Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spinethat spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:


“The Daylight War” by Peter V. Brett
Publication date: February 4th, 2013
Series: Demon Cycle #3
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.




This book has been bouncing around the Fantasy-internet-population for some time now. It’s number one in Fantasy Faction’s Top 10 of the most anticipated Fantasy books of 2013 (which you can find HERE) and I’ve seen some people beg for an ARC. This can only mean one thing: this one is going to be epic!
Oh, forgot to mention: look at that gorgeous cover! Larry Rostants work I think. Love it!

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Posted on December 12, 2012, in Spotlight. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I hope that Netgalley approved me or else I would be dead if I have not get to read it.

  2. Is this on Netgalley? Couldn't find it anywhere.

  3. I know right! Larry Rostant is a genius!

  4. I swear that I found it or was it another book with the same cover? :/

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