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Today’s Guest review is by David Walters. He will be reviewing the book The Hammer and the Goat by Peter NewmanThanks David, we look forward to more of your reviews!

The Hammer and the Goat

by Peter Newman


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The Hammer and the Goat by Peter Newman

Reviewed by David Walters.

A great companion novella, The Hammer and the Goat picks up about halfway through The Vagrant and gives us some much needed backstory to the infamous character, The Hammer that Walks. Of course, the goat is around to give some lighter tones but this is really about The Hammer and how she came to be. There is also a present story that just adds to Newman’s ability to create monsters unlike any you have seen before.

Being only about 41 pages in length, there isn’t a ton to this piece, but it’s a great read for anyone who has read The Vagrant. I highly recommend picking it up, especially seeing that The Malice comes out soon!

4/5 Stars



About the reviewer:



David Walters is an avid reader of just about anything (except romance and James Patterson), among all of his other jobs and hobbies. He currently is a real estate agent in Birmingham, AL and when he isn’t showing houses, his nose is either in a book or leaving oil on his Kindle. He began connecting with authors through Facebook a few years ago and became a semi-professional editor and professional reviewer in the process. If there are any books you are interested in him reading and reviewing, shoot him an e-mail at dwalters2987@gmail.com.




About the book:


The Hammer and the Goat by Peter Newman

The first short story set in Peter Newman’s incredible world of THE VAGRANT.

‘It’s a story that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and refused to let go…’ Fantasy Faction


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About the author:

Peter Newman lives in Somerset with his wife and son. Growing up in and around London, Peter studied Drama and Education at the Central School of Speech and Drama, going on to work as a secondary school drama teacher. He now works as a trainer and Firewalking Instructor. He sometimes pretends to be a butler for the Tea and Jeopardy podcast, which he co-writes, and which has been shortlisted for a Hugo Award.