The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett
Book One of The Demon Cycle (Demon Trilogy)

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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 Peter V. Brett

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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, and then spent over a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Danielle and their daughter Cassandra.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Published February 26, 2009 by Del Rey. 482 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fantasy Literature

Arlen sets his sights on becoming a Messenger, and along the way he is quasi-adopted by one such Messenger and his wife, learns to be a Warder (one especially talented at painting varied effective wards), meets the love of his young life, travels to nearly all the cities (including the only one w...

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I like them all grown up much better I only read fantasy book as no other book can hold my attention.

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Fantasy Faction

He has taken the ‘fantasy template’ of a farmboy goes out to save the world and avenge a family members death – and succeeded in creating unique characters with a thought provoking and fast paced story… What’s more is that this is only the first book and judging how this one ends I can quite conf...

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Grasping For The Wind

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Grasping For The Wind

The uniqueness of the story is in the concept of the wards, and the value of the tale is in the deft writing, but there are no surprises or new frontiers crossed in The Warded Man.

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