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The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
by (shelved 139 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.15 — 219,637 ratings — published 2006
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Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1) Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
by (shelved 119 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.88 — 143,814 ratings — published 2011
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Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2)
by (shelved 113 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.28 — 100,662 ratings — published 2007
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Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3) Last Argument of Kings (The First Law, #3)
by (shelved 106 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.27 — 95,766 ratings — published 2008
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King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2) King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2)
by (shelved 89 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.20 — 62,321 ratings — published 2012
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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
by (shelved 75 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.45 — 2,161,949 ratings — published 1996
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Best Served Cold Best Served Cold (Hardcover)
by (shelved 74 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.18 — 65,596 ratings — published 2009
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Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War, #1) Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War, #1)
by (shelved 61 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.04 — 54,069 ratings — published 2014
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The Heroes (First Law World, #5) The Heroes (First Law World, #5)
by (shelved 61 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.28 — 46,258 ratings — published 2011
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Red Country (First Law World, #6) Red Country (First Law World, #6)
by (shelved 58 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.28 — 36,301 ratings — published 2012
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A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
by (shelved 56 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.41 — 803,869 ratings — published 1998
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Beyond Redemption (Manifest Delusions, #1) Beyond Redemption (Manifest Delusions, #1)
by (shelved 43 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.01 — 5,494 ratings — published 2015
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The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War, #2) The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War, #2)
by (shelved 42 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.26 — 20,934 ratings — published 2015
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Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #3) Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #3)
by (shelved 40 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.25 — 42,407 ratings — published 2013
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Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1) Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)
by (shelved 38 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.05 — 921 ratings — published 2014
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The Grim Company (The Grim Company, #1) The Grim Company (The Grim Company, #1)
by (shelved 38 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.74 — 13,722 ratings — published 2013
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The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
by (shelved 37 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.31 — 15,013 ratings — published 2006
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Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1)
by (shelved 32 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.86 — 154,558 ratings — published 1999
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Sister Sable (The Mad Queen #1) Sister Sable (The Mad Queen #1)
by (shelved 31 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.49 — 15,354 ratings — published 2015
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The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1) The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1)
by (shelved 30 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.56 — 6,701 ratings — published 2017
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The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
by (shelved 30 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.27 — 128,202 ratings — published 2008
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The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
by (shelved 30 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.16 — 223,970 ratings — published 2008
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Blackwing (Raven's Mark, #1) Blackwing (Raven's Mark, #1)
by (shelved 28 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.18 — 6,655 ratings — published 2017
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Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder's Arc, #1) Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder's Arc, #1)
by (shelved 28 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.52 — 9,196 ratings — published 2012
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Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)
by (shelved 27 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.24 — 67,198 ratings — published 2017
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Sharp Ends (First Law World, #7) Sharp Ends (First Law World, #7)
by (shelved 27 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.15 — 11,979 ratings — published 2016
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Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2) Half the World (Shattered Sea, #2)
by (shelved 27 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.16 — 26,598 ratings — published 2015
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Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1) Blood Song (Raven's Shadow, #1)
by (shelved 27 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.47 — 96,172 ratings — published 2011
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The Wheel of Osheim (The Red Queen's War, #3) The Wheel of Osheim (The Red Queen's War, #3)
by (shelved 26 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.32 — 19,665 ratings — published 2016
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Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)
by (shelved 26 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.28 — 3,988 ratings — published 2007
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Godblind (The Godblind Trilogy #1) Godblind (The Godblind Trilogy #1)
by (shelved 25 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.72 — 4,105 ratings — published 2017
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Low Town (Low Town, #1) Low Town (Low Town, #1)
by (shelved 24 times as grimdark)
avg rating 3.86 — 10,322 ratings — published 2011
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Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1)
by (shelved 23 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.35 — 26,445 ratings — published 2017
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Half a War (Shattered Sea, #3) Half a War (Shattered Sea, #3)
by (shelved 23 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.00 — 23,610 ratings — published 2015
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The Heresy Within (The Ties that Bind, #1) The Heresy Within (The Ties that Bind, #1)
by (shelved 21 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.09 — 280 ratings — published 2014
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The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1) The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1)
by (shelved 20 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.14 — 65,751 ratings — published 2014
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The Last Wish (The Witcher, #1) The Last Wish (The Witcher, #1)
by (shelved 19 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.27 — 9,865 ratings — published 1993
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Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2) Shadow's Edge (Night Angel, #2)
by (shelved 19 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.27 — 95,851 ratings — published 2008
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Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #2) Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #2)
by (shelved 18 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.25 — 55,709 ratings — published 2000
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The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
by (shelved 18 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.23 — 90,807 ratings — published 2013
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Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #3) Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #3)
by (shelved 17 times as grimdark)
avg rating 4.39 — 48,321 ratings — published 2001
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Phil Parker
“I stared into the darkness and thought how it mirrored what was inside me, how it hid the demon others called Puck.”
Phil Parker, The Bastard from Fairyland

George R.R. Martin
“It was one thing to go into battle with friends, and another to perish alone and despised.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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