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In this heroic gaslamp fantasy, superhuman abilities bring an adventurous new dimension to 1820 London, where an outlaw speedster and a master of illusion do battle to decide who will own the city.

Think being a superhero is hard? Try being the first one.

Will’s life is a proper muddle—and all because he was “accidentally” inflicted with the ability to run faster and leap hi
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Paperback, 502 pages
Published 2018 by PenForASword Publishing
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HazelNut
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book so much. Plenty of action to keep you turning pages, characters that you either love very much(Will, Tom, and Rose) or that you want to get very far away from the good guys bc they're not nice AT ALL, and the themes that tied up the end were fantastic.

Basically, yes, I would 100/10 recommend this book.


(I received an ARC version in exchange for an honest review.)
Clare Farrelly
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wayfarer was full of epic characters and magic. The book had deep meaningful themes that the characters represent spectacularly, whether in a positive or negative way. All of the characters were brilliant. Though some of them fit into story tropes they still each had their own personality and things that set them apart. They were dynamic, lovable (or despicable) characters but they are well rounded and when their backstory finally leaks out they make sense. The story started reasonably slowly bu ...more
Janet Sketchley
Gaslight fantasy… I didn’t even know that was a genre. But K.M. Weiland’s Wayfarer, set in 1820s England is a fantastic tale of a young man who becomes a superhero.

Will is a blacksmith’s apprentice whose family died in debtors’ prison. Despite his master’s advice, he can’t ignore the way people look down on him. The strange powers that afflict him could earn him respect—or they could get him killed.

Complex characters and vivid descriptions make a compelling read.

Wayfarer is a satisfyingly long
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KEWarner
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This gaslamp fantasy adventure started on a roller coaster and kept going until the final pages! A wonderful cross of the worlds Dickens and Spider-Man, Deadpool and Wild Wild West and Les Miserables and Robin Hood. Yes something for everyone.

The characters were alive with wonderfully human flaws which provided an unexpected levity. The story is as complex and honest as the evolution of the original superhero could be. So much fun to leap through Will’s physical and moral evolution. The story an
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coolwind
Feb 08, 2019 rated it liked it
The plot is complex enough. The pace is ok. A lot of actions. But I cannot feel I like this book. There is one problem for me: I just find that I can’t like the main character. He does not have anything admirable. Keep running and fighting, here and there, doesn’t gain my passion. He is ... a kind of very simple boy. Lack of depth. Only Rose is fine.
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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso.

She is the IPPY, NIEA, and Lyra Award-winning and internationally published author of the acclaimed writing guides Outlining Your Novel, Structuring Your Novel, and Creating Character Arcs, as well as Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic.

Her fiction include
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