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Daylight War Release Dates and The Demon Cycle

There has been a bit of confusion and speculation on the interwebs about my upcoming novel, The Daylight War, so I’d like to clarify some things.

I realize I’ve been promising this post for a very long time. Frankly, I’ve been putting it off because it was causing me a bit of anxiety. I needed to focus on actually writing the book, rather than writing about the book. Thankfully, Meg has really stepped up and kept the blog running in the meantime, posting all the amazing things people send in.

But it’s the start of a new year, and I want to set the record straight as I move into the home stretch, so let’s get right to it…

Not a Trilogy!

First off, the Demon Cycle is not a trilogy. The third book, The Daylight War, will NOT end the series. It was always intended to be a series of five books. A quintet.

This is a confusing point, though, because the series was widely marketed as a trilogy in the early days. It’s an understandable error that isn’t really anyone’s fault, but one that has caused me an ongoing headache these past years.

When I initially sold The Warded Man to Del Rey, they asked about my plans for sequels. I did a treatment for the series showing the full story arc. That treatment was for five books. I noted that while the arcs for all the main characters would resolve in the fifth book, I might continue to write further stories set in the same world with different characters or at different time periods (like The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold).

But I was also realistic, and at the end of my presentation, I noted that if I HAD to close it out in three books, I theoretically could, but really didn’t wanna.

Del Rey hedged their bets (a totally fair move on their part), offering to buy the first three books and see how it went. Several other markets, like the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, etc., quickly followed suit and bought three books as well.

Happily—and thanks especially to you, my fans—the series took off and I never had to worry about what I might need to do to force the story into three books. However, since the initial contracts in so many countries matched the length of the original Del Rey contract, the book media and some internal marketing teams assumed (not unreasonably) it was to be a trilogy. It was widely reported as such with the viral speed of the internet, and has caused wildfires I’ve been trying to extinguish ever since.

I have since signed contracts in the US and UK for another three full novels after The Daylight War. The first two if these will be the final books of the original quintet. The last will be a standalone novel set in the same world with some shared characters. It is plotted out already and I think it will be a kickass book that will appeal to both fans of the series and new readers.

But even with six books to spread out into, the Demon Cycle has grown with the telling. I don’t think this is a bad thing. However, instead of changing my five book plan, I have started doing some spinoff books for the more standalone storylines. These are not necessary to enjoy the main series, but do expand the world and give insights into the characters and their motivations.

In between writing The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, I wrote a novella for Subterranean Press about Arlen during his pre-warded Messenger days called The Great Bazaar. It was meant to appeal new readers, introducing them to my world, while also giving those who had read Warded Man a great bridge into Desert Spear. It also had some deleted scenes from The Warded Man along with my reflections on the writing process that caused them to be cut, a Krasian dictionary and ward grimoire.

I love that little book. After writing The Desert Spear, I wrote a second novella entitled Brayan’s Gold, gorgeously illustrated by Lauren K Cannon, about Arlen’s first (extremely dangerous) Messenger run. Again it was meant for both fans of the series and new readers.

These novellas have gone on to be translated into German, Polish, and French, most of them released in 2011. All are beautiful, illustrated editions that are a great fix between the novels. The original Subterranean Press books are pretty rare and expensive now, but easily available as eBooks in both the US & UK, and a new UK edition combining them both into one book will be printed this year.

I intend to continue writing one novella between each novel. The next, Mudboy, will have a storyline that introduces a wholly new character. It started as part of Daylight War, but got too big for its britches. It’s already mostly written.

The full Demon Cycle bibliography now looks like this:

Novel Quintet:

Book One: The Warded Man (First published 2008)

Book Two: The Desert Spear (First published 2010)

Book Three: The Daylight War (Forthcoming)

Book Four: The Forest Fortress (Forthcoming, working title subject to change)

Book Five: The Core (Forthcoming, working title subject to change)

These five books will close the storylines for Arlen, Jardir, Rojer, Leesha, Renna, Inevera, Abban, etc.

Standalone Novel:

Book Six: Tibbet’s Brook (Forthcoming, working title subject to change)

This book will mostly be about Selia Barren from Tibbet’s Brook, showing her life story and how it affects her decisions in the present as she contends with corelings, Krasians, and the growing power of Southwatch, all while wrestling the demons of her own past. It is mostly plotted and I am very psyched to write it.

Standalone Novellas:

The Great Bazaar (First Published 2010)

Brayan’s Gold (First Published 2011)

Mudboy (Forthcoming)

Others TBD

Pub Date

The next thing I would like to clarify is the publication date. As of this moment, The Daylight War will probably be out February 4, 2013.

This 2013 date has been rumored for some time, and prompted a lot of “Say it ain’t so!” messages from fans via facebook, twitter, email, and the like. I know it comes from a place of enjoyment for my work, and the VAST majority of messages have had a tone of excitement and exuberance that brings joy to my heart. But on some occasions, the exhortations have been… ruder, implying that I should be doing nothing but sitting chained to my desk cranking out manuscripts.

It is fair for people to be annoyed about the current pub date, as the book was briefly available for pre-order on several major bookseller sites with a release date of Spring of 2012, leading many to set their hopes on that date. The shift of almost a year is a pretty big one. Even now, I say “probably” for the 2013 date because in publishing few things are set in stone. Several countries are trying to coordinate a worldwide release date, and it can be a complex thing.

Especially when the author misses their deadline.


Oh, I have my excuses. Early this year my part-time assistant (deservedly) went on to a full time publishing job, leaving me with a lot of administrative work that ate away at my writing time. Around the same time I also had major shoulder surgery that left my arm in a sling for months. I’m told it went well and I will be back to full strength without pain at some point, but six months out I’m still only at 75%, and prolonged or strenuous use leaves me in a lot of pain.

And I spend a lot of time with my three year old daughter Cassie. I know I could put her in daycare or hire a sitter as many people do, but these years before she starts going to school all the time are precious, and I don’t want her to ever feel like daddy didn’t have time for her. We do arts and crafts and build marble runs and train sets. We practice her reading and watch Pixar movies. We argue about what she wants for dinner, bathtime and bedtime. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

But also, in fairness to me, the deadline was not realistic. When I first sold the books, there was pressure from the publishers to turn in a book every year. At the time, I naively told them I could do that, because even though it took me seven years to write The Warded Man, I did that writing part time. Now I would be full time, and should have the sequel out much more quickly.

Eh. Not so much.

I’ve talked about this before. My writing process is a very slow, meticulous one, and sometimes it requires me to stop and unravel a story knot before I can continue. Whether this method is right for everyone is debatable, but it is what works best for me to deliver a level of quality I am satisfied with. I take a lot of pride in my books, and don’t want to knock them out half-assed. I ended up delivering The Desert Spear close to a year later than originally promised, and The Daylight War has proven to be much the same.

That said, I have gotten my focus back, and am knocking out Daylight War chapters left and right these last few months. I am finishing up chapter 19 out of an estimated 27, and I expect to deliver it to the publishers in the early spring, so they will have plenty of time for editing and making sure everything is ready for the ’13 release while I get a head start on book four.

I am getting faster, I think. Warded Man took me seven years. Desert Spear took three. Daylight War is looking closer to two. I don’t know that I’ll ever do a book a year, but I hope you’ll have a shorter wait for the 4th book than for the 3rd.

I can assure you, though, The Daylight War will be worth the wait. Here are a couple of previews:

First up, the excerpt from Inevera’s storyline that was included with the eBooks and UK paperback of The Desert Spear is now live on the Excisions page! Throughout The Desert Spear, Inevera’s motivations, and what she really saw in the alagai hora she cast, remained a mystery. The Daylight War takes you back into her childhood to see her humble beginnings. Read it here.

Next, my spontaneous reading at NY Comic-Con this year, where I gave a peek into Arlen’s newly leveled up powers, and how he and Renna are getting on after the… incident:

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 8:00 am by PeatB
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178 responses to “Daylight War Release Dates and The Demon Cycle”

  1. Thanks for the update! I never understood how some authors actually write a book a year in the first place. I’ve been coming up with and refining my own ideas for years now and don’t expect to even start the actual writing for another year or more.

    I fell in love with your world with the Warded Man (I like that title better) and through reading The Desert Spear I saw how you grew quickly as an author. Hearing the words don’t just flow off your pen gives me encouragement as my writing style is definitely on the slow/perfectionist side.

    Thanks for keeping in touch with us, your fans, through social sites like Twitter and your blog here. I’ve never been one to follow celebrities for a variety of reasons, but recently started reading a lot more to become a better writer and being able to actually chat a little makes my own ultimate goals feel a little bit more within reach.

    I can’t wait to read the rest of the quintet.

    Posted by Nate Washor, on January 1st, 2012 at 9:36 am
  2. if only the marble run had a troll with a toll booth.

    Posted by Joshua Bilmes, on January 1st, 2012 at 9:54 am
  3. Hello,
    do i understand it right that Mudhoney
    will be released after the daylight war?
    Thanks Gordon

    Posted by Gordon Cordes, on January 1st, 2012 at 10:04 am
  4. I meant Mudboy,mudhoney is a band,
    stupid fingertipping thing.

    Posted by Gordon Cordes, on January 1st, 2012 at 10:05 am
  5. yeah, man, thanks for the update. It is so refreshing and nice to have authors communicate to the little people who read their work and who, yes, wait with impatience for the next instalment. I for one would much rather you stay true to your own work and take the time to make it all it can be than be a slave to the powers-that-be and churn out stuff that is less than it could be. So, more power to ya. Now, back to the writing desk… kidding. Hope you have a happy and productive 2012. And 5 books instead of 3 makes me very happy indeed :)

    Posted by Alicat, on January 1st, 2012 at 10:07 am
  6. Thanks everyone!

