Barren (Novella)
Peter V. Brett, Read by Colin Mace

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Narrated By: Colin Mace

Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes

What to expect

A new Demon Cycle novella from internationally bestselling author Peter V. Brett

Each night, the world is overrun by bloodthirsty demons. For centuries, humanity survived only by hiding behind defensive wards – magical symbols of power. Now, though, the rediscovery of other, long-forgotten wards has given them the magic they need to fight back…

In Tibbet’s Brook, the fighting wards have brought change, heightening tensions and grudges of a troubled past. Selia Square, the woman they call Barren, has long been the force holding the Brook together. As a terrifying new threat emerges, she must rally the people of the Brook once more.

But Selia has a past of her own. And in a small community the personal and the political can never be divided. If Tibbet’s Brook is to survive, Selia must uncover memories she has buried deep – of the woman she once was and the woman she once loved – to retell their story.

Genre

War, combat & military fiction, Fantasy

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PRAISE FOR THE DEMON CYCLE:

‘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

‘[Brett] confirms his place among epic fantasy’s pantheon of greats amid the likes of George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson, and Robert Jordan’
Fantasy Book Critic