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A Lança do Deserto (Demon Cycle #2)

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O Sol põe-se sobre a Humanidade. A noite pertence agora a demónios vorazes que se materializam com a escuridão e que caçam, sem tréguas, uma população quase extinta, forçada a acobardar-se atrás da segurança de guardas de poder semi-esquecidas. Mas estas guardas apenas servem para manter os demónios à distância e as lendas falam de um Libertador; um general, alguns chamar- ...more
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Published July 6th 2010 by Gailivro (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nataliya
Unexpected! From page one, this book has sped up in the direction so very different from what I anticipated after finishing The Warded Man. Result = WHIPLASH! Which is fun, by the way.

(From Peter Brett's site, the gorgeous illustrations for the Polish edition of this book. Absolutely beautiful!)

We get a full 180 degrees turn on the atmosphere of this world. Suddenly the corelings go from being the overwhelming menace of the night to little more than a nuisance - WHIPLASH! (Well, at least until
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Patrick
Good Stuff. Brett's series continues to surprise me. I like books that don't go in the direction I expect them too while still providing an interesting story.
Dan Schwent
The Warded Man continues his work, spreading the wards of the ancients and the ability to fight demons, denying that he is the Deliverer. A new Deliverer rises in the southern desert, seeking to unite all of the world in the Daylight War. Can he do it? Can Leesha resist his charms? And what does the Warded Man think of it all...

Wow. If The Warded Man turned the awesomeness knob up to ten, this one turns it up to eleven. The first third of the book is an expansion of Arlen's time in Krasia in The
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Anton
The Warded Man was a pretty good debut, but this sequel just didn't live up to my expectations and left a bad taste in my mouth.
To be honest, the story is pretty good and could be developed quite well. However, the negatives for me far outweighed the positives:

1) The structure was just off. I almost stopped reading after the first 100 pages. Brett spends a quarter of the book presenting Jardir's backstory. It just feels out of place and unnecessary.
2) Sex, sex, and more sex. Everyone is doing
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Stephen
4.0 to 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed The Warded Man, the first novel in Peter Brett's Demon Trilogy, and was really looking forward to reading this sequel. Even with high expectation, Brett does not disappoint with this second entry. Without giving away any spoilers, I will just talk about those aspects of the book that I really thought were fantastic.

First, one of the things I like about epic fantasy trilogies is when the plot begins fairly small and then develops into a larger and larger story
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Cameron
The Desert Spear isn't terribly written, but it is ultimately derivative and uninspired. Thankfully, the worst part of the novel is dealt with straightaway in its first third - specifically the mind-numbingly unoriginal Krasians, who appear to be naught but carbon copies of Islamist culture, down to their caste system and the way they treat their women. Men and women die gleefully for the glory of their God in combat. Women are kept wrapped up in shrouds. Men unable to take part in combat are sn ...more
Jason Powell
I was terrified.

I mean, I was absolutely terrified coming into this book. I knew, without a doubt, it could not live up to the standard it's predecessor(The Warded Man) had set.

Despite trying to lower my expectations day after day, they remained fairly high and I knew I would be disappointed.

I was wrong.

I finished the book about a week ago and I still can't stop thinking about it. Peter V. Brett hit a home run. Catapulting himself to the top of my favorite authors list.

The book started out diff
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Apatt
If Peter V. Brett were to use a pseudonym it should be Peter P. Turner. The Desert Spear kept me turning the pages to find out what happen next, even during the parts of the book I don't like. The Desert Spear is the second book of the Demon Cycle series, apparently five volumes are planned. The first book The Warded Man is very entertaining and also a page turner extraordinaire, I would recommend that to anyone looking for a fun, fast paced fantasy read. This book is similarly compelling but mo ...more
Dawn
In the past I've been called a "book slut", and I don't argue this title. I read a lot of books, and I'm not hard to please. But I've been thinking lately.. Maybe the better term for me might be "book nympho". You see, I enjoy reading, all reading, good or bad. Where as a "book slut" might read a lot of books, any books really, they might not necessarily enjoy reading them. The whole time they are reading they are looking for something in particular. They read to critique, to pick a book apart, ...more
Penny
My enjoyment of this book was variable, I didn't care for the first third, loved the middle and thought the end was ok.

