The Desert Prince

The Desert Prince


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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

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.

Title:The Desert Prince
Edition Language:English
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    The Desert Prince Reviews

  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publishers—Del Rey & Harper Voyager—in exchange for an honest review.2.5/5 starsI won’t lie; I’m disappointed with The Desert Prince, but I have to acknowledge that this is...

  • Robin Hobb

    Well, the usual caveats. I got this book for free, in the form of an Advance Reading Copy. Peter V Brett has been a friend of mine for years. But I don't think either of those things will affect my re...

  • John Gwynne

    I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Desert Prince prior to release via Harper Collins. This has not altered my review or thoughts on the story.The Desert Prince is a class act. Wonderful story...

  • Megan

    Thank you so much to Netgalley and the HarperCollins for providing me of an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThe Desert Prince is a welcome return to a world I thought I had left many...

  • Jim C

    This is the starting point of a new series set in this universe. One could use this as a starting point but I strongly recommend reading The Warded Man (it is the best book set in this universe) first...

  • Mike Shackle

    Wow. I blazed through this in a couple of days. It was impossible to put down. It's got everything you love in a Peter V. Brett book and so much more. The new cast of would-be heroes instantly draw yo...

  • Suzanne

    It has been quite awhile since I read The Demon Cycle series, and was pretty great getting to read this book set in the same world, but seventeen years later. Our main characters are the children of t...

  • Terence

    Fifteen years have passed since humanity won the war with demonkind. Many believe demons are extinct and that many of the exploits of the saviors of humanity are purely fiction. Things are peaceful an...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum’s great to be back in the Hollow! Mind you, fifteen years have passed since the end of The Demon Cycle which saw the huma...

  • Jackson Sambora

    The Desert Prince is the first book in a sequel series to Peter V Brett's The Demon Cycle books. I suppose this could be read without having read the first series beforehand, but I would strongly advi...