Nothing to See Here…


IMG_4404Hi! I’m fantasy writer Peter V. Brett. You may be a new reader wandering around my website for the first time, fresh from reading The Warded Man. Or maybe you got linked here by some SF blog you like, or someone’s retweet, and have no idea who I am. That’s cool. I’m a pretty nice guy, and I hope we can be friends. But regardless of how it happened, if you’re new to my work, this is not the place you want to be.

Heck, even if you’re not that new.

If you’ve never read anything of mine and want a taste, why not check out the The Warded Man? That’s the first book in my Demon Cycle series, and even now, years later, I am still damn proud of it. And hey! Here are the first 50 pages for free!

If you’ve read The Warded Man and/or The Desert Spear, and want some fun, free bonus material, why not try going to my Excisions page? Lots of deleted scenes and fun stuff there.

But if you’re all in, if you’ve read The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, and yes, even The Great Bazaar (there will be a test), then you might, just might, want to click here.

Just do me a favor, please. Two favors, actually.

1) If you want to link to this material, please direct your link here, to the Spoiler Alert post, and not direct to the material.


2) Please be respectful to those who have not read up through Daylight War. Please don’t post the spoilers you find in open feeds/forums without a spoiler alert/tag of your own. Some people don’t wanna know, and they’re entitled to that.


Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:00 am by PeatB
Filed under Daylight War, Excisions, Fans, Skull Throne, Writing

38 responses to “Nothing to See Here…”

  1. Hoorah!

    Posted by Kurt, on September 24th, 2013 at 9:17 am
  2. Man… I though I could resist… Now the wait is truly going to kill me. Just one word, well, two actually : THANK YOU!

    Posted by Axel, on September 24th, 2013 at 11:30 am
  3. OMG!

    Posted by Sara, on September 24th, 2013 at 11:49 am
  4. Now im sh##ing sparks till it comes out

    Posted by James Torley, on September 24th, 2013 at 1:55 pm
  5. Wow.. can not wait! Thanks for the taste.

    Posted by Allen Thomas, on September 24th, 2013 at 2:06 pm
  6. See. Now. That was all quite good. But I shouldn’t have read it because now the wait will be even more excruciating.

    Posted by Michael Wyatt, on September 24th, 2013 at 4:09 pm
  7. Oh man, you just put an end to my struggeling with a possibility arising from the end of Daylight War. Thanks a lot!!! Now I want to read the rest, please 😉

    Posted by Flying_Phoenix, on September 24th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
  8. thank you so much

    Posted by jake, on September 24th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
  9. Fantastic thanks so much for so all the enjoyment.

    Posted by Hazel, on September 24th, 2013 at 11:52 pm
  10. I love you, Peat.
    I wondered what would happen after the ending of The Daylight War and there were several situations that I would have liked to see in the sequel. And where I thought it would be impossible to combine them, you just … make it happen.
    Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Posted by Stephanie, on September 25th, 2013 at 2:52 am
  11. There isn’t a word that can describe the excitment within me after reading the sneak peak! I feel like a child about to wet himself waiting for christmas morning!

    Posted by jamie, on September 25th, 2013 at 6:33 pm
  12. Omg how cool is that can you do us a favour and put a few more chapters on the maby 1 to10 thanks peat your a star

    Posted by Colin goodger, on September 26th, 2013 at 11:16 am
  13. This is so generous. Thank you, its made my weekend.

    Posted by Edel, on September 27th, 2013 at 4:05 pm
  14. […] content, but since our Lord and Master has asked we not spoil it for others, I will direct you to his original post to find out […]

    Posted by Stocktake Saturday 67 | Speculating on SpecFic, on September 28th, 2013 at 8:36 am
  15. I tried to be strong and not read this sneak peak, because I’ve always hated knowing what I was getting for Christmas. The temptation was too much.

    It looks like we fans are in for a wild ride in the next book! 🙂

    Thank you, Peat, for giving us this little appetizer!

    Posted by Beverly Collie, on September 29th, 2013 at 9:03 am
  16. Great read cant wait for the rest the inharitance cycle and the circle series were my 2 favorite series but i think this series just took number one and i havent even finished it

    Posted by pew_you, on September 30th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
  17. Thank you so much, addiction cravings have subsided a little … still can’t wait for the book though 😀

    Posted by Ellen, on September 30th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
  18. WOW!!!
    Amazing start in the new book, alltough I imagined it a little different.
    Pleeeeaaaase post more chapters!!

    Posted by Melissa, on October 1st, 2013 at 4:29 pm
  19. I read the first sentence and shivered. Thanks for sharing this with us Peat, it’s great to see The Skull Throne’s intrigue shaping up.

    I will, somehow, resist any further chapters. My appetite has been whetted, must….resist….spoiling.