The first third of is told from the pov of Jardir who we met briefly in The Warded Man. We travel back in time to 305 AR when Jardir is just a boy and the first 200 pages or so tell the story of his growing up into the leader he becomes. I didn't much like Jardir or the Karsians and I was very eager to get back to my favourite characters from book one and see what they were all
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Seak (Bryce L.)
Mankind finally has a way not only to defend themselves from the demons that have taken over the night, but they have the ability to combat their enemies. Arlen, aka the Warded Man, wants to distribute the combat wards he found to everyone in the world so they don't have to suffer at the hands of the demons as he did when his mother died.

Compare this to the Krasian method of enslaving all mankind and forcing them to fight in alagai'sharak, the Krasian's name for their nightly battle with the dem
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David Sven
I loved this book. On my review of the previous book http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/..., I commented that it did not feel like a debut novel. Well now it does. This book is better than the first. The story is deeper. It has 8 character POV's - but I only noticed that because the acknowledgements at the end of the book mentioned it. I had to sit back and count them out. Fair enough, there were 8, counting coreling POVs (yes you read right, we get two coreling POV's though they are quite sho ...more
Kevin Hearne
No spoilers from me. And no summaries, either. For those, thou shalt have to seek elsewhere.

Instead, let me speak about the craft in this novel: I tend to read quite a bit, often into the night, and I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times a book has made me exclaim aloud involuntarily, waking up my wife in the process. The Desert Spear is one of those.

Brett makes you care about his characters—and not just the ones you like. The villains are as richly drawn as the heroes, and I
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Suzie
Mar 09, 2013 Suzie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Suzie by: Lee Ann
WOW, wow! Wow! Frickin' WOW,!!!!

Loved, loved, loved this book!!! The strength of the characters, each of them, the way the author has continued to grow each of them. Just WOW!

I stayed up to 2:30am to finish this book, there was just no way I could put it down. I am just blown away, but sad as well because I want it to continue. When is #3 due, it can't come soon enough for my liking.

I love the pairing of Arlen and Renna, the wildness that they both share. I can't wait to learn more about Inevera
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Jacqie
I liked the first book in this series, The Warded Man. I was happy to give this one a try. Sadly, I stalled out on it. The first 200 pages (a third of the book!) are devoted to a nasty, misogynistic, pseudo-islamic culture. We are treated to this unpleasantness in order to better understand a second main POV character, who thinks he's the messiah. When he hears about a Northerner who is also considered the messiah, he decides to head north and conquer. While reading this part of the book, I coul ...more
Mihir

Detailed review over at Fantasy Book Critic

TDS is a lengthy sequel however the story contained in those pages makes it really hard for the reader to pause in between. This book is an introduction to the world of Krasia which we saw briefly in the TPW. However this time we get a very close look at the other "Deliverer" so as to speak.

The POV list in this book is nearly doubled and we get a story which becomes much more than just a battle of survival. While the basic plot of defeating/underst
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Andrea
Spoilers.


First off, The Desert Spear does not disappoint and is highly recommend, especially if read after The Painted man.

The first section of The Desert Spear is spent with Jardir and his point of view, and this fleshed out his back story and point of view which gives much more depth to the Krasian people. His relationship with his main wife is also a amazing addition to the overall story because he is aware that she is using him but can do nothing about it. Even though Jardir is a somewhat un
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Jason
4 Stars

This is my reread through this book. Although not quite up to the standards of book one, this is a fun read and a good sequel. I liked that this did a nice job at giving such a huge amount of this book dedicated to the back story of Jardir the antagonist, sort of bad guy in the story. Although I like his character and the unique opportunity to get to see his side of things, I did feel that the main story line was left hanging for too long.

Leesha really establishes herself in this book. S
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Sandi
Here's a dilemma. I gave the first book of Peter V. Brett's Demon Trilogy, The Warded Man, five stars. However, the second book, The Desert Spear, is so much better. I don't want to go back and reduce the rating on the first book. I need more stars.

Rather than picking up where The Warded Man left off, The Desert Spear starts off another part of the world at a time that is parallel to some of the events in the first book. It gives us the point of view of a character that we were introduced to in
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Liviu
Desert Spear is excellent end to end; pretty much the whole novel is on the quality of the best of The Warded Man; much more focused on the cultures of Krasia and The Free Cities than on the Demons per se, with Jardir emerging as a great main character in addition to Arles, Leesha, Rojer and several more; new kinds of demons too and a good stopping point setting up a great sequel plot

reread in dec 2012 as I started Daylight War and while i got a fast reminder of what's what through a browse of t
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Blake Charlton
disclaimer: pete is an old friend so the following review is biased by such; however, as with my review of his first book, i believe the general critical and commercial success of this book supports my opinion.

