©2009 Peter V. Brett; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"Brilliant, with action and suspense all the way." (Best-selling author, Terry Brooks)
I enjoyed the read up until nearer the last third or so. It was engaging and had interesting world building potential. Everything change during the last third. The ending felt rushed, and there was a sexual assault followed by a complete character change for a couple of different people that made them much less interesting. It felt like cheap 'shock' writing rather than good story telling. Alright book, but nothing to keep me coming back.
I would recommend this book to a friend, especially now that I know the series a little better. The character development wasn't rushed or bypassed like so many books tend to do. Also the simple but novel idea of demons rising from the core is a new twist for me. Maybe someone else has already used it, if so I haven't had the privliedge to expierence it yet.
The different take the author used for the demon manifestation (spelling?).
This is my first, time. I will say that the 2nd book in the series was much better or I'm just used to him now. Either way stick with it, you'll be glad you did
Hard to choose
don't stop on book one, keep going. So far I'm on book 3 and it's only been a couple of months. I only listen to it on the way to work trying to make it last. I really look forward to the drive wondering whats going to happen next. Just when I'm starting to get to the point of "lets get on with this" the story moves along. I'm glad I found the series it's been well worth it.
It brought together how just because you grew up a certain way doesn't always mean you will follow in your parents footsteps
The potion healer because of her own adversity found strength to become more than anyone could imagine.
When the healer and the warded man meet for the first time.
I think the name is perfect!
The beginning was incredible. The set up for the world was great. The building up of the characters flawless up until the main character goes off on his own. It was like the author ran out of ideas and decided to sum up. The character who is set to figure out how to save is gone for 7+years and then the answer just falls in his lap. He doesnt figure it out. The events lose any logic the character do things completely out of their character....So promising....and so utterly dissapointing. I also how one of the characters gets the frozen treatment (you know great guy until poof he all of a sudden the most horrible person)
His voice is wonderful. He really brings the world to life. You can hear what the characters care about and it is wonderful
Probably the juggler. He was the least destroyed in the end
So promising....and so utterly dissapointing
I enjoyed the premise of the story, but was not too impressed overall
The story line is enjoyable and interesting for Sci-Fi readers, but the author is obviously obsessed with rape, girls periods, and incest. These additions to the story were unnecessary and distracting.
I've read two books outside this series since this book and already I've forgotten much of what The Warded Man was about.
What has stuck with me isn't good.
I didn't like the sexism in the book. Most men felt cruel. Most women dutiful. Few broke the mold. There was no driver for that cruelty. The relationships and character building were predictable from the onset. The flaws and challenges they had were forced. The entire book left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know why. From the rating people feel differently than I.
Overall, I wanted to see more about what drives the society. More politics and religion. More history. I needed to believe and the author failed to do that for me. In the end, the book struck me as a young adult series, perfect for mid to late teens. There wasn't a lot of flesh and the bones were fragile at best.
Pete had an air of distain in the beginning of the book. The pauses were too long. All improved later in the book and I noticed less. After listening to Steven Pacey, it was a hard transition, perhaps?
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