Thursday, June 25, 2015

Book 76:The Warded Man

The Warded Man, by Peter V. Brett

Everyone at GHPALS liked this book but no one wants to read the sequel after reading the synopsis on Amazon. It takes a direction different than the ones we envisioned.

In this book the reader learns about a world where humans are terrified of the demons that come out at sundown (but leave at sunrise). People hide behind webs of magical wards. They don't know how they work, just that they do when made correctly, and maintained. Only a few very brave, and highly paid, men travel between inhabited areas by camping at night inside a ring of warded plates strung together. Consequently the villages, towns and hamlets are isolated. Human population is naturally decreasing under the constant demon attacks.

Three children grow to adulthood in the course of the book, each ready to help change the balance of power between humans and demons. More importantly, they are poised to help change the attitudes of their fellow humans from cowering in fear to fighting back. Our PALs liked all three of them.

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