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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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The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle
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4.4 / 5
Mr
September 23rd, 2014
Well written. Interesting take on a dystopian future
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Good one
September 12th, 2014
A fun fantasy story centering on magical wards and the demons they certain. Well written with good action sequences and interesting characters. The book ends on a high note and makes you want the next book immediately.
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The Warded Man: Book one
May 2nd, 2014
Haven't enjoyed a fantasy book like this since reading Terry Brook's "Running With The Demons" series!
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Confusion in e begging
February 4th, 2014
It was rather confusing initially. But as e book went on, it became easier to understand his style of writing. Just got book 2. Hopefully its better.
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Kept me up
December 23rd, 2013
Really good read, had me turning pages into the night when I should have been sleeping. A few seconds were a bit abrupt, but overall, a very good book.
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Good book.
December 19th, 2013
I like the character breaks in the story and then the unification at the end.
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The Warded Man
December 18th, 2013
Good coming of age story and rewriting of demon lore
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Grown-up version of "Letter Bee"
December 7th, 2013
A pretty good read. A little slow in places but worth the time to wade through the lengthy character development. The setting really reminded me of the "Letter Bee" anime.
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Good start of a series
October 23rd, 2013
Couple of jarring breaks e.g. How the warded man came to survive the desert n became a walking tattoo; how quickly the herb gatherer became a woman; sudden betrayal of the Desert Spear. While the transitions could have been smoothened, it's a good opener on the bigger view.
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The Warded Man
August 28th, 2013
Greatest fantasy novel I have ever read. So cinematic and epic.
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Must Read Series
May 19th, 2013
Something fresh in Fantasy novel. A different twist in the typical demons - if you're looking to get away from the standards out there (Dragon, Goblins, Werewolf, Vamps...you will not find here). In summary, the race of men live by day and die by night. Humanity has been "fighting" (cowering) a race of elemental demons for 300 years and are losing horribly. The demon arise at night and the only defences are wards...a lost art. Great series. Can't wait for the 4th book.
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The Warded Man
May 9th, 2013
Awesome book, but I didn't care too much about the other characters. The Warded Man/Arlen kills it, literally
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Unexpected LOVE! (For this book)
May 5th, 2013
This book is absolutely amazing! Not my genre at all but I'll give anything a try if its got great reviews. This book had been on my to-read shelf for a long, long time. I'm just sorry I waited soo long to read it. It fulfilled everything I ever wanted in a book (magic, love, action, life, mystery). Oh, it was soo well written! The characters have become so real to me. I can really feel the weight of their mistakes, regrets, losses, happiness, hopes, etc. The concept is amazing. Demons rise each night at sunset and mankind's only hope of surviving the night is to ward their homes. The magic keeps them in a protective bubble, but if one ward is weakened and the demons break threw, then there's no way to protect yourself. One boy doesn't accept this. He thinks they should fight back..but how do you do that when not even the sharpest spear tip can pierce them? Even as I'm writing this review, this doesn't sound like something I would read. But it is, it is soo much more..I can't give it all away!
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Biggest badass ever
March 4th, 2013
Without spoiling anything, I can honestly say this book contains the biggest badass ever
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