I would definitely listen to this again! This is the best new fantasy series to come out in a long time.
It is similar to Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan in terms of plot development, character evolution, and addictive writing style.
The final battle screen. I wont ruin for anyone, but it is both a literal and a figurative cliff hanger that had me screaming at my iPhone as the narrator suddenly says, "The End."
I had many extreme reaction, including many laughs and cries.
If you hate being addicted to great stories, then you should stay away from this series in general and this book in particular, because Brett will suck you in and leave you angry that there is not more to consume. Buy this book. Support this new author- Peter V. Brett may very well be "the next great thing."
Well, I was surprised to find this on Audible early this morning, and a week before the book is officially released. I know writing a review before you finish a book annoys some people, so I can only review the 7 hours I've listened to so far, but I can say that those 7 hours have been excellent. If you listened to and/or read "The Warded Man" and "The Desert Spear" and enjoyed them, you're going to love this (and if you haven't, you should do so). The story is as absorbing as it was in the first two books, the writing is still great, and Pete Bradbury is an excellent narrator who is perfect for this series.
Do yourself a favor and buy it.
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Getting a deeper look inside each character without having the story drag.
Perfect storyteller for this series.
Too many to name. No dull moments.
Get swept away into an ancient and futuristic adventure full of common yet amazing people. The demons keep coming but the fighting is never predictable or boring.
I was a huge fan of the first two books, and was worried that the series might die at that point, or perhaps become only a trilogy. This one moves a bit slower than the other two, but develops the plot and characters quite a bit more, and opens the door for many more books to come. Very pleased. This is one of my favorite series.
There was sex in the other books but this one seemed like it might have been designed to be a porn book. I realize it is part of the "culture" but I think it was extremely overdone. I was looking forward to others in the series but I'm done.
I am a D-Bag.
This book is just fine as good as the other two. The author hasn't changed his style at all. He always wrote long flashbacks to reveal character. The whole series is based on that. The same people who whine about the cliff hangers and the long time between book releases praise the Fat Mans Fire and Ice series and he does the same thing.
I don't care for Bradbury style. He's got a good raspy voice but he over acts stressing the Dudley do right aspects of the character. Come to think about it that's one part of Brett's writing I hate is his characters kissing each others butts to much. Stop talking about how great each persons actions are Brett and let your writing stand for itself.
He should take a page out of the Fat Mans writing and knock off the self thought about every frigging thing they do.
Danny writes the review and tries to decide what the people think about his review. Maybe he was to hard on the people. He should be more like Brett's characters and express his love of the author, readers and narrator. Danny hopes he didn't offend anyone but he was abused by a fat farmer who let his mother die. Danny could give a crap less.
See my point.
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The Demon Cycle to date has been a great journey for me and time well spent. Keep in mind, Peter V. Brett doesn't always focus on the characters and plot lines I like best, but he's the writer and I'll take what I can get in that regard. I have to admit after the amazing debut novel, his follow ups have gotten a little more tedious to slog through in parts. Granted, I still count these among my favorite books, but they can be as frustrating as brilliant. At this point I've read all the current books up to The Skull Throne and I wanted to review The Daylight War because the series' flaws are most concentrated here. After my glowing review of The Warded Man I felt the need publish a counterpoint for the series.
Ugh, Krasians, Krasians, and more Krasians. Am I the only one who wasn't looking forward to yet another Krasian POV coming of age exercise. It was tedious, yet thought provoking to follow Ahmann Jardir's formative years in The Desert Spear. I felt it humanized Jadir, and to a lesser extent, the whole Krasian culture. I understand why Brett did it, and the series is stronger for it. However repeating the process with Inevera increased the tedium with less of a payoff. I get it, their horrifying actions are due to a vastly different culture and strict religious morals. Still, regardless of their upbringing, the Krasians do terrible things and dream of forcing their brutal views on their mostly peaceful neighbors. Rojer's feisty relationship with Amanvah and Sikvah was one of the few Krasian plot lines I enjoyed reading. I'm not against some focus on the Krasians but I'm sick of Brett beating it into me with an alagai tail.
And while were on the subject of tedium lets focus my ire on Renna Bales(Tanner). I understand she has a lot to be angry for and has as an excellent excuse for her behavior, but man is she getting on my nerves. I'm happy that Arlen and Renna have found love and affection with each other, I truly am, but how many sappy "I love you Arlen Bales, I love you Renna Bales" do we need here. Both characters become insufferable when together, which is almost all of the time. My problem goes beyond her relationship with Arlen, when she's not in the middle of a jealous rage she's acting like a petulant child. I know I shouldn't judge her too harshly considering what she does to keep up with Arlen but she really grates on me. Would it kill her to take a deep breath and count to ten rather than bullying every person she meets. This dynamic does improve slightly in the next installment but it's still a source of frustration.
With all my griping, I don't want to give the impression that I'm not recommending The Daylight War or the series. I'm a big fan of each book in the series and I'm assuming if you've made it to book 3 you're probably as hooked as I am. I still enjoyed this book more than most but I'd be lying if I said it was flawless. I've rarely encountered a book that's caused as much enjoyment as frustration. My parting thought is to point out that there is no Daylight war, or any war despite the title.