Aug 6, 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday #159: Messenger's Legacy by Peter V. Brett!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
        


Messenger's Legacy
A Demon Cycle Novella
by
Peter V. Brett 
 
Publication:
November, 2014


Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons — bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

Briar Damaj is a boy of six in the small village of Bogton. Half Krasian, the village children call him Mudboy for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, fleeing into the bog with nothing but his wits and a bit of herb lore to protect him.
 
After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protégé, Arlen Bales. But for all that he’s earned the rest, he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. When he learns Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.
 

 
 
Another Demon Cycle novella? Yes, please! And once again illustrated by Lauren K. Cannon? Yes, please! I'm a big fan of Peter V. Brett's Demon Cycle series, and the world he's created, so I'll be excited about any story set in that world, no matter if it's about one of the main characters, one of the secondary characters, or just new characters. And Messenger's Legacy sounds amazing, and just the thing to wet my appetite before the 4th book The Skull Throne comes out next year. I mean, seriously. Have you read the preview of the 1st chapter of The Skull Throne on Peat's blog? I just about died, and it's so epic! (By the way, reading the preview of The Skull Throne if you haven't read The Daylight War isn't recommended. Big spoilers.) Anyway, I'm excited about this story, because I know it will be a good one. I wonder if there'll be some new corelings. Ok, I'll stop musing... And if you haven't started the series, I highly recommend it!
 
 
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20 comments:

  1. I'm so far behind with Brett's Demon Cycle! I've still only read The Warded Man so I really need to get reading. Great pick, and thanks for the reminder that I need to pick up book two :)

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    1. Yes, you definitely should read book 2. I'm kinda addicted to the world :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I have never heard of this series before, I hope you enjoy this book and thanks for introducing me to it :)

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    1. Well, it's one of my most fav epic fantasy series, so I hope you'll check it out :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That's totally new to me! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Awesome cover & blurb! I'm not familiar with this series but I like the concept of it. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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    1. Yes, the concept is quite awesome & addicting, that's what I love the most about the series :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Shane!

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  5. Hmm, I've loved the saga so far, so I'll definitely have to check out the novella.

    Here's my WOW

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  6. I've never heard of this series before, but it sounds really interesting and detailed. Perhaps I will check out the first book! Thanks for sharing!
    My WoW.

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    1. Oh, yes, it's really interesting, and the world is amazing & detailed & addicting :) Thanks for stopping by, Kerry!

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  7. I don't think I've heard of this series but it sounds like my kind of things with demons running loose at night and humanity being on the brink of extinction. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Well, it is quite awesome, so I hope you'll check it out :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

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  8. I haven't heard of this one but you made it sound really good. It seems kinda of scary and I like it. Great pick :)

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  9. You seem to be pretty excited about this series, have to check out the rest of the series ^_^

    My WoW

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  10. I haven't started this series yet, but I'm definitely planning to.. I hear such good things about it :). I hope you get it soon!

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it when you get around to it :)

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