New Book: “The Painted Man” By Peter V. Brett

16 Aug
Brett, Peter V - Lied der Dunkelheit

German cover

A few days ago, I saw the German edition of this book in a book store. I was drawn to it because of the cover. I picked it up and read the back blurb. Interesting! I then decided to go and look for more information and opinions online and and take a look at the English edition.

I ordered the English edition today.

And really, how funny is it that the German edition would cost me nearly twice as much as the English edition? And the US paperback edition would be even less but I would have to wait until 2010 for it (US title: The Warded Man).

Brett, Peter V - The Painted Man

Peter V. Brett – The Painted Man

fantasy; Demon Trilogy #1

from Peter V. Brett’s website:

Mankind has ceded the night to the corelings, demons that rise up out of the ground each day at dusk, killing and destroying at will until dawn, when the sun banishes them back to the Core. As darkness falls, the world’s few surviving humans hide behind magical wards, praying the magic can see them through another night. As years pass, the distances between each tiny village seem longer and longer. It seems nothing can harm the corelings, or bring humanity back together.

Born into these isolated hamlets are three children. A Messenger teaches young Arlen that fear, more than the demons, has crippled humanity. Leesha finds her perfect life destroyed by a simple lie, and is reduced to gathering herbs for an old woman more fearsome than the demons at night. And Rojer’s life is changed forever when a traveling minstrel comes to his town and plays his fiddle.

But these three children all have something in common. They are all stubborn, and know that there is more to the world than what they’ve been told, if only they can risk leaving their safe wards to find it.

Now I just have to wait for around three weeks for the book to get here…

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3 Responses to “New Book: “The Painted Man” By Peter V. Brett”

  1. nath Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    Sounds good!! Let me know how it is, once you’ve read it!! 🙂

  2. Christine Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    I’ve seen this book around a lot. I hope it’s good!

  3. Taja Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    nath, Christine – I hope it’s good, too! So far, I’ve read only positive comments. I’ll let you know. 🙂

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