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REVIEW: A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina Rather

Bisexual Sarah is a widow and a midwife. But she’s also one of those born with monstrous deformities. Most often, these children get killed at birth due to fear of the unknown and the...

REVIEW: The Trials of Empire by Richard Swan

In The Trials of Empire by Richard Swan, book three of The Empire of the Wolf trilogy, we finally find out what is driving Bartholomew Claver to such great evil. We see the dark...

An Interview with Kell Woods

Kell Woods is the debut author of After the Forest, a dark fantasy inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Her novel starts after the happy end of the story as we know...

REVIEW: Cassiel’s Servant by Jacqueline Carey

The central precept of d’Angeline society is ‘Love As Thou Wilt’. That is, for everyone except for Cassiline monks. The adepts of Cassiel are celibate warrior-monks, trained in a highly ritualized manner of combat...

An Interview with Sunyi Dean

Sunyi Dean’s debut novel, The Book Eaters was an instant #2 Sunday Times Bestseller in the UK and is a firm favourite among the Grimdark Magazine team (read our review HERE). She is currently...

REVIEW: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

I first read Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson eight years ago. This was a few years before I started reviewing books and I was in a very different mental headspace to the...

An Interview with Emily H. Wilson

Retellings and reimaginings are a huge trend in the traditionally published market right now, and have been for a while. But outside the usual culprits like Greek and Roman mythology and Arthurian legends, they...

REVIEW: The Pomegranate Gate by Ariel Kaplan

Ariel Kaplan isn’t a name that is widely known, but The Pomegranate Gate is set to change that. Set in a world heavily inspired by fifteenth century Spain, its Inquisition and antisemitic culture, this...

The best dark SFF of 2023 so far

It’s that time of the year. Apologise to your TBR piles in advance because the Grimdark Magazine review team is about to make it rain new books at your house! 2023 had had some brilliant dark...

REVIEW: Morgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch

Sophie Keetch’s debut, Morgan Is My Name, tells the story of one of the great Grimdark heroines of myth, Morgan le Fay. Both lover and sister to Arthur, the Once and Future King, she...