I Can't Wait for... The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

Fantasy Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine. 

My pick for this week is the first new book in 4 years from Peter V. Brett, a welcome return to the world of his Demon Cycle featuring a new generation...

 The Desert Prince
Author: Peter V. Brett
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: August 3, 2021
Genres: Epic Fantasy

A brand-new epic fantasy adventure set in the beloved world of the Demon Cycle, following a new generation of heroes, from New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett

“Heart-wrenching, smart, and modern . . . The Desert Prince has set a new standard for fantasy.”—Wesley Chu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The War Arts Saga

Fifteen years have passed since the end of the war with demons, creatures of darkness who have hunted the night and plagued humanity since time out of mind. The heroes of humanity’s hour of need have become legend, and those who remain struggle to escape their shadows.

Olive Paper and Darin Bales have grown up in this new peaceful world. Demons have been all but destroyed, but dangers still lurk for the children of heroes.

Olive, Princess of Hollow, has her entire life planned out by her mother, Duchess Leesha Paper: a steady march on a checklist to prepare her for succession. The more her mother writes the script, the more Olive rails against playing the parts she is assigned.

Darin faces challenges of a different kind. Though free to choose his own path, the weight of legacy hangs heavy around his shoulders. It isn’t easy being the son of the man people say saved the world. Everyone expects greatness from Darin, but the only thing he’s ever been great at is hiding.

But when Olive and Darin step across the wards one night, they learn the demons are not all gone, and those that remain hunger for revenge. Events are set in motion that only prophecy can foresee as Olive and Darin seek to find their own places in the world in time to save it again.


  1. I've never read Brett but I have to admit this sounds really good, plus that cover!😁

  2. I'm really looking forward to this! It would be interesting to catch up with the characters in the Hollow.

  3. Oh interesting!! I have to admit, I wasn't over-keen on the Demon Cycle back when I tried to read it (years ago) but I really want to give it a fresh read with new eyes. I often wonder if I didn't give it a fair shot, maybe I was in the wrong mood or something. The cover on this new one is gorgeous too!!

  4. I haven't read Brett before but this is very tempting. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!


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