Sep 4, 2011

#92 - "Brayan's Gold" by Peter V. Brett

Title: Brayan's Gold
Author: Peter V. Brett
Series: A Novella in The Demon Cycle
 Publisher: Subterranean Press
Number of pages: 94

Read on August 17th 2011 from my own hardcover copy!

My rating: 5 of 5

Return to the world of The Warded Man (The Painted Man) and The Desert Spear in an illustrated new novella 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 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.
Arlen Bales is seventeen, an apprentice Messenger in brand new armor, about to go out for the first time alongside a trained Messenger on a simple overnight trip. Instead Arlen finds himself alone on a frozen mountainside, carrying a dangerous cargo to Count Brayan's gold mine, one of the furthest points in the duchy. And One Arm, the giant rock demon, hunts him still.
But Brayan's Gold may offer a way for Arlen to be free of One Arm forever, if he is willing to wager his life on the chance.

My thoughts on the book:
First of all, I have to mention that The Demon Cycle is one of my favourite epic fantasy series! I love the world Peter V. Brett had created & I absolutely love the books. I can't wait for the 3rd book in the series The Daylight War. Now, this was good story where we get to meet snow demons. Also, One Arm is still here ;) It was good to see Arlen back in action & I enjoyed every second of it & I was reminded why I love the series so much! If you haven't tried them, you should. I highly recommend it!  



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