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Monday , 04 July 2016 , 08 : 40 AM
Matthew Ward's works have appeared in GdM#4 and GdM#8, so it's safe to say we're pretty big fans of his short stories. Check out what he has to say about jumping on board the author group for Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. By backing Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists on Kickstarter, you'll be not only getting Matt's short story The Game, but also two extra novellas already unlocked in Backer Goal #2. Keep sharing and we/ll keep packing the Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists backer packs full of extra goodies! Click the banner below to head to the Kickstarter page for all the latest updates on stretch goals!
Sunday , 19 June 2016 , 06 : 54 PM
I love characters that fit into that kind of "spider" character. They have their hands in everything, manipulating the web of the world around them in a thousand different places through deceit, lies, half-truths, blackmail, threats, torture and murder. They war with the power of their mind, as opposed to the strength of their arm. Andross Guile from Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series comes to mind, as does Matthew Ward's Lord Solomon from Shadow of the Raven. Matthew (Robert Charles) been kind enough to give us Lord Solomon's introductory scene from Shadow of the Raven. Read on and get to know one of the characters you'll meet in EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE: An Anthology of Antagonists. An Excerpt from Shadow of the Raven by Matthew Ward "My apologies for being such a neglectful host," the grey man said in a mannered voice. "I'm afraid that another of my guests was quite… demanding... of my attention." He rinsed his hands in the water and dried them on a cloth. At last taking his eyes off me, he meticulously chased the pinkish rivulets down the length of his thin fingers, making sure every last one was captured in the folds of material. This done, he dropped the cloth into the bowl and retreated to an expansive desk. The attendant, taking this as his sign to leave, gave his master a small bow and then exited the room through the door by which he had entered. The grey man took a seat behind his desk. I remained standing – no one had thought to supply a chair for me. "You do know who I am, of course." I offered a small nod. "I do indeed, Lord Solomon." I'd met Solomon once before, during the brief and farcical reception that marked the beginning of my ambassadorial career. The Tressian council may...
Thursday , 14 May 2015 , 11 : 07 PM
Grimdark Magazine issue #4 is locked in, and have we got a cracking issue ready for you! Behind another brilliant piece of artwork on the cover, you'll get short stories, an article, a review, excerpts and a couple of interviews. Here's what you'll find inside: Cover art: a dark piece from Jason Deem named Symbiosis. Short stories: In Brazen Dreams by Matthew Ward shady characters converge on a powerful relic. Tara Calaby asks "what happens after happily ever after" in Ashes.  Redemption Waits by Mike Brooks set in his Keiko universe (Dark Run). A Steelhaven short story by Richard Ford, The Halfwyrd's Burden. Excerpts: A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence Reviews: The Vagrant by Peter Newman Interviews: Peter V. Brett  Brandon Sanderson  Article: The Mud, the Blood and the Years by Ragnarok and Orbit author John R. Fultz Purchase Grimdark Magazine #4 now If you'd prefer to buy from Amazon, do us a favour and PLEASE USE THIS LINK. We get a kickback from Amazon. Every little bit helps!