Title: The Warded Man
Author: Peter V. Brett
Series: The Demon Cycle Book 1
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 dwindling 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.”
Review: Every once in awhile a book comes along that I don’t want to end. I just want to keep reading forever about the characters in stay in the author’s make-believe world forever. Peter V. Brett’s The Warded Man was one of those novels. I bought this novel on a whim during my birthday shopping spree (decribed here). I saw the cover of the third book in this series first and picked it up.
Isn’t it pretty? I put it back down when I realized that it was the third book in a series I had not read. But I kept thinking about it, so I went looking for the first book. Luckily Barnes and Noble had it. Has anyone else noticed that they are notorious for not having a full series in stock? Anyway, they had it. I picked it up. I almost purchased the whole series that day but didn't. Now I am angry with myself. I’m glad I bought The Warded Man, and upset that I talked myself out of the whole series. Now I have to wait until I save up some more book shopping money before I can read the second and third books in this awesome series! Brett sucked me into his world and will do the same for you. Go read this book!
Publisher: Del Rey
If you like this book you may want to read:
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles Book 1) by Kevin Hearne (See my review here)
Assassin’s Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy Book 1) by Robin Hobb