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O Protegido Ward Contest: Warding Strong!

Posted by Karen

Hello warders! We’re kicking off O Protegido Ward Contest off with some really great entries! Fans of The Demon Cycle are so talented/creative/awesome. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

Marcelly Nascimento wows us with an intricate ward circle:


Lovely entry! Ward circle and model are both stunning. Beautiful work Marcelly!

Anderson Tiago already has his warded hands on a copy of the prize, but he’s still showing off his mad skills. Way to get ahead of the game!


Thanks so much for your entry, Anderson! Next time you’re in battle, that ward will definitely light your way.

Lauro Kociuba joins forces with his wife Yara to give us an unstoppable team!

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These are two demon-fighters you really don’t want to make angry. Powerful wards for powerful people. Really cool photography as well!

Keep your entries coming! O Protegido Ward Contest is open until July 16th!

Also, The Great Bazaar Drabble Contest ends Wednesday. Check it out to win more amazing prizes from The Demon Cycle!

Posted on July 7, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Drabble Contest: Starting Off Scary!

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Just a few days into The Great Bazaar Drabble Contest and already we’ve got some delightfully bone-chilling entries! We’ve put the drabbles onto a template designed by the talented Chris Leathart. Keep the lights on while you check them out!

Daniel Hegar recounts a close encounter of the demon kind:

Daniel Hegar

Who do you think was more afraid? The hunter or the demon? Either way, the rich and eerie details really bring this drabble to life. I’m going to have nightmares and it’s completely worth it. Great job, Dan!

Eric Gower marks the arrival of demons with a confrontation between friends:

Eric Gower

Didn’t see that one coming! Such a great entry from Eric- exciting from beginning to end. I can’t believe so much happened in 100 words!

Gina Giannetti offers up a new Deliverer:

Gina Giannetti

Love the attitude in this one! There’s no way Deliah’s going down easy. Arlen would be proud.

The contest ends Wednesday, so be sure to get your drabbles in by then! And if you live in Brazil, don’t forget to enter O Protegido Ward Contest as well!

You can pre-order The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold here!

Posted on July 6, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Brayan's Gold, Contests, Drabble Contest, Drabble Contest, Great Bazaar, Karen, Reading, Tachyon, Tweephole, Writing

Ward Circle Tattoo!

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Long-time fan got this incredible tattoo! Check it out!



Sam Lagrandeur shared the progress of his sleeve/shoulder piece with us.

“A closer look at the wards on my arm that surround the angel on my shoulder. If you haven’t read ‘The Demon Cycle’ book series by Peter V. Brett get into it!!! I have a copies of the first 4 novels. so good I got inked like the ward man who kills demons in the night with his bare hands!”

The shading is so impressive and those symbols are are spot-on! Tattoo artist/warder is Bree.



Here’s the ward circle tattoo from another angle.


Gorgeous and powerful ink, Sam. No demon’s going to mess with you!

The Warded Man hardcover is now available online only! Check it out on Amazon or Books-A-Million.

Don’t forget we’re running two contests right now! You can enter O Protegido Ward Contest here and The Great Bazaar Drabble Contest here!

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Craft, Fan Art, Fans, Karen, Tweephole, Uncategorized, Warded Art, Warded Man
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O Protegido Ward Contest!

artwork - fan contest O Protegido

Want to win a signed copy of O Protegido, the Brazilian translation of The Warded Man? Then, join this fan contest we are doing with the Brazilian blog INtocados. You can check out the original post here.

To participate, you must:

  • Live in Brazil! No outside entries, please.
  • Draw a ward on yourself! This can be as simple or as creative as you want.
  • Take a creative photo of it (e.g. somewhere outdoors, around objects, animals or people … the possibilities are endless!)
  • Send your picture to no later than July 16th.

For prizes, we will be giving away 2 signed copies of O Protegido plus some awesome warded dice and some English copies of The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold.

Need some inspiration? You can find the full grimoire of wards and their descriptions in this public Facebook album:

Or check out this fun walk through of Demon Cycle books Peat did at the JABberwocky offices:

Also, be sure to check out the Drabble contest (open to everyone!) to win more awesome Demon Cycle prizes.

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm by Karen
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The Great Bazaar Drabble Contest!

Posted by Karen

Hi everyone! I’m Karen, Peat’s new assistant. I’ll be taking over as Meg goes to pursue her MFA (Masters in Fighting Alagai). Best of luck, Meg!!

I want to jump straight into a contest with a giveaway of Peat’s The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold, new paperback edition, on sale July 7, 2015 from Tachyon Publications!


The Great Bazaar is the exciting tale of how Arlen found the lost city of Anoch Sun.

The book contains other Arlen adventures, a glossary, and for the first time ever in print, a complete, up-to-date ward grimoire. It’s a must-have addition to The Demon Cycle. Also there are snow demons. It’s awesome.


For this contest, we’re asking you to craft a drabble. A drabble is…

“A short work of fiction, about one hundred words, not including the title. A drabble is all about brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.”

We’re very excited about this contest. We’ll be picking several winners. Can’t wait to see your entries!

The Great Bazaar Contest 1


Entering is easy. Just follow three simple steps…

Step 1: Write a drabble set in The Demon Cycle world that contains an original character or original demon (or both).

Step 2: Send your drabble to by July 8, 2015. The drabble should be a MAXIMUM of 100 words.

Step 3: Prosper.

This contest is international. Everyone is encouraged to enter! If  you need inspiration, check out this quick overview of the Demon Cycle world:

Winners will receive a paperback copy of The Great Bazaar and bragging rights!


Good luck!


You can also pre-order The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold here!

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Brayan's Gold, Contests, Great Bazaar, Karen, Tachyon, Writing