The Core

The Core 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

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 handFor 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.

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The Core

  1. Peter V Brett is the internationally bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series, which has sold over two million copies in 25 languages worldwide Novels include The Warded Man, The Desert Spear, The Daylight War, The Skull Throne, and The Core Other works include the Red Sonja Unchained graphic novel and the Demon Cycle novellas The Great Bazaar, Brayan s Gold, Messenger s Legacy, and Barren He lives in New York City petervbrettTwitter twitter PVBrettInstagram instagram pvbrett Facebook facebook PVBrett

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  1. 4.5 5 StarsARC provided by the publisher Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest reviewA finale that goes beyond my expectations The Core is a marvelous conclusion to the long running Demon Cycle series that would make the Jongleurs sing praises.I binge read all Brett s work in the Demon Cycle series novels and novellas included within a month that s in total or less ten years of his work and I can say with confidence that The Core is his best work, yes, even spectacular than his debut, The W [...]


  2. It has been a long journey to the core The Warded Man was already 2 years old when I read it back in 2010 while waiting for my first book to be published But these are fat, complicated books full of legions of characters, and engineering such wonders of many moving parts naturally takes time.Peter Brett is a fine writer He can paint a scene, bring a tear or a smile, fascinate with imagination, build worlds of believable complexity The Demon Cycle is a great work of modern fantasy, an adventure w [...]


  3. I am utterly bewildered by the gushing four and five star reviews of this disappointing mess Not since QUEEN OF FIRE have I been so disappointed with the final book in a series.The sad thing is that Mr Brett is an awesome writer I loved most of this series and it has a lot to do with this man s way with words He s great but fuck this book.The sheer number of POVs widened so greatly by this installment that almost nothing happens for most of this book You have to keep going back to this one and t [...]


  4. The Warded Man Arlen Bales and the Shar Dama Ka Ahmann Jardir in their passion to rid the world of demons have unintentionally triggered a swarm which threatens to devour mankind All hope is not yet lost as Arlen has a plan to exterminate the Mother of Demons by going to the Core.Peter V Brett saved his best for last as The Core is an exceptional novel and ending to the Demon Cycle series All the characters from the series seem to have a part to play or a mention from Rusco Hog to Arlen s old sw [...]


  5. While I have been honored with a review copy from the publisher, let me be very clear about something I practically demanded it I read the rest of the series at the beginning of the month and grew so hooked on it that I couldn t pause to read anything else And then, thanks to a friend, I pushed my luck and asked the publishers directly for a copy I admit that I was practically foaming at the mouth, too, and nothing much changed when I received my copy.So what is this A raving from a fanboy Yup.B [...]


  6. Look at the awesome book the hardback under the dust jackt I love how it s fat jolly too They rocked this one Never mind that I have only read book one so far don t own the other books before this I wish I could get them all in a fat jolly hardback but it wasn t possible


  7. via GIPHYSo here we are, the final book and did I enjoy the conclusion, I can honestly say I was satisfied with it.Much like the previous two books there were elements I really enjoyed and there were moments where I didn t really care what happened Undoubtedly the best parts of the book are the expedition to the core, this had me on the edge of my seat at times with all the action and we get to see all different forms of Demons.Full Review On My Blog Happy Reading twobaldmages.wordpress 20


  8. I felt like The Core was a decent conclusion to the Demon Cycle series even if it was probably the weakest of the full Demon Cycle books It was still an entertaining read The Demon Cycle series has a lot of flaws but the thing it really has going for it is that Brett is a fantastic storyteller It is easy to get caught up in the happenings even if those happenings are often as annoying as they are exciting This last instalment of the series saw Sharak Ka, the final war against demonkind, finally [...]


  9. Wow, just wow, this turned out way better than I expected, the last two books in the series were a disappointment, but this is not It surpassed my expectations and the Sharak Ka aka the demon war was perfectly depicted.The way the author portrayed all the battle scenes in all parts of Thesa was great It wasn t boring even though it took like 200 pages because all the different POVs of the characters made it fun to read even though I was at the edge of my seat all through.World building and Writi [...]


