50 Page Fridays: Peter V. Brett


Every Friday, we here @ Del Rey Spectra will place a 50 page excerpt of a selected title on Unbound Worlds. Whether it is science fiction, epic fantasy, alternate history, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, the possibilities are endless.

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 such as George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Terry Brooks. This week’s excerpt is fromThe Daylight War, the eagerly anticipated third volume in Brett’s internationally bestselling Demon Cycle, and it continues the epic tale of humanity’s last stand against an army of demons that rise each night to prey on mankind. Del Rey editor Tricia Narwani tells us more:

“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.”

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If you’re a bit late to the game, don’t dismay! You can read an excerpt of the first book in the series here. Otherwise, please enjoy this excerpt of THE DAYLIGHT WAR by Peter Brett, on sale everywhere February 12th and available for preorder now!

THE DAYLIGHT WAR by Peter Brett, Excerpt by Random House Publishing Group