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Publisher's Summary

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.
©2009 Peter V. Brett; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Brilliant, with action and suspense all the way." (Best-selling author, Terry Brooks)

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Start slow but draws you in.

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Bought the book when it was on sale. At first I wasn't sure it was money well spent The story starts slow but I was drawn in and eventually engrossed in the story.

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a great adventure...

Definitely an action adventure book and not that deep but I enjoyed every second of it. I actually slowed my audio speed durn to 1.25 which is rare for me and a sign I don't want it to end of to miss anything. excited to begin the next adventure! - Shaun C.

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meh

the book was OK but it seemed to be more focused on Maury-like drama than it did om adventure or even the demons dominating the land.

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  • Anna
  • Roma, Australia
  • 02-11-17

loved it

To start with I found it a little depressing, but i soon got caught up with the plight of our heroes.

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interesting

The story is interesting and the background world is as well. Narration was great, he did an excellent job of evolving the voices as the characters aged/changed. I did not know that this was the 1st book in a series, so the ending was abrupt, however that is normal for a series to leave you wanting more. I will be continuing with the series so it worked!

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  • Shannon
  • OAKDALE, CT, United States
  • 02-06-17

Very good story and narration.

I really like this book. There are some very dark moments, but there are also moments of hope and even humor. Peter V. Brett wrote a very detailed story and Pete Bradbury did a masterful job at narrating it.

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awesome book. completely compelling.

this book was awesome
I couldn't put it down.
I would drive around just to get through a part as to not disturb the mood.

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Just wait

I am a Brandon Sanderson fanatic, Name of the Wind is the best book ever written...or Way of Kings just depends on my mood. If that speaks to you, than yes this book will too.

I had no expectations when I began ...so don't you either. I could name, and compare books, series, and authors in my arsenal...all of which I could list for hours. But I feel it takes away and gives people too much to hold on to. I'd rather have those that understand what I just said k ow my opinion is valid, and let them enjoy the book (and narrator) as much as I did, without prejudice or expectation.

Now off to book 2, and I hope to be as hungry for Book 3 as I am for #2. 4:26Am just moments after I finished book 1, and immediately following finishing this review;)

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Great story and orginality

story was great. it is a tad graphic, so I'd recommend readers be mature or 18+. Bradbury does a good job narrating.

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A Great High Fantasy Classic

I've always enjoyed the different styles and types of magic. this is one of the most unique and raw forms that I've read about. there's quite a bit of background but worth it for the multiple climaxes.