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

The Core (The Demon Cycle, #5)

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 war...

Details The Core (The Demon Cycle, #5)

TitleThe Core (The Demon Cycle, #5)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy

Reviews The Core (The Demon Cycle, #5)

  • Petrik
    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 more or less ten years of his work and I can say with confidence that The...
  • Terence
    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 ...
  • Bradley
    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 recei...
  • Gavin
    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 sa...
  • Mark Halse
    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 t...
  • A Bald Mage** Steve
    via GIPHY So 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...
  • Stefan
    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 re...
  • Obaid Haroon
    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 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 t...
  • Eon ♒Windrunner♒
    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...
  • Mendhak
    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 charact...