The Daylight War (The Demon Cycle #3)
Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more—the Warded Man, tatto ...more
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Brett combines a wonderful idea - the particular combination of 'bad guys' and magic that drives the series - with great characterisation across a broad cast.
To deliver literary punches, to write scenes where we car ...more
Series so far: 4
The Daylight War Is a Sex Filled Romance Novel Masquerading as the fantasy book you thought you were going to be reading.
Peter V. Brett dropped the ball on this one. The Daylight War is in no way a bad book, it’s just a letdown. It seems that when Peter decided he was going to write a third book, he decided to gather up all the most irritating characters of the past two books and make them main characters. Not only that, he also managed to make some of th ...more
[Two disclaimers: This review refers to an ARC version, which means I got it for free. It also means the copy I read may contain errors the final, printed book does not. Also, importantly, I count Peter Brett a friend. I will, however, give a forthright, dispassionate review. Peter’s career isn’t at a place where an honest critique on a few point ...more
***Spoilers from the previous books***
Despite liking THE DAYLIGHT WAY, generally speaking, I can't deny my overall impression that the series has been poorly planned.
The first book was excellent, the second book spent an entire third of its content giving background on a new POV, and this third book reiterated half of that information, giving us New POV’s wife’s perspective on a lot of the same background.
It would have been much more efficient to introduce Jar ...more
What a chore to read!
If you've read the first two books in this series you know that there are two "factions," the Northerners and the Krasians. Each have their own Deliverer and each fighting their own battle against the demons that attack each night. This book bounces back and forth between these two groups as they battle against the night.
The book just felt like it was way too long. There was never anything that kept me engaged in the story. The climax if you can call it that was a big d
A RECAP: The Warded Man introduced us to Arlen of Tibbett's Brook, a boy whose simple village life was upended by a tragic demon attack. His ensuing restlessness l ...more
Spoilers follow for the previous books. You've been warned.
The Daylight War picks up dire ...more
50 Shades of... Fantasy?
Peter Brett must have been trying to break into the erotic fantasy genre when he wrote this. Every POV human character has sex, and further practically all the chapters contain to some level a sexual content. You may be wondering why I used the phrase "human character", well that is because we do have ONE point of view character who does not get lucky with the ladies. Who is he? A coreling prince... We miss out on the fascinating way in which corelings have sex. Bu ...more
The Warded Man... The Desert Spear... The Daylight War.
These books had fallen from my focus after I read the second one all that time ago and noticed that the third wouldn't be out for... Well, for a long, long time.
And now, looking through reviews of The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss, my sight strays to a little box in the corner that says 'Readers also enjoyed' and the title, 'The Daylight War' catches my eye as something similar to titles I've seen before, something that ...more
Full review originally at Fantasy Book Critic
Overall Rating = 4 & 1/2 stars
ANALYSIS: Peter V. Brett’s The Daylight War is a book that most fans have been clamoring for since the release of The Desert Spear back in 2010. This book focuses on Inevera’s character as the past books have done for Arlen, Leesha, Rojer and Jardir. This book would also serve to show the conflict brewing between Jardir and Arlen and so easily marked itself as the most anticipated title for 2013 IMO. A warning thoug ...more
Uzimajući u obzir da sam The Daylight War (u Laguninom prevodu kao "Sunčani rat") čekala kao ozebla Sunce :) mogu slobodno da kažem da sam donekle razočarana.
Sa izuzetkom delova koji se odnose na Ineverino odrastanje i na to kako je postala damating i damadža (u čemu sam uživala) i poslednjih 200 stranica, ostatak knjige je poprilično trom, nedinamičan, previše razvučen, sa nepotrebnim podsećanjima na momente iz prethodnih delova.
Sve u svemu, posle intenzivnog drugog dela i tempa koji je u istom ...more
I'm really disappointed that first 30% of The Daylight War doesn't develop plot at all. Instead we have Inevera's "POV" on things we already knew. What's the point? I think that those chapters could be at least two times shorter. Things start to get interesting in second half, but I feel almost cheated by th ...more
Arlen and Leesha were kinda annoying in this book. Leesha was especially annoying and only redeemed herself at the end, and only a little and Renna is just horrible, nothing about her is appealing and I cant stand rea ...more
(view spoiler)[Did the Krasians ever marched further inland to invade the northern territories? Nope. Talk about disappointing. Jardir has been established as one of the main antagonists across the ...more
Dakle, četiri zvezdice možda jesu mnogo u odnosu na pet koje sam dala nekim daleko boljim knjigama iz žanra (recimo Martinovim, Sandersonovim i sl.). Sa druge strane, tri zvezdice su mi delovale premalo kada se uzme koliko sam uživala u knjizi. Ne mogu da je pohvalim da je koncizna, da je maestralna, da je originalna. Zaista, ako se izuzme Ineverino odrastanje, koje je bilo previše plastično u trenucima (i ...more
At times it was a little frustrating seeing the same story from a third perspective but I understand it is the writer's choice to show different points of view to give balance to the story and flesh out the characters, which he does this p ...more
The last 25% of this book was brilliant. As good a finale as the last book barring the cliffhanger finish. Cliffhanger is probably a little inaccurate - it was more like the story ended just when it started taking off and my blood was up and wanting more.
But as good as the last 25% was, the previous 75% was a grind at times. The main story picks up where we left off last book and stretches some thirty days till the next new moon while the Thesans a ...more
For the most part even that felt generous, story developed at snail pace, Reena was annoying and Roger is even more but last 200 where great it reminded me of what is good about this series.Unfortunately it wasn't enough to fix overall weak impression and fact that ends with cliffhanger doesn't help.
I finished The Daylight War and while I plan an immediate reread of at least the second part - I read the first 250 pages (thought it was more like 100 and was shocked when i got back to see the page indicator saying 250, this is how co ...more
Ništa posebno osim što se priča dalje nastavlja - upoznajemo nove, pametnije demone, naši junaci otkrivaju i treniraju nove moći, a doznajemo i prošlosti nekih.
Sve skupa je malo predebelo no još uvijek mi je dobro držalo pažnju i to daleko više dijelovi s "arapima" - "kršćanski" dio (da ih tako nazovem) je bio prilično bezličniji i dosadniji. Vjerujem da se jedno -200 stranica ne bi ni osjetilo.
Za kraj imamo punokrvni cliffhanger što me trenutno ne uzbuđuje jer je četvrti nastavak već spreman, s ...more
I'm reluctantly giving this book three stars. Probably closer to two and a half. This would have been a much better book with a plot and some editing.
This one had a pace a lot slower than the previous one, but it was worth it. To give readers a full, complex experience, to write believable characters whom we care about, the author has to give these characters enough background. That takes a lot of time; sometimes, even entire books. It's the case of Daylight War, where time stop ...more
The unusual thing is Daylight War isn't necessarily that bad, it simply possesses positive and negative points in equal abundance. Leaving the reader a feeling of spending time with a treasured friend who has been unusually obnoxious that day.
So where to begin?
I'll start with the good - ...more
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In addition to his novels, Peter has written a series of novellas s ...more