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villains rule

REVIEW: Villains Rule by MK Gibson

Villains Rule by MK Gibson is a rare thing that I quite enjoy: a comedic grimdark novel. It is about Jackson Blackwell a.k.a the Shadow Master, who is an advisor to the villains of the...

REVIEW: What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

The third novella in Ben Aaronovitch’s fantastic Rivers of London series, What Abigail Did That Summer takes place at roughly the same time as the events of the novel Foxglove Summer, and pretty much...

white trash warlock

REVIEW: White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

White Trash Warlock is a hell of a good urban fantasy that stands heads above most stories in the genre. If you are looking for a story that incorporates realistic characters, good pacing, an exciting...

REVIEW: The Sandman (Audible) by Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs

Neil Gaiman is one of today’s most beloved and well-known fantasy authors, with good reason. Dirk Maggs is a force in the industry too, having developed many popular properties from comics and prose and...

REVIEW: The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu

I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Library of the Dead in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to T.L. Huchu and Tor Books. The Library of the Dead is the first...

REVIEW: The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman

The Dark Archive is an entertaining romp through the lighter side of fantasy. Being that it’s the seventh book in The Invisible Library series, I strongly suggest you read the previous books before diving...

Best SFF books of 2020

Well, it’s been a hell of a year. Pretty much everything has been a little bit rubbish except for 2020’s book releases–so it’s time for Grimdark Magazine’s best SFF books of 2020. We have a...

REVIEW: Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne kicks off his latest series with the impressive Ink & Sigil; an urban fantasy set in modern-day Glasgow. Although taking place in the same world as his Iron Druid Chronicles, there is...

REVIEW: The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells

Martha Wells is now known primarily for her award-winning Murderbot series, and her Raksura series. But Wells has been writing since the early nineties, and her early work has the same energy as anything...

Dead Man in a Ditch

REVIEW: Dead Man in a Ditch by Luke Arnold

Dead Man in a Ditch, Luke Arnold’s second book in the Fetch Phillips Archive, is a devastating and unforgiving story about redemption and regret that will keep you wanting more. It is a story that...