Author(s): Peter V. Brett
A brand new novella set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett. Return to the world of The Painted Man in this exciting novella from bestselling author, Peter V. Brett.Each night the world is overrun by demons. Only a handful of Messengers brave the darkness to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated human populace.Six year old, Briar Damaj is Half-Krasian and called `Mudboy' by the village children for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, and flees into the bog with nothing but his wits to protect him.After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protege, Arlen Bales. But when he learns that Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.
'I enjoyed THE PAINTED MAN immensely. Action and suspense all the way' Terry Brooks `Peter V. Brett is one of my favourite new authors' Patrick Rothfuss `The pages fly by, each one filled with tension and excitement; there's never a dull moment' Starburst `Peter V. Brett is at the forefront of purveyors of epic fantasy whose teeth were ground on the likes of Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, Terry Brooks, and David Eddings...in other words, he's at the top of his game' Tor
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 of Buffalo in 1995, and then spent over a decade in pharmaceutical publishing before returning to his bliss. He lives in New York City.