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REVIEW: A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A.M. Justice

A Wizard’s Sacrifice by A.M. Justice is the sequel to A Wizard’s Forge that came out a couple of years ago. It follows Victoria of Ourtown’s adventures. Victoria has had a long road, starting...

REVIEW: A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice

A Wizard’s Forge by A.M. Justice begins with a deconstruction of your typical Young Adult fantasy heroine’s journey. Victoria of Ourtown is a bookish, shy, but enthusiastic young woman who would be an excellent...

REVIEW: Fable by Adrienne Young

Adrienne Young’s new novel Fable is, in essence, a story about a daughter’s longing for family. The bestselling author mentions in the afterword that the idea for the book came to her just a...

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REVIEW: Bystander 27 by Rik Hoskin

Bystander 27 is a superhero novel told from the point-of-view of an everyday man. Jon Hayes is an ordinary Joe, or as ordinary as a Joe can be if he’s an ex-Navy Seal who’s...

REVIEW: The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

I was so excited to read The Monster Baru Cormorant after absolutely loving The Traitor Baru Cormorant, and calling Baru one of the best protagonists in fantasy. When the publisher sent me through links...

REVIEW: The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky

I love a carefully conceived, beautifully executed, challenging narrative, but if someone had told me that the new novella by Daniel Polansky (Low Town trilogy) was written in the second-person point of view, I...

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

12 SF must reads for grimdark fans

Coming off the back of finishing the brilliant SF romp Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan I asked the Grimdark Magazine reviewer team what they thought were the must read SF books for grimdark...

REVIEW: Child of the Night Guild by Andy Peloquin

Young adult novels and grimdark are not something I normally associate. However, teenagers love grimdark. It is where a large percentage of us fantasy fans start questioning our assumptions about good guys, bad guys,...

REVIEW: Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument of Kings is one of the best final books of a trilogy I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading – actually, scratch that, it’s one of the best books I have EVER...

REVIEW: The Forever House by Tim Waggoner

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Forever House in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Tim Waggoner and Flame Tree Press for the opportunity. The Forever House starts...