The Demon Cycle

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 26,869 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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,080
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,975
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,999

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Meloney | The Interverted Extravert on 12-18-09

    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 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Without this ending should be great

    • By Giancarlo on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $18.11

  • 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 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334

    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 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,972
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,971

    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 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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 story!

    • By Annelien on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $28.77

  • Book 3

    • The Daylight War

    • The Demon Cycle, Book 3
    • By: Peter V. Brett
    • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
    • Length: 26 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,668
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,275

    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 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,766
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,762

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hm

    • By MissRed on 04-05-15

    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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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 2,993
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,806
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I've always been a defender of this book series...

    • By JReed on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $41.99