Thursday, June 16, 2016

What is Peter Newman reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant.

His entry begins:
Liveship Traders #1 -- Ship of Magic (Robin Hobb)

I’ve been an unashamed fanboy of Robin Hobb’s ever since I read her Farseer Trilogy last year. To me, her books are like really expensive chocolates, in that they deserve to be savoured.

For those of you who don’t know, Ship of Magic is a fantasy novel. As you might expect from the title, there are living, talking ships. There are also pirates, monsters, magic and all the kind of things you’d expect. What sets this apart are the characters (and yes, I’m including the ships here). Each is wonderfully observed, flawed and understandable. Even the unlikeable characters...[read on]
About The Vagrant, from the publisher:
The Vagrant is his name. He has no other.

Years have passed since humanity’s destruction emerged from the Breach.

Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.

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.

His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.

What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust.

But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.
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--Marshal Zeringue