    Gordon, odds are good Mudboy will be out later this year. An abbreviated version is slated to be part of an upcoming anthology (more on that as plans solidify) and a longer version will likely come out from Subterranean. The novellas are quicker to write and publish, so I expect it will be out before TDW.

    Posted by Peat, on January 1st, 2012 at 11:30 am
  7. Peter – keep up the amazing work and don’t let overeager fans rush you.

    If at all possible, I’d love to see The Desert Spear released on Graphic Audio like Warded Man was. I’m 3/4 of the way through that and LOVE their treatments of the books.

    I loved reading both books, but listening to the work done by GA brings the books to life in a different way.

    Posted by Paul Chauvet, on January 1st, 2012 at 3:35 pm
  8. Thanks for the update-and definitely no complaints about the timescale-if that’s what is needed for the book to be as good as it should be, I know I’d prefer to wait for it that bit longer. And family is always primary, so enjoy the time with Cassie!

    Posted by Lifestealer, on January 1st, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  9. Thanks Peter.
    Like so many others, I’m dancing about waiting for TDW. But, as we all know, amazing things are well worth the wait.
    I’m completely thrilled to realise there will be five books! I was already mourning a little that it would all end at book three LOL.
    And if anyone has a problem with you raising your beautiful daughter rather than being ‘chained to a desk’, they need a coreling up their… you get the idea.

    Posted by Mel Hoffmann, on January 1st, 2012 at 4:18 pm
  10. However long the wait, it will be worth it. I just have to live long enough. 😛
    Meanwhile, enjoy the time with your daughter. Childhood passes so quickly.

    Posted by Helen Pilypas, on January 1st, 2012 at 7:41 pm
  11. Peat,
    We can wait as long as you need Bro. I am a little dis-heartened though. My girlfriend just read the Hunger Games series and the first movie comes out in march i hear. She has also been reading the tiger saga by Colleen Houck and there are plans being made for movie adaptions of those too. Her third book just released in November. I just want more Demon Cycle. Give me more action. More side stories like Brayon’s Gold or One arm and the nightwolves. I loved those. The action that you translate to writing is equisite. The pull you have to Arlen after hearing his story is gripping.

    Also, what is the writer’s term that you use to think of names that can be pronounced the same way we usually say but they are spelled differently? Jaik- Jake………Rojer–Roger. I noticed it so many times while reading all of the books you have wrote.

    Your books are fantastic and i wish you the best in your writing process. Haste my friend, i strongly doubt you could possibly release anything ( short of a 50 page novel ) that your rabbid fanbase ( myslef included ) wont just eat up like thanksgiving dinner. We all love you man.


    Posted by Dustin, on January 2nd, 2012 at 3:03 am
  12. Yes the Warded Man on graphic audio is fantastic and i pray they release the Desert Spear as well. I mean you made me pull out my 10 year old, practically never used portable cd player man. I even bought a Music Bullet to plug into it to listen to it wherever i was. The music bullet is pretty sweet by the way. Pick up the graphic audio performance of the warded man if you have an itch for the CORE

    Posted by Dustin, on January 2nd, 2012 at 3:13 am
  13. […] Brett begründet die Verzögerung damit, dass er im vergangenen Jahr an der Schulter operiert wurde und nach sechs Monaten noch immer Schmerzen habe , plötzlich ohne Assistenten auskommen musste und zudem viel Zeit mit seiner dreijährigen Tochter verbringen wollte.  Auch sei er eh nicht der schnellste Schreiber, habe für die beiden Vorgänger bereits sieben beziehungsweise drei Jahre benötigt. „Die Flammen der Dämmerung“ wolle Brett in den kommenden Monaten fertigstellen und danach gleich mit Band 4 der Dämonen-Reihe beginnen – Arbeitstitel „The Forest Fortress“ (Die Waldfestung). Die Wartezeit auf diesen Band werden sich die Fans mit einer Novelle verkürzen können. Beim Schreiben an „The Daylight War“ fiel genug Stoff ab, so Brett. „Mudboy“ soll sie heißen und einem ganz neuen Charakter gewidmet sein, der im dritten Band eine kleine Rolle spielt. Da „Der große Basar“ auch in Deutschland erschien, ist eine Übersetzung zu erwarten. […]

  14. My son is impatiently waiting for TDW, but I’m happy to wait for the quality stories you publish! Also happy to hear you’re not skimping on time w/your daughter. Don’t give up that time for ANYTHING! So important and they grow up so fast! Hope the arm heals completely sooner rather than later. Enjoy the Con!

    Posted by MarcellineCazz, on January 2nd, 2012 at 8:18 am
  15. Thank you for taking the time to keep us all informed. You’re awesome.

    Posted by Margherita, on January 2nd, 2012 at 3:41 pm
  16. Wait – he has time to blog.

    Quick, chain him to the desk!

    Get the whip!

    Must have Daylight War…

    Must have precious

    Posted by Daniel Schealler, on January 3rd, 2012 at 12:07 am
  17. Thanks everyone!

    Gordon, I actually have a Mudhoney album from the 90’s.

    Paul, Graphic Audio is working on Desert Spear already. I went over all the pronunciations with them last month.

    Daniel, I will have you know I mad my writing quota the day I wrote that post. So there. 😛

    Posted by Peat, on January 3rd, 2012 at 8:29 am
  18. Hi Peat, take your time and make it right. After all, that’s why we all love the books we have read.

    Perhaps more importantly than that, thank you for this post. I can only speak for myself but it’s fantastic to feel involved by knowing what the plans are. You do yourself a great credit by taking the time to write and post this. Your consideration for your fans means the world to us.


    P.S. the pronunciations you went through with GA would be a good thing to post up if possible for those of us outside the US and Canada who can’t buy it. Next time you talk to them, ask if they can extend their sales to the UK!

    Posted by Gregor, on January 3rd, 2012 at 8:48 am
  19. […] Peter Brett robi trylogi? na której zako?czenie trzeba rok jeszcze czeka?? A dupa. Pi?cioksi?g wymy?li?. 03.01.2012        Strid spamuje       […]

    Posted by « Strid's Junkyard, on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:05 am
  20. Gregor, there is an international page on the Graphic Audio site where you can order, if you wish. I know a guy that got it all the way in Oz.

    Posted by Peat, on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:44 am
  21. Oh, and Dustin, there is no term for the thing with the names, at least not that I know of. I did it mostly to show how literacy had failed after the Return, and people started spelling things haphazardly, like you see in middle English.

    Posted by Peat, on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:07 pm
  22. Cool thanks for clearing that up. I never thought of that. I just thought it was whitty….LOL

    Posted by Dustin, on January 4th, 2012 at 1:15 am
  23. Any plans for a special edition of TDW? Maybe with artwork like brayon’s gold? Or a little warded spear letter opener? A sweet shiny warded bookmark? I would gladly pay more for such things.

    Posted by Dustin, on January 4th, 2012 at 1:23 am
  24. It’s really cool to talk to you by the way. It makes me feel even more attached to your glorious story. Thanx

    Posted by Dustin, on January 4th, 2012 at 1:25 am
  25. I think I’ll never understand people pushing artists to release something on a given date. The most awesome and great stuff has always seen the light “when it’s done” and not when some PR department thought it would be best to release. Most astonishing to me are people who refer to themselves as readers and still find it acceptable to push the author of the books they seem to like in impolite ways. Maybe they should take a step back and reconsider why they like the books and whether the quality might be due to the time the author invested. Another explanation for rude remarks might be, that those people are trolls…
    As far as I’m concerned, Peter can take all the time he needs, if he promises, that TDW will be as awesome as the other books. 😉

    One question that wasn’t answered by the above post: does the 2013 release date affect the British rerelease of “The Great Bazaar and Other Stories”? Are there any updates on when the UK hardcover will hit the stores? (No I don’t want an ebook.)


    Posted by Drizzt, on January 4th, 2012 at 7:51 am
  26. Take your time with it and perfect it for us.

    Although I now have a mighty wait, the only two series I read at the moment are The Demon Cycle and GRRM’s A Song of Ice and Fire..

    At least it shall be a nice birthday present for next year (my birthday is mid March.)

    I have to say I very much like the titles for the last two books, even if they are working titles at the moment. I think you should keep them!

    One last thing, I figured I’d just like to point out that I got myself in to an epic amount of trouble. I started reading The Painted Man to my 6 year old niece, and she was massively enjoying it.. Until her parents found out and didn’t quite approve.. Now she’s begging me for more and I’m unable to read it.

    (Just to avoid any ridiculous posts, I was re-wording the bits about rape etc to her.)


    Posted by Damian, on January 4th, 2012 at 1:08 pm
  27. Damian, parents are entitled to decide what their kids are exposed to, but I’m curious. If you were censoring out the adult stuff, what didn’t they like? That it was scary?

    Posted by Peat, on January 5th, 2012 at 11:06 am
  28. Drizzt,

    Thanks for the support. The Great Bazaar UK edition will definitely be this year, hopefully in time for my possible UK visit over the summer. Waiting on details and will announce them once they are in. I can’t guarantee at this point that it will be hardcover, but I hope so.

    Keep the scimitars swinging.

    Posted by Peat, on January 5th, 2012 at 1:16 pm
  29. Hi Peat.

    Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post!

    That was pretty much it, they didn’t like the fact of a story about demons being told to her whilst she is so young. I have promised her that for her 12th birthday I will get her all of your books :).

    Just out of curiosity, what in your mind is the sort of minimum age that you think is suitable to read your books? I personally think my parents wouldn’t have minded me readin them from around 12 upwards. (I’m 21 now.) I first read A Game of Thrones when I was around 10-11 and it was my father that gave it to me to read and if I ever have kids I’ll be reading The Demon Cycle to them from around 10ish perhaps.

    Hope you’re well and work is progressing nicely on TDW.


