Waiting on Wednesday: The Core by Peter V. Brett

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

The Core by Peter V. Brett
Expected publication: October 3, 2017 by Del Rey

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.

I'm anxious to see how Brett wraps up the story, but so far my requests are pending on both NetGalley and Edelweiss. Who knows, maybe the publisher will see this and click that approve button. :)


  1. This series does sound quite interesting with lots of demons! I also like the use of that vivid blue on the cover. Hopefully a nice publisher will take pity on you and send it your way!

  2. Demons are always fun. I also really love the cover. Hoping you finally get approved - sometimes that takes forever huh?

  3. The cover is gorgeous with all the blues. I do like of demons, haven't read anything with demons in a while. Nice pick!

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  4. Oh man, I know the feeling, "my requests are pending." It's maddening! I haven't started this series but I know lots of bloggers who love it. Good luck!

  5. I haven't read too many books with demons. It sounds like a good series! Hope you get approved!!

  6. Sounds like the odds are highly against them. I haven't read any of the series yet, but I'm curious about it now. Hope you get approved soon.

  7. Hope you're able to get your hands on this one soon!
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  8. This series and I have had our ups and downs, but there's no way I'm missing this grand finale!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  9. Fingers crossed you get approved -- this sounds SO epic!


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