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Waiting on Wednesday: The Core (The Demon Cycle #5) by Peter V Brett


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Each Wednesday you get to highlight a book that you are really looking forward to. This week I’ve chosen:

 The Core (The Demon Cycle #5) by Peter V Brett.


New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the twenty-first century to an epic close.

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 him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat—and emerge victorious. Jardir, armed with magically warded weapons, called himself the Deliverer, a figure prophesied to unite humanity and lead them to triumph in Sharak Ka—the final war against demonkind.

But in their efforts to bring the war to the demons, Arlen and Jardir have set something in motion that may prove the end of everything they hold dear—a Swarm. Now the war is at hand and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen’s wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army.

Trusting their closest confidantes, Leesha, Inevera, Ragen and Elissa, to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the Swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest into the darkest depths of evil—from which none of them expects to return alive.

Not long now!!! The release date is: September 28th in the UK and October 3rd in the US.

I’m a big fan of The Demon Cycle and whilst my personal favourite is the first book (The Painted Man/The Warded Man). I am eagerly looking forward to finding out how the series concludes with The Core, it should be epic!

The Demon Cycle:

  • The Painted Man (The Demon Cycle #1).
  • The Desert Spear (The Demon Cycle #2).
  • The Daylight War (The Demon Cycle #3).
  • The Skull Throne (The Demon Cycle #4).
  • The Core (The Demon Cycle #5).

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22 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Core (The Demon Cycle #5) by Peter V Brett

  1. That demon on the cover looks awesome!

    I read book 1 a while ago and really liked it! I even started the second but quickly lost interest when I realized it wasn’t so much about Arlen anymore 😦 I didn’t like the other dude haha

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  2. You know, that demon on the cover is like an evil looking Groot!
    Can’t say I’ve even heard of the series or the author, though… maybe one to check out but not until I have finished some other epic series (AJ Smith) and tried out some new ones (Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Wynne)… sooo… maybe when I turn 60 i can get this series for my birthday? 😀

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  3. I’m looking forward to this too, I’ve really enjoyed the series so far. Still need to read The Skull Throne, though, if I can ever find it in Waterstone’s.


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