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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 such as 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 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.

Praise for The Daylight War
“[Peter V. Brett is] at the top of his game. I give this my highest recommendation.”—
“[Brett] confirms his place among epic fantasy’s pantheon of greats amid the likes of George R. R. Martin, Steven Erikson, and Robert Jordan.”—Fantasy Book Critic
“Brett’s prose and flow remain virtually flawless, providing for a smooth read during which you don’t feel guilty for skipping two meals so you can lie on the couch and keep reading.”—Fixed on Fantasy
“The best book yet in The Demon Cycle. If you are looking for a great series, look no further.”—Roqoo Depot
“After the phenomenal success of both The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, I was tentative about The Daylight War; surely it couldn’t get much better? Well, I was wrong. . . . This will be a strong contender for one of the best books of the year, even this early on.”—Jet Black Ink
“Brett has his hooks in me and I want more of The Demon Cycle.”—

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The Daylight War: Book Three of The Demon Cycle
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Highly recommend
February 15th, 2015
I have been waiting for the next book in this series you come out. I highly Recommend this series! Amazing!
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Good read
July 12th, 2014
Names and terms confused me at times. But once I got e hang of em, it went very well. Looking forward to e next book.
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Page turner
July 8th, 2014
Impossible to put down!
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Riveting beyond belief
June 27th, 2014
Another masterpiece from Peter Brett. Absolutely worth every second spent reading and rereading it!
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Every point of view
June 13th, 2014
The first book was interesting and the second book was hard to put down. This 3rd book spent a long time detailing event "A" from many points of view of different characters to the point that I tired of hearing about it. Speeds up near the end and I am looking forward to the fourth.
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The Daylight War
May 21st, 2014
Not my favourite so far. How many deep kisses can there be? Lots in this book. Really liked the ending and look forward to the next book in the series.
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May 19th, 2014
This book wad very hard to put down from the very first page.
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April 11th, 2014
One of the best series of books I have ever read
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March 15th, 2014
The third book fills the gaps on the surface world, all that's left is to explain the core and finish the war... Come on 4th book!
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I liked it
January 9th, 2014
The plot and charactets pull you in, good book. Fights scenes can get drawn out and boring though.
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Don't Let It End
December 18th, 2013
I didn't want this to end. That's not why it took so long to read. I savoured the story, re-reading passages and pages. When it came to the last four pages, I had to stop and decide if I would read to the conclusion at all. I truly didn't want this story to end and cannot wait for the next book.
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December 10th, 2013
Amazing book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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More please!
October 16th, 2013
Another great read, so many twists and turns I didn't expect! Loved this book so much I could not put it down, now though, I'm left eagerly waiting on the next on the next book.
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Daylight war
October 10th, 2013
Another excellent novel by Peter Brett I will be anxiously waiting for the next novel , the ending just left me wanting more
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The Daylight War..... Peter Brett
September 27th, 2013
A little bit of a twist from the other two books. Looking forward to the next adventure....?? Many thanks.
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Great read
August 15th, 2013
I'm ready for the next book!!!
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The plot thickens
July 4th, 2013
A post apocalyptic fantasy story with demons, magic and the course of humanity's future in the balance, the two possible Deliverers finally clash. There is simply not enough room in the world for them both. Crossing story lines begin to converge and as more is revealed you find yourself wondering if the side you're rooting for should win or lose before the final battle with the demons if humanity is to have the best hope of winning.
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The Daylight war
April 21st, 2013
Good book but grr at the end!
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Pretty good
April 4th, 2013
Didn't enjoy this one as much as the first two. Felt like the characters changed too much too fast.
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April 1st, 2013
Left cant wait for the next one.
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