Jul 22, 2010

#126 - "The Great Bazaar and Other Stories" by Peter V. Brett

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 and killing humanity 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.
But there was a time when the demons were not so bold. A time when wards did more than hold the demons at bay. They allowed man to fight back, and to win. Messenger Arlen Bales will search anywhere, dare anything, to return this magic to the world.
Abban, a merchant in the Great Bazaar of Krasia, purports to sell everything a man's heart could desire, including, perhaps, the key to Arlen's quest.

In addition to the title novelette, The Great Bazaar and Other Stories contains a number of scenes not included in The Painted Man (published in the US as The Warded Man) as well as a glossary and a grimoire, making it an essential guide to one of the most exciting epic fantasy series currently being published.

My thoughts on the book:
I loved it, but I love anything to do with Peter V. Brett's series The Demon Cycle, which is my favorite series! The Great Bazaar is great story that I loved & it was really great feeling to return to that world for a short time! Also, the additional deleted scenes were great and I simply loved, loved the ward grimoire! Also, you gotta love that awesome cover!!!



  1. This sounds really great. I will have to put this one on my reading list :)

  2. Yeah, Bonnie! If you like dark/epic fantasy, you should try The Demon Cycle series! The 1st book is The Painted Man (The Warded Man in USA) & the 2nd book in the series is The Desert Spear! I can't wait for The Daylight War, which will be the 3rd book :)