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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Peter V. Brett (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • James B Lofthouse
  • 08-16-16

a great listen and read.

this is my favourite of the two short stories in the series, it's a great filler between books, highly recommend.

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  • May Black
  • 12-05-17

great

amazing. left me wanting more. deff recommend. Great insight into Arlan's travels. want to know what happens next.

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  • jennifer
  • 01-31-17

not as good as the sagas but still enjoyable

Thank the Goddess all of Brett's other works are so brilliant. Story bland, and narrator was monotonous.

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