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A Perfect Blend: The Seven by Peter Newman

A Perfect Blend: The Seven by Peter Newman
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Seven is a magical number. Indeed, a 2014 survey found that seven is the world’s favourite number. Perhaps that is why the world of film and books has known so many sevens; from seven brides to seven brothers, from the secret seven to the magnificent seven, from the seven sons of Feanor to the se7en […]

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Interview with Peter Newman

Interview with Peter Newman 

You know that a book deserves your attention when Mark Lawrence says that it’s “the best thing he’s read in quite a while.” You know that you have to read said book when it wins the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer. The book in question is none other than The Vagrant, and today […]

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The Hammer and the Goat; The Vagrant and the City by Peter Newman

The Hammer and the Goat; The Vagrant and the City by Peter Newman
4.5

Covers count; every author knows this. Covers can make you buy books, they pose questions, raise mysteries – draw in the eye and the imagination. It is rare, however, for the cover of one book to make you buy a different book, but so it was with me this weekend. Later this month, the final […]

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Cover Reveal for ‘The Seven’ by Peter Newman

Cover Reveal for ‘The Seven’ by Peter Newman 

If you’ve read our reviews for The Vagrant and The Malice, you know how highly we rate the novels of Peter Newman. It’s very rare that you pick up a Fantasy book and find yourself unable to compare it to another, but the narrative style, those abstract prose, will leave you struggling to point to authors who even […]

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Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions!

Gemmell Winners & Social Media Reactions! 

Just a quick post this morning to let you all know who the winners of the David Gemmell Legend Awards are and provide you with a quick snap shot of their individual social media reactions. Mark Lawrence took the Best Novel Award for the second time for The Liar’s Key! Jason Chan took the Best Cover Art […]

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The Malice by Peter Newman

The Malice by Peter Newman
4.5

Peter Newman has followed up his remarkable debut The Vagrant with another exceptional tale, The Malice. In The Vagrant, Newman flouted convention with a present tense story of a protagonist who was not only mute, but whose point of view we never saw. Newman decided that we would only know his eponymous hero by his […]

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Create Your Own Fantasy Author Frankenstein Monster

Create Your Own Fantasy Author Frankenstein Monster 

Last year, in the build up to Fantasy-Faction’s Grim Gathering event, it was suggested to me that I would look a lot better if I had Myke Cole’s arms. One kind soul even photoshopped them in to my picture so I could really appreciate the difference. Faced with the undeniable glory of Mr Cole’s biceps […]

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The Malice by Peter Newman: Cover Reveal & Author Video

The Malice by Peter Newman: Cover Reveal & Author Video 

Fantasy-Faction were such big fans of Peter Newman’s work that we made sure he was at our last Grim Gathering event (which was amazing btw!). We truly believe that Peter is doing something unlike anyone else in Fantasy. He is writing a novel that could be considered ‘Grimdark’, which is fully on trend, but he […]

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3rd Book by Peter Newman signed!

3rd Book by Peter Newman signed! 

Fantasy-Faction has made no secret of our love for Peter Newman and his work. We’re not entirely sure how such a delightful fellow writes such dark novels, but we’ve theorised that because he is so nice he needs to spend about 2/3 hours a day acting quite the opposite, evil almost, and it is during this […]

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The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant by Peter Newman
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Peter Newman’s debut novel, The Vagrant, tells of a man who “friendless and alone…walks a desolate, war-torn landscape”. After recently enjoying the latest Mad Max movie, I was immediately struck with the feeling that this would be a fantasy equivalent, swapping engines for horses and guns for swords. The Vagrant’s cover depicts the man himself, […]

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Peter Newman Interview

Peter Newman Interview 

Stephen King may have had a point when he wrote that talk is “sneaky”. Although we’re often told that the majority of communication is nonverbal (93 percent is the popular figure), the concept of having a voice is often linked with ideas such as freedom, justice and identity that make being without it a huge […]

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Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!!

Fantasy-Faction Grim Gathering: Bristol 2015 & ‘Skull Throne’ ARC Competition!!! 

What You Need to Know On Friday April 10th 2015 at Bristol Waterstones from 7:00pm 4 of Grim, Gritty, Grey Fantasy’s best authors will be gathering. That is Mark Lawrence, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie and Peter Newman all in one place to discuss the grim/dark/grey/gritty fantasy genre on a panel, answer questions from fans, sign their books and grab […]

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