Category Archives: grimdark

They Way of Shadows (Night Angel 01) by Brent Weeks

Product info: For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.  For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to … Continue reading

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The Passage (The Passage 01) by Justin Cronin

Synopsis (from Goodreads): An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of … Continue reading

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Drood by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drood… is the name and nightmare that obsesses Charles Dickens for the last five years of his life. On June 9, 1865, Dickens and his mistress are secretly returning to London, when their express train hurtles over … Continue reading

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs 01) by Richard K. Morgan

Synopsis: Twenty fifth century, Earth. A rich, influential man called Laurens Bancroft has been killed – or killed himself – in his own house. However, with his consciousness being carefully stored and updated every 48 h, he was promptly downloaded … Continue reading

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The Terror by Dan Simmons

Synopsis: The Terror is a fictional tale based on the real life experience of the notoriously doomed John Franklin Expedition. The two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, sailed from England in 1845. Their aim was to explore the area … Continue reading

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Starfish (Rifters 01) by Peter Watts

I will never thank dear Melfka enough for recommending books for me. Thank you, my dear, I owe you. Synopsis (from Goodreads): A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Low Town (Low Town 01) by Daniel Polansky

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Drug dealers, hustlers, brothels, dirty politics, corrupt cops . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low Town. In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen … Continue reading

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Song of Kali by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Calcutta: a monstrous city of immense slums, disease and misery, is clasped in the foetid embrace of an ancient cult. At its decaying core is the Goddess Kali: the dark mother of pain, four-armed and eternal, her … Continue reading

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Hell Is Empty (Walt Longmire 07) by Craig Johnson

I got this one as a gift from Tasha/heidenkind – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Well-read and world-weary, Sheriff Walt Longmire has been maintaining order in Wyoming’s Absaroka County for more than thirty years, but in this riveting … Continue reading

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Mockingbird (Miriam Black book 2) by Chuck Wendig

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Miriam is trying. Really, she is. But this whole “settling down thing” that Louis has going for her just isn’t working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide … Continue reading

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