The Vagrant | Peter Newman | Review

“When everything’s going alright, best thing you can do is sit back and enjoy it till things turn to shit, which they surely will.’ Silence”

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RATING:

⭐️⭐️⭐️


SYNOPSIS:

The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape, carrying nothing but a kit-bag, a legendary sword and a baby. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the sword, the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war. But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.


REVIEW:

This book is totally out of my comfort zone and I have such mixed views about it. I didn’t love it, but I definitely didn’t hate, I did enjoy my time reading The Vagrant.

It took me a long time getting into this book, and I found myself really struggling to understand what was going on for a good proportion of the book. Just when I thought I understood what was going on, something else happened which gave me a wave of confusion all over again. I did get slightly used to it by the end but I still have so many unanswered questions, they were probably all in the book but it confused me.

The writing style was good, but it took a lot of getting used to. You had to really concentrate so you didn’t lose the part of the story that it was on. The author has a habit of moving to different scenes within a chapter with very little warning. Therefore if your attention span lacks slightly you could find that you are somewhere completely different to where you think you are. Occasionally I had to go back a couple of pages in order to establish exactly what was going on.

I loved the characters in this book, I built up such a connection with the Vagrant, Vesper, Harm and the goat. I loved them as a team and found myself routing for them throughout the book. I really like the idea of the Vagrant being mute, it really does add to the mystery of this book. I found myself wanting to know more and more about him. Even now I know a small bit of his background I still want more. I really like him, and my connection with him makes me want to continue with this series.

I think my enjoyment will come with continuing with the series now I have a bit more knowledge of the world, the characters and the authors writing style. I am looking forward to continuing with the next book to find out what happens next.

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