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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...

REVIEW: Seven Deaths of an Empire by G. R. Matthews

Seven Deaths of an Empire is a new story from author G. R. Matthews. Matthews weaves a tale of action and intrigue that wears its inspirations on its sleeve for all to see. A...

REVIEW: Master Artificer by Justin Travis Call

Following his epic masterpiece Master of Sorrows, Justin Call once again shows his readers how fantasy classics are born with the next installment in the series, Master Artificer.  Firstly, let me describe the world that Master of...

REVIEW: Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor 

In Remote Control by Nedi Okorafar, Sankofa, the one who sleeps at deaths door, the remote control, arrives at a remote town in Ghana. The people are terrified of this 14 year old girl...

LGBTQIA+ Dark SFF Characters: Where To Start Reading

The world has changed to be more inclusive, and SFF has often led the way by taking us into worlds and people that push our comfort zones and expand our horizons. Many new works...

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REVIEW: The Coming of the Dark by Chris Humphreys

Continuing the saga of immortal beings and clashing worlds that Smoke in the Glass began, The Coming of the Dark is the second installment of Chris Humphrey’s Immortal’s Blood series. As Anazat’s plan to...

REVIEW: Shadowless by Randall McNally

Grim and fascinating, Shadowless is a masterpiece told in shades of gray. It is a fantasy of the epic variety, one with incredible world building. Every now and then, in the Northern Realms, a...