THE GODLESS BY BEN PEEK - OUT TODAY!
14 August 2014
By Sam Eades
The Godless by Australian writer Ben Peek has been hotly anticipated: and with good reason. The first instalment in this exciting new trilogy promises all your classic fantasy elements plus mythology, history and a shed load of action!
The good news is - the wait is over! You can get it in all good bookstores and online today. If you haven’t rushed out to get a copy, and need a little more convincing, here’s what the bloggers have to say:
“When I read the synopsis of the book I knew this was just the book I was looking for…, not to be missed…From the beginning of the book right until the end I was glued to the pages”
Read what else Jasper has to say about The Godless on The Book Plank
“The Godless is an epic in every sense of the word… Threaded through this epic tale are personal stories, personal tragedies that help to ground it. It’s these personal stories, the characters that they spring from that I found most interesting, especially for the genre of epic fantasy… If you want to enjoy what is possible to achieve when you look outside the standard fantasy tropes give The Godless a go.”
“This is a story that sandwiches intrigue between the bread and butter of excellent characterisation... If you want more than thrills, blood, intrigue, excitement and an original world populated with compelling characters from your fantasy, he has that covered too… Need to read it again? Scrub that; I want to read it again. There are times when reading a book more than once isn't enough, especially when you're as hooked as I seem to be!”
The Book Bag
A Fantastical Librarian is full of praise for Peek:
“Peek is a talented writer who juggles viewpoints, complex religious ideas, and conflict expertly, creating a vivid and detailed world for his characters to tromp around in, combining some complex issues with an excellent story. If you are looking for a new big fat epic fantasy series to get stuck into then The Godless is a good bet.”
AND... Ben Peek will be at Lon Con3! Check out his schedule here:
When: Friday 15th August
KAFFEEKLATSCH: BEN PEEK
When: Friday 15th August
DISCUSSION: READING THE OTHER – WITH BEN PEEK
When is the onus on the writer to explain and when is it on the reader to do more work?
When: Saturday 16th August
THE WORLD AT WORLDCON : SF/F IN AUSTRAILA AND NEW ZEALAND
When: Sunday 17th August
Find out more about Ben Peek