First Review

by wjw on September 19, 2017

Quillifer_comp_medMy new novel, Quillifer, has received its first review, or at least the first review that anyone’s bothered to tell me about.  From Publishers Weekly:

In this sprawling, lively episodic adventure, Williams (Angel Station) returns to his swashbuckling historical fantasy roots while exploring new territory. Eighteen-year-old Quillifer, a butcher’s son and legal apprentice, lives a life of ease and pleasure in the city of Ethlebight, in the fictional realm of Duisland. When Ethlebight is sacked by a foreign fleet and his family is killed, Quillifer embarks on a journey that encompasses bandits, illicit affairs, royal intrigue, and civil war. The primary magical element is a (sometimes frustratingly) capricious nymph who frees Quillifer from captivity. Quillifer’s wit and cleverness get him into almost as much trouble as they get him out of, but well-placed friends and plenty of good luck serve him well. The setting often feels more like a thinly disguised version of medieval Europe than a truly original world, but Williams excels at setting up conflicts and other entanglements, skillfully maneuvering Quillifer across the landscape and into increasingly engrossing situations. (Oct.)

Replace “medieval” with “Tudor” and I can’t disagree (much).

Quillifer’s official release date is October 3.  You can pre-order it at your friendly local bookstore, or find it at AmazonBarnes & NobleGoogleiBooks, and Kobo.

Peter D. Tillman September 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Look forward to it.

Can’t imagine you’ve missed John Ford’s magnificent Dragons Waiting, but, since I did,

PS Enjoyed the Praxis sequel, umm, the murderess’s continuing career. Great Cover art! OK,

Cheers — Pete Tillman
Now in sunny Calif!

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