So everyone knows how much a love the Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett so I was thrilled when Netgalley gave me a review copy of The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold. This is a companion novella of stories that Peter couldn't fit (for various reasons) into the novels.
-The Great Bazaar is a story about Arlen and Abban that I think should have been worked into The Desert Spear as it has information that I think is valuable to the story or at least fills in a missing bit of info. Arlen returns with pottery from a desolated city for Abban to sell but while negotiating Arlen discovers that Abban might be able to procure a map to an ancient Krasian city that is holy and may contain more of the lost wards. Abban reluctantly agrees to this because he owes Arlen for not giving him vital information on a previous excursion.
-Brayan's Gold is about Arlen's first mission as a messenger but also to me it is his 'becoming a man' story as he defends his cargo from bandits even though he is sorely outnumbered and his companion has fled. It is also our first look at snow demons.
If your a serious fan of The Demon Cycle I highly recommend picking it up.