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"The First Law Trilogy", artwork by Darya Kuznetsova

Is the First Law Trilogy the Anti-Lord of the Rings?

A question that often comes up in the various fantasy forums I frequent is, ‘What is the anti-Lord of the Rings?’ This is an odd query because it implies there’s automatically an antithesis the...

Top 10 Grimdark Must Reads

With TV shows like A Game of Thrones, The Last Kingdom, and Vikings popular as all hell at the moment, we’re seeing plenty of people asking about where to start to get into books with that same gritty...

Wrong Place Wrong Time by Joe Abercrombie

Excerpt: Wrong Place Wrong Time by Joe Abercrombie

I don’t know about you, but I’m deadset chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next foray into Joe Abercrombie’s First Law world, the short-story collection, Sharp Ends. Full of reprints and new short...

Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic

Top 5 Actors to Play Logen “The Bloody-Nine” Ninefingers

Above: Logen Ninefinger by RedHeretic Logen Ninefingers is “grimdark personified”. He’s a man whose duality is not just philosophical. Whether you sympathize with the quiet and loveable lug, Logan, or the blood-lusting counterpart known...

Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: Before They are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

If you’re arriving this late at Before They are Hanged, you might be like me – just digging in to the blood and muck that is grimdark fantasy. Before They are Hanged is the...

GdM

Grimdark Magazine Issue 1 Competition

In celebration of Grimdark Magazine’s first release on the 1st of October, 2014, we’re running a competition. Join our mailing list or pre-order issue number 1 (and join our mailing list) for the chance...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Classics Review: The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Review by Jeremy Szal It’s been quite a number of years since Joe Abercrombie first published what would be the start of The First Law Trilogy, The Blade Itself. Every time he approached a literary...

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Review: Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

Once again George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois have done a fantastic job in gathering stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy and science fiction. The characters are consistently grey. The stories...