The Daylight War
Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more—the Warded Man, tatto ...more
I have thought, by now, she would see that there is a little gray area and that her way isn't always the right way. Sometimes she needs to stay out of someones business when there is a culture clash.
Even though she is "holier than thou," her character fits. If she wasn't, I don't think I would like the fit of her character in the series.(less)
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 care who lives and who dies, take ...more
To anyone who disliked the second book of the series, let me tell you that this is not where it gets better, at least not for me. The Daylight War, the third book out of five in the Demon Cycle series is what I would say inflicted with the infamous middle book syndrome, especially in terms of plot. Let’s digest how much time passed here compared to the previous books. The first boo ...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 ...more
After finishing this book, all I can say is WOW! Peter V. Brett really knows how to change character perceptions and showcase different facets even after two preceding books. Let’s begin with the part that beguiled me so much, namely characterization. The author fleshes out all characters vividly a ...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 is 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 introdu ...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
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
This third instalment of the series was a good one despite its flaws. Both Jardi ...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
Like the previous novel, we spend a lot of time in the Krasian camp, only this time it's all from the PoV of Inevera, and I can't complain. Getting the PoV's of the women in this benighted world is a real treat especially since it's so damn dire and ugly. Feeling the strain and drive against the ugliness is damn welcome, even if it's small potatoes with only a few big hints of change or possible change.
That being said, we don't remain there. We get ...more
Spoilers follow for the previous books. You've been warned.
The Daylight War picks up dire ...more
With epic battles and edge of your seat action, as well as extra setup through Enevera's long flashback, Peter Brett's The Daylight War had the feeling of a book that was going to resolve many of the questions posed by the earlier books, and perhaps even change the direction of the world he has created. Not so much. There was a lot I enjoyed about The Da ...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 though, ...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
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. ...more
_Daylight War_ feels as though Brett decided to dilute his trilogy by amping up the sex factor. The prologue sees a mother chuckling with her young children about the son's plans to attend a gay orgy later that day ...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
I think Peter V. Brent falls into shortfall category a lot of male fantasy writers do. They are pretty good at worldbuilding and plot but really horrible at romance and writing women.
Inevera was fascinating in the previous book, she was a mystery and I was convinced she was an evil genius. But, in the Daylight Wars we get her PoV. Her past and many of the things that happ ...more
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