Author(s): Peter V. Brett
Two exciting short stories set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author 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.
The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold is the essential addition to one of the most exciting epic fantasy series currently being published.
'I enjoyed The Painted Man immensely. Action and suspense all the way' Terry Brooks 'Peter V. Brett is one of my favourite new authors' Patrick Rothfuss 'An absolute masterpiece... literally unputdownable, and deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy' www.ozhorrorscope.com. 'A very accomplished debut fantasy. Recommended' www.sfrevu.com.
Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, Peter V. Brett has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Art History from the University at Buffalo in 1995, and then spent over a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in New York.