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REVIEW: The Way of Unity by Sarah K. Balstrup

Religion and politics collide in The Way of Unity, the dark fantasy debut from Sarah K. Balstrup and a semi-finalist in Mark Lawrence’s ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO9). A psychic priesthood known as the...

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 Once Yellow House by Gemma Amor

Religious occultism collides with the color yellow in Gemma Amor’s latest horror novel, The Once Yellow House. The Bram Stoker Award-nominated author adopts an entirely epistolary format for The Once Yellow House, with the...

REVIEW: Tronick by Rosie Record

Tronick by Rosie Record is a cyberpunk novel that attracted me by its cover. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover but I feel like the Claire Redfield-esque biker girl picture...

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

Religion in Fantasy: Finding Meaning in the Madness

Conversations about religion can be difficult. It is a subject that tends to evoke great passion and strong opinions. From a staunch atheist to the most extreme believer and everyone in between, religion touches...

GdM#29 featuring T.R. Napper and Jesse Bullington is here!

Another quarterly issue of Grimdark Magazine has just hit the stands and been sent out to our subscribers! Featuring futuristic hunting parks, cyberpunk samurai and cybernetic attack dogs, a good old fashioned nordic-style mythical...

REVIEW: Lent by Jo Walton

Lent is a chimera of a novel, a combination of historical fiction and fantasy with bits of religious and philosophical arguments peppered throughout a thoroughly interesting Groundhog’s Day-esque story. Jo Walton juggles each of...

REVIEW: This is My Blood by David Niall Wilson

This is My Blood is a book that I was hesitant to pick up despite my love of vampire fiction. Religious horror is something that can be done very well (The Omen, The Exorcist,...

Faithless by Graham Austin-King

REVIEW: Faithless by Graham Austin-King

Faithless, from Graham Austin-King (The Riven Wyrde Saga), is an intelligent, complex, exciting, dark, and somewhat transgressive story about a young man’s journey from poor son of a farmer to, well, you’ll have to...

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

REVIEW: Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Over on his blog, Mark Lawrence (Broken Empire, Red Queen’s War, Red Sister) is making an effort to “nail down grimdark.” In doing so he offers two camps of people with differing views of...

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