The Warded Man

The Warded Man

eBook - 2009
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As darkness falls each night, demons known as the corelings rise, and three young survivors of demon attacks risk everything to recover the secrets of the past to defeat the corelings and stop their relentless assault against humans.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780345512659
0345512650
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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nidofito
Jan 13, 2016

The Warded Man was a great debut book providing entertaining life stories of our three protagonists with action and information.

vmccreedy Jan 16, 2015

Great start to a series. Story told from the points of view of three strong main characters, and throughout the book, I was just waiting for them to meet, and was not disappointed.

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kajia715
Jul 12, 2014

This book was great I truly loved the characters and how they were incorporated together so nicely. I recommend this book to anyone interested in fiction books it is such a great story.

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litolic
Apr 15, 2014

this is one of the worst books ive ever read. no, this isnt an exaggeration.

the writing is solid, the premise is intersesting. the characters are completely unbelievable. the authors concept of men and women is literally insane. he views women as these gossiping worrying rape victims (literally). and men as these innately evil rapists (literally). every man left alone with a woman is going to rape. the exceptions being the main characters of course.

you know when you're reading a book and you've become quite sure this character CANT die. hes just too important to the story? ya, all of them.

no idea how people can enjoy this book. gl if you're planning on reading it.

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EJGreyson
Nov 03, 2013

I love it :D

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kmuir10
Aug 27, 2013

A great book. A very great book. Gets off to a bit of an awkward start in the beginning. "I won't fail him again." Who even says that? Other than that one bit, the rest of the book is a very entertaining read. Kept me up even later than normal.

unbalancedbutfair Dec 13, 2012

In many ways this was a brilliantly executed novel. I stayed up late reading it when I should have been working or sleeping. For me that is usually the mark of a great novel. I really did like this book but I think it falls just shy of "great". First the good: Excellently executed. Even when I knew that a character had only one role to play, to help change the protagonist, and wasn't a true character I still wound up empathizing with that character. That speaks volumes. When you can say "oh, he's doing thus and such" and still feel empathy instead of just seeing a plot device you have a good writer at the helm. Also: the action is very well written he strikes an excellent balance between action and character development. The first 300 pages are an absolutely amazingly well told story. It was only towards the very end that I started feeling conflicted. The author includes rape--not itself a bad thing we need stories that explore this taboo subject-- but I think he gives it slightly short shrift. And that gives me pause. It's good to unpack taboo and dangerous subjects in stories, maybe the best way, but I feel he could have done a better job and taken more time with it. Really that's my only issue with the book. Other than that it's brilliant. But it's a big enough issue to lose a star in my review.

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ron_h_roy2003
May 14, 2011

A good read. I liked the warding - unique.

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Vw1girl
Feb 08, 2011

This book and it's follow up "The Desert Spear" are amazing books if you like Fantasy.

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misje0607
Jan 29, 2011

AN AMAZING BOOK! for those who are looking for something outside the typical fantasy genre of todays age this is the book for you!!!

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