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The Desert Spear - Peter V. Brett

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Published: 1st March 2011
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The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power. Legends tell of a Deliverer: a general who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. But is the return of the Deliverer just another myth? Perhaps not.

Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the desert tribes 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. But the Northerners claim their own Deliverer: the Warded Man, a dark, forbidding figure. Once, the Shar'Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends. Now they are fierce adversaries. Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent--and deadly--than any that have come before.

Now with twenty pages of bonus material, including an exclusive interview with Peter V. Brett

About The Author

Peter went to the University at Buffalo, where he studied Dungeons & Dragons, fencing, and girls. Somehow, he also managed to earn a (totally useful!) Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Art History in 1995. Following college, Peter spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell. In June of 2007, his hard work and perseverance paid off, as he sold his 4th novel, THE PAINTED MAN, and in October of 2007, he left his day job to pursue writing full time. He lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife Dani and two cats, Jinx and Max Powers.

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    4.0

    Enthralled by this series

    By CritterBarbie

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    • Different Perspectives
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      Comments about The Desert Spear:

      This is book 2 of the series and has not fallen short of the first one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
      There are some more mature themes so younger teens may need supervision.
      I love the way different characters experience the same situation and the author has written the story in such a way that there are no definite good and bad people, it is all a matter of perspective.

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      4.0

      Great read

      By Goofyr

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        Very compelling read. Every character is explored to good depth, which ties everything together.

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        5.0

        Awesome second installment.

        By The Wasp

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        • Compelling Characters
        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Original Story
        • Takes You To Another World
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        • Waiting for book 3

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        Comments about The Desert Spear:

        After reading The Painted Man, I ordered The Desert Spear praying it did not let me down. It took the last book and increased the action, developed the characters more, created more drama, and made me trawl the internet monthly, waiting for a glimpse of book 3 in the series.

        Read this book in a day!!!!!

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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 " "Peter V. Brett is one of my favorite new authors."--Patrick Rothfuss, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Name of the Wind"

        ISBN: 9780345524140
        ISBN-10: 0345524144
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 658
        Published: 1st March 2011
        Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 10.8  x 2.8
        Weight (kg): 0.32