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REVIEW: Dredd (2012)

Dredd is a 2012 sci-fi action film written by Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Ex Machina, Annihilation) and stars the always amazing Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Boys, Thor: Ragnarök)...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: The King Must Fall book trailer

With our The King Must Fall Kickstarter anthology only eight days away I am so stoked to show you the book trailer by the awesome Pen Astridge. We have some big things planned for...

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REVIEW: The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng by K.S Villoso

The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng is the third and final book in K.S. Villoso’s Chronicles of the Bitch Queen trilogy. The structure of this one, more than either of its predecessors, feels like three separate...

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...

REVIEW: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War, a fantasy novel inspired by the darkest chapters of China’s twentieth century, tells the story of small-town war orphan Fang Runin (aka Rin). Rin’s life goes from bad to...

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...

REVIEW: Berek the Blackguard by Frank Thomas

The path to freedom is marked with treachery and death. Frank Thomas’s Berek The Blackguard is an epic fantasy novella that follows one King’s crusade to liberate his kingdom of Alba. Prior to the...

REVIEW: The True Bastards by Jonathan French

The True Bastards from author Jonathan French continues the tale started in his wonderful The Grey Bastards novel that began as a self-published title before strong word of mouth and reviews led to Orbit...

The Future is Grimdark: The rise of streaming in TV and film and what it means for fans of grimdark

Ten years have passed since Game of Thrones hit our screens. Ten years since the world was introduced to a grimdark story on a big budget. The weekly shows produced by HBO became must-watch...