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The Daylight War Audiobook

The Daylight War: The Demon Cycle, Book 3

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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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    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 04-04-13
    Benjamin Silver Spring, MD, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2010

    Likes to listen while doing chores; likes to write reviews while he should be doing chores.

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    "Mostly Very Enjoyable; a few hangups"

    Who can't get behind a novel based around wholesale demon killing? Like its predecessors, this novel carries on the tradition of bumping off monsters at a good clip in new and creative ways. Plenty of action for those who seek it and that carries the book fairly well. As before, the danger level of the demons has increased raising the stakes and the suspense. All good things.

    The characters are well-developed and deep. Brett's iterative process of doing a full exploration of the principals' backstories over the course of the series ensures that whether you are rooting for or against them, you still see where they're coming from. The downside of this is that sometimes you have to wait to see how the main story arc progresses, but for the most part the backstory is worth it.

    I liked this book. I did. However, I liked it in spite of some serious hangups that may be a turn-off to other readers. It is not as good as its predecessors and the 4 stars are a soft 4.

    I am not puritanical; I like sex as much as the next audiobook listener, but this book is a bit much. Sex surrounds every facet of life. Sex for social advancement. Sex for alliance. Sex for love. Sex for procreation. Sex as a duty. Sex for educational purposes. Sex for relaxation. Gay sex. Multiple-partner sex. Sex for mind control (evidently, some women are just that good). Sex brought on by demon power fueled lust. Complete rejection and concurrent acceptance of homosexuality within a culture. Sex is Peter Brett's multitool. He uses it in every situation. Even more problematic is that his characters seem to want to treat sex as if it is something with a desirable mystique about it, but it falls flat because the author uses it with such mundane regularity that it is hard to get interested in it. You want to take Brett aside and say, "Pete, Baby, less is more; sell the sizzle." Unfortunately, he's serving it up graphic and ad nauseam.

    While I generally enjoy Bradbury's telling of these novels, with this book his accents appear to have strayed. Arlen has now become full-on hillbilly. Renna pretty much speaks with the same voice as Arlen.

    This book was a step down from the previous two. Now, that still rates it pretty high, but a bit disappointing. The characters, well developed through backstory, begin to lose their depth in the main story arc. This wasn't a problem with the first two books. Arlen is starting to become just a country boy. Renna is essentially a feral dog with daddy issues. Jardir is becoming an empty suit that believes he's a god. Leesha is starting to tend toward feckless mediocrity (what's that about? She was awesome when she was slinging fire balls and kicking butt.) It just feels like the characters development has hit its high water mark and has begun to retreat.

    One last knock on this book is that because of all the backstory the main arc is not very far removed from the end of the last book. You certainly get action, but you don't get much progress.

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    Brian Portage, IN, United States 03-29-13
    Brian Portage, IN, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Worth the Wait"

    This is the third book in the series. I read the first two books (hardcover edition) more than a year ago. The third book was well worth the wait, and the narration was perfect. The narrator's voices are perfect for each of the characters.

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    Carl 03-29-13
    Carl 03-29-13
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    "Exactly what I wanted for a 3rd installment"
    If you could sum up The Daylight War in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic Read!


    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    Well picked vocal talent. Though I read the first two books, and listened to the 3rd book, I found it not to difficult to listen to after the first 1-3 chapters of getting use to it.


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

    If you haven't connected to the characters already, you will after this books. There is some great battles, court politics, and various shannanigans.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved that this stayed true to this series... This book was a long time in the making, and I was NOT disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JPaladin 03-29-13
    JPaladin 03-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good continuation of a good story."

    Enjoyed the book. Best part of the book was the excuse to re-read the first two book. Brett continues the story and adds to the overall mythology. Some of the relationship are starting to read a little thin and are begging to lose believability--but not so much to ruin the great story and overall originality of the setting.

    Yes, as the reviews say this book ends with the most literal cliff hanger I've ever seen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey 03-27-13
    Jeffrey 03-27-13 Member Since 2017

    I love to read sci-fi, fantasy, and an occasional murder mystery. If one day I can be a successful author I will consider myself one of the few and fortunate.

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    "Daylight War doesn't disappoint!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is the third book in Peter V. Brett's Demon Cycle series, and the book holds true to the series roots for all those fans out there. I love the way the author stays true to his addictive writing style and expands upon the characters we already know and love. I'll admit the book is slow to get started but once it does it is a VERY satisfying listen (read). The epic battles and the awesome foes have you screaming in your mind telling the characters what to do or not do.


    What other book might you compare The Daylight War to and why?

