Gemmell Awards 2018 Voting Now Open

This year’s Gemmell Awards are open for voting from now until March 30th! This is a very cool award that we’ve highlighted in the past on the podcast, and general voting is open to the public. Be sure to swing by their website and vote for your favorite! Over the past year we’ve had the privilege of interviewing the authors and discussing several of the titles nominated for this year’s various awards. We’ve centralized a few of those interviews in one place with links to Amazon and to each interview. For a complete archive of all past episodes you can swing by our Podbean site! Best of luck to all, be sure to follow us on Twitter @GrimdarkFiction to stay updated on who makes the short list!


THE LEGEND AWARD – The best overall fantasy title for the year via open vote.

Sebastien de CastellTyrant’s Throne, Book 4 of The Greatcoats

🎧 Listen to our interview with Sebastien!

Brian StaveleySkullsworn

🎧 Listen to our interview with Brian!


THE MORNINGSTAR AWARD – Also an open vote on the best debut fantasy of the year.

RJ BarkerAge of Assassins, Book 1 of The Wounded Kingdom

🎧 Listen to our interview with RJ!

Anna Smith-SparkThe Court of Broken Knives, Book 1 of The Empires of Dust

🎧 Listen to our interview wtih Anna Smith Spark!

Nicholas EamesKings of the Wyld, Book 1 of The Band

🎧 Listen to our interview with Nicholas!

Deborah A. WolfThe Dragon’s Legacy, Book 1 of The Dragon’s Legacy Saga

🎧 Listen to our interview with Deborah!

Ed McDonaldBlackwing, Book 1 of The Raven’s Mark

🎧 Listen to our interview with Ed!

Anna StephensGodblind, Book 1 of The Godblind Trilogy

🎧 Listen to our interview with Anna Stephens!



Fantasy EBook Deals Galore!

We have a goal here at The Grim Tidings Podcast to completely ruin any hope of EVER reaching the bottom of your TBR pile. So we’ve gathered some great eBook deals for you to check out and add some of these great titles to your Kindle library!

BLOOD SONG by Anthony Ryan – Kindle US $2.99

Past guest Anthony Ryan’s stunning dark fantasy debut that made him a New York Times Best-Seller. Check out our first interview here, and be sure to pick up BLOOD SONG.


PRINCE OF FOOLS by Mark Lawrence – Kindle US $2.99

Papa Mark is in on today’s list as well with PRINCE OF FOOLS, the first entry in the RED QUEEN’S WAR trilogy. Nominated for Gemmell Legend Awards and voted one of the best fantasy novels of 2014 by Goodreads. Pick this one up today!


THE BLACK PRISM by Brent Weeks – Kindle US $2.99

The New York Times Best-Selling LIGHTBRINGER series kicks off with THE BLACK PRISM, an action packed tale of magic and adventure.


OTHERLAND by Tad Williams – Kindle US $2.99

This gargantuan novel kicks off the far-reaching cyberpunk saga about the mysterious golden city known as Otherland.


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