I had a great night! Cupcakes were eaten, wine was drunk, and books were signed. THE SEVEN is now officially launched. Massive thanks to everyone who came and made it such a lovely event. Thanks also to Juliet Mushens for ably hosting, Felicity Denham for organising, Waterstones Piccadilly for looking after us, and Victoria's Kitchen for the fantastic cupcakes.
You can't see them in this picture, but Juliet's shoes were excellent.
No cupcake was left uneaten.
Waterstones did a top job with the displays.
I also managed to get to the fabulous Goldsboro Books to sign the special edition and a few extra copies.
And, the first reviews are in!
'With The Seven, Peter Newman brings the Vagrant's story to a triumphant close.' – A Fantastical Librarian
'All in all, The Seven is the perfect ending in a series that doesn't only stand out, but may as well be the starting point in a new trope of fantasy.' – BookNest
'It’s no mean feat for the ending of a trilogy to make you want to buy the first book all over again.' – Fantasy Faction
'There’s some absolutely storming battle scenes, kinetically, gracefully, bloodily and uncompromisingly written. There’s scenes of love and affection to warm the heart, and some betrayals which threaten to break it. This is a story of a world being brought together, and of different visions for the way that world will rebuild. It’s complicated, captivating stuff – but Newman’s liquid prose makes it a great read.' – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
'This book is not going down without a fight (well a few) and I was wolfing them up.' – Dark-Readers
'…its bold, intelligent and creative fiction with a great story and even greater cast – absolutely fantastic.' – SF Book
'… I dare any reader to not enjoy and not be utterly drawn in by his world and the people who inhabit it.' – Parmenion Books
For those of you wondering, I did manage to eat one myself. Dignity was a small price to pay. Lovely!