Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $18.24

Buy for $18.24

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett returns to his groundbreaking Demon Cycle series with this enthralling novella - the latest story set in his much-loved fantasy world. 

Each night, the world is overrun by bloodthirsty demons. For centuries, humanity survived only by hiding behind defensive wards - magical symbols with the power to repel the demons. Now, the rediscovery of long-forgotten combat wards has given them the magic they need to fight back.

In Tibbet’s Brook, the fighting wards have brought change, but the factions and grudges of a troubled past remain. Selia Square, the woman they call Barren, has long been the force that holds the Brook together. As a terrifying new threat emerges, she rallies her people once again.

But Selia has a past of her own. And in a small community, the personal and the political can never be divided. If Tibbet’s Brook is to survive, Selia must uncover memories she has buried deep - the woman she once was, the woman she once loved - and retell their story.

©2018 Peter V. Brett (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

What listeners say about Barren

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    58
  • 4 Stars
    21
  • 3 Stars
    11
  • 2 Stars
    7
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    55
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    5

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Nice little side tale.

Was a bit strange to have a different narrator for this story line but was fitting overall.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great add on to a wonderful series

It was just too short for me 😔 I have always loved this character even if she was just a small one

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great side story!

While I wasn't a great fan of the last book in this series, this was great. The last book I felt was somewhat unnecessary, but this was a really nice tie up of what happened in the home town of Arlen. I really liked how it took something we hadn't really heard about in the entire last book more than a few chapters. It really was enjoyable, and I nice short listen.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great add on

This was a short but great add on to the painted man story. Peter V Brett can make many more of these side stories and they will all be great.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not good

An unnecessary, boring glimpse into The Demon Cycle world. All the other books are great. This one left me yawning. But hey, if a fictional lesbian coming-out tale is what you are after, this may be the story for you.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

decent

this book really is a 3.5 for me both for performance and the story. I'm a huge fan of the demon cycle series but this one didn't measure up if you've read the other books. It's still good but just not at the same level of good as the other five. That's why I rated it a four out of five. I hope you enjoy

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Hidden agenda

I don't appreciate this books hidden agenda I have nothing more to say other then I wish I could get a refund or a credit I am not happy with this book

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Another back story.

Always nice to get a glimpse into the Warded Man universe. Overall a good quick read.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Peter V Brett does it again.

Peter V. Brett does it again with a great continuation to the Warded Man Series. Great and comping listen. #tagsgiving.

1 person found this helpful