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The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold – Voyager hardcover

Hardback omnibus edition published in the UK by Voyager in April 2013 (ISBN: 978-0-00-749253-4) that contains two novellas by Peter V Brett (each set in ‘The Demon Cycle’ world). These were originally printed in hardcover by Subterranean Press. Issued without dust-jacket this has a brown, leather-style journal look with gilt titling to front boards, spine and Terry Brooks quote on back. Map front and end pages with blurb and author bio. Originally priced at £9.99 this is indicated on a removed sticker to the back cover. The first edition is identified by a single ‘1’ to the copyright page. The size of this volume is consistent with the editions of the other books in this series.

Bazaar & Brayan's Front  Bazaar & Brayan's - Side  Bazaar & Brayan's - Copyright

In addition Goldsboro Books (London) has as usual produced a limited (250), signed edition copy. This is identical to the standard hardcover except for the authors signature (in a warding circle) directly to the title page as well as an embossed stamp with a handwritten number indicating the copy out of 250.

Bazaar & Brayan's - Title

The standard hardcover edition is still readily available with prices of £10-15 for a 1st edition. The Goldsboro Books edition is also still readily available for around £30 (or although expect prices to rise in the future).

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Peter V. Brett – Signed Bookplate

A special author commissioned, signed decorate bookplate to coincide with the release of ‘The Desert Spear’. Originally available direct from the author with the aim of allowing fans of the books to get a signed copy without needing to attend a signing session. Although not as good as direct signatures these bookplates do add value to a book.

 

Brayan’s Gold

Brayan’s Gold

Return to the world of The Warded Man and The Desert Spear in an illustrated new novella by Peter V. Brett.

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons—bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

Arlen Bales is seventeen, an apprentice Messenger in brand new armor, about to go out for the first time alongside a trained Messenger on a simple overnight trip. Instead Arlen finds himself alone on a frozen mountainside, carrying a dangerous cargo to Count Brayan’s gold mine, one of the furthest points in the duchy. And One Arm, the giant rock demon, hunts him still.

But Brayan’s Gold may offer a way for Arlen to be free of One Arm forever, if he is willing to wager his life on the chance.

Published in hardback in February 2011 by Subterranean Press (ISBN: 978-1596063631). This is the same size as the UK editions (which are smaller than the US editions) and produced in 2 separate versions:

  • Trade – fully cloth bound hardcover edition.


  • Limited edition of 750 signed numbered copies with a different cover from the trade edition and bound in white leather with a rune motif.

There is only one print run of this hardcover. Trade editions are still in print, although the limited edition is now out of print.

Note: As is common for limited edition Subterranean Press titles in addition to the numbered copies there are often an unknown number of addition signed copied marked ‘PC’ – presentation / publisher copy. These tend to sell for slightly lower prices then the numbered copies.

The Desert Spear

The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that arise as the sun sets, preying upon a dwelling population forced to cower behind ancient and half-forgotten symbols of power. These wards alone can keep the demons at bay, but legends tell of a Deliverer who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons, Those times, is they ever existed, are long past. The demons are back, and the return of the Delivered is just another myth… or is it?

Published in April 2010 in the UK by Voyager (ISBN: 978-0-00727-616-5) this is the second volume in the ‘Demon Cycle’ and a follow up to ‘The Painted Man’. The 1st edition is identified by the presence of a single ’1′ on the copyright page. The book was released with a gold ‘Voyager First Edition’ sticker on the jacket and is priced at £14.99. There are a number of later printings available (at least 4) identified by a print number on the copyright page. The dust jackets of later printings are the same as the 1st edition except for the absence of the sticker (TODO: Does the price change?)

Note: This edition is the same size as the first volume – and smaller than the US versions.

Goldsboro Books (London) released a special limited, signed version (identical to the normal book) that is identified by one of 9 ‘avatar’ stamps with each avatar representing a major character from the book. There are 25 numbered copies for each avatar stamp. Each copy is also dated ’16-4-10′.

Signed copies – tend to be lined and dated with a quote from the book. A number of copies are also signed via way of a special decorative book plate that was commissioned by the author.

The Great Bazaar

The Great Bazaar and Other Stories

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons—bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

But there was a time when the demons were not so bold. A time when wards did more than hold the demons at bay. They allowed man to fight back, and to win. Messenger Arlen Bales will search anywhere, dare anything, to return this magic to the world.

Abban, a merchant in the Great Bazaar of Krasia, purports to sell everything a man’s heart could desire, including, perhaps, the key to Arlen’s quest.

  

Published in January 2010 by Subterranean Press (ISBN: 978-1-59606-289-4). This hardcover contains the title novelette (which was first published in Germany) and a number of other scenes not included in ‘The Painted Man’. It also contains a glossary and grimoire. This is the same size as the UK editions (which are smaller than the US editions) and produced in 2 separate versions:

  • Trade – fully cloth bound hardcover edition (2000? copies).
  • Limited edition 200 signed numbered copies.

There is only one printing of this hardcover and due to a very small print-run even the trade edition is rare and highly sought-after (more so than UK edition of ‘The Painted Man’). Expect prices of £350+ just for the unsigned trade hardcover.

Peter V. Brett flashpoints

The Painted Man (aka. The Warded Man in the US) is the debut novel from Peter V. Brett. This was first published in the UK by Voyager in 2008. Interestingly this was written by the author on his mobile phone while commuting on the New York metro.

I’ve provided information below about the various points that identify the 1st edition of the UK edition of the book. I’ll be providing details about the his other books in future posts.

The Painted Man

1st published in the UK by Voyager in September 2008 by Voyager (ISBN: 978-0007276134). The 1st edition is identified by the presence of a single ‘1’ on the copyright page. The book was released with a gold ‘Voyager First Edition’ sticker on the jacket and is priced at £14.99. There is at least one later printing (2nd) which is identified by the presence of a single ‘2’ on the copyright page. Apart from the lack of a First Edition sticker there is no difference in the jackets between the 1st and later printings.

Note: The UK edition is of a smaller size (book club format) than the US edition (published by Del Rey in the following year).

 

Goldsboro Books (London) released a special signed version (identical to the normal book) that is identified by one 0f 6 ‘avatar’ stamps with each avatar representing a major character from the book. There are 25 numbered copies for each avatar stamp.

Otherwise signed copies – tend to be lined and dated with a quote from the book. A number of copies are also signed via way of a special decorative book plate that was commissioned by the author.