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REVIEW: The Straight Razor Cure (Low Town) by Daniel Polansky

Having absolutely adored Polansky’s The Builders, Those Below, Those Above, and Tomorrow’s Children, I knew it was time to go back to where it began and read The Straight Razor Cure (published as Low...

REVIEW: A War to End All by Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton Snyder

Eight years after the publishing world gifted us with the magnificent Beyond Redemption and six years after The Mirror’s Truth, we finally have Michael R Fletcher’s conclusion to the Manifest Delusions trilogy. A War...

REVIEW: The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is, in my opinion, Telltale’s best game. This is a controversial opinion because most people tend to point to The Walking Dead as the best game. It’s a close tie but...

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REVIEW: The Sun’s Devices by Rebecca Levene

The Sun’s Devices by Rebecca Levene tangents from what came before it. If Smiler’s Fair and The Hunter’s Kind were a mirrored duo, then the themes, tone, and focus of the third book in...

REVIEW: Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide by Ghostfire Gaming

If your Dungeons and Dragons group is keen on darker, gritier adventures, Ghostfire Gaming’s Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide might be the book for them. Set in Etharis, a land ravaged by plague, violent...

REVIEW: Illborn by Daniel T Jackson

Illborn is the debut novel from author Daniel T Jackson and is published by independent house Matador. The novel is just over seven hundred pages so is a lengthy and enjoyable reading commitment. As...

REVIEW: The Justice of Kings by Richard Swan

In Richard Swan’s new fantasy trilogy, starting with The Justice of Kings, a rich low magic world is brought to life through brilliant characters and their arcs. A mixture of detective work, dark fantasy,...

Video interview with Luke Scull, author of The Grim Company

It’s been a while since fans of The Grim Company have been treated to a new novel by this brilliant author. As a massive fan of the trilogy, I was just absolutely stoked to...

Dune is a Sci-fi classic, but is it Grimdark?

Historically, mainstream science fiction blockbusters don’t qualify as Grimdark. They’re marketed at kids, they’re brightly coloured, have jokes that don’t qualify as ‘dark humour’ and the power of hope is a recurring theme. Dune...

REVIEW: The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil All the Time is a harrowing southern gothic-like novel that borders on straight-up horror. Written in 2011 by Donald Ray Pollock, this novel came to my attention due to the impending Netflix...

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