    Posted by Damian, on January 5th, 2012 at 10:56 pm
  30. i must say you books are great i have read them both 3 times now :)
    i think its a shame that its gonna be so ling till the next one but i wouldn’t want you to rush it and not fit everything in. i also think its goo that your not stopping at three books i feel like a lot of series could go on so much longer :(
    i also feel that its nice to take the time to chat with your fans 😀
    i just wanted to know if you were thinking of making a book of wards?? because i would get it
    i think that these books would be great to get teenagers into reading because once you pick up one of your book you just cant put it down

    Posted by Nick, on January 7th, 2012 at 2:10 pm
  31. Hi Peat,

    I can wait but I will be exploding with excitment opening the cover of that book:) Your little girl is absolutely gorgeous and your right to spend every minute you can with her. I have a 2 1/2 yr old and she is my whole world.
    I love the fact that Arlen is drinking Poitin….if that is how you spell it in the book because that is how you spell it in the Irish language……I’m presuming you’ve tasted it and if you havent next time you come to Ireland I’ll find you a bottle:)

    Posted by Dee Twomey, on January 7th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
  32. Honestly, while I am slightly dissapointed about the 2013 release date, I would rather wait a year than have to suffer having my dreams crushed by a sub-par novel. I would rather this not turn into another Inheritance trilogy. *shudder* Well, best o luck to you and may the dreaded writer’s block stay far away from your workstation!

    Posted by Aerik, on January 9th, 2012 at 12:09 am
  33. If I had things my way, I’d be holding a copy of Daylight War in my hands right now, but take all the time you need, Mr. Brett, one can’t rush excellency. And I certainly don’t expect you to give up what precious little time you have with your daughter just to keep me happy. It’s ok, I give you permission. 😉

    WARNING; incoming ingratiating statements! Your books thus far have been extremely enjoyable reads, and I have convinced a few others who were staunch non-fantasy readers to give Painted Man (I’m Aussie :P) a go after I had picked it up on a whim, and now they’re more desperate for your next book than I am. Just, please, don’t give into the various pressures urging you to pump it out as soon as possible. Great things take time, and I could wait another four years for your next book if I had to.

    But don’t make me wait that long. Or else. 😛


    Posted by Benn, on January 9th, 2012 at 4:08 am
  34. My husband and I think you are amazing and look forward to reading more from you in the future. By far our favorite author. We also can’t wait for the movie! Just wish getting a copy of the Great Bazaar wasn’t so darn hard or expensive….you are awesome and keep working your magical writing talent!

    Posted by Brittany Crow, on January 14th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  35. Hey Peter,

    I recently finished reading the first two (incredible) novels in your series, and I was hooked from the get go. I have been a big David Eddings (RIP) fan for most of my life, and thought my subservience to Mr. Eddings would could never wane. HOWEVER, you have magic in your writing.

    I am an English teacher from South Africa, and have recommended your book to all of my grade 11 and 12 pupils.

    Although I am burning for book 3, I know that the writing process is a painful one – the experience of child birth might come close – and I know that whatever you release will be spectacular and worth the wait. GOOD LUCK WITH TDW.

    Posted by Daniel, on January 15th, 2012 at 7:32 am
  36. When is the third book comin out they are to adictive

    Posted by simon, on January 17th, 2012 at 9:25 am
  37. Hi Peter,

    Am I fairly newcomer to your work but LOVE the Warded Man and pop back here as often as I remember to find out when book 3 is due out. After reading this I must approve that you are taking your time, I had a favourite author and I loved her work but she then started the whole one book a year and they just got worse and worse. Please don’t rush, please take your time and please keep producing the brilliant work you do!!
    I am in the UK and will def try and keep looking re:your summer visit (altho I might not be here mysefl haha) if you are doing a signing or something I’ll try and come along!
    After reading all this I’ve just decided to re:read the books for I believe the 4th time, you do make my commute so much more barely!

    Posted by Alex Smith, on January 19th, 2012 at 4:54 am
  38. Well cool :) .
    Ive been agonizing myself by constantly cheking when the book was coming out. Dont mind how much time u have to take for teh books but i would have appreciated that a serious release had been decided straight out. If your method takes 2 years then telll the fans to expect a book every 2 years. If every 5 than so be it. But not knoing is kinda harsh :( .
    Anyways thx for finaly giving us a proper deadline as well as hind sight as to y the book isnt out yet :)

    Posted by Bruno, on January 19th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
  39. Xau, you are presuming we knew in advance how long the writing would take. This is not the case. Each book is unique and is difficult to predict. Please don’t take it personally.

    Posted by Peat, on January 20th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
  40. Hi Peat!!

    I’m so glad to see this update- even if it does mean perfecting my patience skills! Writing is an art, and it is something you pour your heart and soul into. That can’t happen fast. No offense to writers who do pump out a book, or sometimes two, a year like Stephen King (who I do enjoy reading), but I think anyone with any sense can see the difference between your books and his. I think rushing takes something from the character development, which is the difference between a good read and writing that draws you in, captivating you completely.

    Your books captivate me. Thank you for taking your time and pouring your heart into your art.

    ~Jessica Griswold

    By the way- nothing will EVER compare to these early years with your darling daughter. They grow up way too fast, so spend every second you can with her. =)

    Posted by Jessica, on January 22nd, 2012 at 9:48 pm
  41. Peat,
    I purchased both of the Graphic Audio renditions of the warded man. they sent me a signed poster with all of the voice actors on it. I’m going to frame it. i was hoping maybe i could send it to you and perhaps get your John Hancock to really make it a treasure. I have looked and it doesn’t look like your coming very close to Cleveland anytime soon. So please let me know if this is a possible venture. It would mean alot to me. Thanx.

    Posted by Dustin, on January 23rd, 2012 at 11:42 pm
  42. […] So far there is no cover for ‘The Daylight War’ by Peter V. Brett (unless you want the German cover) and no blurb. In fact, the book has been pushed back to be published in February of 2013, but we thought we would put it in here anyway. You can check out on all the details here on Peter’s website. […]

    Posted by Most Anticipated Books of 2012 – The Rest | Fantasy Book Review, on January 24th, 2012 at 4:20 am
  43. Dustin,

    My signature is on the poster already! It’s the one in gold. The rest are silver.


    Posted by Peat, on January 25th, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  44. No Freakin’ way! Wow…….i feel……..yeah pretty much like a jackass. That’s awesome though. Sweet. thanks man.

    Posted by Dustin, on January 25th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
  45. Thanks for the update. There’s plenty of awesome fantasy coming out in 2012 and now I have something to look foward to for 2013 :) And besides.. Epic fantasy is supposed to be epic.. 5books sounds right

    Your publishing story sounds a lot like Pat Rothfuss by the way.


    Posted by James, on January 29th, 2012 at 5:48 am
  46. Hi Peat,
    It seems to me that you write because it is a passion and us avid fans are exceptionally lucky to have discovered your work. The care you put into crafting character, story and scene shines in every page and even with the sometime dubious editing I find with books purchased on my kindle, I have never once found myself wincing at a phrase or thinking the flow has been lost.

    I freely admit I am sulking slightly that the next novel will not be out until 2013, however I would much rather wait and read a book that retains all the qualities I love from your work than a book that is flat and devoid of magic because that passion has been lost due to incessant pressure to deliver and not doing the things you love in life.

    Unfortunately many of us are a product of today’s lifestyle, we live in a world where our food is fast, information is at our fingertips constantly, music is a click away and you can talk to someone on the other side of the world in seconds, in short, we no longer know the art of patience. There used to be an advert for Guinness over here in the uk, it’s motto seems pretty apt- good things come to those who wait.

    Having waxed lyrical for a smidge, I do now find myself in somewhat of a predicament. I’m a super speedy reader with a near stupidly good memory for storylines, chances are if I pick up a book within two years of reading it, within a chapter I’ll remember the entire storyline. This is obviously brilliant for your series as it means every time a new book is out I can reread

    Posted by Leigh, on January 30th, 2012 at 10:05 pm
  47. *argh silly iphone*

    All the previous books and they’ll be fresh in my mind for the new ones, but in the meantime ive exhausted all the fantasy authors I can find that I like. Can anybody recommend any authors with a similar style? I love D&L Eddings, Patrick Rothfuss and the such but found grrm really slow to start. All pointers greatly received.


    Posted by Leigh, on January 30th, 2012 at 10:09 pm
  48. Leigh:

    Scott Lynch
    Joe Abercrombie
    Brent Weeks
    CS Friedman
    John Scalzi
    Mark Lawrence
    Myke Cole
    Robert Jordan
    Richard Morgan

    So much good material out there!

    Posted by Peat, on February 1st, 2012 at 4:06 pm
  49. I’m trying to find a copy of The Geat Bazaar. I can only find it for Kindle (which I don’t want) or for stupid price. Is there any plan to re-issue it?

    Posted by Helen, on February 4th, 2012 at 2:28 pm
  50. There is no new US edition of The Great Bazaar planned, but there will be a UK English edition sometime in the next year that people can order.

    Posted by Peat, on February 4th, 2012 at 5:05 pm
  51. Hey Peter,
    I love the Demon Cycle.( Before I actually called it the demon war series, until’ I surfed the net *shame*) It’s the best series I’ve read my entire life. I love everything about!
    I really love the story of Arlen. I almost cried after I finished reading The Desert Spear. Arlen has such a tough life, but that’s the good about the series.
    Can’t wait ’til The Daylight War comes out.
    Keep up the good work and make the next books become legends!! *thumbs up*

    Posted by cathy, on February 8th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
  52. Thanks for the update- happy to hear that it wont all be ending with the next book! Eagerly awaiting any and all you’ll come out with. I’d never read a fantasy novel before your books- my fiancee loves them and about a year and a half ago i asked him to recommend one to me- so he finished the last chapter of Painted Man (aussie edition) and said here read this one. Been addicted to your stories ever since. Hope you make the trip out to Australia again some day- happy writing!

