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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of genre books are released. Generally the most looked forwards to of these are by authors who have had previous successes. For début authors you generally have to trust that the person in your publisher’s press department is skilled at their job. You see, what typically happens is that a […]