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The Demon Cycle 2. The Desert Spear (edició 2011)

de Peter-V Brett (Avec la contribution de)

Sèrie: The Demon Cycle (2)

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"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" --Cover, p. 4.… (més)
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Títol:The Demon Cycle 2. The Desert Spear
Autors:Peter-V Brett (Avec la contribution de)
Informació:HarperVoyager (2011), 560 pages
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The first part of the second book in the Demon Cycle series told a very lengthy backstory of Jardir, who through strength and guile has risen to become the leader of the southern desert tribes, with a vision to conquering all. Finally, readers were reunited with the main characters from the first book: Leesa (herb gatherer), Rojer (jongleur), and Arlen (the Warded Man), and their battle with the demons of the night, as northerners. With Jardir marching north, they go to solicit the support of the local Dukes, who each have a price in mind for their assistance. Brett introduces a few more strong female characters, such as Jardir's #1 wife and one of the Duke's mother. He also introduces a more powerful demon (a mind demon) than we saw in The Warded Man. Leesa and Jardir's developing relationship as well as the Warded Man's return to the city and village where he was raised are the highlights of this book.

I also think Brett's use of symbols to show which characters are featured in each chapter is very clever. Thanks to Tim! for the clue. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
This is the second book in The Demon War trilogy by Brett. The story continues the stories of Rojer, Leesha, and Arlen, as well as does a more in-depth background on Jardir, leader of the Krasians. I read through this one just as fast as the first one, trying to anticipate what would happen. I enjoyed how the story filled in some background that previously had been missed, which I felt added to the overall story. I don't know if that was the author's intent, but it worked fine. Continuing on!! ( )
  Ralphd00d | May 4, 2021 |
For a full first third of the novel, I had to calm myself down and wonder why so much time and effort was being put into humanizing Jadir, the man who had betrayed Arlen so brutally in the first book, but I eventually got over it. The world is a big place and there have to be burly warriors to defend it. I didn't mind so much how crazily stereotypical Muslims are portrayed here because EVERYONE is heavily stereotyped in these books.

Hell, that's okay simply because it's a really harsh world overrun with demons that come out every single night and people have to be hard and crazy to survive it. If that means going weird cultural directions to taking things to an extreme in order to unify or cow the people, then so be it. This is a fantasy, after all.

That being said, the world-building is pretty fantastic all across the board. The devil is in the details or in this case, the Core, but more importantly, this is a novel all about the people in it. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Arlen and Leesha and the one-time weak Renna play big roles in this book, too, never fear. Arlen revisits his past and there are all kinds of awesomeness here, but what is most surprising is how cool Leesha has become, from a young wise-woman healer to a whirlwind of change to love interest of a certain warrior. Color me surprised! It just goes to show. Trust certain writers to get you there. Have faith. I do, now. :)

But who was the most surprising?

Renna. Meek, oft-abused Renna, subject to so much injustice... and then she's given a real chance. I think this is the point where I go from liking Arlen's martial prowess and his scholarship less and where I start viscerally appreciating him. :)

And, as always, demon fights, demon fights, demon fights. :) Gotta love them. Really over the top cool. :) ( )
1 vota bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
What a great follow-up to The Warded Man. This is such a good story with characters that are truly deep. The whole story is dark and powerful as it draws you in. You actually feel what the characters are going through. You also find yourself agreeing with the hard and sometimes brutal decision they make for the greater good. Mr. Brett is truly a talented writer and I can not wait for the next installment. ( )
  maybe_a_wizard | May 22, 2020 |
I am abandoning the book and the rest of the series. I'm just tired to death of books were worlds are created that STILL treat women worse than pigs. Tired of it. I keep hoping for a saving grace, no such luck. Sadly, a well written book too.
1 vota majkia | May 16, 2020 |
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"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" --Cover, p. 4.

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