    Posted by Jade, on February 13th, 2012 at 5:01 am
  53. Hi, Peat! Your books are the most phenomenal books I’ve read in years and if it takes you another year to complete the next book in the series, so be it. I’ll be first in line in Phoenix whenever it’s released. Just take your time and write the book you want to write — and enjoy your life and your family while you do it! I hope your shoulder is 100% soon.

    Posted by Vicki, on February 15th, 2012 at 9:58 pm
  54. Hey Peat, just read the news today about some kinda delay, I have monstered a heap of books recently, but they are not cutting the mustard and the yearning to fill my world with your stories, aah the yearning… An absolute complement to you sir and I will wait patiently. And while I do I might just re read The Warded Man and The Desert Spear :) we all know how many things there are to do with life as well as read and write:)

    Posted by Laura, on February 16th, 2012 at 6:07 am
  55. Thanks for the update… anxiously waiting for the next book…

    I loved the warded man…
    …loved the graphic audio version
    …not a fan of the single-reader audio book

    Do hope you will consider a graphic audio version of the 2nd, 3rd and future books. It was really hard going back to the standard audio for the 2nd book after listening to the 1st one in graphic audio.

    Keep up the great work…
    p.s. …your daughter is deeply entertaining

    Posted by Jeffrey D. Stark, on February 19th, 2012 at 12:50 pm
  56. Peter, take as much time as you need and do not rush just for the sake of ungrateful losers. Being a fan of Martin since the initial release of Game of Thrones, I’ve gotten used to waiting excruciatingly long periods for the next book. With your incredible series, I know the wait will always be worth it.

    Posted by Robert Park, on February 20th, 2012 at 7:06 am
  57. I have no desire to rush a work of art. I know all too well how the writing process goes, as I’ve been trying to perfect something for rougly 13 years…

    I fully enjoyed TWM and TDP, can’t wait to get my hands on the others. I recently obtained Brayan’s Gold, and was heart broken to learn that The Great Brazzar cost sooooo much, but in my mind, that only tells me that all your works are in high demand and gives me cause to obtain them all as quickly as I can before their prices start to climb… And one day… soon I hope I will have The Great Brazzar to add to the collection.

    Great work, and I hope your little girl grows up knowing how much she means to her daddy. 😀

    Posted by Nate Hawks, on February 21st, 2012 at 10:40 pm
  58. Having only recently read the books, I was a little disappointed that I will have to wait for the next in the series. The update here covers everything and I have only the utmost respect for a father who puts his daugther first (Just don’t do a Robert Jordan on us!).
    I look forward to reading the forthcoming books and I hope the shoulder is closer to being healed.

    Posted by Chris Ashby, on February 22nd, 2012 at 5:20 am
  59. Just logged on to see when TDW was due to be publlished. I was planning to take it away on my Easter break.

    My jaw dropped when I saw it was not going to be ready until Feb 13.

    My eyes twinkled when I saw we were going to get 5 books not three.

    I have two daughters wished I spent more time with them. You can always come back to writing the books, but you will never get back missed time with your kids.

    I can wait, think I go and reread the John Carter series, been 30 years, but good books are always worth coming back too.

    Posted by Simon, on February 26th, 2012 at 3:11 am
  60. I can(not) wait for the rest of these books!

    I picked up the hardcover of The Warded Man at the Borders closing clearance sale in my hometown and I have been addicted to The Demon Cycle since. I am looking at acquiring The Painted Man, in paperback due to the crazy inflation the popularity of your books has. My other dilemma is whether to puchase the rest in paperback or hadcover. Any news on if the rest will be available in hardcover or just paperback? Also, will we in the U.S. be able to acquire the re-release of The Great Bazaar? I love your writing but it’s hard to justify buying a $200 book, especially when I am trying to work through college.

    Anyway, keep up the good work, I know you won’t disappoint us fans and I am very excited to read the rest of the series.

    Posted by Jake, on February 27th, 2012 at 3:37 am
  61. Hay Peter i cant wait for The Daylight War in 2013 i will be anxious and waiting for your next book i love your books and i simply cant wait keep up the great and awesome work and i cant wait till then i am possibly your youngest fan sitting at 13 and going 14 the month before you release the daylight war and im loving the series so far so keep up the great work and i will be waiting for your next book

    your fan Nathanyal Blencowe

    Posted by Nathanyal Blencowe, on February 29th, 2012 at 9:02 am
  62. have to say the painted man(as named here in ireland) and desert spear were fantastic. my father loaned me your two books and i devoured them in less than 10 days. looking forward to the next as i’m a little bored now.


    Posted by stephen warren, on March 3rd, 2012 at 10:09 am
  63. HOW DARE YOU NOT SPEND EVERY DAY TYPING. YOU SHOULD DO I UNTIL YOUR HANDS RUN RED WITH BLOOD POURING FROM BLISTERING FINGERS!!!! nah just kidding i’d much rather have a good book next year than something rushed sooner you take as long as humanly possible and we’ll all still buy it as soon as possible.

    i just finished reading the desert spear and for the next year i’ll be dreaming up all the possible ways you could continue the story. if the TDW is half as good as the first 2 then it will the third best book ever written ;D

    Posted by Charlie, on March 5th, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  64. I read forgotten realms as a chilld and the subtle influences here and there in your story telling are the perfect addition. Your world-building is great, althought I’d love an introduction into a junglesque setting and all the new demons that would entail (i.e. vine demons or something) Anyways I really just wanted to let you know I’m a huge fan and I’ve let all my friends borrow your The Warded Man and The Desert Spear regardless of the library late fees. Keep up the good work. -Zack in the US

    Posted by Zack Zalok, on March 6th, 2012 at 4:55 pm
  65. Thanks Peter. Hope the arm is feeling better. Keep living the good life. I appreciate knowing that you are there for your daughter. All us jackwagons that go to the grocery store on holidays and do other things that make others give up a little peace in their world just need to learn that it is not all about us. Plus the books are good enough that it is worth the wait. Look forward to it.

    Posted by Cragi, on March 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  66. I’ve read fantasy for 30yrs now,I’ve got to say your two books are up there with the greats in the genre.Life is full of surprises and we can’t predict what’s going to happen tomorrow,so try to ignore the negative posts you’ve received and carry on writing in a way that suits your lifestyle.

    Posted by John, on March 15th, 2012 at 8:57 am
  67. Hi Peat,

    Firstly, thanks for your amazing books. I love them and eagerly anticipate the rest. 2013 seems a long way away now but I’m sure Mudboy will help and the news that there will be more than 3 books also takes the edge off. I appreciate the effort you’re putting in for our entertainment.

    I’m thinking of running my first RPG for my group and would love to base it in your world. I think I’ll use a system called GURPS and I’m going to have great fun trying to stat up the different demons and figuring how to stat alagai hora magic etc. I hope it won’t quite take 7 years for my first adventure (you already did all the hard bit), but like you I want to do it well or not at all so it probably won’t be far off :)

    Keep ’em coming, I’ll keep buying

    Thanks again

    Posted by Jo, on March 21st, 2012 at 3:44 pm
  68. Ya know what, Peter? I’m actually happy The Daylight War won’t be released till next February. Gives me time to finish up The Wheel of Time series( got my girlfriend addicted to that one, too). Lol. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to post the update. Love your work, man. Take all the time you need. :-)
    Chris Braz
    –Somersworth, NH

    Posted by Chris, on March 22nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm
  69. The Daylight War will be the warddiest book around!

    Also , Mr. Blimes, loved the Troll Toll reference!

    Speaking of getting a book published !

    My friend finished his first novel and is marketing it!

    –> That above line was for you Mr. Blimes!

    Read his manuscript! HAHAHA

    Posted by LordNazgul, on March 29th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
  70. Peter, I am just grateful to know that the next book is on it’s way, thanks for the uodate.

    Posted by Martin Hills, on March 31st, 2012 at 5:35 am
  71. Yeah, I understand that you have rights to a personal life as well but that doesn’t mean we have to like the fact that the publishing date has been moved forward a year. your books are absolutely awesome.
    greetings from the netherlands.

    Posted by Felix, on April 4th, 2012 at 8:37 am
  72. Nathanyal I am probaly his youngest reader
    (13 b-day 02/12/1998)
    Are you going to make you’re books into movies cos I know I would go to see it.
    It would open a lot of peoples mind then there will more readers.

    Posted by Nuh hassan, on April 5th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
  73. Why does it seem that with so many good series the authors take forever to get them out? This one WoT, SoIF, etc etc.

    This is not close to 2 years of a gap but 3 and its a pain in the ass as i dont know if ill even remember to look for the book at that point let alone buy it especially since at this rate your going to take another 6 years to finish the series.

    I understand you have a life and i want to make clear that this rage post is simply a reader who enjoyed your book thus far and is pissed about your slow pace.

    Posted by Bryce, on April 6th, 2012 at 7:01 am
  74. 2 december 1998

    Posted by Nuh hassan, on April 6th, 2012 at 9:22 am
  75. Hello,

    i must say that your books are really addicting. i mean i started reading them 2 years ago and have already read them 5 times each (The painted man and The desert spear). Was looking in my bookshop almost every day for the last 3 months for ur book and just saw it is going to be published in 2013 :(
    well i may say that only one other book put me so off that i forgot my school and i really cant wait for the next one.

