The Malice

Cover by Jaime Jones

Cover by Jaime Jones

Available now:

Harper Voyager

Amazon (UK)



Forbidden Planet


Book Depository

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:

'The Malice is a post-apocalyptic fantasy road trip not to be missed.' – Barnes and Noble

'… If you liked The Vagrant you will love The Malice.' – Fantasy Faction

'So do yourself a favor, buy this book. And the first one, too, if you don’t already own it. You will regret nothing.' – Geeks of Doom

'Your Next Sci-Fi, Fantasy Read Should Be "The Malice" by Peter Newman.' – blurppy

'The Malice, like The Vagrant before it, has a completely different feel from previous fantasy fare, in cadence, in environment, in voice.' – Litstack 

'The Malice restored my faith in Sci-Fi/Fantasy trilogies.' – Penstricken

'This is a world that which can leap of the page, sink its fangs into you, and never let go.' – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews

'The Malice is a marvellous second instalment in this trilogy…' A Fantastical Librarian

'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

'The Malice is an excellent sequel to The Vagrant.' – SFRevu

'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

'…witty banter and tough characters make the book a great follow on to The Vagrant.' – Rapture in Books