    I would compare this series to the Wheel of Time series because of the progress of innocence to awesome power.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the final scene in the book! I can't say much more than buy it to find out why everyone loves to hate (or hates to love) the ending.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, a lot, but wouldn't that give away parts of the story line to expand upon that? Lets just say Arlin finally gets a few things to go in his favor, and he is done being scared of his new ability and powers, but instead embraces them.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking at this book and wondering if you should get it, I have some advice for you. Look into the first two book and see what people are saying and praising about this series. Start the series with book 1 obviously but don't hesitate to get this book when the time comes. This series is one of the most entertaining, exciting, and well written series I have read (listened to) in a while.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-14-13
    Scott Philadelphia, PA, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2009

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    "This Series is Awesome..."

    I resisted fantasy series for a long time before finally taking the plunge. Okay, that may not be completely true because I grew up a fan of Stephen King and have listened to the Gunslinger series, but only after I exhausted nearly all other King titles. The Demon Cycle series has convinced me that I was foolish. I have discovered that business and presidential history are best read in print for me and fiction is best listened to, at least for me.

    This book began a little bit slow but I never thought of putting it down, not for a second. It's part of the greatness of the series - Peter V. Brett gets into the details and builds the story of each of the important characters. Early in this book it just happened the character building was of the "bad guys" and it left me anxious to learn about where our hero Arlen was. It eventually got around to him and I was richly rewarded for the patience. I am so impressed with the writing, the narration, and the detail in this world Brett has created

    This is an easy 5 stars all around for me. I can't wait for the next book in this series. This is really the first series where I went online discovering and listening to the first two and sought out a date for number three. I will do the same for number four. Can't wait!

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    John 03-11-13
    John 03-11-13
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    "Awesome!"
    Would you listen to The Daylight War again? Why?

    Yes, great read. Action packed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    No slow parts. I was involved the whole the time


    What does Pete Bradbury bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pete Bradbury did a great job narrating. I've actually looked for more books he has narrated because he does such an amazing job. I've started other audio books and I'm already missing him.


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

    There are definitely some shockers and good laughs in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Better than the second book. I would highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 03-10-13
    Adnan Chula Vista, CA, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "More about culture / politics than Demon War"

    Book is entertaining, but it is not as focused on the demon war as the title indicates. In my opinion, things didn’t progress much until 7 hours left in the whole book where before it was about the political intrigue and cultural, religion, and cultural differences. It was interesting for little while, but then it became repetitive. I think that book could have been shorter by 5 hours or so. Also, I do not sense the scope of this book as large as it could have been that story discusses few cities. I didn’t get a sense that demons were a global threat (honest word).

    On the positive side, it is well written, and narrated. Characters been flushed out and reader gets to know about them and their families (who sometimes do not add much to the story).

    Fighting with demons seems to get organized from both cultures, and there is a slew of new type of powers / methodologies to fight the demons which keeps things interesting.
    Readers do get to know a bit more about demons, but the book is mostly dominated by humans and not much more is learned about the demons. I feel that author missed an opportunity here that book would have been much better if demon hierarchy / methodologies / goals were discussed in more detail.

    Both contenders to be the 'deliverer' finally meet on the last 30 mins of the book and then book has an abrupt ending leaving reader slightly disappointed.

    Overall, it is entertaining, and I will read the next book in this saga; however, at best it is a 4 star book that narrator did a great job.

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    LMD ALBRIGHTSVILLE, PA, United States 02-24-13
    LMD ALBRIGHTSVILLE, PA, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth the wait!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Daylight War to be better than the print version?

    Honestly, I never read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It took off where it left off. This audible book was highly anticipated. The ending left me wanting more. I hope there is a follow-up. This author does an excellent job making sure the reader understands what makes each character tick without slowly the pace of the story.


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

    Always a treat. A true compliment to the experience.


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

    My eyes remained wide open during the listening. I never knew what would happen next. I cringed (physically) at several points in the story. A few characters never failed to deliver the unexpected chuckle.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire series is well written and delivered. I truly hope there is a follow-up book. The unique and complex method of magic is a testimonial to this author's creativity. It is why I will forever love Fantasy novels. Really excellent!

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    Devin WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, United States 02-10-13
    Devin WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "GET THIS BOOK!"
    Would you listen to The Daylight War again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this again! This is the best new fantasy series to come out in a long time.


    What other book might you compare The Daylight War to and why?

    It is similar to Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan in terms of plot development, character evolution, and addictive writing style.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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."


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

    I had many extreme reaction, including many laughs and cries.


    Any additional comments?

    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."

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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