    Take your time tho and have fun

    Posted by Filip, on April 6th, 2012 at 11:24 am
  76. “The Painted Man” is by far the better title in my opinion: first and foremost… It sounds cooler, more “lyric hero” poetry-like than “the Warded Man”. Also, “The Warded Man”, for me, shows how Arlen wards his body against demons, and how he cuts himself from others in the same time. But “The Painted Man” does not reveal from the beginning what Arlen will become, and it premonitions (that’s a new verb, totally legit) how everyone (except for Renna) will see him for his paint and not for what is underneath (in good and bad ways). Overall The Painted Man sounds more poetic, less specific to the novel.
    I would compare it to Pat’s book titles (which are of course awesome): The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear: it sounds poetic, fantastic, strange and beautiful. Most of all, it sounds mysterious: the Name of the Wind, the Wise Man’s Fear: intangible things. In a similar way, The Painted Man sounds like it could be the name of a painting or sculpture (and that’s a good thing :P)
    …I’m not sure why I started this rant in the first place. Oh well.

    Posted by Jim, on April 12th, 2012 at 9:32 am
  77. Absolutly fantastic books found them on iTunes and never looked back, I don’t think it should end with 5 books just keep going pop one out every 3-4 years to keep us happy.i assume that there’s a film in the future please don’t lose your creative book to film makers who need to keep to around 2 hrs I would sit there for hrs for the right film.

    Keep up the good work and all the best

    Posted by Mark, on April 15th, 2012 at 10:40 am
  78. So psyched, the quality of your writing an your vibrant characters are well worth the wait. Tried reading so many fantasy books to try and tide me over but not even ASOIAF can match the beautiful world you have created. Thank you for your amazing works of art, from a devoted fan.

    Posted by Alan, on April 16th, 2012 at 1:12 pm
  79. Hi Peter, firstly would like to say I love your books. Only read the main 2 so far but will get round the other short ones soon! Just a quick funny story really – I rarely used to read, before your book I had read 2 of Dan Browns books but that’s it, in N.Ireland with my Girlfriend I bought painted man, I didn’t even read the blurb, It was either the front cover/ name or the first edition sticker, that made my buy it but it was fate as now your book is the favourite book I have read and now currently reading game of thrones(which I started coz of your book not the series) Sorry im going on but just wanted to tell you about it being your book choosing me in a funny old way! :)

    Posted by Ash, on April 18th, 2012 at 7:19 pm
  80. NOO lol ty for post… but to wait for 2013.. be waiting

    Posted by ico, on April 18th, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  81. I no longer plan on reading the rest of the story!
    Writing other books in between and taking this amount of time between the books a. You lose all continuity b. tells me you are all about the money!
    I stopped reading the wheel of time after book five and i am done with your series now!

    Posted by Mark Lotstein, on April 19th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
  82. I am so excited to finally hear activity! I can’t wait!

    Posted by Sara, on April 21st, 2012 at 10:03 am
  83. This is indeed good news, I follow you on Goodreads and I often think “Oh Peter, please stop reading books and write your next one!” but now that I know you are spending family time; I fully support your delay.

    More people should prioritise family time. Kids are great.

    I waited 12 years for Diablo III so if Blizzard can delay excellence, so can you.

    Good luck and I am looking forward to The Daylight War like you wouldn’t believe!


    Posted by mike, on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:37 am
  84. You are my most favourite author and I bet the 3rd book will be worth the wait. =)

    Posted by Maxine, on April 22nd, 2012 at 9:28 pm
  85. Hey Peat,
    I just finished your novels after reading about your character during the suvudu death match. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the series and can’t wait for the next installment . That being said take your time and do it right no matter what anyone says and enjoy your daughter because they grow up too damn quick mines turning 14 and I don’t know where the time went.
    Good Luck,

    Posted by Jim, on May 1st, 2012 at 2:18 am
  86. Just wanted to say that your books are awesome, and if i have to wait another year at LEAST, I’d be happy. I’ve read desert spear so much that pages are falling out, and I am looking forward to The Daylight War

    Posted by Zach Mccarthy, on May 11th, 2012 at 12:51 am
  87. The Warded Man and The Desert Spear are 2 of my favorite books and I have been looking forward to The Daylight Wars sincd I heard of it. You are a great writer but its sad to hear there will only be about 6 books.

    Posted by Nicholas Frost, on May 12th, 2012 at 7:22 pm
  88. Ive been reading sci fi and fantasy since 1949 Ive followed the evolution of many authors.You sir have started at a very high level and will obviously thrill your followers as your art blossoms,I don’t care how long it takes as long as the delightful quality continues. thank you so much for your concepts as they are new and a delight to an old jade such as myself…..

    Posted by G.R. Velikanje, on May 22nd, 2012 at 11:03 pm
  89. I think it’s fantastic that you’re not rushing the books and making sure they’re perfect before you release them. The Painted Man and The Desert Spear were easily my favourite books and although I pine after an early release date, I’d rather you work your magic and make it as amazing as the previous two.

    Posted by B.G. Sainter, on May 25th, 2012 at 8:43 pm
  90. I hope you are able to take as long as you need, so many fantastic series (not just books but movies, TV shows even albums) have fell victim to the demands of “higher powers” or fans, wanting something fast but being the first to strike back when the results are of poor quality because of the rushed nature of the product. I loved the first two books in the series, I think the premise is fantastic and your characterisation and fight scenes are the first I have read that really excited me, since David Gemmell. This weekend I am getting a heat ward tatooed on my chest. Not really :o)

    Posted by John O', on June 6th, 2012 at 3:37 pm
  91. At this point all I can say is ” who cares”. 3 years is asinine

    Posted by Steve s, on June 16th, 2012 at 11:01 am
  92. I am late to the party. I got The Desert Spear on a SUPER deal a while back, I think when it was NEW, and then found out it was a sequel!!! I FINALLY got The Warded Man a couple years later (this year). I picked it up and never put it down. I was lucky to be able to move RIGHT into The Desert Spear. It was BLISSFUL reading. I have not had so much enjoyment from a couple of books since the prime of the Sword of Truth series.

    I am SOOOO excited to see where your story goes. I am in love with the world you portray and the characters you have introduced. Their stories truly are magnificent. Thank you!

    Posted by Dan82904, on June 18th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
  93. Brilliant work Peter!! i have read “The warded man ” and “The desert spear ” to the point of actually being able to recite the chapters by heart ,further more take all the time you need you cant rush perfection besides the wait will only make the book that much more enjoyable when you can finally plunge yourself into Arlens world . Also cherish the days with your daughter pretty soon she will reach her teens and you will have the thrilling job of trying to contend with a hormonal teenager in your house :) .

    Have a good year and happy writing ^^

    (excuse grammar or spelling not at my finest at the moment LOL)

    Posted by Hamilton, on June 26th, 2012 at 3:17 pm
  94. I have already figured out the entire concept to his novels, the basic (idea) as far as The Warded Man and Jardir.. When you read the books you learn about the Canon and Everjam (Krasian Religion) and they talk about a “Deliever” in each book.. I have a feeling that Arlen / Jardir become friends again eventually even though of Inevera.. Jardir becomes the Deliever of the South and Arlen The North and both the Canon and Everjam were right, in the time before the plague when men first rose and defeated the demons.. There were really TWO Delievers.. One from the north and one from the south.. Canon / Everjam are both correct and I have a feeling that this is what will bind the people together after the The Daylight War happens between them and the realize that Men need to UNITE to fight the Demons and not cause another plague.. which will lead into his two books… Causing the last book to make Arlen / Jardir turn into that mist form and go to the core and fight the queen of the hive / king.. If you ever read the Codex Alera by Jim Butcher the enemy is similar to the one that Peter writes about in the warded man as far so their way of thinking.. Yet I am super excitied to read the rest.. I read the two books within a week and was sad hasnt done more yet..

    Posted by Matt, on June 28th, 2012 at 8:58 am
  95. Thanks for the update, I will admit I am leery about reading new authors, so I picked up The Warded Man, hoping for the best, but expecting the worst, as I do with any “new” author, but the story sounded cool, so I figured, what’s the worst that can happen. Anyway, I was about a 1/4 of the way through The Warded Man, when I looked up online if there were any other books. I love this story, and read The Desert Spear in just a week. I will admit that I am a bit impatient for the next book, but I can understand why it is taking so long, and I do appreciate that, and the fact that you are keeping us, the fans, in the loop. I look forward to the next book, and the one ofter that, and the one after that, and so on and so forth. Keep doing what you are doing!

    Posted by Cale, on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm
  96. I’ll admit it, my heart sank when I read that I’d have to wait a bit longer for the next book, but then I learned you were planning on making five books and not three! More books? Fantastic! I can’t get enough of them and am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series. If I have to wait for it, then so be it. Your work is completely worth it. As far as life outside of creation is concerned, I’m glad (well, minus the ever impatient page devourer inside of me) that you’re able to enjoy a life outside of your work. Thank you for allowing me to lose myself in the world you have created.

    Posted by A.N. Carson, on July 10th, 2012 at 1:36 am
  97. how come the great bazaar and other stories is out of print can’t buy a copy anywhere

    Posted by nuh hassan, on July 19th, 2012 at 10:39 pm
  98. I have read the both of your books, The Warded Man and The Desert Spear at least four times each. I have cried and laughed throught both of them. I am absolutely ecstatic that there are five books instead of three. The more I can read the better. I am a huge fan. Keep doing your thing, I cannot wait for the next one. I admit I am a little dissapointed with the realease date but i totally understand. Family and health come first.

    Posted by Elijah Rivera, on July 21st, 2012 at 12:03 am
  99. It’s pretty exciting to know there’s even a small chance you’ll read this, but hey.

    Anyways, I downloaded the sample when I was bored and never really bothered to give it a chance. However, around 100 pages and just… wow.

    I’m not even a reader at all. I’m a labourer and never picked up a book in my life. I loved it. The clashing perspectives cause so many thoughts on everything. I love the action in the book, and the fight scenes are described perfectly and easy to visualize. Keep on keepin on, Mate!

    Arlen til’ the very end.

    Posted by Trav, on July 21st, 2012 at 2:12 pm
  100. Please know that I read (and really appreciate!) everything, even if I don’t always have time to respond.

