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Warding for Treasure Contest

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Demon Cycle Badali Jewelry line. Whatever type of demon you’re trying to fend off, there’s something here to aid your battle. We have warded rings and pendants, some with custom enamel in your choice of color, with more exciting pieces to come!

DemonCycleBadali is awesome. Not only are they great to work with, but every piece is made-to-order and polished by hand. And yes, they look just as amazing in person (if not better).


To celebrate we’re having a warding contest, with jewels and coins for the winners. Long-time fans may be familiar with these. If not, here’s how it’s going down…

Contest Guidelines

1. Find something you care about.

2. Ward it to protect if from demons. You can find the full list of wards and their uses here in this Grimoire on my public facebook page.

3. Submit all entries to with the subject line “Warding for Treasure Contest”. If you have a physical entry, you can send it to:

Peter V. Brett
P.O. Box 1022
New York, NY 10276

4. Contest open globally, enter as many times as you like.

5. Entries will be accepted until midnight on August 15, 2016.

All entries fitting the above criteria will be accepted. Digital art, etchings, tattoos, magic marker, crayon, pencil, clay, embroidery, poo drawing, jewelry, henna, wax seals, watercolor, ice sculpture, wood burning/carving, leatherwork, finger on the window of a dirty car, crop circles, sky writing, chisel on marble, you name it. Be creative and have fun!


Here are a few examples of what people have done in the past:
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The Grand Prize winner will receive an impact ward ring, enameled in the color of the winner’s choice (you must give your ring size):


Two second prize winners will receive a beautiful ward pendant:


Third-prize winners will receive a lucky klat! These are in production from Shire Post Mint and will be available soon! Be the first kid on the block with Hollow County legal tender:

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Good luck!!!

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Fanart: Warded Hand Tattoos!

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Hey everyone! Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you guys how excited I am whenever we get to see new warded tattoos. These are the coolest and I can’t, I just… guh!

Mike recently sent in pics of his awesome warded tatoos protecting him from clay, water, mimic, and mind demons! And since it’s on the fist, it’s perfect for punching them in the face.



S0, so, cool. Thanks so much to Mike for letting us show them off!

You can get your copy of The Skull Throne here!

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Brazilian Review of The Desert Spear!

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Hey everone! The Brazilian edition of The Desert Spear has only been out for a little while, but we’ve already got reviews. It’s so awesome to see fans discussing The Demon Cycle and we’re grateful to everyone who shares their thoughts.


Here’s a review excerpt from our friends at INtocados (translated by yours truly, with help from the internet):

“I think this second book is even better than Protected as it extends the Dark Cycle plot magnificently. The actions of our players do not go unnoticed by the authorities for long and leaders of the Free Cities and the palace intrigues are starting to have a stronger role…”


You can check out the whole review here!

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Warded Wednesday: Favorite Lines

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Hey everyone! One of the best things about The Demon Cycle are those little moments– The lines of dialogue or description that stick with you long after you’ve put the book down. These can be happy, sad, or just plain emotional. For example, one of my favorite lines is the very last one of Daylight War.

Yeah. That one.

For this week, we’re asking about those memorable moments:

What’s a line or short section in The Demon Cycle you find memorable and why?

We’re curious! If someone said it, who? Let us know what made you think of it. If one doesn’t pop into your head, feel free to look through a book for ideas. You can submit more than one. Also, please try to keep these relatively spoiler-free!!

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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 July 13, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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Warded Wednesday: Modern Demons Winner!

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Hey everyone! Last week we asked you to come up with new types of demons relevant to the modern world and you didn’t disappoint. The winner sent us two interesting entries… take a look!

An oil demon. This demon is the epitome of the struggle to find balance between our earth and the need for energy. This demon would be able to morph into any shape, as it is liquid, and common spears and knives would merely slice through the demon. The demon would leave a trace wherever it went, much like a flame demon. It’s power would be to flick it’s ichor onto your skin and it would spread up the person affected appendage, shrivel it, feeding off of the life force and then travel back to the demon to give it more energy. Stuff is real! -Gregarious

That sounds both awesome and terrifying. I love it!

I think the best demon for the common era would be an RNCD and DNCD (republican and democratic national convention demon). The main reason I feel this would be the best new demon is because these conventions happen every four year and it’s when politicians really rear their uglies.

They would have modern dress (suits that are tailored to perfection and ties with prints that want to make you feel all warm inside). These demons could mimic any personality to make you feel like you are being understood or even respected. However, if you disagree with anything they say, spikes come down the center of their spines and thorns come out of their palms, for dangerous high fives and slaps on the back. They would emit a poison from these spikes and that would cause the affected to fall into a trance, agreeing with everything the RNCD would say.
The demons main power comes from all the negativity and bullpoop any candidates from their tribes spews forth.
Their only pitfal and only thing to send them back to Nies abyss is for you to praise their prowess and insight. -Gregarious

Congratulations! Both these types of demons sound really nifty. I especially like the idea of seeing one in a suit… 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:

While I think that all of the demons would still exist in our time (since elements still exist), a nifty modern demon would be a cyber demon.

This demon would be close to as knowledgeable as the mind demons since it had the whole power of the internet behind it feeding it’s mind (Tho it’s flaw would be that it believes everything on the internet so occasionally it is wrong thanks to internet trolls ? ). This demon would be able to travel via skating through the internet and computers would need their own Cyber-wards to protect people from demons entering their house.

Hackers would be some of the best warders we have for these creatures as they would be able to destroy them using fighting cyber wards while they were skating thru the web. -Melissa

The demon that I think would be a great addition that exists in the modern world would be, shadow demons. Shadows have existed for years and they’re everywhere! Time has awakened their own soul, the Nie using the Prince demons to break their slumber.

The shadow demons linger during the day, hiding behind objects and humans they see fit. This is also their way to find prey. They inherit the shadow, act like mimic demons and mime your every move. Not knowing a demon follows you. Once the sun sets, the demon rises up and consumes their prey in darkness.

No one can see their true form, due to the fact that they transform many times. Taking different shapes and sizes they lurk in. They’re the only demons that could rise during either day or night. -Hannah

I love the Cyber and Shadow Demons ?
My choice is a Raddie.
Name: Nuclear Radiation Demon.
Dwelling: Near heavily contaminated areas.
Special abilities: *Absorbs radiation to strengthen its armor and obtain superior speed. Can also stay during the day if charged with enough radiation.
*Incapacitates its enemies with radiation, allowing it to stockpile prey.
* 3D hearing.
Behavior: They hunt alone, and are extremely territorial. Lesser demons keep away from Polluted areas altogether.
A Raddie may enroach on another Raddies territory, but its a fight to the death.
Weaknesses: *Weak conventional sight.
*Electromagnetic Interference Shielding distorts its senses. -Khaled

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 July 12, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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