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The Desert Spear | Hardback

Released on 01 April 2010

Author: Peter V. Brett | Format: Hardback

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Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear is book two of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. The Deliverer has returned, but who is he? Arlen Bales, formerly of the small hamlet of Tibbet's Brook, learnt harsh lessons about life as he grew up in a world where hungry demons stalk the night and humanity is trapped by its own fear. He chose a different path; chose to fight inherited apathy and the corelings, and eventually he became the Painted Man, a reluctant saviour. But the figure emerging from the desert, calling himself the Deliverer, is not Arlen. He is a friend and betrayer, and though he carries the spear from the Deliverer's tomb, he also heads a vast army intent on a holy war against the demon plague...and anyone else who stands in his way.

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| | See all kevin0103's reviews (5)

After enjoying 'The Painted Man' so much I was keen to carry on the story and 'The Desert Spear' did not disappoint. I found this book incredibly difficult to put down and look forward to the third instalment.

While I found the first book very well written but a touch predictable this book has twisted the plot so I'm not sure how the story will end up - I just hope he doesn't take the cop-out happy ending approach in the third book which would devalue all the hard work he's put into developing the characters to date.

There are frequent adult themes in the book which make it unsuitable for younger readers.

 What a book.

| | See all Robert09's reviews (14)

The prologue lead me to believe this book might not be all that its cracked up to be. But after the the first page on chapter one I immediatley knew this would be an excellent book. The characters keep you gripped aswell as the story. After the first book you think you get the story, however there are afew twists and turns. A brilliant read overall.


| | See all Glorfindel's reviews (6)

After reading part one I had high expectations for part two and I wasn't disappointed. I became fully immersed in the story and could not put the book down.

Bring on part three!!!!!!!!!!

 Top Notch

| | See all Shemnel's reviews (3)

Started reading this with high hopes because of the first book "painted man" and i have got to say it did not disapoint from start to finish. if i could i would give it more than 5 stars

 Great Sequel

| | See all Nicola258's reviews (9)

I loved this!! I read the Painted Man and was delighted by how quickly I was absorbed. This was one and the same. I couldn't put it down. Cant wait until the next the one.

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AuthorPeter V. Brett
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (United Kingdom)
FormatHardback - 560 Pages