    Posted by Elicius, on October 1st, 2013 at 4:59 pm
  20. Amazing as always KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK i look forward to the next book. THANK YOU THANK YOUTHANK YOU

    Posted by Brandon, on October 5th, 2013 at 12:14 am
  21. That first chapter just made me want to time travel to the next book release.

    Posted by wpruk81, on October 11th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
  22. Oh I see how it is, “the first taste is for free…” and you know, like any addict, I’ll be back for more!
    You infuriating, masterful bastard. Damn you sir!

    Posted by Finta, on October 17th, 2013 at 5:39 pm
  23. Everam’s Beard Peat,

    You have heightened my desire to read Skull Throne by a notch….

    Posted by Mandar D, on October 22nd, 2013 at 3:27 am
  24. Can..Not..Wait..

    Posted by Mitch, on October 31st, 2013 at 1:11 pm
  25. Amazing start. Like others the waiting is by far the only downside to this seried. You should check in more. .. updates and such. Would keep me occupied to hear things like “just finished chapter 12” or “Hey fans just cleared with publisher and books coming soon”… Would also help me know when to clear my reading list.

    Posted by Sean, on November 6th, 2013 at 5:40 pm
  26. Just finished reading “The Daylight War”…for the second time (couldn’t wrap my head around the abrupt ending)…this morning! I found this sneak peek, and could NOT resist! Wonderful continuation! Love it!
    I have been completely addicted to this series since I read the first line of “The Warded Man” a few months back!
    Just wanted to give my respect and encouragement. Honest word!

    Posted by Sherri, on November 10th, 2013 at 11:38 am
  27. […] cyklu, a nezve?ej?ujte nikde spoilery. Dle p?ání autora vede odkaz pouze na stránku Spoiler Alert, na které jist? hrav? najdete odkaz na první […]

    Posted by - Démonský cyklus Petera V. Bretta, on November 12th, 2013 at 4:52 am
  28. By the grace of Everams bounty. Those 50 pages were such an unexpected treat, i came here to give my thanks and appreciation for Mr Brett’s work and once more he gives me all the joy. To you kind sir (Peter V Brett) i thank you very much for writing this series of books, i’ve never felt so happy, sad or angry and spent many tears of joy while reading it too. I’m an avid reader so i’m used to the 2-6 years you have to wait for the next book in a series but this is by the far the series of books i’m most eager for in release, i wish you well in it’s writing and life and look forward to future projects you may have.

    Posted by Quinnon, on November 17th, 2013 at 3:26 am
  29. Great….. Cant wait to read more of the skull throne. Please not let us wait too long….

    Posted by Jay, on December 6th, 2013 at 8:05 am
  30. I loved it. Can’t wait to read the whole book. Keep us informed of your progress.

    Posted by Paulo, on December 6th, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  31. I can’t believe how fast I read that. Great introduction, though I honestly wish I had not read it until the book was released. Not I am going to be even more impatient.

    Posted by Ryan, on December 19th, 2013 at 3:05 pm
  32. Thank You for first chapter. Cant wait to read the Skull Throne. 🙂

    Posted by Monika, on January 28th, 2014 at 6:25 pm
  33. Hi Peter
    I inhaled the sample, thank you. I slipped easily back into your well crafted imagery. I look forward to your next offering.
    Just a suggestion: I really enjoy audio books but I do not always enjoys the accents they are read in. Can you please offer one version in an English ascent as well in the Skull Throne.
    A Demon Cycle Devotee

    Posted by Paul Myjavec, on January 29th, 2014 at 7:45 pm
  34. oh my god! i cannot wait till skull throne comes out it will be sooooo interesting

    Posted by Hrik, on February 2nd, 2014 at 4:58 pm
  35. Sitting on a sofa in a library, having just cancelled everything else and finished The Daylight War mere seconds ago, I wish to thank You from all my heart for giving such pleasure to people and quitting your pursuits at “pharmaceutical publishing”(no doubt the job’s been given to someone else perhaps less apt to write what you have written). 🙂 I haven’t yet read the beginning of The Skull Throne but I suspect I’ll give in to the irresistible temptation soon enought. Again, Thank You!

    Posted by Indrek Pärn, on February 5th, 2014 at 5:34 am
  36. Yesssss! Thanks for this glimpse and for keeping my hope alive. Can’t wait to read the whole! 🙂

    Posted by Pascale, on February 16th, 2014 at 9:05 pm
  37. The relationship between Arlen and Ahmann is one of the best I’ve ever had the joy of knowing. My mind is filling to breaking point with possible ways this book is going to unravel. So with this I say thank you, and at the same time, curse you for hanging that treat out there! This is now going to be one of the most torturous years of my life! Could you maybe…… the second chapter?……….and possibly the third whilst your at it?

    Posted by Jason, on March 25th, 2014 at 7:33 am
  38. Wow…just amazing….can’t wait till March 2015 😉

    Posted by Patrick Bédard, on December 23rd, 2014 at 3:05 pm