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The Thousand Scars (Counterbalance #1) 22, Jul

5/5

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I'm a fan of grimdark fantasy. My definition is dark and gritty fantasy where the protagonists are morally ambiguous, nobility isn't romanticized, the villains are genuinely monstrous, war is hellish, and any gods or supernatural forces are either horrifying or ambiguous themselves. By this definition, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE isn't completely grimdark because Jon Snow exists along with other purely good heroes.