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Peter V. Brett
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11 Feb 2013 The Demon Cycle (Book 3)

Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The DAYLIGHT WAR is book three of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes.

Humanity is fighting back. Although the night still belongs to the demons that arise as the sun sets, new wards and weapons are giving those willing to fight in the darkness a chance to retaliate against their core-spawned enemies.

But, as humanity is about to learn, not all monsters are confined to the dark.

Civil war ravages the north and south, battles fought between those who should be working together. It is up to Arlen – the Painted Man – and Jardir – the self-proclaimed Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer – to put aside their differences and bring their people to terms if they are to have any chance of saving their civilisation from demon-rule.



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  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (11 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007276214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007276219
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.4 x 6.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 266,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter went to the University at Buffalo, where he studied Dungeons & Dragons, fencing, and girls. Somehow, he also managed to earn a (totally useful!) Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Art History in 1995.

Following college, Peter spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell.

In June of 2007, his hard work and perseverance paid off, as he sold his 4th novel, THE PAINTED MAN, and in October of 2007, he left his day job to pursue writing full time.
He lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife Dani and two cats, Jinx and Max Powers.

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‘The most significant and cinematic fantasy epic since The Lord of the Rings. Inspired, compelling, and totally addictive!’
Paul W. S. Anderson, director of Resident Evil: Afterlife

‘Peter V. Brett is one of my favorite new authors’
Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

'I enjoyed The Painted Man immensely. Action and suspense all the way.'
Terry Brooks

‘An absolute masterpiece… literally unputdownable, and deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy.'
www.ozhorrorscope.com.

'A very accomplished debut fantasy. Recommended.'
www.sfrevu.com.

About the Author

Following college, Peter spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell.
In June of 2007, his hard work and perseverance paid off, as he sold his 4th novel, THE PAINTED MAN, and in October of 2007, he left his day job to pursue writing full time.
He lives in Brooklyn NY .


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Whatever happened to trilogies? 13 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First off, I loved the first two books in this series. I still think the concept is original and the characters are fresh, but whatever happened to trilogies? You knew where you were with three books, it gave structure to stories and made authors critical of their own content. Now the fashion is to milk a concept as long as possible. Even the best authors end up producing 'filler' books - and I'm sad to say this is one such. That's not to say Peter V Brett isn't in good company; step forward Terry Goodkind, George R R Martin, and the late Robert Jordan. These are all authors who at their best are unputdownable.

This book could have been well edited to a quarter of the length and been a great bridge at the start of the next (final?) book. It could be argued that this is the book in the series where the characters are given more depth and complexity, but it's done at such a pedestrian pace as to be numbing.

The author recovers a portion of his zest in some of the combat and battle scenes, which can be gripping. Although sadly there are exceptions here too with one major battle able to be summarised as [SPOILER] Jardir wears cloak of unseeing, sneaks up behind mind demon, kills mind demon, battle over.

The other times that the action heats up is when the author decides (and he's by no means alone here Mr Martin) that adult fiction means 'adult' fiction. There are times when stories have to include sex, be that suggested or detailed, but chucking in stiff this, wet that, and throbbing the other is just plain unnecessary. Frankly there are a limited number of occasions where the word lubing would be acceptable and this is absolutely not one of them.

Jerky attempts at erotica aside, this is a book that fans of the series up to this point will buy, read, and hope that the next book is more akin to the first two. It's not bad, it's just a filler.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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After one excellent first book, a mediocre to good second book, I am now wading through this mess of a Richard the Third. Tedious, boring, frustrating and wanting a good kick up the backside to try and get the plot moving. It is clear that what once was a trilogy has been stretched into five books, with an unhealthy dose of 'filler' to occupy the gaps.

There I was, waiting 2 hours for my passport to be stamped and I found reading the unfamiliar Vietnamese signs more interesting than continuing with this book. I read that Brett reckons he has the pacing about right, in which case he has a target audience of snails and sloths in mind.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a let down. 24 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback
Now anyone who has read the first 2 books will most likely ignore any review of this book and will read it and expect to enjoy it, just like I did, but what a mistake I made.

Now I loved the first book, the second not quite as much but still a strong book but this the third in the series is frankly awful.

Now I may be being unfair as I could not get past half way but its very rare for me to stop reading a book and this is the only time I can remember not finishing a book which is part of an on going series which I have already invested time into.

The main problem is the secondary character or the hero's "promised" what a charmer she is, I can not remember ever hoping a character would die as much as her. The main problem is with the terrible accent that not only she uses to butcher the English language but seems to of spread to the hero ( I don't remember him talking like this in the first book) is he aiming for American south or English southwest? whatever it is its painful and it makes the book a chore to read.

Her second problem is she is a complete *****, why would anyone put up with her? all believability goes out of the window where she is concerned because there is no way the hero of the first 2 books would shack up with her.

So yes anyone who has enjoyed the first 2 books will read this anyway but the chances are you wont read the forth book.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I really loved the first part of this intended trilogy, now extended into 5 parts. The character development of the first two books was really good, but this book leaves a lot to be desired. There too much emphasis being placed on side kicks (or secondary characters) leaving the primary characters out, the flashbacks are painful and the entire book could have easily been done in 250 pages.

There is so much filling just to make it a big book, characters just waffle about things without moving forward. I couldn't put the first book down, the second less and the third I really considered leaving, and read it over two weeks as it was too painful.

The title of the book is (The Daylight War), for heaven's sake WHERE IS IT. The book improves in the last 4 chapters but before that the book lacks story development and progress.

Why on earth do we need to have so much childish sexuality, if I wanted sexuality I could have read 50 shades of sexuality.

I respect the writer, as his efforts in the first two books were amazing, but I seriously believe that he should go back into his previous successful methods and abandon the money making methods of making books span so many volumes, loosing most of his readers in the process. Three good selling books are far better than five
that don't sell.

I certainty am not going to buy the next book when it comes out, I'll wait till it drops in price and people have read and reviewed it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The previous two books have been great and I was looking forward to...
The previous two books have been great and I was looking forward to the next installment however this has really been disappointing, it really is a boring read
Published 1 day ago by Mr. S. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Cliff Hanger
After my disappointment at The Desert Spear follow up to the first book in the series I had decided not to bother with this, the third book. I am very glad I changed my mind. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mike
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I loved the first book in the series and more or less enjoyed the second one also. However I've really struggled with the third book. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars All three of the books in the series have been ...
All three of the books in the series have been absorbing and fascinating - I hope the next book is published very soon - can't wait!
Published 4 days ago by Ramses
4.0 out of 5 stars totally enjoyed both the painted man and desert spear and this ...
Just getting into this one, totally enjoyed both the painted man and desert spear and this one is keeping me hooked.
Published 5 days ago by Andy Markham
2.0 out of 5 stars The good bits are very very good
The good bits are very very good, but lots of filler materials wasted on the less interesting characters. Read more
Published 5 days ago by GT
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful story great plot couldn't put down
Published 14 days ago by Mr. John Johnson
1.0 out of 5 stars What a rip off! Brett sold out,, ...
What a rip off ! Brett sold out ,,,,,,how to get a few more books out of a trilogy !! , this was padded out , by the way the character changes were confusing , we will give this... Read more
Published 18 days ago by robert lawry
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much drivel and ripping off of real life cultures; not much of a...
Thought the painted man was great; the desert spear was good; half way through the day light war and it's disappointing. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Zulfaqar Faraz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, could not put it down. Love this series
Published 29 days ago by C. Voyce
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