    Nuh, Great Bazaar was a very limited edition print run, but there is a new English version being published in January!

    Posted by Peat, on July 23rd, 2012 at 1:03 pm
  101. Hello,

    I’m glad I finally found out the ‘expected’ publication date of your third novel in this series. i’ve been searching and searching new book releases for quite some time awaiting it. I rarely go to author’s sites to discuss books I enjoy. However, just a ‘guilt’ reminder – some of us are senior citizens and when we’re hooked on a good story line we’re overly anxious for its conclusion. Don’t wait too long – for us each day / month is precious. And, those of us who enjoy reading await with even more anticipation. I understand your reasons but I am still saddened to hear that February of 2013 is still only a ‘possible’ date. Keep at it ! Please ! I have really enjoyed your first two novels. Thank you for the pleasant and exciting readings.

    Posted by Charles Levesque, on July 25th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  102. hey just a quick hello to peat and all his fans. im an avid reader of all fantasy based novels and love your work, so much infact that my new wife and i are expecting a little boy and are going to call him Arlen. My wife managed to get u to send your autograph last year for my birthday after a major illness but would also love to know if u plan on coming to the uk (midlands,Birmingham area) in the near future?, so could actually meet up and get all my books signed. hope you and yours are good and keep up the good work, cant wait for book 3. Ian

    Posted by Ian Horsfall, on July 26th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
  103. Hi Ian!

    Wow, that is a big honor, though Arlen is. Great name and will serve your boy well. Congratulations!

    I am doing a signing/Q&A with some other authors on August 17 in London, and will get around the UK a bit more extensively in February/March of 2013 when Daylight War is out. Details soon!

    Thanks so much.

    Posted by Peat, on July 29th, 2012 at 8:26 am
  104. As anxious as I am to read the next in the series, I would so prefer your taking your time to create a great story…sigh…*with a grin*

    Posted by Kathy Davie, on July 29th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
  105. The warded man always caught my attention in my favourite book store but it took me nearly a year to finally buy and only a few short hours to read. Love your work man and looking forward to the release of your next book. Keep at it


    Posted by Aleksei, on July 30th, 2012 at 4:41 am
  106. Just read the first two for the 3rd or 4th time, then came here to make sure I had the info for TDW release. I made the choice to sacrifice over half my income to spend this time with my 2 & 3 year olds. Even come bill time, I regret none of it. Others in my field may think I’m nuts…and with a 2 & 3 year old, I AM! But it’s a good crazy. A happy writer is a good writer. Will wait patiently for your next masterpiece.

    Posted by Elizabeth, on July 31st, 2012 at 1:07 pm
  107. Absolutely an amazing story!!! I purchased the audio books from graphic audio in a truck stop one night trying to find something different to keep me alert and entertained during my travels as a truck driver. Little did I know that I had just bought something that would make my heart race and my mind find focus more than three pots of coffee and a maxed out aircondisioner lol. Can’t wait for the next book but if it means receiving as much enjoyment as I did with your first two….. I would gladly wait ten! Keep up the fantastic work!!

    Posted by Victor, on August 8th, 2012 at 7:40 am
  108. This was a very interesting update. Although I’m finding hard waiting for the next book, I would like to say your views regarding your daughter is bang on. Make the most of these years, they change so quickly and you are lucky to have this chance to see these amazing years.

    Best of luck on all areas of your life, and I hope 2013 comes quickly:)

    Posted by phil, on August 13th, 2012 at 9:12 am
  109. Hiya, peter glad the book’s coming out in just 4-5 mnths. Going insane trying to hold the urges for the daylight war and see(in my mind of course) Arlen changing his shape into smthng rlly awsme. Mind-Blowing concept, Super-smashing series…n yeah cmpltd the 7th part of ASOIAF like u suggested…on fb…Saket…remember??? prbly not…

    anyway , keep up the quest fr r salvation!!!

    Posted by Saket, on August 28th, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  110. I really enjoyed the first two books and I am happy to know that the story has another three books before its all over. Thank you and keep up the good work.

    Posted by Jesse Ripley, on September 29th, 2012 at 9:41 pm
  111. Your books are great! I can’t wait for the next one.

    Posted by Billy, on October 6th, 2012 at 1:50 pm
  112. I just wanted to say I can’t wait for the new book, the sooner the better, but as the Father of a 3 and a 1 year old I would say you absolutely have your priorities right.

    Posted by Jeremy Carenter, on November 12th, 2012 at 8:52 am
  113. Great to see your third book is comming out in Feb –its my birthday in Feb — so I know what I am getting..Yipeee !!!!

    Posted by Geoff, on December 15th, 2012 at 12:13 am
  114. is it true that there it going to be a movie and when is the release date

    Posted by nuh hassan, on December 31st, 2012 at 11:10 am
  115. Thanks for the update. I an used to waiting for quality have been waiting for WoT to finish for 20 yrs lol. Have you cosidered doing a series about kaji (Ithink I got that right) and how he discovred wards in the first place? And became thyde first deliverer.if that ends up being a sorta spoiler Iunderstand if you don’t give specifics 😉 thanks for a wonderful series

    Posted by zach, on January 2nd, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  116. i checked and it said its cominhg out in april not january

    Posted by nuh hassan, on January 14th, 2013 at 8:44 am
  117. And try to do the movie of Warded Man’s world. It’s so much better than Lord Of The Rings. Waiting for whole quintet. Keep it going Peter! You’re doing it right!

    Posted by Sekoon, on January 15th, 2013 at 5:54 pm
  118. Hi, I love your books. I also love listening to the audio versions while driving. But I don’t see a release date for it yet.

    But I found this audio version at:

    It says it’s an exclusive. Is this for real?


    Posted by Ddtan, on January 24th, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  119. Peter

    I received The Painted Man as a Christmas gift and once I started to read it I could not put it down until I had finished it and then immediately went to the bookstore to get the desert spear which I have just now finished. Before I read your books I hadn’t read anything for years. I just want to thank you for all your hard work and for rekindling my passion for reading. I’m only glad that I don’t have quite as long to wait for your next book as your other fans. Keep up the fantastic work

    Posted by Paul Ryan, on January 29th, 2013 at 10:55 pm
  120. would it be possibe to find a review or a short summary like they have on the back of the book on what the day light war would be about and would the book be released in australia at the same time as other countires

    Posted by welw joe, on January 31st, 2013 at 3:52 am
    i full expected there only to be 3 books because i couldnt imagine the story and war continuing that far

    Posted by welw joe, on January 31st, 2013 at 3:53 am
  122. Does arlen die

    Posted by welw joe, on January 31st, 2013 at 3:54 am
  123. Just read the Painted Man, half way through Desert Spear, got Daylight War on order. Having the time of my life immersing myself in Arlen’s world. LIke many others thought this was a trilogy but delighted that there will be 5 books in all. Looking forward to hearing about the movie. Take all the time you need with your daughter-books are great but relationships are even more precious. All the best to you. Stefny

    Posted by stefny, on February 5th, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  124. With all the GREAT reviews, I can’t WAIT to begin the series, but am always reluctant to start a series until the whole set has been published. Wheel Of Time has been AGONZING, I cuaght up to the (at the time) current book at book 10, waited for book 11, and then look what happened! (gasp!) But it was well worth the wait. Oh… what a connumdrum. Maybe I’ll start the series when the publication date of book five is announced?

    Posted by Raindrop, on February 19th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
  125. Hi Peter,

    I’ve read Daylight War Kindle Edition, can’t wait to buy the book once in stock again!

    Have you started on The Forest Fortress?

    The Daylight War was exciting and mesmerizing although I never dream Arlen will be normal again. He was better as The Painted Man, other than that, the story was truly enjoyable, I read the book until 4 a.m in the morning (until hubby came out from the bedroom and told me to go to bed or he will confiscated my Kindle – just kidding)

    The ending was somewhat abruptly … someone warned about the ending but still it catches me by surprised!

    Best of luck for the fourth book!


    Posted by han, on February 20th, 2013 at 10:49 am
  126. Talk about a cliff hanger on the 3ed book!!!! cant wait for the next, when is the release date?

    Posted by Nikous, on February 27th, 2013 at 2:55 am
  127. Won’t bung this with spoilers, but just finished The Daylight Wars. It was worth every minute of the wait. Rolled like a train on the second half. Guessing book 4 will flow along just as smooth . I was worried about all those strands you created in 1 and 2. Shouldn’t have been, with a skilled story weaver such as you. Thanks heaps. Love your work. I gorge on heroic fantasy and your books are a banquet.

    Posted by Inshirah Mahal, on March 3rd, 2013 at 9:26 pm
  128. Just finished reading The Daylight War, loved it, but the ending was too much of a cliffhanger, especially if the next book is going to take another 2-5 years.

    I don’t mean to sound like I’m criticising but I cannot wait that long for a conclusion. Please hurry with the writing.

    Posted by Jayden Dove, on March 6th, 2013 at 3:22 am
  129. Hello,
    I am loving the series but have run into a bit of a problem with my hardcopy of Book 3. It is missing pages 483-514! I was right in the middle of a battle scene and then BLAM! nothing. The book stores here in Canada do not have anymore copies and I am desperate to find out the resolution of the battle. (I don’t want to skip forward to 515, seems like cheating:P) Help!!

    Thanks, Natasha

    Posted by Natasha, on March 11th, 2013 at 10:22 am
  130. I just finished daylight war. It was absolutely amazing, completely kept me enticed the whole time and wantin more with that cliffhanger. I was introduced to the warded man February 2012 and quickly read through that and the desert spear. All of your books have been such a wonder to read and I can’t wait for the forest fortress!! Thanks for writing these books, my favorite series I’ve ever read.

