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The Painted Man
The Painted Man | Peter V. Brett
Humankind has ceded the night to the Corelings, demons that rise each day at dusk, killing until dawn The world's few surviving humans hide behind magical wards, praying that the magic will see them through another night But there are three stubborn children who know that there is more to the world than what they've been told, if only they can risk leaving the safety of the wards to find it.
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Becker
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this. Great storytelling. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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TheBookBinge
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Panpan

I am all about world build, I am all about multiple POVs, I am NOT okay with slow creeping progression that leads to....nothing. Absolutly nothing. This is what this book has delivered to me. Little excitement, boring POVs, and five seconds of the the actual Warded Man. Maybe it gets better in the series maybe it does not. I am not going to take my chance. Sorry! Not for me.

TrishB The series gets so much better! 11mo
MaggieM @TrishB I Agree! This book series is one of the best I have ever read! 4mo
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TheBookBinge
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Kind of bummed, was totally enjoying the thrill, excitement, and fear for our first main character when all of a sudden we switch over to not just ONE POV but TWO different POV before resuming to that fate of our first POV character. Kind of killed my reading high. If the other two POVs weren't so boring I'd be okay but alas they ruined my reading vibe.

Lauram Welcome to Litsy! 😃 11mo
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 I hate it when that happens! 11mo
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TrishB Persevere it‘s a great series honestly 👍🏻 11mo
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RainyDayReading
The Warded Man | Peter V. Brett
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My Black Friday BookOutlet order arrived! I was just pawing through the books I ordered(since I had forgotten most of them) when I found this in the box! It‘s signed!!!! 😱😱 I have heard about people getting signed editions in their orders but this is the first it has happened to me! So. Much. Excitement. #bookoutlet

jmofo He‘s a pretty interesting and entertaining author to hear speak. I saw him on some panels at DCC and he was fun. 13mo
gradcat That‘s fantastic! 13mo
RainyDayReading @jmofo Good to know! I‘ve seen his name pop up on panels for comic cons and such but I‘ve never seen him. @gradcat I was so shocked I dropped the book haha 🤣 13mo
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wtimblin
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Just finished the final book in this series (The Core) and it was amazing! Read it electronically, but still need to buy so my OCD can have a complete collection on the shelf!

TrishB A great series 👍🏻 1y
wanderinglynn 👍🏻 I‘ve only read book 1 (so far), but I loved it. I can‘t wait to dive into book 2. 1y
wtimblin @wanderinglynn you are in for a treat! They keep getting better and better 1y
Quirkybookworm Oh oh oh!!! They look great! 1y
Guildedearlobe Such a great series. I‘m intrigued by what he will do next. 1y
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Jovy
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It's been awhile since I read an epic fantasy (mostly because I want to wait till the series is done before I start). So I was very eager to dive into this. Loved the unique world that Brett built. Loved the characters, the different take on magic. I would say there are some things that might not sit well with readers (can't say much more without spoiling). But overall for me, a very good read!

Andrew65 This sounds very interesting. Stacked! 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Mehso-so

Pros: A great hook (Every single night in this fantasy world demons rise from the ground and kill anything they find. Humans survive the night by painting magic wards on their buildings or in portable ward rings on the road) and thoughtful world-building.

Cons: Dull repetitive prose (see #bulged). Odd pacing that seemed to linger on boring stuff and skip interesting stuff. Incest, sexual assault, and rape that were all unnecessary to the plot.

saresmoore Yeesh. That‘s quite the trifecta. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore It felt like the author was maybe trying to make some kind of statement by including them but it never added up to more than “The feudal system really sucked for women, huh?” 2y
llwheeler @TobeyTheScavengerMonk oh dear. I have this sitting on my tbr and i'm not sad that I haven't gotten to it yet, then... 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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450 pages... 10 occurrences (my collage app only went up to 9 boxes)

Now, I am a calm and reasonable man but...

WHAT THE ACTUAL CUSS?!?!?!?!

Maybe the people in this fantasy world should worry less about the demons that rise from the ground each night and more about this seemingly widespread ocular issue.

#bulged

saresmoore 😂 2y
Scurvygirl 👀 2y
MiyakoBunny 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣lmao 2y
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DGRachel 😂😂😂 2y
Karkar 😂😂too funny. I do not think I ever noticed this before. 2y
CrowCAH Lol 😂 great catch! 2y
tournevis My eyes bulged 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @tournevis You‘d fit right in to the magical land of Thesa then I guess. 2y
callielafleur 😳🤪😳 2y
AlaMich 🤣 Repetition. BIG pet peeve!! 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie 😂😂 2y
APLitlife 😂 2y
Leftcoastzen 😳sorry, my eyes just bulged out! Yo , editor?! 2y
Swe_Eva 😂😂😂 2y
Centique Oh wow that‘s a lot of bulging 😳😳😳 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Friends, I am less than one fourth of the way through this book...

