Audiobook available from Audible (narrated by the excellent Jot Davies)
In the south, the Breach stirs.
Gamma’s sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more.
But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life and so he turns his back, ignoring its call.
The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers.
Her name is Vesper.
There's an extract and review on Parmenion Books where they say The Malice is '…not to be missed.'
And here's more reviews and comments:
'… If you liked The Vagrant you will love The Malice.' – Fantasy Faction
'It's an enjoyable, and enjoyably different, book that is written with the same fizz and sly humour as the previous one.' – Blue Book Balloon
'An exceptional read.' – The Tattooed Book Geek
'It's a clever, complex and crafty novel that is an effortless joy to read, deeply immersive and impossible to put down.' – SFBook
'This is a fantastic read…grips you, pulls you in and doesn't let go!' – Dark-Readers
'This is world building at its complex best.' – Backwards Compatible (Audio book review)
'The Malice is a dark and hopeful telling of vast tensions being mended with an open hand and of the toll of trying to change the world.' – A Penchant for Words