Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345518705

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Brief Description:
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in hardcover as The painted man by HarperCollins Publishers, London in 2008 and subsequently in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, in 2009"--T.p. verso.


Brief Description:
Includes excerpt from: The desert spear.


Biographical Note:
Peter V. Brett is the internationally bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies in twenty-five languages worldwide. The novels in the series are The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, The Skull Throne, and The Core. He spends too much time on the Internet, but occasionally unplugs to practice kickboxing and dad fu. He lives in Manhattan.


Marc Notes:
Originally published in the United Kingdom in hardcover as The painted man by HarperCollins Publishers, London in 2008 and subsequently in the United States by Del Rey, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, in 2009--T.p. verso.;Includes excerpt from: The desert spear.


Review Quotes:
"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

"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

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

"An absolute masterpiece . . . The novel [is] literally 'unputdownable, ' and certainly deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy."--HorrorScope

"A very accomplished debut fantasy, broad in its scope."--SFRevu

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


Publisher Marketing:
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.

Look for Peter V. Brett's complete Demon Cycle:
THE WARDED MAN - THE DESERT SPEAR - THE DAYLIGHT WAR - THE SKULL THRONE - THE CORE


Review Citations:
  • Library Journal 01/15/2009 pg. 84 (EAN 9780345503800, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Publishers Weekly 01/12/2009 pg. 34 (EAN 9780345503800, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 02/01/2009 pg. 36 (EAN 9780345503800, Hardcover)
  • Romantic Times 03/01/2009 pg. 69 (EAN 9780345503800, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 03/01/2009 pg. 176 (EAN 9780345503800, Hardcover)
  • Audio File 10/01/2012 pg. 34 (EAN 9781470320300, Downloadable Audio)