Posts Tagged: Peter V. Brett
Every Friday, Suvudu publishes a 50 (or so) page excerpt for one of their novels. Often, it’s an older novel, maybe the first volume of a series with a new book around the corner, or just the works of a classic author looking to expand their audience. It’s a neat feature, even if I don’t use it much myself. Every once in a while, however, they really knock things out of the park for fans of their authors. This time, they’ve released an early look at The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett, one of the Fantasy community’s most anticipated Spring releases.
Peter V. Brett’s Demon Cycle Series is the tale of humanity’s last stand against demonkind—and so it’s one of the most heart-stoppingly action-packed fantasy series I’ve ever read, with epic warfare, badass heroes, and plenty of awesome demon carnage. But the Demon Cycle is more than a thrill ride: Peter’s true secret weapon is his unforgettable characters. This excerpt from The Daylight War takes us deep into the origin story of Peter’s most fascinating and mysterious creation, Inevera the demon priestess. While The Daylight War delivers all the propulsive storytelling and pulse-pounding ation that’s made the Demon Cycle a blockbuster series, Inevera’s story is the book’s dark and secret heart.
Despite my reservations for the second volume in Brett’s Demon Cycle, I loved The Warded Man, and look forward to dipping my toes back into his world (to see how much he’s learned as a writer, as much as to reconvene with his characters, if I’m being honest.) Early buzz on The Daylight War suggests that it might be the best of Brett’s books so far, and I don’t say that lightly. So, fans, enjoy, and read an excerpt from The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett.
Ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons against some of Fantasy’s best (and coolest) authors? Of course you do. Last year, thanks to Justin Landon, we were privy to a documented game of D&D featuring Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear and a whole bunch of other awesome people. The saliva lost by drooling Fantasy fans was enough to fill the Dead Sea (and just as salty). You can read Brent Weeks’ account of the game right here on A Dribble of Ink, in fact. Now, this time around, you (yes, you), have an opportunity to take part in the next D&D game, alongside many of these same authors, including Patrick Rothfuss and Peter V. Brett, and newcomers like Sam Sykes. How? By auction. Read More »
I was yelled at quite significantly in the comment thread for the North American cover for The Daylight War, so I’m just going to mention that I prefer this cover, blue is nice, and then shut my mouth.
Not too shabby. I like that they’ve included a woman on the cover (presumably Inevra) without over-sexualizing her. There’s a nice amount of energy, equal to The Desert Spear, and you can never go wrong with a bold red/black colour palette. The dice are a little cheezy, but they’re important to the series, so I’ll let them pass. Worth noting, this cover was debuted by Entertainment Weekly, a large mainstream publication, rather than a genre blog, website or publication, a vote of confidence for Del Rey, Brett and the success of this series.
For those interested, Entertainment Weekly also has an excerpt of The Daylight War.