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The Demon Cycle Series

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This series is a quintet; not a trilogy, as claimed in some media reports. There are also a few novellas in addition to the main works. The last book in the series was published in October 2017.As for the author's future plans in the Demon Cycle universe, Peter says: "I will continue writing in the Demon Cycle world for the foreseeable future. I ha…
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The Warded Man
Book One of The Demon Cycle
Peter V. Brett - Mar 23, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly frag...
Book 2
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The Desert Spear
Book Two of The Demon Cycle
Peter V. Brett - Mar 01, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power. 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? Perhaps not. Out...
Book 3
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The Daylight War
Book Three of The Demon Cycle
Peter V. Brett - Sep 24, 2013
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On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something m...
Book 4
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The Skull Throne
Book Four of The Demon Cycle
Peter V. Brett - Mar 31, 2015
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The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once a...
Book 5
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The Core
Book Five of The Demon Cycle
Peter V. Brett - Oct 03, 2017
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For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose—men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Warded Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable hi...