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The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle…

The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle (edition 2010)

by Peter V. Brett (Author)

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Title:The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle
Authors:Peter V. Brett (Author)
Info:Del Rey (2010), Edition: Reprint, 480 pages
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The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett

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An interesting and unusual premise developed into a fast-paced, attention-riveting story starting what promises to be a great series.

The full review here at my blog:
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  SpaceandSorcery | Dec 25, 2018 |
I re-read this in preparation for books four and five in the series, which I own but haven’t got to yet. It was just as exciting the second time. Great characters and world building. Although I wonder how any non-domesticated animals survive! ( )
  Griffin22 | Aug 31, 2018 |
Very good book! I am very surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book. The basic story is very clever with the demons that come out at night and humanity's complete fear of them. I like how it takes us from the villages to the cities in what was some fantastic world-building. I also enjoyed the character building and how we get to meet our main characters early in their lives and them jump forward just a bit to when they had come into their own.

The only reasons that this book was not 5 stars is that it did not really have an ending. The story did not build up to the ending, it just keeps moving along. The final chapters were simply the next chapters in what will be a trilogy (or more). I understand that this book sets up a much larger story, but I still would have appreciated the effort to make it stand alone a bit better.

With that said, I still loved it and am looking forward to the next installment. ( )
  msaucier818 | Apr 9, 2018 |
One of my favorite fantasy stories in a long time. Brought something new and epic to the genre. Never lost sight of the characters. Couldn't put it down. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
This online review sums up my feelings exactly:

“Tired of implied racism and sexism in your fantasy novels? Why not read ‘The Warded Man’, which finally makes these age-old themes explicit!”

Please do yourself a favor and check out the full review here:

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  knp4597 | Mar 19, 2018 |
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The great horn sounded.

Arlen paused in his work, looking up at the lavender wash of the dawn sky. Morning mist still clung to the air, bringing with its damp an acrid taste that was all too familiar. A quiet dread built in his gut as he waited in the morning stillness, hoping that it had been his imagination. He was eleven years old.
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Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark...

Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride away from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.

As dusk falls upon Arlan's world, a strange mist rises from the ground, a mist carrying nightmares to the surface. A mist that promises a violent death to any foolish enough to brave the coming darkness, for hungry corelings - demons that cannot be harmed by mortal weapons - materialize from the vapours to feed on the living. As the sun sets, people have no choice but to take shelter behind magical wards and pray that their protection holds until the creatures dissolve with the first signs of dawn.

When Arlen's life is shattered by the demon plague, he is forced to see that it is fear, rather than the demons, which truly cripples humanity. Believing that there is more to his world than to live in constant fear, he must risk leaving the safety of his wards to discover a different path.

In the small town of Cutter's Hollow, Leesha's perfect future is destroyed by betrayal and a simple lie. Publicly shamed, she is reduced to gathering herbs and tending an old woman more fearsome than the corelings. Yet in her disgrace, she becomes the guardian of dangerous ancient knowledge.

Orphaned and crippled in a demon attack, young Rojer takes solace in mastering the musical arts of a Jongleur, only to learn that his unique talent gives him unexpected power over the night.

Together, these three young people will offer humanity a last, fleeting chance of survival.
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As darkness falls each night, demons known as the corelings rise, and three young survivors of demon attacks risk everything to recover the secrets of the past to defeat the corelings and stop their relentless assault against humans.

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