★★★★★ 'For fans of classic science-fiction literature, this is a must-read.' – SciFi Now
★★★★ 'Come visit this brilliantly imaginative land of winged swords and broken solar cells.' – SFX
★★★★★ 'Jaded fantasy readers should take this journey.' – SF Signal
Years have passed since humanity's destruction emerged from the Breach.
Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape.
As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.
His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war.
What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leaders, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling to dust.
But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.
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Audiobook available from Audible (Narrated by the excellent Jot Davies)
And here's more reviews and comments:
'The Vagrant is a light in the grimdark.' – Barnes & Noble
'It's a story that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and refused to let go…' – Fantasy Faction
'Like the keen edge of a Seraph Knight's sword, the writing is razor sharp.' – The Eloquent Page
'The prose is descriptive without being verbose, sparse when it needs to be, and Newman uses commas like Michelangelo used nudity to decorate the Sistine Chapel: frequently, and with aplomb.' – Nicholas Eames
'…a very, very interesting experience – in the best of all possible ways.' – LitStack
'Will hit you right in the gut.' – Medusa Books
'It's like a weird, vivid, surreal dream, put down on paper by a psychotic hermit.' – Rob Boffard
'I loved the book… Go forth and purchase this. You'll need to read it to believe it.' – Geeks of Doom
'Newman’s world building is brave and beautiful, yet eerie and frankly horrifying. It is a futuristic dystopia with a medieval twist.' – The Fantasy Book Collector
'For a book with little dialogue, it's sure telling one hell of a story.' – Rapture in Books
'The Vagrant is sumptuously creepy from head to tentacle.' – A Reading Machine
'A masterclass in showing, not telling.' – Astounding Yarns
'Pete has simultaneously managed to produce a story about an epic, world crushing conflict and kept that story tethered to the smallest, most important parts of it; the people.' – Alasdair Stuart
'I quite honestly adored every single line.' – Chatterverse
'The Vagrant is a genre-straddling, expectation-defying book that represents both an assured and an impressive willingness (from author and publisher) to take risks.' – Track of Words
'An unexpected delight.' – SF Book Reviews
'I can't recommend The Vagrant enough. It's different than anything else I've read. It's dark and brooding, but filled with so much beauty at the same time.' – Only the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy
'The World building was beyond stunning.' – Between the Blurb
'If Mr Newman keeps up this level of quality then we are witnessing the arrival of a big player on the scene.' – Ebookwyrm
'A memorable debut from a clearly exceptional author.' – Brett Michael Orr
'The Vagrant caters to both those whose like grim and gritty narratives and those who like their books to leave them with hope. That’s a fine line to tread and Newman does it with aplomb.' – A Fantastical Librarian
'An amazing debut, with an amazing future ahead.' – Smash Dragons
'John Woo's Hard Boiled in a post-apocalyptic demon infested world. With added Goat.' – BRSBKBLOG
'Might be the best fantasy debut in 2015.' – Best Fantasy Books
'Does Peter Newman do a good job? Yes, he does. Many times over.' – The Book Plank
'The writing is unobtrusively good.' – T. O. Munro
'It's about what breaks people apart, what binds them together and whether people can change.' – Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
'He wove several threads of redemption and personal evolution and hope into his darker canvas. With great skill. Somehow both my inner cynic and my inner optimist were made happy by the words in those pages. I highly recommend it.' – Desert Sage Natural
'…the Goat is awesome!!!' – The Tattooed Book Geek
'If you are into fantasy you must read this book!' – Dark Faerie Tales
And if you prefer listening to a review than reading it, check out this audio review from Book Frivolity!