Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons—bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.
But there was a time when the demons were not so bold. A time when wards did more than hold the demons at bay. They allowed man to fight back, and to win. Messenger Arlen Bales will search anywhere, dare anything, to return this magic to the world.
Abban, a merchant in the Great Bazaar of Krasia, purports to sell everything a man’s heart could desire, including, perhaps, the key to Arlen’s quest.
In addition to the title novelette, The Great Bazaar and Other Stories contains a number of scenes not included in The Painted Man (published in the US as The Warded Man) as well as a glossary and a grimoire, making it an essential guide to one of the most exciting epic fantasy series currently being published.
Limited: 200 signed numbered copies
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition
From Pat's Fantasy Hotlist:
“…based on what you can find between the covers of The Great Bazaar and Other Stories, I’d say it’s the perfect companion book to Brett’s fantasy debut. If you are eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel, The Desert Spear, than this novelette will definitely whet your appetite.”
From Blood of the Muse:
“If The Painted Man was a Director’s Cut DVD, The Great Bazaar and Other Stories would be the second disc filled with all the Extras. More story, deleted scenes, a ward grimoire; it’s all here. Even Brett offering context and insight into the scenes. Love The Painted Man? Then you’re going to love this collection, since it features more of what made that book so great… The majority of the collection is devoted to the short story ‘The Great Bazaar’, a fantastic piece that works incredibly well as a standalone… Fans of The Painted Man will love The Great Bazaar and Other Stories. People not familiar with Brett’s work will find this a great introduction.”
- Lauren K. Cannon
- Peter V. Brett
- 104 pages
- United States
- Out of Print