The Poison Eater

The Poison Eater is set in the world of the Numenera tabletop role playing games.  I’ve played the game in the past and was curious to see if this novel would capture its strange tone.  I was pleased to see that it does.

For anyone who hasn’t played Numenera, it has an eerie tone that rises out of a world filled with unexplainable relics (referred to as numenera), bizarre creatures and spookily odd peoples.  The Poison Eater showcases all of this, but keeps its ties to the game subtle enough to not feel like a commercial.

Germain did a great job with this story.  The world of Numenera is immense and full of interesting stuff; the temptation to showcase too much would be tempting for any author.  Instead, the reader is treated to an original tale which is not overshadowed by a vibrant world.

I look forward to Germain’s next Numenera-based book, The Night Clave (co-written with Monte Cook), releasing later this year.

Strange cultures and mystifying artifacts make for an entrancing tale in The Poison Eater.

– Cowering King

The Poison Eater captures the eerie tone of the Numenera role playing game and delivers an enjoyable tale!

– Cowering King

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