The Demon Cycle
Mankind has ceded the night to the corelings, demons that rise up out of the ground each day at dusk, killing and destroying at will until dawn, when the sun banishes them back to the Core. As darkness falls, the world’s few surviving humans hide behind magical wards, praying the magic can see them through another night. As years pass, the distances between each tiny village seem longer and longer. It seems nothing can harm the corelings, or bring humanity back.
Legends tell of a Deliverer: a general who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. But is the return of the Deliverer just another myth?
Each avatar represents one of the main POV characters in the Demon Cycle, and will appear at the beginning of any chapter in which they appear. Artwork by Lauren K. Cannon (http://navate.com/), copyright by Peter V. Brett. You are free to use these images, but please be sure to credit the artist.
In addition to the amazing portrait of the Painted Man above, Lauren Cannon designed the wards that appear on the site and various other places. Here are her original designs.
Ward artwork designed by Lauren K. Cannon. Copyright © Peter V. Brett.
Friends and fans have created a lot of lovely images based on my work. I am proud to be able to include them here.
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Fan Art Contest #2
Daylight War Covers Contest
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Warding Contest 2
Skull Throne Covers Contest
Skull Throne ARC Contest
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Demon Cycle Tattoos
Warding Contest 3
Below, from left to right, is the map from Brayan’s Gold, the updated map from The Daylight War and the map of Krasia. After that is the crappy map I made on a D&D mapmaker program for personal use while writing, as well as the professional map from the UK edition of The Painted Man. (This map is displayed with the kind permission of HarperCollinsPublishers UK, copyright HarpercollinsPublishers UK 2008. Not for sale or distribution, all rights protected.) The UK map was designed by Andrew Ashton.