Tag Archives: Grimdark

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7, Episode 2

Before we begin, let us take a moment and reflect on how remarkable it is that the biggest show on television is . . . an epic fantasy.  It wasn’t that long ago that we went almost an entire decade … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Recap: Season 7, Episode 1

I resisted as long as I could, but no longer.  With just two truncated seasons left, I have to recap Game of Thrones.  Hence the belatedness of this post.  Future posts should go up the morning after the episode airs … Continue reading

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Review of The Bones of the Earth by Rachel Dunne

The second in a planned trilogy, The Bones of the Earth is an able follow up to Dunne’s grimdark debut.  Dunne continues to build on her strengths.  But if you were frustrated by In the Shadow of the Gods, you … Continue reading

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Review of In the Shadow of the Gods by Rachel Dunne

In the Shadow of the Gods is well written, remarkably so for a debut novel.  It is also extremely ambitious.  It sometimes fails in that ambition.  But it’s saved from the rather limited action and a somewhat threadbare plot by … Continue reading

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Review of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I’ve seen it written of both Noir/Hardboiled and Westerns that the genre died as soon as it became self-aware.  I think we can safely say the same about Grimdark.  I almost DNF’d Nevernight.  It’s not by accident that the only … Continue reading

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Review of The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Our long national nightmare is over.  Book 4 of Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series, The Thorn of Emberlain, has a(nother) release date of September 22.  UK for now, but a US release date should follow. The Republic of Thieves is … Continue reading

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Review of Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch

Red Seas Under Red Skies is the sequel to Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora.  We rejoin Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen, the surviving members of the Gentlemen Bastards, licking their wounds from the previous book and having fled Camorr.  … Continue reading

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