Second part of the "Demon Cycle". I liked "Painted Man" but this book was better in my opinion. Now that I think about it "Painted Man" deserves at least 7/10. Maybe my rating rules are different now.
"The Desert Spear" goes back in time and we get to know the story from different perspective. I really liked it, especially seeing different culture with it's own rules.
Of course it was known how it will end but it was fun to read.