The Desert Spear: Book Two of The Demon Cycle

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 13, 2010 - Fiction - 608 pages
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BONUS: Now with twenty pages of bonus material, including an exclusive interview with Peter V. Brett, and an excerpt from Peter V. Brett's The Daylight War.

The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power. Legends tell of a Deliverer: a general who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. But is the return of the Deliverer just another myth? Perhaps not. Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the desert tribes into a demon-killing army. He has proclaimed himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer, and he carries ancient weapons—a spear and a crown—that give credence to his claim. But the Northerners claim their own Deliverer: the Warded Man, a dark, forbidding figure. Once, the Shar’Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends. Now they are fierce adversaries. Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent—and deadly—than any that have come before.

Look for Peter V. Brett’s complete Demon Cycle:
THE WARDED MAN | THE DESERT SPEAR | THE DAYLIGHT WAR | THE SKULL THRONE | THE CORE (Coming soon!)
 

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User Review  - LongDogMom - LibraryThing

The second book of The Demon Cycle focuses on Ahmann Jardir, and we get to see how he grows and evolves and what motivates him. I like how the author has switched points of view from Arlen so the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

The second lengthy entry into the Demon Cycle series... There are 4 distinct sections to the book. If you came into this one directly from 'The Warded Man,' you'll have to change gears rather abruptly ... Read full review

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Contents

Fort Rizon
3
Abban
8
Chin
54
Losing the Bido
58
Jiwah Ka
77
False Prophet
113
Greenlander
118
Parēchin
135
JUDGMENTs
321
The Knife
323
Raddock Lawry
332
Town Council
341
The Roads Not Taken
355
Euchors Court
374
Brothers in the Night
396
Any Price
424

SharDama Ka
157
KhaSharum
171
Anoch Sun
181
OUTSIDE FORCES
187
Witches
189
Renna
216
A Trip to the Outhouse
228
Maricks Tale
241
One Cup and One Plate
264
Keeping Up with the Dance
278
18 Guildmaster Cholls
308
THE CALL OF THE coPE
443
Return to Tibbets Brook
445
Runnin To
465
The Palace of Mirrors
477
A Pinch of Blackleaf
497
Feral
520
Joyous Battle
537
Demons Choice 55
551
A Promise Kept
560
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Peter V. Brett is the internationally bestselling author of The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, and The Skull Throne. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, Brett has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and art history from the University at Buffalo in 1995, then spent more than a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in New York City.


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