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The Painted Man - Peter V. Brett
The Painted Man
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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 from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook. As dusk falls upon Arlen's world, a strange mist rises from the ground; a mist that promises a... show more
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 from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook. As dusk falls upon Arlen's world, a strange mist rises from the ground; 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780007276134 (0007276133)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
Series: Demon Cycle (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Warded Man / Peter Brett
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...
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Category Is: Book Review Realness! rated it
2.0 The Painted Man or...whatever happened here.
I can't really remember much about the plot of this book,that's how interesting it was for me. If you ever caught me struggling to finish a book,know that it's boring. I'm usually compelled to finish even terrible books,just to see where the clusterfuck is going. But this book wasn't terrible,it was...
Savanna
Savanna rated it
5.0 Malowany człowiek, księga I.
,,Malowany człowiek" czyli coś nowego, świeżego w literaturze. Świat boryka się z Otchłańcami, którzy powstają po zmroku i zabijają każdą napotkaną duszę. Spotkanie oko w oko z demonami jest zabójcze, a kto takie przeżył - szybko umiera na demoniczną gorączkę. Mieszkańcy chronią się przed śmiertelny...
Books and Things
Books and Things rated it
4.5 Review and Giveaway at Books and Things Blog: "The Warded Man" by Peter V. Brett
Review and giveaway of the fantasy, "The Warded Man" by Peter V. Brett! I really loved this one and I have 2 other books to giveaway! US only. Just click HERE to enter.
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Jennifer's Blog rated it
5.0 The Warded Man
Every bit as excellent as rumors would have it - I wish I'd read it sooner and will be having to track down the sequels when I'm caught up on my reading.
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