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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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Really enjoying this saga and hard to turn off.

Really pleased that this well put together tale has continued into the second book. A real depth to the characters and the rich believable realm in which they exist.

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epic!

epic!! that last chapter is a jaw dropping, seat grabbing, hash slinging slasher!! the Sha'dama'ka is a likeable character! very cool just sucks that because of his religion he allows rape and murder. Arlen for deliverer though !

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Great Series!

I am really enjoying this series and like how the different points of views are portrayed. Peter V. Brett is a fantastic author. Mayhaps enjoys cliffhangers too much! keen to read/hear the next book. I know some people have given the narrator a bad review but I enjoy his narration style and appreciate how he does different accents for different characters.

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Great series

I'm really enjoying this series had me hooked as soon as I picked up the first book.

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Awesome

A very captivating story series that keeps you wanting more. I absolutely love this book.

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too much crying

was a bit drawn out and lessa paper cries far too much. but not a bad extension of the story

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Good story

Great story. It can feel a little long at times but the detail in the characters and the roles they play in the story make this book great.

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Amazing Book

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

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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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  • daniel
  • 17-01-2015

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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  • Jakub
  • 21-02-2017

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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  • Sverre
  • 29-10-2019

More politics, less demon-hunting

Title is a rather missleading: no actual war between humans, and too much faction politics.

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  • Enrique
  • 06-03-2019

As amazing as the first two books

Loved it. All the origin stories are so amazing. The ending is such a cliff hanger I can't wait to start the next book!

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  • Ian
  • 01-06-2015

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
  • 12-07-2016

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
  • 07-07-2015

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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  • Steve
  • 10-01-2015

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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  • EMM
  • 23-02-2016

The Daylight War

I enjoyed the trilogy, however the narrator's constant swallowing was distracting and became quite irritating by the third book.

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  • Sherman
  • 16-06-2015

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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  • stephen shone
  • 15-11-2018

Brilliant

An interesting, slow build up at start of inevras coming to power, then once back up to present it becomes intense and thrilling! very very well written with relentless cliffhangers and peaks and troughs of emotions !

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  • Jane R
  • 24-03-2018

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
  • 12-02-2018

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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  • dean367
  • 09-11-2020

Favourite series ever

Amazing!!! This is my favourite series of all time, element demons who would have thought!

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  • Joe
  • 01-10-2020

Not as good as the first two

The first two in this series were great but this one seems to be a weird soft erotic novel.... literally sex in every chapter and far more attention given to these than the story. Real shame to have spoilt a good series.

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