  10. A truly satisfying conclusion to one of the series that kept me interested in reading fantasy books after discovering A Song of Ice and Fire series and fearing how I will not find anything remotely as good as that Ah, summer child, you knew nothing Now, I m not saying this is as good as G.R.R Martin s series, no But now, after couple of years reading books in this genre out of which many aren t even close to these ones I realize how it did served to show me what author is capable of, how imagina [...]


  11. I can t believe the Demon Cycle is over I started this book in high school when my best friend told me the main character reminded him of me And here we are, years late and its over Before I get into the meat of the review, be warned there be spoilers Now as with many amazing books, I needed time to process and that time, coupled with my shitty memory means that I ve forgotten a lot of the finer points That s why we re read folks.So this is going to be less of a sentence by sentence analysis and [...]


  12. 4.5 StarsAs all good things come to an end, so too does the Demon Cycle series by Peter V Brett, and it is a fitting end At the outset of the story our main characters have embarked on what amounts to a suicide mission in order to take down the demon queen and hopefully bring an end to both Sharak Ka and Sharak Sun The descent into the Core is of course only the main thread of a multitude that permeates the story, but they are woven adeptly and will satisfy most readers, including those that did [...]


  13. A decent ending to the series, though not particularly satisfying if you were looking for a good explanation or answers to some of the mysteries involved I d stop short of calling it a deus ex though it did approach something close to it Part of the problem in here is now the sheer number of characters The scope of the story is now wider than before, and that wideness makes it a bit shallow in terms of storytelling The original main character, Arlen, is still now one of many I understand the nec [...]


  14. If Joe Abercrombie s and Jackie Collins books had babies, they d be very proud of their children The Demon Cycle Series.Ain t nothing wrong with having those legends as parents A satisfying ending.


  15. 4.5 A very satisfying conclusion to the series No new character introductions or slow start this time the book starts with Arlen and his group travelling to the Core for the final stand and alternates with the other characters showing humanity s war with the Demon kind from the best angles intense and engaging start to finish What I loved the most about this book is that P.V.Brett in some ways recaptured magic of The Warded Man With the help of mind demons and mimics, demons are getting the uppe [...]


  16. Like other readers here I ve had some expectations from this book that, unfortunately, were shattered from the very beginning.I wasn t interested in the army of the characters, some of them already forgotten from the last book, and the writer had a lot of interest in them.Again, the final fight with the demons wasn t as I hoped it will be, in short, all the structure of the book didn t spark the same interest in me, as the previous books had.So much unexploited potentialrry, but, this time, I wi [...]


  17. 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 12 10 To be honest, The Demon Cycle and I have something of a love hate relationship While I felt the first book was a truly excellent read, every sequel after that has been problematic in one form or another, be they plagued with redundant and overly long flashbacks, infuriating cliffhangers, or obnoxious characters you just want to punch in the face Still, Peter V Brett writes very entertaining stories, so I probably put up with a lot from [...]


  18. Wow This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you conclude one of the pivotal fantasy epics of the 21st century The Core is not just a fitting conclusion to The Demon Cycle, it is by far the greatest book of an already impressive saga Peter V Brett has saved the best for last in a story that is big, bold, and brilliant.You know you re in for something special when the book opens with a chapter told from a demon s point of view That s right, the first voice we hear is not that of Arlen or Jardir, not th [...]


  19. Great finale of one of the greatest and imaginative fantasy series Sharak Ka, The First War, has begun All over the world demons raise in substantial numbers, with renewed forces and an army of minds behind to wipe out humanity Will humans prevail, or everything will be lost Previous volumes introduced us to many characters In this one, all of them have a part in the great war no loose ends remained Sharak Ka is not just the decisive battle between Arlen and Jardir against the demon queen it s t [...]


  20. The Core Review Contains Spoilers The Demon Cycle series by Peter V Brett seems to be controversial There are readers who absolutely love the series and those a particularly vocal bunch who seem to hate it I think I fall somewhere in the middle moving toward the positive This review contains spoilers throughout.Though this is a review of The Core, I ll need to mention the other books The first book, The Warded Painted Man, introduced a world where night is terrifying Demons rise each evening, an [...]