This... this could be a problem.

#bulged

ErinSueMreads Ughhhh I hate excessive repetition 2y
mcipher My eyes are bulging at these excerpts. 😂 2y
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Librariana So. Many. Bulging. Eyes!! 🤤🤤🤤🤤 2y
dsfisher 👀😜🤪 2y
RealBooks4ever A lot of bulging going on! 😲 2y
bookwrm526 Oh dear that‘s a lot of bulging...are there any bulging muscles, or not eyes? 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @bookwrm526 Nope, just eyes. I hope this is the last of them. 2y
readordierachel 😂😆😅😯 2y
bookwrm526 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk whoo boy, I hope so too!! 2y
CouronneDhiver No. Just no. 2y
julesG Argh, hate it when that happens. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit So annoying! And once you‘ve noticed a repetitive phrase like that, you just can‘t let it go. I had one recently where everyone shrugged CONSTANTLY! I was totally distracted. 2y
Linear -oprah Winfrey moment- And you get bulging eyes, and you get bulging eyes! Everyone gets bulging eyes!!! 2y
morevna Omg, I would be soo annoyed 😂😂once I've seen something like this, I can't let it go. It totally spoils the rest.😅😂 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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#Starting this book I received during an All Hallow‘s Read book exchange with some friends last year.

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knittedgnome
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this! It does seem that I am now on a new fantasy kick but I was super into this book! Not so patiently waiting for the next to be available from my library.

It followed several different characters and all were interesting and provided a different look into this demon filled world.

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toolamehelp
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Pickpick

This was honestly the most enthusiastic I've been about reading a new book for quite a while (not that I've put an enormous amount of effort in lately 😅) and I've finished it feeling excited for the next book in the series.

#fantasy #adventure #action #monsters #petervbrett

Bex1205 Painted man is so good! 2y
toolamehelp @Bex1205 I really loved it! I have to go buy the next one now 😁 2y
Vinjii I loved this. Need to read the 2nd one. 2y
toolamehelp @Vinjii I just need to go out and buy it 😅 2y
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toolamehelp
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I've had real trouble starting new things for a while, I just can't seem to get past it, so I decided to force it and throw myself into a new book. I love it. I am flying through this book, I haven't even touched The Keeping Place since I picked this up (which is a bit sad 😅)
#fantasy #demons #petervbrett #action

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knp4597
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Pickpick

Just finished this! It was slow going at first but really picked up shortly after the halfway mark. I really enjoyed it. Definitely some epic scenes! I'm very interested to see where the next 4 books go. From everything I have heard it just keeps getting better and better!

An easy 4 ⭐ outta 5! 👏👍👌

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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69% in and things suddenly got reeeeeeeally badass! This chapter was bananas! 🙌

Good gravy I ❤️ fantasy novels!

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Starting this tonight. Long overdue. The 5th (and final) book came out this year so it's time to dig into this series! I'm very excited to see what all the hype is about! 🙌

Ddzmini Let me know what you think 🤔 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk This one‘s coming up for me. Looking forward to your thoughts! 2y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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A very nice man in uniform just knocked on my door and handed me these! You are supposed to hug the postal workers when they bring you books, right? I'm not the only o...what? Why are you all looking at me like that?

I'm late to the party but I'm excited to dig into these. My plan is to time it so that the final volume will be out in paper back edition when I get up to it.

Dragon I really enjoyed It 👍🐉 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Dragon I have heard so many good things about this series. 2018 is gonna be the year of catch up and re-reads for me! 😍 2y
TrishB Have the last one ready to read but don‘t want it to be over! Saving for holiday period 👍🏻 a great series 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I was given The Warded Man last month for an All Hallows‘ Read exchange. Sounds gnarly. 2y
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TubaSheila
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I sat down, and turned to page 209, where I had the page turned down, intending to read one chapter. Maybe two. And then…it was midnight, and I was done with the remaining 250 pages.

I knew there was a sequel, but searching by the author's name for this blurb, I see there are four available, and the final book coming out in 3 weeks. I'd better get cracking!

