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REVIEW: Sundered Moon by Zammar Ahmer

Zammar Ahmer pushes boundaries and takes the concept of grey morality to a whole new level in Sundered Moon, the deliciously dark and exquisitely bittersweet finale to The Book of Astea duology. Full of...

REVIEW: Murder at Spindle Manor by Morgan Stang

Murder at Spindle Manor is an ingeniously constructed murder mystery by Morgan Stang and winner of Mark Lawrence’s ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO9). Set inside a creepy mansion in a dark gaslamp fantasy world,...

REVIEW: The Fall Is All There Is by C.M. Caplan

C.M. Caplan’s frenetic grimdark novel, The Fall Is All There Is, blends fantasy and science fiction in a brutal post-apocalyptic world dripping with familial drama. The first-person protagonist, Petre, is the youngest among quadruplets,...

REVIEW: Soul Cage by L.R. Schulz

Soul Cage imagines a world where magic is powered by souls and transmitted through death. This new dark fantasy by Australian indie author L.R. Schulz is equal parts exciting and thought-provoking. Soul Cage is...

REVIEW: Age of the Dryad by Jacob Sannox

Nature won the war. Dryads, spirit protectors of the forests, have defeated mankind. Their King Dark Oak now reigns across The Old Continent, but his victory over Queen Cathryn only intensifies his need to...

REVIEW: Thorns of War by João F. Silva

João F. Silva is back and better than ever in Thorns of War, a mind bending sequel that takes the visionary Smokesmiths series to incredible new heights. Equal parts action-packed and introspective, this story...

REVIEW: Night’s Reign by Daan Katz

Night’s Reign is the elegantly written dark fantasy by Dutch author Daan Katz dealing with themes of trauma, disability, and mental health. The novel hinges on the relationship between its two lead protagonists. Niels...

REVIEW: Old Moon Quarterly – Vol. 5

Old Moon Quarterly has returned with its third installment of the year. Like previous issues, OMQ serves up an intriguing mix of grimdark and weird sword & sorcery fiction. Vol. 5 cover artist Derek...

REVIEW: Dark Oak by Jacob Sannox

Slaying the Dark Lord did not bring peace. Without a common enemy to unite them, the sworn fealty among men fractures. Powerful beings, considered myths in living memory, have awoken. Dark Oak by Jacob...

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