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Messenger's Legacy (Novella)

Narrated by: Colin Mace
Series: The Demon Cycle, Book 3.5
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)

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Summary

A brand new novella set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett.

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons. Bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

Briar Damaj is a boy of six in the small village of Bogton. Half-Krasian, the village children call him Mudboy for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, fleeing into the bog with nothing but his wits and a bit of herb lore to protect him.

After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protégé, Arlen Bales. But for all that he's earned the rest, he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. When he learns Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.

©2014 Peter V. Brett (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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just great, a brilliant filler between novels

just great, a brilliant filler between novels. very highly recommended but be sure to read in sequence

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nice little fix for my demon war addiction

love the book. only issue is with some of the narrators pronouncements of Krasian words. but otherwise a fun listen.

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it's alright

is an okay short story, but is not much more relevant than the other short stories...
can easily be skipped

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Great author, great narrator

I thoroughly enjoyed the Demon Cycle Series, so this novella gave me a short reminder of why I enjoyed it so much.

I really enjoy the writing style of Peter V Brett, and Colin Mace is one of my favourite narrators. Together they have produced one of the best audiobook series that I have listened to.

If it was only 30 minutes long I would have still bought it!!

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Short and not worth it

Makes sense but not the what I was hoping for. And too short. But perhaps I have been tainted by the memories of the last book in the series.