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Barren

Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: The Demon Cycle
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (86 ratings)

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Summary

A new Demon Cycle novella from internationally best-selling author Peter V. Brett.

After The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold and Messenger’s Legacy comes Barren, an enchanting new novella set in the much-loved world of the Demon Cycle series.

©2018 Peter V. Brett (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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)

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Loved the painted man Saga, this... not so much

While I absolutely loved The painted Man series I could not help but find this book incredibly boring. My problem is with the fictional lesbian Love story I guess he may be trying to push a certain agenda but in such a cool world this story seems really forced, we don't even get insight into what brought those two together, it was incredibly shallow. We could've followed the main characters kids, this could have been so much more

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Great spin off story

Wow...just Wow! Brilliant edition to the main books. In a way even better. Core! I was riveted all the way through and the twist at the end. pure genius didn't see it coming.

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Novella in the excellent series

Background story to the main tale of The Painted Man and its sequels. All highly recommended - original and gripping.

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Great!!

I really enjoyed it. I really like both the author and narrator and everything they have produced together has been absolutely fantastic.

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Fantastic

Beautifully written and emotionally taut. Listen enjoy and let make you think a bit, fantasy story that draws from real world issues.

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More drivel

Peter ruined this fantasy series with his fixation on tawdry sexual characterisation while padding out books with pheripheral characters, this book is more of the same.