular German fantasy authors. He published The Dwarves in 2003 (its English translation was released in 2009) and has been a professional author since. His...

REVIEW: Bonded by Thorns by Elizabeth Helen

Bonded by Thorns is the debut fantasy romance novel by sister writing duo, Elizabeth Helen. Directly inspired by Beauty and the Beast, this retelling blends traditional fairy tale with a spicy reverse harem/why choose...

REVIEW: The Dark Feather by Anna Stephens

The Dark Feather by Anna Stephens is the epic third and final book in her The Songs of the Drowned trilogy. Fans of Stephens are also likely to know her writing from the Godblind...

An Interview with Sebastien de Castell

Sebastien de Castell is no stranger to Grimdark Magazine. Back in issue #28 of the magazine (we’re now on #38, so quite a while ago!) we published his short story “The Sword of Seven...

An Interview With Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu has been obsessed with stories from a young age. So it’s only natural he turned to writing. He is the author of the Summoner series of young adult fantasy novels and Dragon...

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