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Publisher's Summary

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close.
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.
©2017 Peter V. Brett (P)2017 Harper Collins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"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)
"[Peter V. Brett is] at the top of his game. I give this my highest recommendation." (Tor.com)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Allen on 02-02-18

worth the wait

I thought it would disappoint but it delivered on all counts. A fantastic series that I will surely enjoy reading again and again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-03-18

amazing!

one of the best books in the series, really kept me in the car while listning!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 02-18-18

Dissapointing end to a series that petered out.

The first two books in this series were AMAZING, yet from there it's all really fallen apart.

Oversexualised, ridiculous character directions, lazy deus-ex solutions epitomised by an awful ending that was beyond lazy. I forced myself to read this as the reviews were more positive than books 3 and 4 and it is a better book, but that's not difficult.

Colin Mace continues to do a great job.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By peter on 12-11-17

A disappointing end to a series

The painted man series started with great characters and a good pace. A pity then that the author chose to kill one of the three main characters in the fourth book and then drag out the story into a fifth book. It would have been better as a faster paced trilogy rather than a five book series that you just wanted to have an end to.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 10-30-17

Excellent series!

I've never been a big fan of fantasy but this series is amazing! I hope the author does another book in the series because I feel it still has legs for another book. I cannot recommend this series more highly.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By luke on 10-21-17

Luke Ian Robertson

It is sad that the journey is over.
I hope, nay, desire this 'universe' to be expanded upon.

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