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.
ON THE NIGHT OF A NEW MOON ALL SHADOWS DEEPEN AND THE DEMONS RISE.
Arlen Bales understands the threat better than anyone. Resisting the coreling plague has shaped him into a weapon so powerful he has attracted enemies both above and below ground.
But as Arlen prepares his people for battle, a daylight war approaches from the south. Out of the desert rides an army led by a man who believes his destiny is to unite humanity against the demons, willingly or not.
Once, Ahmann Jardir and Arlen were like brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals, and Jardir’s ambition is matched only by the magic wielded by his first wife, Inevera, a powerful priestess.
The corelings will attack in thirty nights, and the only men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all: those that lurk in the human heart.
Brett's third Demon Cycle installment (after The Desert Spear) offers little forward progression. Demonic "corelings" continue to rise and attack humans. Magicians Arlen Bales and Ahmann Jardir continue to fight each other for the sake of becoming the prophesied "Deliverer" from the demons. The first third of the novel focuses on Jardir's cunning First Wife, Inerva, whose backstory is fleshed out with some uncomfortable sexual power plays. The second half shows some movement and excitement when a coreling invades Arlen's mind, but Brett's fondness for silly dialects and faux-Arab stereotypes derails any sense of immersion. New readers will be welcomed by decent recapping, but Brett offers little for returning fans.
Excellent read great story telling
I do hope there is another follow up book please.
Demon Cycle Trilogy becomes Quintet. In my opinion Mr Brett should have concentrated on making The Daylight War the book it was meant to be rather than the rushed and shoddy affair it became.
A classic case of publisher cashing in on popularity. Indicative of greed in todays society just look at films coming out which have there endings unashamedly spliced for cash reaping (Hunger Games, Hobbit, Twilight) Sigh……
Releasing novellas before the series has finished is crass and offensive.
poor 3rd book
For such an accomplished writer I felt the story was dragged out. I just finished the wheel of time by RJ and BR - was thoroughly disappointed with that series final book. Just hope the next in this series keeps as interesting as the first 2. By far the best authors I've read now are Brent weeks and Patrick rothfuss.