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Review of “Nights of Villjamur”

A Fantasy Reader has reviewed Nights of Villjamur, and I’m really happy he got my general aim.

Nights of Villjamur is not a full-fledged epic fantasy novel. It’s the story of several disillusioned individuals every so often mixed up together in a grim epic setting, making the most of their life inside a grand city in a dire state. The way the author writes, you really feel like that the life of the characters in the book is a fantastical representation of our world (a bit on the pessimist side). Many aspect of our modern life (political power responsibility, individualism, cynicism, etc.) that are probably very important for him are integrated…

Why should you read this book? Because it stands out in term of writing style from the rest of the current fantasy writers crowd. Also because of all the possibilities that the next books will offer. There’s is some truly believable characters in this novel that merit your attention. And finally, consider that this is a stylish critique of our world in a fantastic ‘noir’ setting, so give it a try.

I was always intending to write an epic fantasy that wasn’t actually about the epic. More about a bunch of people having to cope with the epic going on around them, with normal lives, with their own issues to sort out.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.