Reading Waterstones Interview

UK Interview with Best Fantasy Books

Sword & Laser Hangout

SFBC 2013 NYCC Interview

Left Lion Interview

Emily Cooper interviews me after a signing at Waterstones in the U.K. Check out the full interview here.

The Story Board – Writing Fantastic Sex

With Jacqueline Carey, Robert Redick and host Pat Rothfuss.

The Play’s the Thing – The Story Board Ep. 4

Watch Peat, Myke Cole, Naomi Novik and Saladin Ahmed discuss role playing games on Pat Rothfuss’s new Geek and Sundry show.

Suvudu at NYCC

I did this short interview with Shawn Speakman of Suvudu at NYCC last year. I talk about how my life changed since I became a published author, and getting to meet other authors.

NYCC Video Interview: Peter V. Brett from Suvudu on Vimeo.

Epic Fantasy Author Panel

While at NYCC I was on a panel with a few other fantasy authors, including Naomi Novik, Brandon Sanderson and Jim Butcher, where we talk about epic fantasy and copying other writers.

NYCC Panel Video: Fantasy Authors from Suvudu on Vimeo.

NYCC Panel Video: Fantasy Authors Part II from Suvudu on Vimeo.

You can also find a transcript of the panel here.

Forum Fantastico 2010

Corusca posted videos of my Q&A session at Forum Fantastico 2010 concerning characters and characterization below.


Here is an interview I did while in Portugal for Sapo.

Voyager Desert Spear

While I was in London, I recorded this 4-16-2010 video interview with Voyager books about The Desert Spear. I think it came out pretty good once they edited out my babboon-like gibbering:


I did this video interview for the folks at Voyager in conjunction with Amazon. Take a drink every time I say “uh” or “um” and you’ll be hammered by the time it’s over!

Here is a video interview I did for Heyne in Germany for their magisce bestseller page:

You can also see a number of short YouTube video interviews I did at NY ComicCon here, and video of the full author panel I did at the convention here.

Reading is My Superpower

Annie the Superfast Reader wrote a great early review of The Warded Man, and interviewed me in January 2009 for her blog, Reading is My Superpower. Check out my Reading is my Superpower interview here.

Guild Of Dreams (Skull Throne Interview)

Rocket Talk Podcast Episode 49 (Skull Throne Interview with Justin Landon)

Functional Nerds Podcast Episode 227- Peter ‘Vengence’ Brett

Sword & Laser Podcast Episode 211- Why Peter V. Brett Empathizes with George RR Martin

The Once & Future Podcast Episode #72 (Skull Throne Interview)

My very first Reddit Books AMA (Ask Me Anything)

My second Reddit AMA Interview with Mike Shaffer post-Daylight War Tour

British Fantasy Society interview with Eloise Hopkins

Speculate podcast interview (along with Myke Cole) Part 1

Speculate podcast interview (along with Myke Cole) Part 2

SFX Interview

Harper Voyager: Q&A

Ranting Dragon Interview

Turkish Interview

Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing Podcast- Bilmes, Brett, and Sprunk

SciFi Signal Podcast- Episode 32 Interview (along with Patrick Hester and John Ottinger)

Suvudu Chat with Terry Brooks and Betsy Mitchell

The Functional Nerds- Episode 20 with Patrick Hester and John Anealio

Patrick Rothfuss/Worldbuilders Interview

Suvudu Red Sonja Interview

Superfast Reader Desert Spear Interview

Writer’s Grove with Kevin Hearne

Romantic Times Guest Post

First Fictional Frontiers Radio Interview with Sohaib

Second Fictional Frontiers Radio Interview with Sohaib (I come in after 45 min)

Fictional Frontiers Radio Interview with Sohaib special Podcast. 

Davebrendon’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Weblog with Dave

SF Site Interview (Scroll down for it)

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist with Patrick

Fantasy Book Critic with Robert

Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews Interview

Suvudu five-question interview

A Dribble of Ink Interview

The Old Bat’s Belfry Interview

World’s Biggest Bookstore with Jessica Strider

Bragelonne Interview

The Page 69 Test

NY Daily News Article

Laptop Magazine Interview

Grinding to Valhalla Interview

Boy Genius Report Interview

Night Angel Book of the Month Forum Interview

Salon Article About D&D

Suvudu Web Chat Transcript with Robert VS Redick

Fantasymundo Interview (Spanish)

Paginas Desfolhadas Interview (Portuguese)

UK Daily Telegraph Short Article

Grasping for the Wind/SFFWRTCHT Interview


There are about a billion reviews of The Demon Cycle books on the web already. Just about all of them can be found by clicking the “reviews” tag in my blog, but since that can be tedious, I will start compiling them here as well. These are just a small selection of the many reviews of my books. In the more recent ones, I will try to note which have plot spoilers and which don’t, so if you haven’t read the book, you won’t accidentally find out more than you want to know. We will start with the most recent releases:

The Skull Throne

Borough of Books reviews The Skull Throne

While these books have never been a picnic in the sun, this time it’s a much much darker tale – and people get hurt. VIP people. The people you thought were surely safe. While I’m totally cool with an author doing whatever he does, certain passages did cause me to hyperventilate or in fact had me shouting at the book and the cursed heavy pages, spluttering with fury, with rage, with tears in my eyes, with eternal loss. Just writing this, recalling how it felt, made me cry. This book hits hard.