    Posted by Joe sinicropi, on March 14th, 2013 at 11:32 am
  131. Well I must say I read The Daylight War in just five days after buying it. IT WAS FANTASTIC! Never before have enjoyed a book so thoroughly and I have high hopes for the 4th, you take your time on that one ! I know it will be just as diverse and amazing as the last. One day I hope to write worlds as creative and detailed as yours, you really are inspiring.

    Oh and that cliffhanger! Daring to say the least! But it still keeps me thinking about all the possibilities. Well done!

    Posted by Pamela, on March 17th, 2013 at 2:22 pm
  132. My brother recommended the Demon Cycle series to me late February and I inhaled all 3 books in the space of 2 weeks. Finished TDW around 3am this morning and as Everam is my witness you Mr. Brett are a wonder! Frankly, i probably would have called you names (against my better judgement) if I had discovered your works earlier and had to wait years between books. What can I say, you have stirred the coreling in me!

    I am glad I could read all 3 close together. The multiple POvs of the same events, unique system of magic in the tradition of Brandon Sanderson, heart thumping fight scenes and an uncanny insight into the human psyche (and so much more) make your books nothing short of masterful. I salute you sir! I honestly felt like I went off the cliff with the sons of Kaji!

    Now off to find the novellas and then i’ll begin again with the GA books and then comfort myself with endless cups of couzi as I earnestly await for Book 4!

    ps: Tell the folks making the movie that there will be core to pay if they mess it up!

    Posted by Chuma Okafo, on March 20th, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  133. peter. great books but sadly for us in the uk the audio version which i have bought but have deleted from my files after 20 mins of lwhat is for us in the uk a terrible narration .it may be out of your hands but if joyce could read a uk version i would pay double the price as you and he gave me among the greatest books i have ever had the pleasure to listen too.all my friends agree with me some refusing to buy it on the preview alone. three books i was so looking forward to i will never hear. sorry to be so dispondant its just you are such great story teller up among the best ever but narration is so important with audio books.

    Posted by jon, on March 22nd, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  134. I just finished reading TDW and I loved it so much. I sucked in every page with such eagerness. It is so exciting to see the characters develop. The Demon Cycle is one of my favourite series and I am looking forward to the next three books.
    Thanks for wirting these books. I love them so much.
    Best regards from Germany :)

    Posted by Lisa, on March 25th, 2013 at 11:10 am
  135. I first picked up the warded man because my dad happened to be reading it at the time. I was soon hooked. These books I think must be my all time faves! I have literally in the last 5 minutes finished the daylight war, and am currently feeling the depressed longing feeling after ending a book you wish you were apart of. I know the day I finnish reading the book 5 I shall probably be deverstated but at the same time over the moon about knowing that I will not need to waith however long till the next book! Please hurry up with the forest fortress I will be trying to wait patiently for it whilst looking for a book half as good as yours. Thank you for such an amazing world I can escape to every time I pick up your books:)

    Posted by niamh alex, on April 3rd, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  136. My dad got me hooked onto the demon cycle and a question is burning in my mind: How many demon types are there???? What are they??(I meant two questions.)

    Posted by Skye, on April 12th, 2013 at 10:48 pm
  137. When will the fourth book come out?
    I loved the desert spear and is waiting impatiently :-)

    Posted by Will, on April 14th, 2013 at 9:19 pm
  138. Well done Peter!

    Keep up the quality and I look forward to the next book in the series.

    Posted by Bob, on June 6th, 2013 at 5:57 am
  139. Loved every minute of all 3 books!!! I’m 2 hours away from finishing The Daylight War, and am very sad its ending. Although I thought it was a 3 book series, and after reading this I feel better knowing theres more to come. I’m hoping since we gave our emails you can keep us posted on The Forest Fortress! I Can’t wait for the reunion of Jardir and Arlen.

    Posted by Joseph, on June 8th, 2013 at 1:13 am
  140. Spoke too soon, haha. I just finished The Daylight War, and it turns out I got my Jardir and Arlen reunion! Can’t wait for more.

    Posted by Joseph, on June 8th, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  141. Hi,

    can you sent me a mail if The Forest Fortress is ready in german !?


    Posted by Markus, on June 16th, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  142. Hey Peat

    First- you are my hero. Amazing mind on you sir!

    Second-Just finished daylight war and the cliff hanger is unbearable!!!!

    And third-Can’t wait for the forth and was really hoping you are considering you turn this series into a 3hour per movie-movie trilogy. Would be awesome!

    Keep up the great work mate.

    Posted by Jake, on June 26th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
  143. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff
    previous to and you’re just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a tremendous web site.

    Posted by Stacie, on June 27th, 2013 at 11:21 pm
  144. You are the best writer ever and have inspired me to write my own series of books even though im only 13 its going to be hard but i cant wait to be as good as you your books are the best I have ever read in my life

    Posted by jack, on August 14th, 2013 at 6:43 am
  145. No pressure…. none.
    But uhm…waiting on the fourth book.
    My friend kept insisting that I read The Painted Man (or Warded..which ever one I find first haha) Finally, I actually sat down to do it and was BLOWN AWAY!! I tore through it like a fat kid does with cake. I got to the end of the third book and was like [SPOILER ALERT] “Ooh. Oh. Oh my! O-wha? HEY! NOOO!!! YOU CAN’T END THE BOOK LIKE THAT!!!” and now I can’t find any mention of the fourth one!!
    Absolutely, take your time. I want the same quality as the other three…but I have to know what happens next! Any idea when the round about possible ideal release date for the next one? That way I can read the three again to prepare. :-)

    Posted by Stephanie, on August 18th, 2013 at 10:06 am
  146. I have been a patient fan and have been rewarded ,having just finished Daylight War I have to thank you for a fantastic journey.
    may I just say my only impatience comes from the terror of not living long enough to read them all , and my last thought being OH No and a rude word, captivated I am.
    many thanks

    Posted by susan benton, on August 21st, 2013 at 10:22 am
  147. Einfach nur GRANDIOS, bekommt von mir 99%, wobei “Herr der Ringe” 100% hat, also beiweitem besser als “Die Bibel”

    Posted by Thomas Ketzer, on September 4th, 2013 at 3:56 pm
  148. It seems I’m a day late and a dollar short. I have already read Daylight War and was doing a search for something similar. I hit this link and had a pleasant surprise.
    I thought you should know that my first book by you was The Warded Man! I found this in error also as I was into Charlie Huston and the” Joe Pitt series. Sad I read all of them, I found Warded Man and quickly read all available books in this series, clueless, at the time, it was a series at all. I tend to read on and off, kind of like an addict if you will! I either read nothing for months or years, then all of a sudden I can not get enough and this goes on for months.
    My accidental purchase of Warded Man kept me busy. It has been a while and now that I have read all Jim Butchers books…Joe Ledger, another happy accident, I was going to give up as Jonathon Maberry has no new adventures that I found. I like the Zombie stories and his were great, but Corlings are unpredictable, Zombies,…not so much.
    I hope the new books are out soon as you have a great world I Just can’t get enough of. BUT…..
    Enjoy your life and family now as these days are once in a lifetime and I guarantee I will be back to see what Arlen has up his sleeve next….even if it takes a few years to publish.

    Posted by Beth, on September 4th, 2013 at 9:51 pm
  149. You have created one of my favorite universes. I’ve been following since the release of “The Warded Man”. I’m really upset that I picked it up on one of my random book hunts. Now I have to wait for the next installment and it’s ripping me apart. I know that you’ve got better things to do than to chain yourself to your text dictation device, but it’s really annoying knowing that if I had discovered this series a few years down the road, I wouldn’t have to wait for the next book to write itself (yes, books write themselves apparently).
    ANYWAY. You suck, because I’m impatient and your storytelling is addictive and the universe is really well thought out and fun to imagine. But I hate that the Demon Cycle will only have 5 books :(. Shoulda committed to 50.

    Dammit. Write more about this universe please! The science behind the use of wards and magic is refreshing. It’s not just magic being magic because it’s magic (whatever that means).

    Can’t wait for your next book. Please post details soon.

    Write me back. I’ll proofread for free. I noticed a few mistakes in Daylight War, but I forgive you. It’s hard to proofread your own work when you stare at it for so long.

    In the meantime I’ll keep myself busy reading works of other authors. Ones that are in no way superior to you other than they like to write many more books about each of their universes, allowing for more reading and more enjoyment of super cool universes.

    Add more books to the Demon Cycle! Or sequel series that shizz! This universe is something special, 5 is not enough!

    Posted by Jacky, on September 5th, 2013 at 12:04 am
  150. Hey Peat!

    Just wanna say your books are amazing (Yet to read the Daylight war – just ordered online!) – I doubt you still read this thread but on the off-chance you pop in.

    I went travelling through Europe last Novemeber (I’m from Australia) and over 6 weeks I read both The Painted Man and Desert Spear and just loved them. Absolutely hooked!

    Keep up the great work dude!

    All the best.


    Posted by Luke, on September 23rd, 2013 at 10:58 pm
  151. All three books are amazing and have kept me completely captivated. I hardly wanted to put them down. The detail in the character experiences and emotions just helps you feel your in there with them.

    I can’t wait to see where the story goes and i hope i don’t have to wait too long to find out.

    Keep up the great writting and i can’t wait to read the next books.

    Posted by Alex Lees, on November 14th, 2013 at 5:33 am
  152. I just wanted to say that when I finally finished reading the third book, my heart literally stopped. I threw it in outrage. I WAS DESTROYED. But then I calmed and I came to the internet looking for a way to forgive you, and luckily, I came across your site.

    There will be five books. Suddenly, all is right with the world. I do forgive you, for nearly giving me an early death at the age of 22, PROVIDED that I get my next 2 books before I do actually pass on. You’re a brilliant writer and I don’t care if it takes you 10 years for the books so long as I actually get to read them.

    Thanks for being such a great writer and giving me such a beautiful way to pass the days.

