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REVIEW: The Solar War by John French

For those of us who’ve been long term fans of the Horus Heresy series, we’ve been waiting for the narrative to get to the climactic Siege of Terra for a long time. However, before...

The Bone Shard Daughter

REVIEW: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Filled with intricate plotlines and political intrigue, The Bone Shard Daughter was enthralling, but still problematic. The high stakes (and high body count) drew me in; the constant switching between points of view took...

REVIEW: Sea of Quills by Seth Skorkowsky

Sea of Quills is the sequel to the previous novel, Mountain of Daggers, that started the adventures of Ahren the Black Raven. The Tales of the Black Raven duology is a pair of novels following...

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: 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...

Five Things Netflix Must Get Right for Conan

While details are sparse at the moment—with no mention of showrunners or writers—the news is out, and one niche corner of fandom has cause to raise flagons in celebration: Conan the Cimmerian is coming...

P. Djèlí Clark Ring Shout

REVIEW: Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

P. Djèlí Clark’s Ring Shout is the answer to the question of what if the Ku Klux Klan was not merely a human terror. A spell has allowed the Klan to summon Ku Kluxes...

P. Djèlí Clark Ring Shout

An Interview With P. Djèlí Clark

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark, a supernatural take on the Ku Klux Klan is probably one of the most timely books to be released in 2020. We at Grimdark Magazine had the honour...

REVIEW: Mountain of Daggers by Seth Skorkowsky

Mountain of Daggers by Seth Skokowsky is a collection of short stories about a thief named Ahren (pronounced Aaron). Ahren is arguably the greatest thief in the world and someone who has skills as...

REVIEW: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London is a rollicking urban fantasy by the prolific Garth Nix, taking place in a slightly-alternate version of the titular city, in the year 1983. Shortly after her 18th birthday,...