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The Core (Demon Cycle 5) - Peter V. Brett

The Core (Demon Cycle 5) - Peter V. Brett
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Title: The Core

Author:  Peter V Brett

ISBN:  9780007425723

Weight:  990g

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The Core by Peter V. Brett

Prepare for the final descent into darkness.

The war has begun…

For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them.

Two heroes arose – men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal.  Arlen Bales became known as the Painted Man, tattooed head-to-toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat – and emerge victorious.  Ahmann Jardir, armed with magically warded weapons, called himself the Deliverer, a figure prophesied to unite humanity and lead them to triumph in Sharak Ka – the final war against demonkind.

But in their efforts to bring the war to the demons, Arlen and Jardir have set something in motion that may prove the end of everything they hold dear – a Swarm.  Now the war is at hand, and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen’s wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army.

Trusting their closest confidantes, Leesha, Inevera, Ragen, and Elissa, to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the Swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest into the darkest depths of evil – from which none of them expects to return alive.

Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the twenty-first century to an epic close.

Peer & Press Reviews

Praise for Peter V. Brett and the Demon Cycle…

Peter V. Brett is one of my favourite new authors.

Patrick Rothfuss

There is much to admire in Peter Brett’s writing, and his concept is brilliant.  There’s action and suspense all the way.

Terry Brooks

[Brett] confirms his place among epic fantasy’s pantheon of greats amid the likes of George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson, and Robert Jordan.

Fantasy Book Critic

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Title: The Core
Author:
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Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

A leading London bookshop issued this numbered edition of only 100 copies stamped with the Jeph Avatar (a pick).

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on the title page.  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Book number: 3 of 100
Edition features: The distinctive black sprayed page edges of this exclusive edition single it out from the standard trade edition.
Series: Demon Cycle – book 5
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: Harper Voyager
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780007425723
ISBN 10: 0007425724
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 856
Size (h x w x d): 211 x 145 x 60mm
Weight: 1.105kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Jacket design: HarperCollinsPublishers
Jacket illustration: Larry Rostant
Demon model: Millennium FX
Ward artwork: Lauren K. Cannon

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