    On a completely random side note, after my time in the military I am seriously contemplating getting a ward tattooed on my palm. It’s just so beautiful.

    Again, thanks for all you’ve done and all that you will do!

    Posted by Mike Schredl, on December 12th, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  153. Just finished the daylight war 0= damnn I loved it, thank you so much for the enthralling story you have put me and many others through and still are on! Hope to see the 4th book soon, if anyone knows anything about it, I would love 2 hear it,, PETER V BRETT U R AWSOME =D AND THANKYOU,,, plusss hurry up =D I cant wait much longer for the forth ;D thanks again!

    Posted by Greg, on March 2nd, 2014 at 6:55 pm
  154. I have read many sci-fi and fantasy books, and I’ve gotta say, you are right up there with the best, great characters, backgrounds, immersive worlds and a great plot!
    I have just finished book 3, and as I neared the end I was thinking that there was too much to resolve and not enough book! I was sad to be losing touch with these great characters, but then it ended, abruptly! I was lost for a few moments, then I went online to this page to discover that we have 2 more books to come! Bitter sweet, the wait for book 4! Thanks for many great hours of losing myself.

    Posted by Law Griffiths, on March 16th, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  155. Just to say that I, like lots of those above, found myself becoming more and more immersed in your books as I went along. I was absolutely shocked when The Daylight War ended as it did. WOW !

    Had to come online and find out if there were more in the pipeline and possibly when. So glad to see that two more are planned.

    Hope it’s not too long as I’m now in my third stage of life and hope to finish the series. I have been an avid reader for 60 years and it’s not often nowadays that I can’t put a book down but you did it for me.

    Thanks for the brilliance and imagination so far and I remain a devoted fan.

    Posted by Lynne Kellichan, on May 17th, 2014 at 9:48 am
  156. So disappointing that we have to wait this long for book 4. I have recommended to everyone I know not to read the book as I am sure Peter will never finish the series – All promises and no show. He has made his money and all I can think of is that he has either lost interest or does not know where to go with the book.

    Pitty the first two books were brilliant and Book three held its own with hints of things to come. – So in my opinion to everyone wanting to read this series – wait until the last book has been published.

    Posted by Alfred, on July 20th, 2014 at 8:03 pm
  157. Alfred,

    Writing is an art form. It’s very rare for a talented writer to produce something so gripping, and so addictive, then stop because he made a few bucks. An artist does what they do, because it’s what they love, and what they’re good at… and their source of income.
    Peat has a daughter to look after, and his work on the Skull Throne is well documented via social media.

    Get a grip, don’t be a jerk, and be patient like the rest of us.

    Posted by JamesC, on July 20th, 2014 at 11:55 pm
  158. In response to the last comment, I highly doubt this. If you monitor Peter V. Brett’s twitter feed, he has posted many times on different things he is writing for the fourth book, one of which is a fight scene that he’s apparently been waiting a long time to write. So, in the end, I think you’re being very impatient. There’s a saying. Quality not quantity. Good things take time. Never rush a masterpiece.
    Also, if Peter V. Brett didn’t continue making profits, then he might think that no one wanted to read the book and would have no reason to finish the series. So, either you want people to stop buying his books because you don’t like them and are, for some reason, too afraid to admit it, or you’re simply trolling. Either way, you’re statement is immensely flawed, and you should probably go back and consider what you’ve just written.
    Sorry if people think I’m just adding to the flames, but really?

    Posted by Justin Heard, on July 20th, 2014 at 11:56 pm
  159. I’m not one bit worried. Peat is brilliant and I’m sure all will be well worth the wait!
    Quit trolling!

    Posted by Mary, on July 20th, 2014 at 11:57 pm
  160. Holy Jeebus…nowadays it seems that no one is happy unless an author publishes the sequel immediately.

    No one seems to have any idea how hard it is to write a book by itself, much less multiple sequels. The Warded Man was 482 pages. The Desert Spear was 672 pages. The Daylight War 656. That’s already almost 2000 pages of a story and I expect the Skull Throne will be of comparable length. Keeping all the plot lines straight, characters, avoiding any mistakes in continuity and such over the course of 2000+ pages. Oh yeah, then there’s that whole HAVING A LIFE thing. Let’s put things in perspective, huh people?

    Mr. Brett, please keep on keeping on.

    Posted by TheBadger, on July 21st, 2014 at 12:01 am
  161. Hey Peter! Eagerly looking forward to the next book, please take your time and release it when it’s ready, not a moment before. I’ve been a fan right from the first word and your style and dedication to the art does not go unnoticed.

    Posted by Derek, on July 21st, 2014 at 12:14 am
  162. I have recommended this series to all of my fantasy genre loving, d20 carrying, well read circle of nerds; I’ve more than made up the slack Alfred suggests. Keep up the good work, Peter. We’ll read it too quickly when it comes and will have this same conversation about the next book after.

    Posted by David, on July 21st, 2014 at 1:06 am
  163. I don’t care if its 20 years to come! I’ll wait for it!

    Posted by Oscar, on July 21st, 2014 at 3:35 am
  164. Fantastic series / just awesome all round :)

    I can’t even imagine what it takes to put together a novel of this quality, let alone a SERIES of novels that all tie in so beautifully together. It took me probably 10 years to finish reading all of the Robert Jordan novels :( RIP :( with long waiting in between on the publication of each successive story. I can only imagine that POSITIVE feedback will help Peter.V keep chugging away to complete the forthcoming books for us all!
    Thx PVB!

    Posted by TomH, on July 21st, 2014 at 5:55 am
  165. Alfred must be psychic to know Peat’s mind! I think Alfred is probably closer to being a psycho or maybe he is just a jerk, jealous of someone’s skills and hard earned success.

    Lots of authors getting attacked by jerk-trolls lately. Maybe the CDC should be notified of a possible new troll epidemic?

    Posted by Beverly Collie, on July 21st, 2014 at 8:12 am
  166. Mr. Brett,

    Thank you. Keep on keeping on.

    Posted by TheBadger, on July 22nd, 2014 at 8:52 am
  167. Dear Alfread,

    You are douche.

    That is all.

    Posted by Amelia, on July 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  168. I was very wary of buying your first book, the Warded Man. Since then I have read all of your Demon Cycle. I am overjoyed that there are to be two more books. Whatever your process, it works. Thank you. Knowing it took you seven years to write the warded man gives me hope that I will finish my own novel. Again, thank you. I am definetly now a fan.

    Posted by Buster Coons, on July 25th, 2014 at 4:10 am
  169. just stoped by to say great series… I am patiently waiting on the next books….

    to alfred, get a life…. lil treasure troll who lost his treasure…. waiting 1,2,3,even 4 years between books is pretty common…. it is just the nature of things…. look at george rr martin 5 to 7 years between each book…..robert jordan may he R.i.P was the same…. unfortunately he passed before the last book was complete. thankfully branden sanderson did a fair job completing the series…glad he was able to follow RJ’s outline….


    keep on writing, take the time to make it right in your mind. and disregard the trolls…. ( you can always amuse yourself and give them a bit part in one of your books….you know the guy that gets brutaly cored, the one thats remembered for being a XXXXXX (insert your own adjective))


    Posted by john, on October 13th, 2014 at 1:32 pm
  170. So I found this page while looking for info on the next book after daylight wars. Just finished listening to it on graphic audio. You kinda left us up in the air with that ending. OK it was a pun. Sorry. Loving it so far any idea on the time line for the next installment. Not rushing just asking. Thanks

    Posted by christopher carr, on December 19th, 2014 at 1:21 pm
  171. Hey Peter
    Just want say these are an amazing set of books and have brought back a lot passion for reading to me. A thing not done since the Harry potter books. Is there any plans you can speak of to convert the series of books to television/film. If not please speak to hbo seeing the amazing work they have done with game of thrones. Is an amazing tale and would love to see on screen. Please share any hints you might have!


    Posted by adam, on January 22nd, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  172. Peter,

    I love the series. I have all your books signed 1/1 in both uk and us. Will there be a special edition or pre-order bonus for the Skull Throne?

    I live in the Houston area and if you are going to be in Texas for a signing I won’t miss it.

    I think we should start a petition for HBO… When Game of Thrones is over they need to tackle the Demon Cycle… Thanks for all the hard work, time and dedication for our entertainment.

    Posted by Ryan Nelson, on February 10th, 2015 at 10:40 pm
  173. Yes! I agree 100% with Ryan Nelson

    I’ve only just started reading this series and I already love it!

    Provided its done well, this would be an EPIC TV series, up there with the giants like Tolkien’s LOTR and Martin’s GoT.

    Please don’t change your style or rush because of a deadline, this series is fantastic.

    Posted by Andrew H.M., on April 4th, 2015 at 8:15 pm
  174. Dear Peter,
    I am torn between telling you how awesome you are, and telling you how much I hate you for killing off my fav. character :( I’ll just go with both. Keep up the great work, hope that the 5th book is just as good as the last. (less characters dying please though)

    Posted by Trent G., on April 27th, 2015 at 11:38 pm
  175. Just finished Skull throne, excellent book beginning to end. Only disappointed that it ended, can’t wait for fifth and final book. Thanks for all your hard work.

    Posted by shaun, on May 4th, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  176. Love your books but please update the site!

    Posted by Dave Ribs, on June 9th, 2015 at 7:09 am
  177. I love the series, I have read all the books up to date and I cannot wait for the 5th and final book. Keep up the good work Peter.

    Posted by Alexander, on July 20th, 2015 at 10:11 am
  178. Hi Peter, I have just finished reading the Skull Throne, having read the previous 3 in the cycle this year after being introduced to them by a friend.

    When will the fifth book be available (The Core), I say somewhere it will not be released till 2018, is this correct – I am on tenterhooks waiting to see how it all ends.

    Posted by Willie Moyes, on October 12th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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