The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle - Peter V. Brett

The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle

Artist Peter V. Brett

  • Release Date: 2009-03-10
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
From 406 Ratings


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 dwindle 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.

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  • Great

    By Coltsrock924
    Trust me it’s a great read, that has many elements that come all together at the end. I highly recommend it, but the rest of the books aren’t even close to the first. The second and third are good, and the 4th one is okay, but the last one wasn’t that good. I could bring myself to even finish the last one. But the first is great!!
  • An average Fantasy book

    By Scrub Kai
    Generally an Ok book, but nothing special.
  • Waste of time

    By Dong Nama
    I don't suppose this review will help, as it was reviews here that recommended this book to me. The story is unoriginal and predictable, and the writing is as thin as the plot line. Don't waste your time.
  • Yes

    By Cannsz005
    Hey, person scrolling through the reviews to see if this book is worth your time. Believe it or not, I was you not more than a few weeks ago, wondering if this book was worth the read. Guess what, it 100% is. Admittedly a little slow at the beginning, but after that the book flows. Towards the end I couldn't put it down. Signed, Future you
  • refreshing!

    By Susie899
    I found it different enough to be enjoyable. I think Peter is a talented fella.
  • Great book, great series.

    By NyeB
    This has become my favorite series of all time. Great scenes and I like how the characters have great depth and the three books stay true to the theme began in the first. I cannot recommend a series more than this.
  • Superb

    By stanojcic
    Very good book!!!
  • Supposed

    By Perry9863
    As a man of a first person contempt. I went out of my comfort zone in reading this, to my surprise I loved this book. Sad and only problem is this book stole my sleep!! I stayed up all night reading this.
  • Nicely Done

    By Dr.Gonzo9678
    I have read all three of these books and these are some of the best books I have read in this genre. Bravo! *must read*
  • Amazing

    By Bamedic
    Haven't read a book this good in a long time!!