The Great Bazaar And Other Stories
Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons--bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization,... show more
Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons--bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.But there was a time when the demons were not so bold. A time when wards did more than hold the demons at bay. They allowed man to fight back, and to win. Messenger Arlen Bales will search anywhere, dare anything, to return this magic to the world.Abban, a merchant in the Great Bazaar of Krasia, purports to sell everything a man's heart could desire, including, perhaps, the key to Arlen's quest.In addition to the title novelette, The Great Bazaar and Other Stories contains a number of scenes not included in The Painted Man (published in the US as The Warded Man) as well as a glossary and a grimoire, making it an essential guide to one of the most exciting epic fantasy series currently being published.
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 101
Edition language: English
Series: Demon Cycle (#1)
Good read! I agree that the original story was probably better off with the "Other Stories" deleted scenes removed for the reasons explained within; however, I really do like Arlen's quests in the Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold and wish that they have been in the Warded Man. They fill what was a la...
A fun short story about Arlen's time in the Desert Spear, mostly focused around his time with Abban. A quick read - and slightly overpriced at $5 - but something cool for anyone who is enthralled with this series, as I am. Something nice to hold you over until The Daylight War comes out in February....