The Overneath by Peter S. Beagle

The Overneath

An odd couple patrols a county full of mythological beasts and ornery locals. A familiar youngster from the world of The Last Unicorn is gifted in magic but terrible at spell-casting. A seemingly incorruptible judge meets his match in a mysterious thief who steals his heart. Two old friends discover that the Overneath goes anywhere, including locations better left unvisited.Lyrical, witty, and insightful, The Overneath is Peter S. Beagle's much-a...

Details The Overneath

TitleThe Overneath
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherTachyon Publications
GenreFantasy, Short Stories, Anthologies, Science Fiction Fantasy

Reviews The Overneath

  • Bradley
    So far, I've been enjoying Beagle's works and this is my first real taste of his short fiction. I'm sure that there will be a ton of fans going ga-ga over the fact that there are two Schmendrick shorts here!Even so, I think I enjoyed a number of the other stories a bit more. I'm particularly fond of his Steampunk story: Music, When Soft Voices Die which had a particularly awesome horror feel. Indeed, I think I prefer all the stories that had that...
  • Artur
    You can read the review on my blog as well:’m far from an expert on the books of Peter S. Beagle. I’ve only read The Last Unicorn and A Fine and Private Place. The impression I’ve got from those two is that what he writes are not so much stories as tales. Even though they were created in the last few decades (and, like A Fine and Private Place, take place in a contemporary setting), they feel ancien...
  • J.A. Ironside
    ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewI do like a good collection of short stories and Peter S. Beagle is a master, both of the short form and of writing in general. After classics like The Last Unicorn and Tamsin I'll pretty much give anything he's written a try and I've enjoyed his other collections such as Lila the Werewolf. This contained two Schmendrick the magician stories which had me squealing with delight. But there w...
  • Leonie Byrne
    Yet another incredible collection of short stories from world renowned Fantasy Author Peter S Beagle. I was extra excited for The Overneath because I'd heard it featured a story about our very own Schmendrick the Magician. But imagine my delight when I discovered not one but two Schmendrick stories!! In addition, there is of course plenty of other stories in here which deserve praise of their own. From stories about the Fremont Bridge Troll (of w...
  • ☘Tara Sheehan☘
    This being my 400th book to review in 2017 I felt it called for something special and since the 50th anniversary of one of the most enduring classics that has impacted an untold number of children is coming up next year I knew the perfect author to choose.Peter S. Beagle gave us The Last Unicorn in 1968 which was then made into a movie in 1982 which is currently playing on Netflix if you need a reminder. His talent to create vivid settings, encha...
  • Monique
    This anthology was amazing and well written. Although this is the first novel I have read but Peter S. Beagle it sure won't be my last. My favorite stories were Underbridge (amazing character development) and Trinity County CA: You'll Want to Come Again and We'll Want to See you (a plot so good you won't be able to put the story down unfinished). I didn't hate any stories but my least favorite was Olfert Dapper's Day. I would suggest this novel t...
  • Kristen
    You can see a bigger, prettier version of this review here, on my blog!~So, the first and most important thing that lead me right into being like “YES, NETGALLEY, I WOULD LOVE TO READ THIS BOOK” is that the green-eyed boy featured in the first story “The Green-Eyed Boy” is in fact, Schmendrick the Magician, last of the red hot swamis. A young Schmendrick, who has just started his apprenticeship with Nikos, a master wizard. We see Schmendr...
  • Alex
    The Overneath is a collection of short fiction by the author of The Last Unicorn.  So, of course, there are tales of unicorns herein, both of and not of that world.  But there's also a nice variety of other tales collected in this book.  As long as you don't have an aversion to fantasy, there's a little bit of something for everyone.The collection as a whole is a bit uneven, but the quality of the writing more than makes up for this.  There a...
  • Megan
    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley for review purposes.]Peter Beagle has been a favorite of mine since childhood. Admittedly, I didn't know much about him outside of The Last Unicorn until I was in my late teens. Which is a very sad sad thing. I know I had several of his books hanging around my house, but can't remember if I read them or when. (Remind me to go find them and read them, just to be safe!)The Overneath ...
  • Darcysmom
    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and Tachyon Publications for free in exchange for an honest review. The Overneath is Peter S. Beagle's latest offering of short stories. There is definitely something for everyone in here. Do you love Schmendrick? He is in two stories! Do you love urban fantasy? What about stories set in exotic locales or times? This anthology has you covered! Each story is rich in character, action, and detail. I lik...
  • Jennifer
    I am not a huge fan of short stories, but when I saw this collection by Beagle, who I have loved ever since childhood, I couldn't resist. And these stories are just as charming as The Last Unicorn. Yes, there are fantastical beasts (three unicorns?!) and magic from other lands. There is the title story, about a world passageway that is just outside of sight, but has its perils. But my favorite was the story of a very uncanny aquarium and it's inh...
  • Matt Hlinak
    Still going strong at age 78, Peter S. Beagle's version of fantasy is a whimsical one, though he never descends into farce. He takes his characters seriously, even if the reader cannot help but chuckle at their misadventures. Beagle’s charms have not warn off.Read my full review at Pop Mythology.I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher.Matt HlinakAuthor of DoG
  • Joe K
    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review:I loved this book. I had never read anything by Peter Beagle before, but I will definitely look into more of his books now. I had heard of "The Last Unicorn", but had never sought out that book or sought out anything else before this. This was an excellent collection of stories, and a really good primer on his writing style. I found his stories to be extremely engaging, e...
  • Erin
    This is an incredibly varied book of short stories that live up to the usual high quality of Beagle's work. It has something for everyone from lovers of The Last Unicorn (Hello, Schmendrick!) to steampunk fans. There were stories that I enjoyed more than others, for sure but that is par for the course with short story collections. If you are a fan of Peter S. Beagle you should definitely pick this one up.I received a copy from the publisher throu...
  • Laura
    I received this from Edelweiss. Short stories are not really my thing. There are few writers' stories that I will plod through in search of a gem, and Peter Beagle is one of them. Unfortunately, this was not making me want to read past my bedtime. This book just wasn't written for me.
  • Laura
    An enjoyable short story collection from Beagle. I especially enjoyed the two Schmendrick stories.Note: I read this as a free eARC from Netgalley.
  • Kris Sellgren
    This is an outstanding collection of fantasy author Peter S. Beagle's short stories, from those set in the Land of Far Away and Long Ago to those with a contemporary fantasy setting. Beagle, whose best-loved novel is The Last Unicorn, excels in the several unicorn tales here. I also loved his stories with a strong or brave heroine. His engaging writing leaves me with a warm feeling, even when a story is scary or sad. Beagle's writing has heart, a...
  • Chelsea
    I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.As a long-time Beagle fan, you can imagine my excitement when I opened my email to find that I'd been approved to receive an advanced e-copy! I'll confess that I don't typically read short stories, but I'm weak when it comes to Beagle and I knew that I had to try.Overall, this is a very solid collection. There were some misses for me, but I think that's typical of...