Tag Archives: grimdark

Book Review: The Steel Remains (A Land Fit For Heroes #1) by Richard K. Morgan

The Steel Remains (A Land Fit For Heroes #1) by Richard K. Morgan

Publisher: Del Ray

Publication Date: January 20, 2009 (first publishedAugust 7, 2008)

Edition: Hardcover, Reprint, 416 pages

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Grimdark

Rating: 3/5 Rating


I’ve read books with expletive language and violence, but this one here definitely takes the crown.
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Book Review: Last Argument of Kings (First Law Trilogy #3) by Joe Abercrombie

Last Argument of Kings (The First Law Trilogy #3) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: September 23, 2008 (first published March 20, 2008)

Edition: Paperback, 637 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Grimdark

Rating: 5/5


One of the FINEST character-driven fantasy series, I’ve ever read! Continue reading

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Book Review: Before They Are Hanged (First Law Trilogy #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Before They Are Hanged (The First Law Trilogy #2) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: March 2008 (first published March 15, 2007)

Edition: Paperback, 543 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5


Say one things for Joe Abercombie, say he’s one hell of a character writer.
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Backlist Burndown: The Blade Itself (First Law Trilogy #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Backlist Burndown is a monthly meme hosted by Lisa from Tenacious Reader where you put aside at least one book from your blacklist every month to read, and then post a review of it on the last Friday of that month. Luckily for me, I rarely read new releases 😛


The Blade Itself (The First Law Trilogy #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Publisher: Pyr

Publication Date: September 30, 2007 (first published May 4, 2006)

Edition: Paperback, 536 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4/5


Fantastic characters!!!
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Book Review: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Emperor of Thorns (Broken Empire Trilogy #3) by Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: August 6, 2013 (first published January 1, 2013)

Edition: Hardcover, 434 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Grimdark

Rating: 4.5/5


I know no words to describe how blown away I was with the conclusion of, what is now, one of my favorite trilogies of all time.

You, Mark Lawrence, are a(n) [insert the highest praising adjective you know] writer.
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Book Review: King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

King of Thorns (Broken Empire Trilogy #2) by Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

Edition: Hardcover, 449 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Grimdark

Rating: 4.5/5


Just as Dark! Just as Brutal! Just as More Awesome! All hail King Jorg! Continue reading

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Book Review: Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Prince of Thorns (Broken Empire Trilogy #1) by Mark Lawrence

Publisher: Ace

Publication Date: August, 2, 2011 (first published August 2011)

Edition: Hardcover, 324 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Grimdark Rating: 4.5/5


A dark and brutal story. Fantastic character development. An amazing debut novel! Continue reading

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