I really enjoyed the warded man. This second book was also good. My only complaint was that the ending seemed rushed. I am looking forward to the next book.
I love Historical Fiction, SF, and a good thriller. listening to audio books affords me a better use of my time by listening to book while driving, working, or doing chores .
Brett manages to merge religion, fantasy , history and science fiction into a believable alternate universe of Earths future or past.
Really enjoyed listening to Pete Bradbury create the many vivid characters that Brett has introduced in print.
If you like books like Dune, The Foundation, Enders Game ,Dreaming Void Halo and the UNCOMPLETED George C. Martin series , then you will love The Warded Man and Desert Spear.
This is one of my all time faviorate series! I love to read but the book on tape may be even better the narrator made the story come so alive. I can not wait for the next part of the series to come out. You are truly missing out if this is not already part of your collection.
While the first book was enjoyable, The Desert Spear feels more mature and characters have a greater depth. I'm quite pleased with this series and look forward to the next book.
The book starts off slowly, but ends perfectly. Plenty of action and no painfully idiotic actions by any of the character that some books indulge in to keep you on your toes. The story was enough to keep me going.
You get to experience the development of different characters.
I was a little weirded out to see the perspective of the basic bad guy for the first third of the book, but I really liked this book. I am really looking forward the third book. We learned more about the demons and the effects of the wards on humans and the healer woman seems to keep playing a game of musical love interests changing with every location by being interested in guys who are crap and ignoring quality guys, oh and being attracted to guys who can't handle a relationship at the current time (warded man). Overall a good book with an ending I didn't expect.
Well written, well paced, well worth every moment.
All the people who gave this a bad review think a little too much of their own opinions. (Ernie)
It's a fabulous book. Opens up The Warded Man's initial world, and makes it even more vast.
Loved it!!!! Can't wait for book 4.
I could not stop listening to this one, It's just as good as the first and really couldn't get any better. I sift through all the mediocre audio books here in search of a great tale like this. You won't be disappointed.
Peter V. Brett deserves all the praises he's received from his first novel: the Warded Man.
His work is unique and well thought out. I purchased both books and enjoyed them equally well. But...as an author, it was very evident to me that the story was written by a man for men. Sorry.
No true offense meant to the author or fans, but read the books again before you lambaste me and my review.
Recently I've purchased many books penned by men and have noticed one similarity: the menfolk cannot write romance.
Or sex scenes.
Really, I like the books and the characters, but the romantic elements are lacking. I'm left cold, feeling like I'd just had a one night stand with a typical jock jackass who was more interested in making notches on his belt than connecting with me on an emotional level. Hmm, but then Arlen was ready to commit at the end of the second book, wasn't he?
My suggestion? If you're planning to write strong romantic elements into the series then I suggest you consult with a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America) to make sure you get it right.