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22 Best Grimdark Fantasy Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Grimdark Fantasy books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best grimdark fantasy books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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    The Blade Itself
  2. 2
    Prince of Thorns
  3. 3
    The Lies of Locke Lamora
  4. 4
    A Game of Thrones
  5. 5
    The Poppy War
  6. 8
    Night Watch
  7. 11
    Promise of Blood
  8. 15
    Black Sun Rising

    Black Sun Rising

    C.S. Friedman

  9. 18
    Low Town

    Low Town

    A Novel

    Daniel Polansky

  10. 19
    Beyond Redemption

    Beyond Redemption

    Michael R. Fletcher

  11. 21
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