The Desert Spear

Author:   Peter V Brett
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780345503817


Pages:   579
Publication Date:   13 April 2010
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained


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The Desert Spear


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The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that arise as the sun sets, preying upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind ancient and half-forgotten symbols of power. These wards alone can keep the demons at bay, but legends tell of a Deliverer: a general--some would say prophet--who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. Those times, if they ever existed, are long past. The demons are back, and the return of the Deliverer is just another myth . . . or is it? Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army. He has proclaimed himself Shar'Dama Ka, the Deliverer, and he carries ancient weapons--a spear and a crown--that give credence to his claim. Sworn to follow the path of the first Deliverer, he has come north to bring the scattered city-states of the green lands together in a war against demonkind--whether they like it or not. But the northerners claim their own Deliverer. His name was Arlen, but all know him now as the Warded Man: a dark, forbidding figure whose skin is tattooed with wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. The Warded Man denies that he is the Deliverer, but his actions speak louder than words, for he teaches men and women to face their fears and stand fast against the creatures that have tormented them for centuries. Once the Shar'Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends, brothers in arms. Now they are fierce adversaries. Caught between them are Renna, a young woman pushed to the edge of human endurance; Leesha, a proud and beautiful healer whose skill in warding surpasses that of the Warded Man himself; and Rojer, a traveling fiddler whose uncanny music can soothe the demons--or stir them into such frenzy that they attack one another. Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are blissfully unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent--and deadly--than any that have come before.

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Author:   Peter V Brett
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 4.70cm , Length: 24.40cm
Weight:   0.857kg
ISBN:  

9780345503817


ISBN 10:   0345503813
Pages:   579
Publication Date:   13 April 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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The most significant and cinematic fantasy epic since The Lord of the Rings . Inspired, compelling, and totally addictive! --Paul W. S. Anderson, director of Resident Evil: Afterlife<br> <br> Peter V. Brett is one of my favorite new authors. --Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind <br><br><br> From the Paperback edition.


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Peter V. Brett is the internationally bestselling author of The Warded Man and The Desert Spear. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, 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, then spent more than a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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