Tag Archives: Grimdark

Seth Dickinson Explores the Grimdark Side of Accountancy in “The Traitor Baru Cormorant”

The Traitor Baru Cormorant Seth Dickinson ★★★★ Tor, Sept. 15, 2015. Okay, I’m pretty sick of grimdark right now. And I’ve never found economics interesting. But Seth Dickinson managed to explode both of those qualms with his debut novel, The Traitor … Continue reading

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Review: “A Crown for Cold Silver” by Alex Marshall

A Crown for Cold Silver Alex Marshall ★★★★ Orbit, 2015. “It was all going so nicely, right up until the massacre.” Some books hook you from the first line, and this new grimdark is one. But it took some time … Continue reading

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More from Sam Sykes — on Grimdark, Ned’s Head and Fitz’s Foolishness

Here’s another dose of wisdom from my recent interview with Sam Sykes, explaining why City Stained Red is not Grimdark. “I got very bored with, for lack of a better term, “Grimdark” books — where the hero just stops trying. … Continue reading

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Review: The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan

Richard K. Morgan  ★★★★ Del Rey, 2014. The “Land Fit for Heroes” trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with The Dark Defiles. The anti-heroes of the dark fantasy series face their destinies, their pasts and the machinations of Gods, Demons … Continue reading

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Review: The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan

Richard K. Morgan ★★★★ Del Rey, 2011. I really don’t know what to make of this series. I’m enjoying them,  a lot in the case of The Cold Commands. But I feel like I’m missing something. Richard K. Morgan’s “Land Fit for … Continue reading

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