The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett.The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes.AS DARKNESS FALLS, THE DEMONS RISEFor hundreds of years these creatures have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human population. It was not always this way. Men and women did not always cower behind protective magical wards and hope to see the dawn. Once, they battled the demons on equal terms, but those days, and skills, are gone.Arlen Bales lives with his parents on their isolated farmstead until a demon attack shatters their world. He learns a savage lesson that day: that people, as well as magic, can let you down.Rejecting the fear that kills as efficiently as the creatures, Arlen risks another path in order to offer humanity a last, fleeting chance of survival.
'I enjoyed The Painted Man immensely. Action and suspense all the way.' Terry Brooks 'An absolute masterpiece... literally unputdownable, and deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy.' www.ozhorrorscope.com. 'A very accomplished debut fantasy. Recommended.' www.sfrevu.com. Readers Reviews: 'If the next two books in this series live up to this one it will be one day named as a classic fantasy series.' Joanne Horsley, (NSW) 'What a book!!! I am going to go insane waiting for the sequel/s to come out!!' Robert San Remo (NSW) 'Fantastic first book for his trilogy!! This is a name to remember.' Linda Naremburn (NSW)
Peter went to the University at Buffalo, where he studied Dungeons & Dragons, fencing, and girls. Somehow, he also managed to earn a (totally useful!) Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Art History in 1995. Following college, Peat spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell. In June of 2007, his hard work and perseverance paid off, as he sold his 4th novel, THE PAINTED MAN, and in October of 2007, he left his day job to pursue writing full time. He lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife Dani and cat, Jinx .