Nov 28, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday #97: The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
The Daylight War
(Demon Cycle, #3) 
Peter V. Brett

Publication date:
February 12th, 2013

With The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, Peter V. Brett surged to the front rank of contemporary fantasy, standing alongside giants in the field like George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Terry Brooks. The Daylight War, the eagerly anticipated third volume in Brett’s internationally bestselling Demon Cycle, continues the epic tale of humanity’s last stand against an army of demons that rise each night to prey on mankind.

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.

Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more — the Warded Man, tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. Arlen denies he is the Deliverer at every turn, but the more he tries to be one with the common folk, the more fervently they believe. Many would follow him, but Arlen’s path threatens to lead him to a dark place he alone can travel to, and from which there may be no returning.

The only one with hope of keeping Arlen in the world of men, or joining him in his descent into the world of demons, is Renna Tanner, a fierce young woman in danger of losing herself to the power of demon magic.

Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army and proclaimed himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer. He carries ancient weapons—a spear and a crown — that give credence to his claim, and already vast swaths of the green lands bow to his control.

But Jardir did not come to power on his own. His rise was engineered by his First Wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose formidable demon bone magic gives her the ability to glimpse the future. Inevera’s motives and past are shrouded in mystery, and even Jardir does not entirely trust her.

Once Arlen and Jardir were as close as brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals. As humanity’s enemies rise, the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all — those lurking in the human heart.

Yay, finally, I've been dying to read this book, and I've been dying to see the cover, and wow it's awesome. I had a feeling Inevera will be on the cover, but wow, so amazing, and just look at the full cover: amazing and gorgeous and beautiful, and that description of the book, I WANT IT NOW!!! Anyway, as you can guess from my gushing above, this series is one of my all-time favs, and if you are a fan of epic fantasy, I can't recommend this series enough. I can't wait to re-read The Painted Man & The Desert Spear, as well as the two novellas, before I delve into this one :) February can't come soon enough!!!


  1. Wow that's what I call the cover! Looks really good and I haven't seen this series before...but now I'm curious. Great pick! :)

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    1. I know, so gorgeous :D

      And I've been waiting for over 3 years now for this sequel, but I don't mind, 'cause I know it will be awesome & the waiting was worth it :D

      Yeah, in this case I'm breaking my rule not to expect too much from a book!

  2. This one sounds so exciting! And that cover...words can't describe its awesomeness. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That is an awesome cover! Haven't heard of this series so thanks for sharing!
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  4. Awesome pick! I have yet to get into the Demon Cycle, but have the first 2 books sitting on my shelf.

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    1. So, what are you waiting for, you need to catch up asap :)

      I hope you'll love the series just as much as I do when you finally read it :)

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  5. Thanks for helping me add to my TBR list!!! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  6. Nice pick! I never heard of this one, I like the cover.
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  7. I am not familiar with this series, so thanks for the introduction. It looks like a great read. That is one incredible cover!

  8. Haven't heard of this one, but love the cover.
    Hope you get to read it soon! Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog