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An Interview with Seth Dickinson

Seth Dickinson first astounded (and broke the hearts of) readers when they burst onto the scene with their 2015 debut novel, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, a fiery and unapologetic look at imperialism, rebellion and the...

The Exile of Zanzibar

REVIEW: The Exile of Zanzibar by Daniel Maidman

The Exile of Zanzibar is Daniel Maidman’s debut fantasy novel set in a fictional version of Florence during the Bronze Age. King Ambrosius the Ninth of Florence wages war with the neighboring city of...

REVIEW: Saevus Corax Deals with the Dead by K. J. Parker

The plot is thoroughly unpredictable and the snarky main character Saevus really made the story for me. 

REVIEW: Until the Last by Mike Shackle

The stakes couldn’t be higher in Until the Last, the final installment of Mike Shackle’s The Last War trilogy, a grimdark military fantasy inspired by real-life stories of resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World...

REVIEW: Return to Edan by Philip Chase

Finding the right words to describe Return to Edan, the darkest and most ambitious volume of the Edan Trilogy by Philip Chase, feels like an exercise in futility. This final installment of the Edan...

REVIEW: The Militia House by John Milas

The Militia House is the debut horror novel from John Milas, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. Milas brings his personal experience to The Militia House, which gives...

REVIEW: Legacy of Brick and Bone by Krystle Matar

Krystle Matar’s debut, Legacy of the Brightwash was massive, earning well-deserved praise and becoming one of the top finalists for the seventh Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. It was dark, complicated, and human. Legacy of the...

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Buzzard’s Bowl by John Palladino

Today we have a special treat for Grimdark Magazine readers: an exclusive cover reveal for Buzzard’s Bowl by John Palladino, the second book in his Tragedy of Cedain series and the follow-up to his...

REVIEW: Frolic on the Amaranthyn by Chase A. Folmar

After an act of brigandry goes awry, the seductive thief Emrasarie and the hulking swordsman Uralant the Untamable find themselves at the mercy of the masked sorcerer Zelaeus. Their lives at his disposal, he...

REVIEW: A Woman of the Sword by Anna Smith Spark

A book that beats you emotionally senseless, A Woman of the Sword is an intense experience delivered in the way only Anna Smith Spark delivers fiction. It’s grimdark at its finest: a small but...

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