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obik
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É um bom livro

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biblometasia
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I really liked the first book of the demon cycle by Peter V. Brett. I loved the characters and how good they were written. I was fascinated how they developed. And I'm still looking forward to read how the story goes on - three books wanted to be read. 😅

BookishMarginalia Cool pic! 3y
biblometasia Thanks! 3y
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originalembot
The Painted Man | Peter V. Brett
Pickpick

Damn, kinda sad this one ended but it's ok because the next one is right beside me. It's books like this that make me wonder how some people can't like books, this has everything, action, romance, suspense. It's fast paced and riveting.
5/5🌟

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TheLondonBookworm
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Bring on my summer of sunshine and reading!!! Starting with a whole bunch of fantasy I've been neglecting 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

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busyreading
The Warded Man | Peter V. Brett
Pickpick

Amazing book!
I just couldn't put it down, the storyline is very interesting, the concepts of corelings is so spooky. Amazing characters, Bruna being my favourite.
Highly recommended.

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Mayjoan
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Mehso-so

The only reason I'm not so enthusiastic about this book is because I was left feeling bleak. Maybe because of too many trials, betrayal, and hardships for the MCs and the demons seemed to be stronger than them. Despite having a common and greatest enemy (demons), man insists on fighting each other. But this is only the first book in the series, so maybe it will get better?

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Seekingtardis
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Pickpick

This book was so good. It sucks you in and you don't want it to end! I enjoyed seeing all the different point of views, however it was hard to follow the "years" since it jumped around from one person to the other. I will ABSOLUTELY recommend!! Can not wait to start the second book! (Already downloaded and queued in my audible account ??)

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Seekingtardis
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I'm so close to being finished and it's SOOO good!! I've already added book 2 to the top of my TBR pile!! (The incest is just a small part that is over VERY quickly and yet to be discussed again!)

BillBlume I had a similar reaction to this book years ago and added both the second and third books to my TBR. Haven't read the others, though. Go back and forth on it. 3y
Seekingtardis @BillBlume I think it's time for a re-read and some catching up to do!! 😍😂😱 3y
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Seekingtardis
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Aaaaaaaaaaand there's incest....... 🙀😳

josie281 Snort! 😂 3y
Seekingtardis @josie281 it started to hint that it might happen and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOO and made the above face! And then it happened and I was just 😷 3y
Libby1 Yep. That can be the bailing point for me. 😐 3y
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Kimzey Ha! 😂 3y
Bookish.Heart I bailed on a few books because of that. If it's not integral to the storyline or it's exceptionally graphic, I'm out! 3y
AngelErin Omg I'm glad I bailed on this one before that point. Yikes. 3y
obviateit 😟😖🙅🏻🙅🏻🙅🏻 3y
MrsV The first time I read a book with that subject matter was the secretly traded V. C. Andrews books 📚 in high school. But, now having kids myself, I'm pretty sure I would have to give a hard pass on the subject. 3y
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Seekingtardis
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#iwanttoreadindec #seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading a smaller pile and shorter books than I would like but December is already a crazy month and a new job leaves no time for reading!

Eyelit Yay for Fables! 3y
Minispok 💗💗 Fables 3y
Seekingtardis @Eyelit @Minispok I'm really enjoying it!! 😍😍 3y
RealLifeReading Congrats on the new job! 3y
Seekingtardis @RealLifeReading thank you! It's my first week and I am LOVING it!! 3y
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Maxxxpower64
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First in a very good series of fantasy novels. It'd been sitting on my tbr pile for a while and it was so much better than I expected when I got to it. It will ultimately be a 5 book series with the last book "The Core" to be released in 2017 I believe. A very down to earth writing style and an unconventional fantasy universe with great characterisation.

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Dragon
Pickpick

So I was looking for a fantasy book to fill the void while I waited for RR Martin and Patrick Rothfuss to finish the next book in their series. Warded Man had all the elements I enjoy: likeable hero, nasty bad guy (demons in this case ), a touch of romance, and I couldn't put it down.

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Dragon
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Okay I bought another book. So my current stack of on the go books is...

Texreader The first two are in my tbr stack too! 4y
iread2much Cleopatra is fabulous! The writing is wonderful and the research is very well done 4y
Dragon Thanks for the comments @Texreader and @iread2much , I am looking forward to a summer full of good reading 4y
Texreader @iread2much thanks!! I think I'll move it up my tbr list then. I'm a historical fiction junkie 4y
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Bailedbailed

didn't bother finishing this series, had to quit in the second book. Not sure this author has ever met a real woman because who gets basically gang raped and then goes all sorts of crazy hot-to-trot? Great idea, interesting premise, super disappointing execution.