the desert spear is a worthy sequel to the warded man. it provides the same attractions (megawatt magic system, deep characters, a uncompromising examination of the demonic nature of humanity) but this time with more skill, style, and...well...pages. it's a much longer book. i was at time
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Bob Milne
Wow. As The Warded Man wrapped up, I thought I knew precisely where the story was going, with the ominous march of the Deliverer's army across the desert setting up the next logical chapter. Imagine my surprise when The Desert Spear opened not with their march, and not with the Painted Man's journey, but with the introduction of a new class of demon. Peter V. Brett raises the stakes right from page one, exposing us to a hierarchy of cold, calculating princes and sinister mimics within the demon ...more
Andrew Obrigewitsch
Per goodread 2 stars = It was OK.

The second book is a lot better than the first, but still highly flawed. However if the book where devided into 2 parts I would give the first half 4 stars and the second half 1 star.

The first half was very interesting, it was about the people of the desert and their leader's life, it has some really great ideas.

However the second half greatly mars the book with its video game grind style action; 90's comic book dialog, villains and characters (If the Warded m
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Simcha Lazarus
The problem with reading a really good book is that eventually you have to finish it. You can put off the inevitable for a while by taking frequent breaks or reading very slowly, but ultimately the last page will be reached. Last week I found myself mourning this unfortunate fact after reluctantly completing The Desert Spear, Peter Brett's sequel to The Warded Man.

In The Warded Man, Brett had introduced a world in which demons rise from the ground each night, slaughtering anyone they can catch.
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Jon
The first of the four sections of Desert Spear gave us a hawk's eye view of life as a desert warrior. Jardir and Abban provided the lenses through which we observed the life paths of the warrior caste and the scorned merchant caste. To their own detriment, the Karsians are living (or dying) proof of Darwin's theory of evolution: only the strong survive. We saw glimpses of the other castes, including the clerics, subdivisions within the warriors and the women (as broodmares in the warriors' harem ...more
♥ Unaeve ♥ Olga
3 stars for the first part of the book..
and not because he is a bad writer or something but just because he put way to much fight descriptions ,fighting trainings and war techniques in a book where i didn't expect it to be,at least not in such an amount.
I love to read fantasy not action or adventure novels..and i get disappointed if i don't get what expected .

The 4 stars are because as up 70% to the end it was a great story again,a page turner with a lot of "normal" action and we learn much abo
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Elphaba J
Depois de um emocionante começo com o livro “O Homem Pintado” mal podia esperar para me agarrar a “Lança do Deserto” e Peter V. Brett, mais uma vez, não desiludiu.
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A escrita de Peter V. Brett continua sensacional e este dá-nos acesso durante a narrativa a tudo o que é necessário para uma boa leitura. Personagens excepcionais. Um enredo envolvente. Um cenário intrigante. E uma atmosfera de suspanse.
Aos poucos vai-nos sendo revelado os caminhos sinuosos das personagens agora amadurecidas e após
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Leon Aldrich
One of the fastest reads ever. A gripping tale. Well done again Peter V. Brett.

The second time around was equally enjoyable to the first...
Tessa
I read this book very quickly on the back of the first one and let me say it whipped along at the same sort of pace
but what bothered me was how bloody proficient everyone is and yet they are all rubbish compared to Leesha
there comes a point when you just have to go Mary Sue and start boiling the tar and plucking the goose for feathers

For all the ideas in this book, some of which were clever, it was ultimately undermined by what appeared to be Wonder Woman in disguise, there was nothing this woma
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Dark Mage
I thought it was a good book except for the back story on Jardir. The other thing I didnt like was Leesha's horrible choice of men. I couldnt stand to see her get close and come to love Jardir, it gave me the creeps. Also, I dont think Rena compliments Arlen half as much as Leesha, not to mention the fact that Arlen has a better chemistry with Leesha. I can tolerate it if Leesha chose Roger but I just cant stand the fact that she loves Jardir. One of the reasons I liked Painted Man so much was t ...more
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Raised on a steady diet of fantasy novels, comic books, and Dungeons & Dragons, Peter V. Brett (“Peat” to his friends) has been writing fantasy stories for as long as he can remember. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Art History from the University at Buffalo in 1995, and then spent over a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He live ...more
More about Peter V. Brett...
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3) The Great Bazaar and Other Stories Brayan's Gold (Demon Cycle, #1.5) Malowany człowiek. Księga I (Demoniczny Cykl, #1.1)

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