The second installment to the highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic adventure debut, The Warded Man (or, in the U.S., The Painted Man), Peter Brett continues to lead his audience through a world under siege by demons, known as "corelings". Rising from the core of the earth, they hover and devour humans once the sun sets. Yet hope may also rise, and now from the desert, in a new hero: Ahmann Jardir, who claims himself to be the Deliverer of legends past. Together, Jardir and his battle-mates--the allied tribal warriors of Krasia--are on a grand quest to destroy the demons once and for all, in order to bring humankind back from the brink of extinction... no matter who stands in their way.
Yet there is another man prophesied to be the Deliverer: Arlen Bales, the former friend of Jardir and the Painted Man from the first novel, has had his mystical spear stolen by Jadir. Which one of these two will save humankind from the demons? Will they both succeed? Or fail...?
Peter V. Brett was born in 1973 and writes fantasy novels. He studied Art History and English literature. Before leaving his job to become a full time writer, he worked for over a decade in the pharmaceutical publications. His interest in fantasy fiction began in childhood, and he has long enjoyed comics and role playing games. Published for the first time in 2008, the Demon Cycle quintet was written partially on a New York subway.
Peter Brett’s The Desert Spear continues the postapocalyptic adventure he began in his highly acclaimed debut, The Warded Man. The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction. Download and start listening now!