Category Archives: Grimdark

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: KNEE-DEEP IN GRIT

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme I’ve participated in for years which lets readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and this week the story I’m eagerly awaiting is . . . Knee-Deep in Grit by Adrian Collins & Mike Myers Genre: … Continue reading

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THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES

The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Empire of Dust #1 Publisher: Orbit (August 15, 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 473 pages My Rating: 2.5 stars The Court of Broken Knives is a novel which has taken me on … Continue reading

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DEAD WINTER

Dead Winter by C.L. Werner Genre: Fantasy – Warhammer Series: Warhammer | The Black Plague #1 Publisher: Games Workshop (July 23, 2013) Author Information: Website Length: 416 pages My Rating: 3.5 stars Warhammer fantasy is a setting built on rich lore; a world so similar yet so very … Continue reading

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STANDS A SHADOW

Stands a Shadow by Col Buchanan Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Heart of the World #2 Publisher:  Tor Books (July 11, 2011) Author Information: Website  Length: 416 pages My Rating: 4 stars Grittier.  More complex.  More engaging.  Stands a Shadow is a book which does … Continue reading

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INDIE WEDNESDAY: STEEL, BLOOD, & FIRE

Along my reading journey, I’ve made a conscious decision to include self-published and small press works in my reading schedule.  But it is difficult to know where to start: So many new authors and books to examine to find the … Continue reading

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THE FIFTH EMPIRE OF MAN

The Fifth Empire of Man by Rob J Hayes Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Best Laid Plans #2 Publisher: Self-Published (September 26, 2017) Author Information: Website | Twitter | FB Length: 371 pages My Rating: 3.5 stars The Fifth Empire of Man is the sequel to Rob J. Hayes grimdark pirate … Continue reading

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FARLANDER

Farlander by Col Buchanan Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark Series: Heart of the World #1 Publisher:  Tor Books (January 18, 2011) Author Information: Website  Length: 388 pages My Rating: 4 stars Farlanderis the beginning of series which is seriously underappreciated. This initial installment a pleasant surprise, … Continue reading

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LOW TOWN

Low Town by  Daniel Polansky Genre: Fantasy Series: Low Town #1 Publisher: Doubleday (August 16, 2011) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 352 pages My Rating: 4 stars A noir crime story set in a fantasy setting; Low Town is a dark tale of drug dealers, realistic politics, corrupt … Continue reading

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COVER REVEAL FOR SONG: BOOK ONE OF THE MANHUNTERS

Jesse Teller is a self-published fantasy author with a track record of crafting dark, twisted tales.  His books never afraid to exam the grim side of life.  And while he has written numerous stories, Jesse’s newest project, Song, is part … Continue reading

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A DRINK BEFORE WE DIE

A Drink Before We Die by  Daniel Polansky Genre: Fantasy Series: Low Town #0.5 Publisher: Self Published (December 22, 2014) Author Information: Website | Twitter Length: 28 pages My Rating: 4 stars After enjoying The Builders, I was eager to read something else from Daniel Polansky, and his Low Town … Continue reading

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