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REVIEW: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King has been touted by some outlets as Abercrombie’s foray in to the realm of the ‘young adult’ fantasy novel but do not let the age of our protagonist fool you. This...

REVIEW: Legacy of Light by Matthew Ward

Matthew Ward’s Legacy series reaches its brutal conclusion in Legacy of Light. A book of personal, moral, and physical attrition, Legacy of Light continues the story of the Tressian republic and the Hadari empire, the lands...

REVIEW: Game of Thrones S1

Released ten years ago, Game of Thrones S1 was a game-changer for grimdark on TV. Based on George RR Martin’s award winning 1996 start to A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones...

REVIEW: The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is the first attempt from Netflix to flesh out the world of the Continent introduced in the Henry Cavill led series from 2019. The anime prequel follows the...

REVIEW: Assassin by Andy Peloquin

Assassin by Andy Peloquin is the revised version of Darkblade Assassin, which was a indie dark fantasy novel released in 2018. This new version of the book is half-again in size of the original...

REVIEW: The Pariah by Anthony Ryan

The Pariah is Anthony Ryan’s latest novel and the first in the new The Covenant of Steel series. This fantasy trilogy opener kicks the series off in style and leaves readers begging for the...

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...