The Painted Man
Book 1, The Demon Cycle
Peter V. Brett
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The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett.
The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes.
Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…
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 each evening, a mist rises from the ground promising death to any foolish enough to brave the coming darkness. For hungry demons materialize from the vapours to feed, and as the shadows lengthen, all of humanity is forced to take shelter behind magical wards and pray that their protection holds until the dawn.
But when Arlen's world is shattered by the demon plague, he realizes that it is fear, rather than the monsters, which truly cripples humanity. Only by conquering their own terror can they ever hope to defeat the demons. Now Arlen must risk leaving the safety of his wards to discover a different path, and offer humanity a last, fleeting chance of survival.
Voted one of the top ten fantasy novels of 2008 by amazon.co.uk.
'I enjoyed The Painted Man immensely. Action and suspense all the way'
‘Peter V. Brett is one of my favourite new authors’
‘The Painted Man works not only as a great adventure novel but also as a reflection on the nature of heroism’
About the author
Following college, Peter spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell.
In June of 2007, his hard work and perseverance paid off, as he sold his 4th novel, THE PAINTED MAN, and in October of 2007, he left his day job to pursue writing full time.
He lives in Brooklyn NY .
I didn't get this one on my iPhone but it's a superb novel which I would highly recommend. The 2nd one, Desert Spear, is out now too and is also brilliant. Best fantasy series I've read in a while, almost as good as Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
Absolutely brilliant fantasy book. This and the sequel are by far the best books I have read in recent years. I couldn't put them down and having finished the second book, picked up the first one straight away and started reading again. Please hurry up with the third book - I can't wait till 2012!
Keep coming back to this book. Love the chracters and humour.
Patiently waiting for the third installment in thus well written series.