The Deliverer has returned, but who is he?
Arlen Bales, formerly of the small hamlet of Tibbet's Brook, learnt harsh lessons about life as he grew up in a world where hungry demons stalk the night and humanity is trapped by its own fear. He chose a different path; chose to fight inherited apathy and the corelings, and eventually he became the Painted Man, a reluctant saviour.
But the figure emerging from the desert, calling himself the Deliverer, is not Arlen. He is a friend and betrayer, and though he carries the spear from the Deliverer's tomb, he also heads a vast army intent on a holy war against the demon plague... and anyone else who stands in his way.
demon cycle 2: desert spear
I have not even gotten half way into this book yet, and I am loving it. Far more richly detailed than even the first if that is possible, this is definitely more than just a fantasy novel. Action packed fighting scenes, intrigue, blood bonds, lust - in one word, awesome.
The Desert Spear
The second book is quite possibly the best fantasy I have read. With plenty of action and suspense. Excellent book!