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An Interview with Sebastien de Castell

Sebastien de Castell is no stranger to Grimdark Magazine. Back in issue #28 of the magazine (we’re now on #38, so quite a while ago!) we published his short story “The Sword of Seven...

REVIEW: A Grave for Us All by Michael Roberti

Chaos now rules the kingdom of Harfal. The Reach is swarming with bandits and AWOL soldiers. Death has spawned horrors from the Sparse Forest. As its government is caught in deadlock, civil war is...

REVIEW: Age of the Dryad by Jacob Sannox

Nature won the war. Dryads, spirit protectors of the forests, have defeated mankind. Their King Dark Oak now reigns across The Old Continent, but his victory over Queen Cathryn only intensifies his need to...

An Interview With Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu has been obsessed with stories from a young age. So it’s only natural he turned to writing. He is the author of the Summoner series of young adult fantasy novels and Dragon...

EXCERPT: The Silverblood Promise by James Logan

The Silverblood Promise by James Logan is published by Arcadia Books on 25th April. It will be available in Hardback, EBook and Audiobook. The Mother of Cities A sharp rap at his cabin door...

REVIEW: The Crimson Court by Brendan Noble

Set in an Eastern European-flavoured flintlock/gaslamp fantasy world where malignant spirits roam free, deadly conspiracies thrive, and magic comes at a high cost, Brendan Noble’s The Crimson Court is an utterly unique epic political...

REVIEW: The Fall of the Giants by Gregory Kontaxis

The Fall of the Giants by Gregory Kontaxis is the second volume of his epic fantasy series, The Dance of Light, following up on his debut novel, The Return of the Knights. Originally published...

REVIEW: Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff

Empire of the Damned continues the bloody and unforgiving tale of the silversaint Gabriel de Leon. Gabriel remains the prisoner of the vampire Margot, the Empress of Wolves and Men, and she wishes for...

REVIEW: Venom & Vow by Anna-Marie McLemore and Elliot McLemore

I have long been a fan of Anna-Marie McLemore’s writing. Their work is haunting and lyrical, language as beautiful as the stories are impactful. In a bit of a change from their previous work,...

REVIEW: Faebound by Saara El-Arifi

Faebound is the latest novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Saara El-Arifi. Here at Grimdark Magazine we are already big fans of El-Arifi’s previous releases The Final Strife and Battle Drum. Although I have...