Whatchamacallit Reviews – The Skull Throne

All in all I loved The Skull Throne even as it left me positively shaking with disbelief with the events of the last 100 pages. Peter Brett is an amazing author and readers will clearly be clamoring. His characters are complicated, his story full of action and enough surprises to keep any reader guessing, and the book runs at a pace that will entrance even the most jaded of readers.

Roqoo Depot revied of The Skull Throne by Skuldren

There are moments of quiet happiness for the characters, times for the readers to rejoice and laugh out loud at choice bits of dialog. However there are also great moments of sadness and tragedy. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, but Brett’s penchant for storytelling makes it a delicious journey as it is so easy to lose yourself in the characters and this fantastical world he has created.

Fantasy Faction Review of The Skull Throne
Review from Mugglenet by Jessica. She highlights the female leads in The Skull Throne:

That’s one thing I don’t have to worry about with the Demon Cycle. Peter V. Brett doesn’t have a single “strong female character,” but dozens, all given ample development time through the course of the series. It’s made abundantly clear in this installment is that women have at least as much (if not far more) influence over events than men. And they are women from all walks of life – villagers, royals, warriors, healers, politickers, princesses – the list goes on. Though I didn’t count, I’m left with the impression that there just might be more female than male characters in this book. And that’s a good feeling to have.

Faire’s Far Book Review was one of the first Skull Throne reviews, going live on February 3rd! Here’s a little tidbit for those of you not interested in specific spoilers:

The Skull Throne is exploding with action that will leave you breathless and wanting more! Leesha is finally becoming a heroine I can rally behind as events force her to become the kick-ass woman she was born to be. The amount of back-stabbing, murdering, and mayhem will have you shouting “NO” and sitting back, whispering “WOW”
Forget True Blood. Forget Game of Thrones. The Demon Cycle should be a television series!!

Review from Book Frivolity. Check out what she has to say:

Skull Throne highlights the consequences of the various character’s past actions and decisions; how they have affected those around them as well as the progression of magic within the world. And by the end, the consequences are massive. Heart thumping, adrenalin pumping consequences. The crescendo is near perfect!

Review from Beauty in Ruins, written by Bob R. Milne. Here’s a snippet:

Not only does Brett open up the world and broaden the scope with The Skull Throne, but he breathes new life and new excitement into a series that, suddenly, no longer seems to be heading for such an inevitable conclusion. There’s new doubt cast upon the very idea of The Deliverer, the nature of good versus evil, and our assumptions about the desert dwellers and the greenlanders.<

Messenger’s Legacy

Review by Marc Aplin of Fantasy Faction

Review from Over the Effing Rainbow

German Review for Messenger’s Legacy!

The Daylight War

In the first week of sales, The Daylight War was #3 on the London Times hardcover fiction list! Check it out:

Make sure you check out the beautifully animated U.K. Daylight War book trailer:

The Serpent’s Quill Reviews The Daylight War

Review by Hannah Rose on Realm of Reviews calls The Demon Cycle “creative and incredibly fun”.

Sephiroth Crescent’s Library says: “His characters are true, fascinating and his story is addictive” in a review of The Daylight War.

Review by 52 Reviews

Review from Sam King’s Verbose Letters

Book Reporter Review by Stephen Hubbard

Review from Serendipity Reviews by Vivienne

Review from The Cosy Dragon

Review by Gordon Zidar

Review from Just a World Away by Kriti

Review from the SFF Chronicles by Jeff

Review from Civilian Reader by Stefan

Review from Walker of Worlds by Mark

Review from KayKays Novel Journeys

Review from Fantasy Opinion

Review from Fantasy Literature

Review from the Mad Hatter

In-depth review from Robert at

Review by Bryce on Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

Review from The Arched Doorway

Review from Mihir at Fantasy Book Critic

Review from Tyson at Speculative Book Review

Review from Leo at Jet Black Ink

Review from Liviu at Fantasy Book Critic

Review from Josh at Fixed on Fantasy

Review from Nicholas at N.Schimiedicker

Review from Patrick at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

The Great Bazaar

The Warbler review of The Great Bazaar and Brayan’s Gold

Review on Fantasy Book Critic.

Review on SciFights.

A review by the Sacramento Book Review.

Review on Fantasy Literature that also includes a review for Brayan’s Gold.

User reviews on Amazon.

Brayan’s Gold

Review from Publishers Weekly.

Short review on Sniffly Kitty.

Review on Bookish Ardour.

The Desert Spear

Short review from The Sacramento Book Review.

Short review from Romantic Times.

Review from Library Journal.

Review from January Magazine.

Great review on Sci-Fi Fan Letter.

User reviews on Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.