The Demon Cycle

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 28,885 ratings

The Warded Man Publisher's Summary

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.
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  • Book 1

    • The Warded Man

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,487

    Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Should Have Read It Long Time Ago

    • By Hassan on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Painted Man

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 1
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    The stunning debut fantasy novel from author Peter V. Brett. The Painted Man, book one of the Demon Cycle, is a captivating and thrilling fantasy adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. Voted one of the top ten fantasy novels of 2008 by amazon.co.uk. Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen instead of reread

    • By Hagiti on 07-22-18

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 1.5

    • Brayan's Gold

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short fix while waiting for more from Brett

    • By JPaladin on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 1.5, 1.6

    • Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Two exciting short stories set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett.Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive.

    Regular price: $7.45

  • Book 1.6

    • The Great Bazaar

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once-proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that anyone has been able to survive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Warded Man, but this isn't worth $10

    • By JPaladin on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 2

    • The Desert Spear

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 26 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,087
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,275

    The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth My Credit

    • By Lauffeuer on 05-27-10

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Desert Spear

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 2
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Continuing the impressive debut fantasy series from author Peter V. Brett, The Desert Spear is book two of the Demon Cycle, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness and heroes. The Deliverer has returned, but who is he? Arlen Bales, formerly of the small hamlet of Tibbet's Brook, learnt harsh lessons about life as he grew up in a world where hungry demons stalk the night and humanity is trapped by its own fear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great listen

    • By Anonymous User on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 3

    • The Daylight War

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,946
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,522

    In this heart-stopping installment of the Demon Cycle, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What in The Core happened?

    • By Uber Femme on 02-13-13

    Regular price: $45.49

    • The Daylight War

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 26 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By daniel on 01-17-15

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 3.5

    • Messenger's Legacy (Novella)

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A brand new novella set in the engrossing world of The Demon Cycle from bestselling fantasy author Peter V. Brett. Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons. Bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive.

    Regular price: $7.45

  • Book 4

    • The Skull Throne

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 4
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    In the grand tradition of George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan, Sunday Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett continues his critically acclaimed Demon Cycle with the next dramatic instalment: The Skull Throne. The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honour and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gave up

    • By Janus Hansen on 10-16-15

    Regular price: $28.77

    • The Skull Throne

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983

    The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Does little to move the overall story along

    • By Daniel on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

  • Book 5

    • The Core

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 5
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth the wait

    • By Allen on 02-02-18

    Regular price: $34.52

    • The Core

    • Demon Cycle, Book 5
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,394
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165

    For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose - men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series start, worthless end.

    • By Bjorn on 12-08-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Barren

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A new Demon Cycle novella from internationally best-selling author Peter V. Brett. After The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold and Messenger’s Legacy comes Barren, an enchanting new novella set in the much-loved world of the Demon Cycle series.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Barren

    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Each night, the world is overrun by bloodthirsty demons. For centuries, humanity survived only by hiding behind defensive wards - magical symbols with the power to repel the demons. Now, the rediscovery of long-forgotten combat wards has given them the magic they need to fight back. In Tibbet’s Brook, the fighting wards have brought change, but the factions and grudges of a troubled past remain. Selia Square, the woman they call Barren, has long been the force that holds the Brook together. As a terrifying new threat emerges, she rallies her people once again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great add on

    • By Nedieh Red Nav on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $18.24