50 Page Fridays: Peter Brett


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

This week’s excerpt is the first 50 pages of the first book in Peter Brett’s The Demon Cycle Series, The Warded Man. We are mere weeks away from the day when the third book in the series, The Daylight War, will go on sale, so we thought you could use the time between then and now to refresh your memory. Don’t forget to catch up on The Desert Spear as well! Happy Reading!

As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.

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Please enjoy this excerpt of THE WARDED MAN, by Peter Brett. And don’t forget THE DAYLIGHT WAR is on sale February 12th!

WARDED MAN by Peter Brett, Excerpt by Random House Publishing Group