  21. The following is a response to previously posted reviews and has nothing to do with the book itself Some authors write very quickly, some write very carefully Some authors have family, and a life outside of writing Some authors fans have got it in their head that they are owed something than a book, when it is released, that they have paid for Allow me to disabuse you of that notion Peter V Brett doesn t owe you a book written quickly He doesn t owe you a book on your time In fact, you are owed [...]


  22. 4.5 Sterne f r eine gro artige Fortsetzung nur an manchen Stellen wars mir etwas zu weitschweifig schade dass sie den letzten Band im deutschen wieder zweigeteilt haben Was f r ein gro artiges und komplexes Werk Der Autor spinnt hier gekonnt weiter seine F den in der Welt von Thesa, die von D monen heimgesucht wird.Nacht f r Nacht kriechen sie aus dem Boden und fordern unz hlige Opfer, doch einige wenige Menschen lenken das Schicksal um und der Sharak Ka, der gro e Kampf steht kurz bevor Ein Kam [...]


  23. Undeniably one of my all time favourite series This book is the final one, and that is super sad for me because of how long I ve been following the adventures and trials of these characters There are so many who I just love by this point in the series, and I am so very glad that Brett has said he will be continuing to write within this world I hope it lives up to this series still.By this point in the story we re facing the final battle between the demons of the Core and the Deliverer I don t w [...]


  24. I won an ARC of this It s made my week Give me five minutes to compose myselfOK So I was lucky enough to win a free copy of this a month before it hit the shelves, which is awesome because I am a massive PVB fan Here is my Spoiler free review I ll try not to gush.Every reason I can think of as to why I am a fan of this series can be found in this book 1, Brett writes fantasy like Lee child writes a thriller Fantasy books can almost always be accused of being slow burners, but not this If Peter d [...]


  25. I was lucky enough to win a giveaway thank you I waited for the conclusion of this epic series for a long time and it didn t disappoint This final book is really a treat It managed to surprise me and despite its length, it s packed full of action that kept me breathless and dying to find out what was next all along We get to visit a lot of previous loose ends and bring them to a satisfying outcome And by that, I don t mean that the story is always happy The whole cycle has always been really har [...]


  26. A seriously epic conclusion to a magnificent series, The Core than delivers on the promise of the first four books It s bigger, badder, epic er, grimmer, darker, scarier you get the picture Without giving too much away, you ll recall from the end of Skull Throne there s a bonkers plot to force Alagai Ka the demon prince to lead Arlen, Jardir, Renna, Shanvah and Shanjat to the very heart of the abyss, to the demon queen s hive, and there to kill her Sounds simple, right SO WRONG The Core is, aft [...]


  27. Why is it a three year cycle between books By the time the next one comes out in 2015, we have to wait 3 years for book 5 As great of a series these are, I will move on.


  28. Full Review on my Blog, Total Inability to ConnectThe Demon Cycle has been, consistently, one of my single favorite fantasy series since I began reading it some 7 or 8 years ago One of the most shockingly unique and fresh ideas, in a genre that is struggling mightily with been there, done that syndrome, the novels had the writing quality, characters, and worldbuilding to backup it s big ideas.The Warded Man was such a breath of fresh air, and while I had some minor complaints, the overall packag [...]


  29. Brett definitely saved the best for last, ending the series on a high The pure fear of the night, which seemed to have somewhat lessened or slightly dissipated in the last book or two, is back in full as the Last Battle ignites The characters are all magnificently rendered and all those we ve come to know and in some cases actually care for are spectacular in the march to the apocalypse The dive to the titular Core is, of course, the main storyline here but other branches and characters pull in [...]


  30. Executive Summary A satisfying conclusion to a really enjoyable series.Audiobook Another good job by Pete Bradbury I thought he was a good fit for the series overall, and makes listening in audio a great choice.Full ReviewI was very late coming to this series, but I nearly listened to it all in one go That should be a good indicator at how much I enjoyed it.This series has one of the best magic systems I ve encountered, and I m always a sucker for that The characters are fantastic too There is a [...]


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