Humanity is fighting back. Although the night still belongs to the demons that arise as the sun sets, new wards and weapons are giving those willing to fight in the darkness a chance to retaliate against their core-spawned enemies.
But, as humanity is about to learn, not all monsters are confined to the dark.
Civil war ravages the north and south, battles fought between those who should be working together. It is up to Arlen - the Painted Man - and Jardir - the self-proclaimed Shar'Dama Ka, the Deliverer - to put aside their differences and bring their people to terms if they are to have any chance of saving their civilisation from demon-rule.
About the Author
Peter went to the University at Buffalo, where he studied Dungeons & Dragons, fencing, and girls. Somehow, he also managed to earn a (totally useful!) Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Art History in 1995.
Following college, Peter spent approximately 8 months managing a comic shop and pondering what to do with his life. He then went into medical publishing, squandering ten years of his physical prime sitting in a cubicle. He contented himself with writing books he never hoped to sell.
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A decent next instalment of Brett's Demon saga however not as gripping or well written as the first two books. Arlen and Renna and many other Greenland characters are dull and appear somewhat dimwitted, however the Krasians, especially Inevera, are engaging and provide the book with much needed depth and substance. Loved the cliffhanger ending and although the book could be better, I couldn't put it down and look forward to the next one. I felt the title a little misleading as I think I may have missed the Daylight War.
This book was absolutely fantastic! I love these Demon Cycle books so much but The Daylight War has just became my new favorite. I didn't want to stop reading it and thought about it whenever I wasn't reading it. The pace was lightning fast with the focus on Inevera's past this time around. What I love about Peter V Brett's writing is that so far with each of his books he challenges me to completely re-assess the way I feel about each of his characters, just when I think I have them figured out I get a new perspective! With this book everything is on a bigger and bolder scale, the history/ Krasian culture is more in-depth, there are more demons with different and greater threats to humankind and the magic system is even more cool! The Daylight War is a brilliant novel, 791 pages of total awesomeness!!! If you haven't yet read The Painted Man (also known as The Warded Man) or The Desert Spear yet, what are you waiting for? Buy them and then pick up The Daylight War asap!!!
The Painted Man and The Desert Spear were fantastic novels. I could not wait for this book. It centres on Inerva for most of the book, which made it less engaging for me personally. I think it was written for the book that will follow and has set the stage up for so much possibility that I'm not sure where the author will go with it. Definately a saga worth reading, however, I felt this book was lacking something.
I love the world Brett has come up with! For a guy who has well over 150 fantasy books on his shelf, this latest instalment has been thoroughly exciting and engaging.
If you havn't read any of Brett's work - start!
I promise you wont regret it
'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.
Series: Demon Cycle
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: 11th February 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.9 x 6.0
Weight (kg): 0.704