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REVIEW: The Shadow Casket by Chris Wooding

This novel is one of those rare and wonderful occasions when the sequel of a top-drawer fantasy epic matches and at times exceeds its predecessor. Suffice to say that The Shadow Casket, follow-up to...

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...

Dark Fantasy: Where to Start Reading

If you think it’s difficult getting grimdark fantasy fans to agree on a definition or where to start reading, then you’re going to be blown away by how difficult it is to do the...

REVIEW: A Complete Guide to Middle Earth by Robert Foster, Illustrated by Ted Nansmith

The Lord of the Rings and the world created by JRR Tolkien have enchanted millions of readers over the years. His works of epic fantasy are often cited as some of the greatest works...

REVIEW: The Rings of Power- Episode Eight

The Rings of Power E8 had to finish the season in a satisfying way. The expectations placed on the Lord of the Rings spin off may have weighed it down like the One Ring...

REVIEW: The Rings of Power- Episode Six

The Rings of Power E6 is the best episode so far from Amazon’s TV series based on Tolkien’s works. Finally, The Rings of Power delivers an episode with some action and answers, leaving its...

REVIEW: The Rings of Power – Episode Five

The Rings of Power E5 is an improvement on last week but keeps with the slow pace of the series. The Harfoots and The Stranger return this week and all of the major characters...

REVIEW: The Rings of Power – Episode Four

The Rings of Power E4 continues the fantasy series based on the work of Tolkien as Galadriel searches for a way to return to the Southlands with strength to defeat an old foe, Elrond...

REVIEW: The Rings of Power – Episode Three

The Rings of Power begins to hit its stride as we reach the third episode in Amazon’s expensive series based on the work of Lord of the Ring’s JRR Tolkien. The journey so far...

REVIEW: The Rings of Power – Episodes 1 & 2

Over twenty years have passed since The Lord of the Rings smashed records and swept up pretty much every award possible – proving that fantasy on the big screen, when done well, can be...