Thursday, January 14, 2010

Review of The Warded Man by Peter V. 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 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.
I am in aww. In the pages of this book are the words of magic, heroes and legend. This is the type of reading that I pine for! Heedlessly, consuming my Sunday afternoon, it's as if the pages themselves were the very talons of the demons written within come to life before my very eyes to sink into my skin and pull me in. Characters so well written that you feel like they are closer to you than some family members. Morally correct individuals that stand up in the face of the evils that are slowly consuming them and battle for the same kind of freedom that back on earth more than a few could do well in learning from them. For a long time to come, this book will surely be at the top of my recommened list for anyone that asks. Luckily, I don't have too long to wait before book 2!!!


  1. I visited the authors website the other day and supposedly there is a movie in the works...

  2. Finally going to be cracking this one open tomorrow:) Oh btw I totally ordered the Mistborn trilogy boxset!