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REVIEW: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

With Rhythm of War being released on 17th November 2020, I decided that now would be a perfect time for me to do a re-read of The Stormlight Archive, which begins with The Way...

REVIEW: Witchsign by Den Patrick

Witchsign by Den Patrick is a slow burn of a novel but promises a solid foundation for the Ashen Torment series. Patrick, whose previous stories included the dark fantasy series Erebus Sequence, writes Witchsign as...

REVIEW: Kings of Heaven by Richard Nell

Kings of Heaven by Richard Nell is the third and final book in the Ash and Sand trilogy. The Ash and Sand books chronicle the adventures of a barbarian prophet named Ruka, a sorcerer...

REVIEW: Kings of Ash by Richard Nell

Kings of Ash by Richard Nell is the second book in the Ash and Sand trilogy that follows the adventures of a deformed barbarian named Ruka, an island prince named Kale, and a young...

REVIEW: The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short

The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short is a novel that is hard to describe but if I had to then I would say it is a science fiction fantasy akin to Warhammer 40K....

REVIEW: The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Trouble with Peace in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank both Joe Abercrombie and Gollancz. Following on from the dramatic events that...

REVIEW: The Emperor’s Knife by Mazarkis Williams

I discovered the name Mazarkis Williams late in the game. It was a lucky accident that I stumbled across her short story Violet in the anthology The Art of War. I loved it. Williams...

REVIEW: King of Ashes by Raymond E. Feist

Few authors have had the effect that Raymond Feist has had on the fantasy genre. He is as synonymous with grand fantasy novels as Stephen King is with horror. As of right now, Feist...

REVIEW: Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Best Served Cold is the first entry of three standalones set after the fantastic First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. It has dark humour, a vile cast and action so bloody and grim you...

An Interview with John Gwynne

At Grimdark Magazine we are huge fans of the epic fantasy author John Gwynne. Through our friends at Pan Macmillan, Gwynne recently released A Time of Courage, the incredible finale to his Of Blood...