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REVIEW: Wrath of Madness by Jesse Teller

Wrath of Madness, book 2 of The Madness Wars begins where the first book left off, the conquest driven nation of Drine pushing through on their campaign of conquering the neighboring country of Tienne. The...

14 Female Fantasy Author Recommendations

On the Fantasy-Faction – Fantasy Book Discussion Facebook page today a gentleman asked for recommendations on what people regarded as the best fantasy written by female authors. Since I started reading fantasy in 2012...

MUSIC REVIEW: Dreaming City by Glass Hammer

It wasn’t long ago that I was listening to some of my classic rock bands and I found myself wishing that there was something out there today that had a similar feel. Sure, there...

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 Vagabond King by Jodie Bond

In Jodie Bond’s debut novel, The Vagabond King, a devastating raid by an army of immortals leaves Prince Threon with a murdered family and a stolen kingdom. But when the deposed royal sets out...

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

Grit in Your Controller: Grimdark and Gaming

By Jeremy Szal and Layla Cummins – originally published in GdM#3 Video games are nothing short of a controversial topic within the entertainment industry. From fuming politicians on the morning news to bloggers with...

The Witcher III

How to Make a Grimdark Setting

I’m a huge fan of Andrjez Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels. While most fans are familiar with the series through CD Projekt Red’s video game trilogy, the novels are an excellent grimdark series of their...

EXCERPT: Lifeblood by Lee Murray

I’m very excited to bring you an excerpt from Lifeblood, a story I love written by an author from across the dutch, Lee Murray. Her depiction of colonial New Zealand is just bloody magnificent. Without...

Excerpt: Eye of the Beholder by Trudi Canavan

Trudi Canavan is an Aussie legend, and I’m very proud to be able to publish Eye of the Beholder in Grimdark Magazine Issue #19.  Trudi is such a big name in the fantasy genre, especially...

REVIEW: We are the Dead by Mike Shackle

I received a review copy of We Are The Dead in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to Mike Shackle and Gollancz for the opportunity. Tinnstra is the daughter of the legion’s and...