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Warded Man/Messenger’s Legacy Reviews!

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! We’ve been browsing though some awesome review posted up on the web. Most are pretty great, so we decided to share them here! Enjoy!

It’s been a long time since it’s original publication, but fantasy fans are still cracking open The Warded Man/The Painted Man for the first time:

The Warded Man

If you want something nice and spoiler-free review, pop over to Debbie’s review here!

We also have reviews of The Warded Man/The Painted Man from The Half Strung Harp and The Royal Library. Or, if you’d like some insight into the audio side of things, Nocturnal Reviews recently did a mini-review on the Warded Man audiobook. Feel free to take a look!

Or, if you’d like to hear what people think of Peat’s novellas, we have feedback for those too!

Messenger's Legacy limited ed dust jacket chong

Over the Effing Rainbow put out this short review of Messenger’s Legacy. Or, if you’d prefer a more worldly view of Peat’s work, you can check out this German review!

Want to see what others have to say? Scroll down on the News Page for links and blurbs.

Check out all of Peat’s 2016 tour dates in the Appearances section.

You can order your copy The Messenger’s Legacy here!

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Fans, Germany, Karen, Messenger's Legacy, Reviews, Skull Throne, Warded Art
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Cosplay: Warded Warriors!

Posted by Karen

I love roleplay. Whether it’s your traditional D&D (3.5-esque Homebrew for me), GURPS, or a full-on LARP, it’s always a blast! A few months ago, we were contacted by Erik who showed off these fantastic LARP cosplays inspired by The Warded Man:


“Two warded warriors getting ready to say their prayers before being overrun by a zombie horde…”

This is seriously cool and the wards are done -perfectly-.


I especially love this shot. Two warriors going off to fight, maybe to die in order to keep others safe. The lighting and atmosphere really sell it.


Thanks so much to Erik for letting us in on the awesomeness! Though the characters have been put to rest, we know their spirits will live on. You are all deliverers.

You can get your copy of The Warded Man here!

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Fans, Karen, Warded Art, Warded Man

Warded Wednesday: On A Date!

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! Okay, last week’s Warded Wednesday was so much fun. Like I said, I’m a sucker for all those quizzy questions. It reminds me of that time I plugged Demon Cycle Fan Evan’s questions into a character personality quiz. So much fun.

Anyhow, it’s Wednesday again, so let’s get this party started!

Today we’re asking you to think about all the characters in The Demon Cycle in a slightly different way. Everyone knows that Gared has been a heart throb and Leesha has certainly broken a few hearts.

The week’s two-pronged question for the giveaway is:

Which character would you take on a date? What would you do?

Make sure you let us know why! We can’t wait for your answers.

Leesha Coplay Aleena 2

The prize for this giveaway is a Warded Man trade paperback!


This giveaway book was provided by our friends at Del Rey. The Warded Man is where everything begins. 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 Skull Throne here!

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Karen, Warded Wednesdays

Warded Wednesday: Characters As Animals Winner!

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! I’m so excited by how last week’s Warded Wednesday went down. There were a bunch of great animal comparisons I never would have thought of.

Once again, the selection was random. This week’s winner had a person/animal combo that worked -perfectly-…

Bruna would be a nanny goat, looks after her kids like her life depends on it, but if you’re a troll under the bridge you’re in big trouble, she doesn’t need any billy goats to put you back in line. -Andy

Congratulations, Andy! We’ll be contacting you shortly about your prize.

Our next Warded Wednesday is TOMORROW. In the meantime, we’d like to give a shout-out to some other creative entries:

So can I say I think Rojer would be a donkey without that being insulting? It’s really not insulting but…you know..japing around…making noise…donkey! I could maybe be convinced to go with monkey… -Justin

Inevra would be a praying mantis. The female of the species is more deadly then the male….
Need I say more?! -Clare

I think Abban would be a tunnel asp.
Because he telling you what you would like to hear mostly or suggesting plans but just to stab you in the back on his own way. Don’t trust him.

And motion Arlen and Jardir: The Twinheaded serpent. A mythical creature. 2 mind, 2 head and one body. Shared goal but different minds behind it. -Istvan

I would say that Arlen is the Wolf. Since wolves mate for life and can sometimes be loners, which i think is one of Arlen’s traits. Loyalty runs deep in them and they take care of their “pack”. Both Arlen and the wolf are “predators” of course. -Janar

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 May 17, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
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German Interview: Tapsis Buchblog

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! Peat did a lovely interview last month with Denise Börner from Tapsis Buchblog. The Q&As have been translated into English, so you don’t have to know German to read them.


You can check out the whole interview on the Tapsis Buchblog site.

Thanks so much to Denise for conducting the interview!


You can get your copy of The Warded Man here!

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Germany, Interviews, Karen, Warded Man
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