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Rising Stars of Dark and Grimdark SFF 2024

Here at Grimdark Magazine we love to discover new authors who whet our appetite for the darker side of science fiction and fantasy (SFF). Esmay Rosalyne, CT Phipps, and I have assembled Grimdark Magazine’s...

REVIEW: Shadows of Nyn’Dira by H.C. Newell

H.C. Newell mines new emotional depths in Shadows of Nyn’Dira, the third entry in her dark epic fantasy series, Fallen Light. Shadows of Nyn’Dira builds upon her already strong worldbuilding and character development from...

REVIEW: The Banished by H.C. Newell

H.C. Newell captures the brutal aftermath of Curse of the Fallen with her novella, The Banished, which is essential reading for fans of Newell’s dark epic fantasy series, Fallen Light. While the main books...

REVIEW: The Forbidden Realms by H.C. Newell

H.C. Newell puts the fun back in dark fantasy with The Forbidden Realms, the exhilarating second volume of her Fallen Light series and the follow-up to her highly accomplished debut novel, Curse of the...

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...

REVIEW: Curse of the Fallen by H.C. Newell

H.C. Newell has put a grimdark twist on classic Tolkienesque fantasy with Curse of the Fallen, the first volume of her Fallen Light series. The heroine of the story, Neer, is a young woman...

Rising Stars of Grimdark SFF 2023

Over the last couple of years, a range of authors have really come to the fore for our review team with their focus on creating grim stories in dark worlds told by morally grey...