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The Daylight War Audiobook

The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Peter V. Brett has won rave reviews for his internationally best-selling novels, including his stunning debut, The Warded Man.

A continuation of his epic Demon Cycle series, The Daylight War features Inevera, the wife of Jadir, who took center stage in Book 2, The Desert Spear. In this heart-stopping installment, humanity continues to struggle against the demon plague - even as survivors hold out hope that the Deliverer will save them all. On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men, both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.

©2013 Peter V. Brett (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Stephen South Korea 03-18-13
    Stephen South Korea 03-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Installment"
    If you could sum up The Daylight War in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the wait.

    I've been eagerly anticipating this novel since I finished the Desert Spear. This kind of agony is why I try not to start a series until it's completed but sometimes that can't be helped.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Brett is able to keep the story going. The series has a pretty big cast of characters and it can be difficult to keep all of them straight, but he's doing a good job.


    Have you listened to any of Pete Bradbury’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The ending gave me an extreme reaction. I raged, but for good reasons. No spoilers, but when you get to the end, remind yourself that this is only book 3 of 5. And try not to count the days until you have #4 in hand.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely one of the more exciting and interesting fantasy series running.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JoR S.F. Utah 02-20-13
    JoR S.F. Utah 02-20-13 Member Since 2017
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    "The Daylight War without a daylight war"

    I'm not sure why this book is titled the Daylight War. Don't want to spoil anything, but the plot that this title refers to doesn't really go anywhere in this book. This was disappointing. And lots of backstory was rehashed. This, too, was disappointing. It would have been more true to the story being told if this volume had been titled: The Daylight Porn, but I'm getting off track...

    Despite my complaints, I still enjoyed most of the hours spent listening to this book. No, the overall plot doesn't advance much. It didn't in book 2 either. I'm not sure why Brett is writing this series this way, but I'll reserve my judgement whether this is a good idea or not until the end of the Demon Cycle. If you're a fan, yes, buy this. If you're new to the series, I'd say wait until the fifth and final volume is released. You'll deal with a lot less frustration if you take my advice.

    Yes, it ends on a cliffhanger. In fact, the ending almost jumps up and down with its own "clever" cliffhangeriness. I found it annoying. It seemed the story would have been better served with another hour or two to close this portion of the tale. Oh well. Authors have their artistic freedoms.

    I liked it. I hated it. Which feeling will prevail in the end? I don't know. Give me a few weeks to think about it. Faults and all, you can't deny that Brett is a talented writer, and his characters are truly interesting. Just please, please, Mr. Brett and co, take this story somewhere in book 4.

    17 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Modesto, CA 02-21-13
    Joe Modesto, CA 02-21-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Good, but not really great"

    First off, I will start by saying that I will read the next book in the series. However, this book did not give the same satisfaction as the first book in the series.

    In the previous books, as in most books, the author builds towards a goal - you keep trying to figure out what that goal will be, how it will turn out, and you expect what you are reading to be contributions towards that goal; everything leads you to that goal and the story hangs together.

    I felt that If I had only listened to the last hour of this book, I would not have missed very much. Maybe all the things discussed in this book will gain more meaning in future books of the series. In this book, they seem to be non-contributary to the outcome of the book. The only parts that really seem to matter are those parts where the warded man himself is talked about, or where his opposite number is discussed. My hope is that groundwork is being laid in this book. It is impossible to know if that is really the case. If I had it to do over, I truly would have listened to only the last half of the book now that I know all what I was reading added little to the altimate conclusion.

    It feels like the overall body of the story and the conclusion are two different stories that have little relation to each other; they are only tied together loosely by a thin thread. If you decide to read this book, you will understand better what I mean (and you'd have been forewarned).

    It is not a waste of a credit. But don't expect the same satisfaction you got from the first book-

    18 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible book with a great performance!"

    An excellent balance of characters with a thrilling plot line. The ending is quite the "cliff" hanger....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    charzooka 08-17-16
    charzooka 08-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best yet."

    I thought I wouldn't like this installment. I was wrong.

    Inevera's segments were short and interesting. Jardir is a more interesting character. I thought I would dislike Rena as a character, but she wasn't bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Myerscough 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I Love this series. I can't wait to read the next chapter in the saga.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer New York 07-08-16
    Amazon Customer New York 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I am hooked!"

    what a ride. great book. moving on to the next in the series....
    performance was great. I listened to it pretty fast but could not put it down...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Plattsmouth, NE, United States 06-29-16
    Mark Plattsmouth, NE, United States 06-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Strong story believable characters"

    I am very impressed by this set of books. impressive! The societal behaviors and customs between cultures ring true as much today as in the writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leo 06-20-16
    Leo 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Well done"

    Really enjoyed this. Good work Peter.

    Apparently I'm required to write four more words. Meh.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eric B Work 03-10-16
    Eric B Work 03-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awsome."

    really wrapped up in the story. can not get enough. i was unable to put this book down. each book has been better than the one before.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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