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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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    Uber Femme San Antonio, TX 02-13-13
    Uber Femme San Antonio, TX 02-13-13 Member Since 2014

    Love epic fantasy, war stories, monsters, and zombies.

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    "What in The Core happened?"
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    What happened, Mr. Brett???<br/>First, I must say that I have been counting the days (and weeks, and months) until this release. The other two books, I’ve read and listened to MANY times each. I love the characters, the action, the whole concept of the demons and wards. I was even so starved for the story that I listened intently to the Krasian’s stories, rather than just tolerating them as a means to an end (namely, getting back to Cutter’s Hollow).<br/><br/>I’ve sung the praises of these books to anyone who’ll listen.<br/><br/>So when I saw that Audible had The Daylight War nearly two weeks early, I thought either Christmas came late, or there was some mistake. <br/><br/>And then I WISHED it’d been a mistake. Thank God they used Pete Bradbury again, because that’s the only thing that got me through the **tedium** of the first half of the book. The interactions between Arlon and Rena were especially painful. Not only did I feel like I was back in junior high, but Mr. Brett made sure I REALLY understood the point he was trying to convey about Arlon’s new aww shucks, Regular Joe demeanor (another huge disappointment) and Rena’s neediness. Even Leesha’s parts felt weak. There were many things he glossed over (Leesha and the duke), while belaboring the broader points of Arlon’s and Rena’s insipid interactions. <br/><br/>Finally, around the half-way mark, we get some action, and things progress. We have battles, thank the creator. And then, after all that, the book ends with a cliffhanger?! Ugh. <br/><br/>In summary: yes, you should get the book. It’s got some good content, even if it takes its sweet time getting there. But PLEASE don’t judge the series by this book. And, Mr. Brett, PLEASE write the fourth book as well as you wrote the first two.<br/>

    38 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" 05-12-14 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "I AM NOT THE DELIVERER!!!"

    IN MY LAND THOSE WHO MEAN NO DISRESPECT, REMEMBER TO SPEAK WITH RESPECT.
    A great beginning, with lots of action and setting of mood. As the story continue there were a few moments of excitement and intelligence, but for the most part I needed to drink Cozie to get through it. Lots of talk, with lots of planning and strategy. Brett needs to take his own advice, GREAT THINGS CAN BE FOUND IN SMALL WORDS. I lost patience and interest in what was happening, The demons are no longer scary or unique, there is very little to hold my attention and certainly not for 26 hours. Just as Paul in Dune got boring when he became a worm, The Warded Man is boring as the invincible. The first book gets an A, the second a B+ and this a C. If you like the second book better then the first, then you might like this, if you liked the first book best, this is not going to excite you.

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    Joe SEATTLE, WA, United States 02-09-13
    Joe SEATTLE, WA, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Can't Believe Audible Didn't Announce The Release."
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    WTF Audible? What's up with not letting me know that this was out? With all the recommendation from you for books I've already listened to, I am SHOCKED that not once did you recommend this to me. I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!

    34 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Naka 02-12-13
    Mike Naka 02-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid Zombie fan who's starting to listen to more and more Fantasy and Sci-Fi stories. So, my description is apt to change. Dog lover who's known to have cats. LOL C# coder, part-time prepper, B movie fan, AMC watcher, recovering but successful day trader, perpetual student, overjoyed uncle, former adrenaline junkie with a flare for cooking, and lots more. LOL

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    "awesome! left me wanting more, more, more!"
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    <br/>wow! i thoroughly enjoyed the 1st book, getting thrilled as arlen became the warded man and rescuing leesha and rodjer. the 2nd book took me a while getting into b/c the beginning was focused on jardir, and i was still pissed at him for stealing the spear from arlen, but i ended up enjoying jardir's story b/c the krasians reminded me of the freeman in dune. jardir's story added more depth to the story and world. so, i wondered what would be in book 3, the daylight war.<br/><br/>this time, we get enevera's story. her story, from being called by the dice to enter the dama tiq to her harrowing experiences being surrounded by rivals to her finally rising to damania is interesting and adds to her complexity.<br/><br/>add tp that, there are a few scenes b/ween her and jardir are retold from her perspective. all in all, i enjoyed being caught up by enevera's story. it helps you to understand why she schemes and tells half truths to jardir.<br/><br/>ok...i know i'm butchering the spelling. LOL<br/><br/>arlen grows out of his dark side, no longer scared of his powers. speaking of powers, he gained some new abilities from his struggle with the mind demon, and they are awesome. he shows them off in the battles.<br/><br/>speaking of the battles, they come later in the story, but they are epic. 100s of demons under the control of mind demons ruthlessly attack the hollow, where arlen is, and rizon, where jardir is. we get a little peak into hierarchy of the core through the mind demons’ interactions with each other.<br/><br/>when arlen gets back to the hollow, there are big changes as the duke has sent count thamos to oversee the protection and the building up of the hollow. and what they've managed to build is cool so i won't spoil it. but the demons, under the direction of the mind demons, know how to build too!<br/><br/>down in rizon, aben, is helping jardir plot and plan his strategies through aben's prophecy of profit, which aids jardir as much as enevera's dice. under everybody's noses, aben continues to build his empire and his own private army. aben even finds something of great interest to jardir and enevera. aben is finally able to get revenge on somebody who has been a real thorn in his side since his days as a young boy.<br/><br/>there's just the right amount of politics thrown in- between the krasian clans and between the hollowers and count thamos. there's even good old family infighting. all this adds to the overall tension in the story. peter brett does a great job mixing the different layers of tension throughout the story.<br/><br/>just as arlen's powers have grown so has jardir's thanls to the spear and crown he wears. his powers even surprise enevera. Both use their powers in unique ways, which add depth to the storytelling.<br/><br/>renna tanner, arlen's sidekick, is as crazy amd unpredictable as ever. she keeps trying to keep up with arlen, causing her to at times lose touch with reality. will this obsession be her white whale?<br/><br/>leesha, wanda, rodjer, and garret finally leave jardir's conquered territories. however, leesha and rodjer are not leaving alone. that's my way of hinting at things. LOL<br/><br/>this is a long listen but well worth it. all of the characters get the right amount of time. this allows peter brett to add depth to each character.<br/><br/>i'm trying to not say too much. this is a worthy follow-up. i'm just sad that i'll have to wait so long for the next book b/c this book ends with a massive cliffhanger in the fight b/ween jardir and arlen. "the end" are now my most hated 2 words! LOL yes, they finally do get to confront each other, and i've listened to the last 45 minutes a couple of time already!<br/><br/>if you've liked the story so far, you'll love this book! A worthy addition!<br/><br/>

