", Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2016. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2018. He sometimes pretends to be a butler for the Tea and Jeopardy podcast, which he co-writes and for which he won a Hugo Award in 2017. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
I'm very surprised by some of the more negative reviews of this book as I thought it was absolutely fantastic! After enjoying the first book in this series, I had high hopes for this book. Never bad, and on a few occasions manages to be quite good. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2016.
Newman’s debut is written with confidence, flair and imagination, bringing his dark world to marvellously macabre life’Adrian Tchaikovsky, Author of Shadows of the Apt series, ‘A stunning and ambitious debut novel set in a unique and imaginative world where the only hope rests on the capacity of human beings to love’ Melinda M. Snodgrass.
The Vagrant does not notice; his gaze fixes on the ground ahead. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde. He lives in Somerset. There was a problem loading your book clubs.
Something went wrong. He now works as a trainer and Firewalking Instructor.
Interest-specific online venues will often provide a book buying opportunity. Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach. First things first, I've not read the Vagrant, but having received a free EArc of The Seven (Book 3) I dived right into it and then realised that I really should read, at least, the previous book.
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I was unsure of how this book would go for me with a child as the "hero", but the story had such a natural flow that it worked well and Vesper is written as a pretty fascinating character with a unique strength of her own. I've never been drawn to typical "middle earth fantasy" types of stories but this is more of a weird futuristic sci-fi post-apocalyptic magic fantasy...That's the best I can do to describe it.
I'm intrigued enough to buy the final book in the series, once it drops in price a bit.
Strikes a weird balance between grotesque and corny.
And monsters that were once people and who still retain traces of their humanity (not always in a good way) - that's a fine bit of artistry. This was quite a slog. Newman’s debut is written with confidence, flair and imagination, bringing his dark world to marvellously macabre life’Adrian Tchaikovsky, Author of Shadows of the Apt series, ‘A stunning and ambitious debut novel set in a unique and imaginative world where the only hope rests on the capacity of human beings to love’ Melinda M. Snodgrass.
A lot of promise that doesn't quite deliver.
A fun and enjoyable sequel to The Vagrant, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 12, 2019. Signs muscle in on all sides, brightly welcoming each arrival to New Horizon. He sometimes pretends to be a butler for the Tea and Jeopardy podcast, which he co-writes, and which has been shortlisted for a Hugo Award. If you haven’t read The Vagrant, this review may contain spoilers. Please try again. Who knows!).
Loved Peter Newman’s The Vagrant I haven’t ready anything else quite like it.