Bad Book Review: The Warded Man

The Warded Man

by Peter V. Brett

The Painted Man

Book 1 of the Demon Cycle Series

The Warded Man came to my awareness at the worst possible time. Some friends of mine had a lively discussion about this wonderful series they had read. The concept sounded interesting and I nonchalantly put the book in my Overdrive queue. It popped only a few days later and I reluctantly started reading.

I have read a lot of books and I expect the first offering of a new author to have some problems, but Peter V. Brett went right to work. His style of writing about this Warded Man was patient, thorough, and very steady. I didn’t mind that I didn’t know why the book was titled like it was until the last half.

The Warded Man offered plenty of action that fit the well-developed characters daily lives. It all made sense that they would be in the situations they were in. The way Brett lured you into a character’s story before slipping to a new character was smooth and engrossing. The author presented a palette of rich characters and churned away until the heroes floated to the top.

Although The Demon Cycle wasn’t really on my radar, Peter V. Brett was on my long list of new authors. That list contains the names of several authors I am avoiding for fear of finding another amazing author. (I’m looking at you Brent Weeks!)

It’s hard to say much about The Warded Man without giving away important goodies. As I have moved on to the next books in the series I see how well Brett setup the next stories. Suffice to say that this is a must-read for any fan of any genre of fiction, especially fantasy. Go grab a copy! And be sure to keep checking for more Bad Book Reviews.

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