You are hopefully aware of Peter V. Brett‘s most recent novel, THE DESERT PRINCE. The first novel in a new series, it is set in the same world as his best-selling, acclaimed Demon Cycle series (albeit, a generation afterwards). The series is published in the UK by Voyager, who have recently made the books available in two new collections!
The first (pictured above) is the THE DEMON CYCLE: COMPLETE COLLECTION…
A captivating and thrilling adventure, pulling the reader into a world of demons, darkness, and heroes, The Demon Cycle is one of the 21st century’s most acclaimed fantasy series.
AS DARKNESS FALLS, THE DEMONS RISE
For hundreds of years, demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human population. It was not always this way. Men and women did not always cower behind protective magical wards, waiting for the dawn. Once, they battled the demons on equal terms, but those days, and skills, are gone.
Now, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will do the unthinkable, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past.
Together, they will stand against the night.
The collection includes:
- Novels: THE PAINTED MAN, THE DESERT SPEAR, THE DAYLIGHT WAR, THE SKULL THRONE, THE CORE.
- Novellas: THE GREAT BAZAAR & BRAYAN’S GOLD, MESSENGER’S LEGACY, and BARREN.
The second collection is one for fans of the novels who maybe missed out on the novellas, and want to read even more set in the world.
Experience the world of The Demon Cycle to its fullest with a collection that brings together, for the first time, all of the short stories and novellas in Peter V. Brett’s bestselling series.
AS DARKNESS FALLS, THE DEMONS RISE
Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once-proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive.
But there are those who stand against the night.
Ragen Messenger, ready to retire from his dangerous trade, ventures into demon-haunted swamps to find a runaway child.
Arlen Bales, still an inexperienced young messenger, sets out on new adventures in the deserts of Krasia and the frozen mountains of Miln.
And Selia Square, the woman they call Barren, leads the community she has forged into a desperate battle against demons unlike any they have seen before.
As mentioned earlier, THE DESERT PRINCE (the first book in the Nightfall Saga) is out now, and already a best-seller and critically-acclaimed success!
Here are just a few of the great reviews the Demon Cycle series has received so far…
‘Brett ably blends fantasy and horror in this arresting first novel, the first in a planned series. An imaginative and exciting tale, recommended where there is interest in epic fantasy.’ — Library Journal (Starred Review) on THE PAINTED MAN
‘Brett’s fantasy debut is a highly readable adventure with a unique setting and three strong protagonists. Brett includes plenty of exciting battles, terrifying monsters, and heart-wrenching moments to make the focus of the story — the development of flawed, ordinary children into legends — believable. Consider the series this begins worth tracking.’ — Booklist on THE PAINTED MAN
‘Brett’s debut builds slowly and grimly on a classic high-fantasy framework of black-and-white mortality and bloodshed. Brett’s gritty tale will appeal to those who tire of sympathetic villains and long for old-school orc massacres.’ — Publishers Weekly on THE PAINTED MAN
‘A gripping adventure — a very promising start to a new series, and an excellent first novel.’ — Locus on THE PAINTED MAN
‘Brett spins another side story (after The Great Bazaar and Other Stories) off the deliberately harsh fantasy world first developed in 2009’s The Warded Man. This novella is a slight but enjoyable tale with a light, almost YA feel. Newcomers will get an easy introduction as Arlen, still an apprentice Messenger, takes on his first solo excursion into the demon-haunted night. When Sandar breaks his leg, Curk, Arlan’s mentor, is assigned to take his place hauling explosives to a far-off mining town. Brigands attack and Curk flees, but the ever-brave Arlan stands his ground, making himself new enemies and allies in what will become his long fight against the demons.’ — Publishers Weekly on BRAYAN’S GOLD
‘A gripping sequel […] emphasizes political and romantic intrigue without losing the urgency of the demon war.’ — Booklist on THE DESERT SPEAR
“Extends the author’s panoramic vision […] Fans of epic fantasy in the tradition of Robert Jordan and George R. R. Martin will enjoy the arrival of a strong voice in multivolume epic fantasy.’ — Library Journal on THE DESERT SPEAR
‘Sure to leave fans on tenterhooks waiting for the next installment.’ — Publishers Weekly on THE DESERT SPEAR
‘Along with Brandon Sanderson and Daniel Abraham, Peter V. Brett is at the forefront of purveyors of epic fantasy whose teeth were ground on the likes of Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, Terry Brooks, and David Eddings […] in other words, with THE DAYLIGHT WAR, he’s at the top of his game. I give this my highest recommendation (including the first two novels in the series.)’ — Tor.com
‘If you like your Fantasy big, dramatic, and with characters you grow to love the Demon Cycle will be quite memorable. With THE DAYLIGHT WAR, Brett reaffirms his high place in modern Epic Fantasy.’ — Mad Hatter Reviews
‘Peter V. Brett expands and deepens his endlessly fascinating and increasingly complex world.’ — Buzzfeed on THE SKULL THRONE
‘Complex and engaging […] all I can do is recommend this book to readers. I tore through this volume, and many nights I would stay up late to read just another chapter […] or four. I can’t wait to see how this diverse cast of characters takes on the demons once and for all.’ — Fantasy Faction on THE SKULL THRONE
‘Only very rarely does a long epic fantasy series conclude satisfactorily. With THE CORE, Peter V. Brett manages to hit all the right notes, delivering the perfect ending to a great series. Through the years, Brett’s Demon Cycle became one of my very favorite fantasy series. Everything that was started throughout the series, all the potential hinted at in previous books, it all paid off in the end. THE CORE is one of the best finales I’ve ever read. If you’ve been waiting to read The Demon Cycle until it’s completed, I can very much recommend you pick it up in 2018!’ — The Ranting Dragon
Zeno represents Peter V. Brett in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.