Here is Clue #8 in the One Adjective to Rule Them All competition. Words from a review on Grimdark. The background illustration is taken from one of Spear‘s interior artworks by Rovina Cai.

Image description: Square graphic in blue-grey showing someone in a grave, their eyes covered and a bloody knife on their chest, and surrounded by forget-me-knots and flying petals. Centred in white text, “Gorgeous… It blew my mind.” And below that, in red-orange, “Fabienne Schwizer, Grimdark”

The competition is OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE WORLD, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! The winner gets 3 prizes in one:

For the rules, and how to enter, see One Adjective to Rule Them All. Please note that I’ve amended the rules so you can enter once a day—refining your guesses as the clues mount up!

DO CHECK OUT THE UPDATED LIST OF ADJECTIVES THAT HAVE BEEN USED MORE THAN FOUR TIMES! We have a couple more words that crossed the threshold…

Comments on this post are off because the only guesses that count are those on the original blog post or emailed directly to me.