    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 05-11-15
    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2007

    Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.

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    "Entertaining characters and story line"

    As the story world continues to unfold, I am finding myself drawn deeper. The characters are not predictable, they surprise me frequently. My only complaint is the occasional "critical mass" use of terms in dialog that would be meaningless to the character. It isn't a very big flaw, just an interruption of "suspension of disbelief." I did not buy the novellas that follow this book. I hope I don't regret it. Onward to the "Skull Throne."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 03-26-15
    Sandra 03-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Continuation of a fabulous series"

    Wow! I just love this series! The down side of this installment is Rena. I can't quite figure out what her point is in the story. She is rather one dimensional and doesn't seem to propel or give depth to the story or the other characters. The other characters continue to grow and interact wonderfully! My only other disappointment is that the next book is yet to be released!

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    Scott Simons Central Ca. 06-29-13
    Scott Simons Central Ca. 06-29-13 Member Since 2008

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    "Another good story in the Demon Cycle."

    I had been highly anticipating the The Daylight War, and mostly was not disappointed. The book gets off to a wonderful start, this time giving you the background story of Inevera, the wife of Jardir. As with the first two books, the story of Inevera draws you in with the tough but enticing life of a girl destined for greatness. Unfortunately, once Inevera's story comes to an end, and the story of The Daylight War begins, the book found itself in the unusual place of not much happening. The middle third of the book drags a little bit as the story of the Hollow doesn't move with the excitement of Inevera's story. It's not a bad thing really, as much of it is meant to give a build up to the ending and future books. The book does pick up at the end finishing with a surprise cliff hanger.

    Narrator Pete Bradbury does a good if not great reading. Also, I was put off a little bit by some of the overly descriptive sex scenes. I know this is adult fantasy, but some scenes bordered on pornography. A little more imagination, and a little less descriptiveness would have fared better. Overall, The Daylight War is another good book in the series, and I have enjoyed them all very much so far.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eva Hardinsburg, IN, United States 05-26-13
    Eva Hardinsburg, IN, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER - I DONT WANNA WAIT!!!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Daylight War the most enjoyable?

    This is one of the most exciting series I've run into in quite sometime. It's captured me in a way I was not ready for in the slightest. I am chomping at the bit to get the next installment of this series. I love the twists and turns, especially the ones you don't see coming.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, I go between characters at different times. I really like Jardear sometimes, Alisha Paper sometimes, Arlen almost always lol.


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

    I haven't other than this series. I really like listening to him. He does a very good job.


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

    I did on many levels. I've laughed in many places. I find my self talking to the characters and telling them they are silly or what I would have done. I find some of the small victories and larger ones of the characters feeling like victories of people I know. It's a very well written series for that.


    Any additional comments?

    Peter needs to hurry up with the next installment. I don't want to wait any longer! If you haven't read this series, do yourself a favor and read it. It is well worth the time the credit and the read. If you don't have a credit, pay for it. You will not regret the cost. I would whole heartedly recommend these books however you have to get them............well short of theft, go to the library instead!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Atlanta, GA 05-14-13
    Brian Atlanta, GA 05-14-13 Member Since 2017

    Love Science Fiction audio books. Crossfit and fishing enthusiast. Technology junkie.

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    "Unbelievable story"

    Best series for me in while and I am a long time listener of audio books. Great character development, fresh, and exciting story. Although it is a long story, it kept me engaged from start to finish and it approaches the coexistence of magic and science for fiction from a different perspective which was refreshing. The writer, Brett, also did a good job capturing the emotions of each character and the people living in the various hamlets. Sometimes this is loss in a fiction book but Brett took his time walking the listener through it.

    I also loved the narrator Bradbury. He has great depth and is able to transition between characters flawlessly. Although there is romance in the story, it was done very subtly which made it easier to consume for my tastes.

    Lastly, the author has a unique ability to interweave the main story with all ancillary stories to create the great book. I highly recommend this book and suggest you listen for yourself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Imagine Otherworlds Kaufman, TX, United States 05-07-13
    Imagine Otherworlds Kaufman, TX, United States 05-07-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Just draws me in and I never want to leave"

    I don't know what it is about this series that has me so hooked. It is such a strange and eerie world. But something about the characters just hooks me right in. A fantastic tale of survival filled with human fallacy, strength and weakness.

    Pete Bradbury is great with the narration. He keeps the story to a perfect pace.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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