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Publisher's Summary

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.

On the night of a new moon all shadows deepen. Humanity has thirty days to prepare for the next demon attack, but one month is scarcely enough time to train a village to defend themselves, let alone an entire continent caught in the throes of civil war.

Arlen Bales understands the coreling threat better than anyone. Born ordinary, the demon plague has shaped him into a weapon so powerful he has been given the unwanted title of saviour, and attracted the attention of deadly enemies both above and below ground.

Unlike Arlen, Ahmann Jardir embraces the title of Deliverer. His strength resides not only in the legendary relics he carries, but also in the magic wielded by his first wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose allegiance even Jardir cannot be certain of.

Once Arlen and Jardir were like brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals. As humanity's enemies prepare, the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all: those that lurk in the human heart.

©2013 Peter V. Brett (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Good story

The story is good a little bit to much chopping about the thing i didn't like was the change in narrator when you listen to two books in a series with one narrator and they change it for the third book it seems wrong not that the narrator is bad it is just that you get used to character's sounding one way and when you change that it makes the book sound different

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Series with high quality, but...

There is a lot of characters and story uses lots of "cuts" between them in order to advance. Sometimes, the books seems too dense. Mr. Brett has this particular style, where he keeps noting how good, honorable etc. everyone is and the number of forced nudity is (to extend) comical. Other then these, the book was enjoyable!

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amazing book. but missing parts in chap 24 :(

loved the book and the narrator. but was disappointed when there was some missing towards the end of chapter 24 during a very intense scene that was moment killing and confusing.

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  • Howard
  • 07-12-16

Found the series runs out of steam.

Struggled to finish despite enjoying other books in series. Just found that this book seemed to run out of steam and my interest in the characters driftd off. Found that covering the full history of another character was tiresome.

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  • Steve
  • 01-10-15

exciting and compelling

I love it. It was read well. The story in a interwoven lace of stories, that takes you on a ride where you gallop to a cliffhanger with some satisfaction. I will definitely listen again

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  • Johanna
  • 07-07-15

Fantastic Story

I was at the edge of my seat of most of this. Much as I loathe Renna and think she is a weak character, I just adore the others so much it doesn't even bother me.
The only real negative is Colin Mace for me. He is really good at times but there are some really odd pauses that at times make it difficult to follow. There are also some inconsistencies regarding how he pronounces names though they still stay recognisable so it's not the worst thing.

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  • Sherman
  • 06-16-15

Fantastic

A bit of breathing here and there and mis pronounced krasian words in battle scenes but overall great job reader!

Story is fantastic.

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  • Jane R
  • 03-24-18

Excellent Book

everything about this book is WOW. the performance, the story is so relatable for the world just now... it is so in-depth in its description I think that everyone sees that world the same as the author... very clever. I love all the books have listsned twice so far

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  • Mr. D. W. Silk
  • 02-12-18

book 3, got better near the end.

Struggled to finish the book, seemed to go on a bit. however the finished strongly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-18

A great installment and I am now onto next one.

again this is a great read and I have already downloaded the next book. I dont know what I will do once I finish the series you get totally drawn into this world.

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  • Aoife C.
  • 08-01-18

Still enjoying it...

ok so I'm really enjoying the yarn here. It's a great story with some good characters and lots of creative twists. I struggle to keep up with who is who in Jadir's court... there's just sooo many of them. At times the narrator seems to struggle with all the made-up words and other times he sounds very bored. However, he also brings the characters to life skilfully. There's a lot of sex and some pretty twisted and gruesome violence. The author has some dark places! Looking forward to book 4.

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  • Oz47
  • 05-10-18

great middle book

an excellent continuation of the Demon Cycle series. good performance from Mr Mace. Roll on the Skull Throne!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-18

Fantastic story with brilliant characterisation and detail

Read the first two books in the series a few years ago which I thoroughly enjoyed - however Colin Mace brings the characters to life with his narration. Slipping between each with ease. It’s certainly made my long car journeys to work a lot more interesting! There is so much detail in these books - truly a work of art and worth a go! Also wondering where one can learn the art pillow dancing? Asking for a friend! 🤣

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  • Kyle
  • 01-15-18

Amazing Book

This is the most amazing series I've come across perfect fantasy universe and book still going strong

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  • Lenora
  • 09-07-16

this is good. really good.

this story is original, ties in nicely with our own time lines on history and entertains. It has bypassed the traditional boy meets girl storyline nicely too.