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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.

Ā©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 masterpieceā€¦ 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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Craig Howarth
  • 07-12-17

Another great entry in the series

Narration was great, clear and with some good accenting to give each character some personality. Very happy with this entry in the series

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  • P. Storer
  • 07-04-17

Great well balanced story with a familiar pattern

All the books in this series, so far at least, have followed the same pattern beginning with an in depth history of a main character followed by the continuation of the story. This makes me want to go back and listen to the story portions of the previous books knowing the history and viewpoints of the main characters. I'm glad Brett decided to split it over a few books rather than a large piece of work like the Magician by Feist ( although an excellent book )

I started listening to the series because it was read by Colin Mace who's reading style is calm but he is able to get over an emotion so subtly.

Well worth a listen

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  • Cdw S.
  • 03-23-17

brilliant

an excellent series and i only hope the next book is is good as this one

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  • Ca
  • 01-30-17

love it

just keeps getting better, a real cliff hanger . . . . . . .

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  • Annaik M
  • 01-19-17

It keeps being exciting!

What did you like most about The Daylight War?

I enjoyed the storyline. Even after two long books, Peter Brett keeps the story exciting, the characters strong and makes it one of my absolute favourite books. There are new challenges for each of the characters in this book, building up tensions and progressing in the story.

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A fantastic third book to this series, a must read for any fantasy fans.

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  • avallach
  • 11-15-16

great concept and world

kept my attention and looking forward to the continuing story. easy to get lost in this fantasy world

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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.

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