Something weird happened between the blog host and WordPress a couple of days ago, which meant I couldn’t post anything (Wednesday’s was done via my iPhone). So, now that’s over…
As Mr Newton says himself, “if anyone was going to read just one book of mine, I’d like it to be this one”. As much as I liked The Reef, I wholeheartedly agree. City of Ruin combines Mr Newton’s fertile imagination with a confident, triumphant narrative style. It is an excellent work of contemporary fantasy that rightfully elevates him from a newly-discovered talent to a mature and successful one.
And have one of Nights of Villjamur at Kamvision:
This is fantasy alive with the complexity of human nature, even when portrayed by non-humans. It is a uniquely relevant opening to a fantasy series which shows great potential. One that I think represents a considerable advance in demonstrating the ability of fantasy to speak eloquently of our everyday reality.