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Fanart: The Warded Man Build (Skyrim)

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! Ever wanted a Demon Cycle video game? Well this is the closest we’ve ever gotten (so far). It’s incredible. I know I say that about a bunch of stuff, but this one really is frikken amazing.

An awesome gamer called TriggerJ recently showed off his unarmed build for Skyrim inspired by Arlen. Check it out:

This video honestly looks like it could be from an official video game. In the description of his Youtube video, TriggerJ includes all the mods you need to make your own Arlen (or any warded characters) in Skyrim.

Yeah. I’m gonna go play Skyrim now.

You can get your copy of The Desert Spear here!

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Fanart: Demon Cycle T-Shirt

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! OldNile has sent in a bunch of Demon Cycle swag and awesomeness over time. Today, protection meets fashion today with his cool warded shirt!


Custom ward shirt. Only thing’s missing is a couple of those wards that turns heat into a cool breeze.

I seriously love this design and a dark color means you won’t see the blood of all the demons you slay.

Thanks so much for sending this in! I’m too squeamish to get ward tattoos, so this seems like a great solution for me.

You can get The Painted Man audiobook here!

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Warded Wednesday: Demon Cycle Haiku!

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! A few years ago, Peat held a Daylight War Haiku Contest. The contest turned out some really awesome responses and I’m bummed to have missed it. I figure it’s about time to give it another shot, don’t you?

This week, there’s no question. Instead, we’re asking you to create a Haiku (three lines, 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively) based on the Demon Cycle.

These Haiku can be serious, funny, whimsical, scary, whatever. You can submit more than one. This is a pretty low bar of entry, so have fun with it!

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The prize for this giveaway is a UK-edition Skull Throne paperback!


The Skull Throne is the latest book in the Demon Cycle series. If you’d like a copy signed by Peat himself, go ahead and enter.

Remember, we can only pick your comment if you respond to our post on the blog. We’re looking forward to your answers.

Giveaway answers will be accepted until Monday. The winner will be announced Tuesday.

You can get your copy of The Desert Spear here!

Posted on June 22, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Warded Wednesday: Most Precious Winner!

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Hey everyone! Looks like switching prizes to The Skull Throne was a good idea. We got a bunch of entries this week and they all made me grin. One in particular had me giggling like a loon and is therefore the winner:

I would prop a trampoline on its side and ward the underside. Using the trampoline as a gigantic sheild, I would battle the demons and laugh mischievously as they sailed a great distance when bouncing off the warded springed net. -VanBustItWideOpen

Congratulations! I LOVE this idea. Not sure it would work as advertised, but the thought of bouncing corelings is definitely one to remember. We’ll be contacting you shortly about your prize.

Our next Warded Wednesday is TOMORROW. Be sure to check it out! In the meantime, there were a bunch of other entries that deserve a look-see:

Myself first, of course! I’m too young to die. Then comes my bookshelf and numerous boxes of books, my bed (there are many boxes of books under it).
I’d like to kill some of the creeps though, so I’ll leave the bathroom unwarded! Take that, fewking corelings! Immortal my ass, we’re allowed to use WMDs against demons, eh? ? -Khaled

The very first thing I would Ward would be Myself. Mind Wards first, then Defensive Wards and Attack Wards. Hopefully that would buy me enough time to put my cat and my few prized possessions into a large enough solid box and ward that. Then I would do my best to escape with said box and wait till sunrise, and beat off any demons that stood in my way. -QueenOfThra

I think I would ward every mirror I have in my house and barricade all possible entrance points with them. The Corelings would be so horrified by their own reflections, they would be robbed of any desire to fight. At this point I would dash out and bash their brains in with my trusty warded baseball bat! To be honest my genuine answer would be to ward my dog first, I totally agree with Stinga’s comment, I could not bear it if something were to happen to him. Cudos! -Scott

I would ward my dog first to ensure that she wouldn’t be harmed if the demons got in. I would need to ward her collar and Breast plate and maybe some warded caps for her teeth. She is my best friend and she would try to protect me from any one or any thing so id need to protect her from getting in harms way. -Stinga

I would ward my collection of books, they have been my therapy when times got tough, they have provided me with laughter and brought me new friendships in my life. If everything else was to burn my books would get me through it ? -An Open Mind

I’d ward my flute and my housemate’s accordeon and my other housemates guitar first of course. And then we’d start playing and wouldn’t stop untill the sun turned them to smoking carcasses. Those corelings have no business in our house. -Flying Phoenix

After ensuring my family was safe (of course they would come first) I would ward a photo of my late nan and grandad at their 50th wedding anniversary and our family ‘keeping box’ which is filled with things such as first drawings, childhood award and certificates and my signed copy of the warded man!!!! -Clare

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in their submissions! If you have any suggestions for future Warded Wednesday questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

You can get your copy of The Warded Man here!

Posted on June 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Reviews: Painted Man Audio!

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Hey everyone! Dani recently sent in her glowing of The Painted Man audiobook that she did over at her blog Pen to Paper

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And at Goodreads. Curious about what to expect from The Demon Cycle audiobooks? This is definitely one review you want to check out!

The Painted Man

Colin Mace is an amazing narrator. If you want experience The Demon Cycle in a whole new way, I’d definitely recommend it. Plus hearing jongleur songs out loud is just awesome.

For more of Dani’s reviews, you can mosey on over to her blog.

You can get The Painted Man audiobook here!

Posted on June 20, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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