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The Deathless by Peter Newman any good?
« on: November 23, 2019, 03:13:00 PM »
A bit like Robert Jackson Bennett I didn’t finish the first book I read by Peter Newman The Vagrant

And the blurb of the book doesn’t exactly appeal to me. Has anyone read it?
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Re: The Deathless by Peter Newman any good?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 04:13:11 PM »
I read it and really enjoyed it. Also read and enjoyed the second one. They are in a similar universe to The Vagrant, it ties in somehow. But there is a lot more dialogue and a lot more plot.

Don't know why you'd read it if it doesn't sound like your thing though?
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Re: The Deathless by Peter Newman any good?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »
I like to give authors a second chance but if it’s in the same universe I give it a miss thanks
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Re: The Deathless by Peter Newman any good?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 04:51:21 PM »
Nora, are you sure it's in the same universe?
I read the first one only, but I really don't remember... Eclipse, if it is, it's different enough for you to give it a try, honestly.

Edit: I just checked, it's how the Seven came to be, right? So ages before the timing/world of the Vagrant, much more 'normal'
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Re: The Deathless by Peter Newman any good?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 06:45:37 PM »
It's very different, much more traditionally written if that makes sense. I haven't got around to the sequel yet, but it's a lot easier to follow than his first series.

I knew the two were linked, but didn't realise it was a prequel. Guess I have to go and swap my shelves around now.  ;D
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