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ANNOUNCEMENT: The King Must Fall goes live today!

Today, our new Kickstarter anthology The King Must Fall goes live!   The King Must Fall is a dark fantasy anthology featuring 14+ authors writing about rogues, assassins, mages, blackguards, and warriors on quests to...

REVIEW: The Girl and the Mountain by Mark Lawrence

I received a review copy of The Girl and the Mountain from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Mark Lawrence and Ace Books. The Girl and the Mountain continues...

EXCLUSIVE: Author list reveal for The King Must Fall dark fantasy Kickstarter anthology

With go-live for The King Must Fall Kickstarter only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to bring you in on who is going to be writing these regicidal stories for you. And, by the...

EXCLUSIVE: Cover Reveal for The King Must Fall

On the 15th of June 2021, the Grimdark Magazine team be kicking off our new Kickstarter anthology project, The King Must Fall. 14+ stories by some of the best and brightest names in dark...

REVIEW: She Dreams in Blood by Michael R. Fletcher

She Dreams in Blood is the sequel to the excellent Black Stone Heart, book one of the Obsidian Path. The first novel is a finalist in the 2021 Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO), and...

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REVIEW: The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter

While I can appreciate the writing skill and the fascinating premise in, The Helm of Midnight, the first book in The Five Penalties series, it was a slower read for me which took me out of the action...

the shadow of the gods

REVIEW: The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Shadow of the Gods in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to John Gwynne and Orbit Books. The Shadow of the Gods is a gritty...

REVIEW: Vultures by Luke Tarzian

Vultures is a stark fantasy, stunning in its ability to draw the reader in. Dark and brooding, it is definitely not a happy story, but it is fascinating. To me, if felt like most...

REVIEW: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan

In The Cold Commands, the second book in the A Land Fit for Heroes trilogy, we rejoin the tale of “hero, dragonslayer, and faggot” Ringil Eskiath. He’s now 31-years-old and there is a price...

REVIEW: The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan

The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan is the story of Ringil “Angeleyes” Eskiath, the hero of Gallows Gap and wielder of Ravensfriend, and is set a decade after the end of the war...