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ISBN13: 9780345518705
ISBN10: 0345518705
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The time has come to stand against the night.

As darkness falls each night, the corelings rise — demons who well up from the ground like hellish steam, taking on fearsome form and substance. Sand demons. Wood demons. Wind demons. Flame demons. And gigantic rock demons, the deadliest of all. They possess supernatural strength and powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards — symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and mystery, and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile.

It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms. Once, under the leadership of the legendary Deliverer, and armed with powerful wards that were not merely shields but weapons, they took the battle to the demons . . . and stopped their advance.

But those days are gone. The fighting wards are lost. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault.

Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past.

Arlen will pay any price, embrace any sacrifice, for freedom. His grim journey will take him beyond the bounds of human power.

Crippled by the demons that killed his parents, Rojer seeks solace in music — only to discover that music can be a weapon as well as a refuge.

Beautiful Leesha, who has suffered at the hands of men as well as demons, becomes an expert healer. But what cures can also harm. . . .

Together, they will stand against the night.

Review:

“I enjoyed The Warded Man immensely. There is much to admire in Peter Brett’s writing, and his concept is brilliant. There’s action and suspense all the way, plus he made me care about his characters and want to know what’s going to happen next.” Terry Brooks

Review:

The Warded Man works not only as a great adventure novel but also as a reflection on the nature of heroism.” Charlaine Harris

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“An absolute masterpiece . . . The novel [is] literally ‘unputdownable,’ and certainly deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy.” HorrorScope

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“A very accomplished debut fantasy, broad in its scope.” SFRevu

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“A fabulous new fantasy series . . . that is likely to become a classic. Excellent fantasy literature.” The Cairns Post ,Queensland, Australia

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"Brett's debut builds slowly and grimly on a classic high fantasy framework of black-and-white morality and bloodshed. Young Arlen battles demons to save his mother while his father watches in terror; when his mother dies, Arlen runs away. Leesha leaves her village to work in the city hospital of Angiers after her betrothed claims to have taken her virginity. Jongleur Arrick Sweetsong saved himself from demons at the expense of a female friend, but he honors her last request and raises her son, Rojer, as his apprentice. Only near the end do the three strands of the story begin to intertwine. With its nameless enemies that exist only to kill, Brett's gritty tale will appeal to those who tire of sympathetic villains and long for old-school orc massacres." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.

 

About the Author

Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, Peter V. Brett has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and art history from the University at Buffalo in 1995, then worked for a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Danielle, their daughter, and two cats, Jinx and Max Powers. This is his first novel.

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mhoraigh, January 6, 2011 (view all comments by mhoraigh)
This book is one of the best-written works of fiction I've read in a long time. Not only does it have a compelling tale set in a well crafted and dark world, but the structure is well formed and interesting. Although it is clearly a part of the fantasy genre, this book could hold its own in the literature section as well.
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Kelsie Hughes, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by Kelsie Hughes)
I could not put this book down and ended up not going to bed until 4 am. The story was well told and one I have not seen before. I enjoyed the characters and their struggles. I can't wait to read the next book!
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Robert Jones, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Robert Jones)
A wonderful read. I was up until 5am because I just couldn't put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345518705
Author:
Brett, Peter V.
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Author:
Peter V. Brett
Author:
Peter V. Brett
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
The Demon Cycle
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.2 x 1 in 0.4875 lb

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Product details 480 pages Del Rey - English 9780345518705 Reviews:
"Review" by , “I enjoyed The Warded Man immensely. There is much to admire in Peter Brett’s writing, and his concept is brilliant. There’s action and suspense all the way, plus he made me care about his characters and want to know what’s going to happen next.”
"Review" by , The Warded Man works not only as a great adventure novel but also as a reflection on the nature of heroism.”
"Review" by , “An absolute masterpiece . . . The novel [is] literally ‘unputdownable,’ and certainly deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy.”
"Review" by , “A very accomplished debut fantasy, broad in its scope.”
"Review" by , “A fabulous new fantasy series . . . that is likely to become a classic. Excellent fantasy literature.”
"Review" by , "Brett's debut builds slowly and grimly on a classic high fantasy framework of black-and-white morality and bloodshed. Young Arlen battles demons to save his mother while his father watches in terror; when his mother dies, Arlen runs away. Leesha leaves her village to work in the city hospital of Angiers after her betrothed claims to have taken her virginity. Jongleur Arrick Sweetsong saved himself from demons at the expense of a female friend, but he honors her last request and raises her son, Rojer, as his apprentice. Only near the end do the three strands of the story begin to intertwine. With its nameless enemies that exist only to kill, Brett's gritty tale will appeal to those who tire of sympathetic villains and long for old-school orc massacres."
"Synopsis" by , As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.

 

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