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The Demon Spirit by R.A Salvatore continues The DemonWars Saga The demon is destroyed in his physical manifestation but he can still influence people in their minds The demon dactyl infiltrates the religious leader Father Abbot Markwart and Markwart becomes obsessed with power Salvatore creates a story that ispolitical church court thriller and I think it would have worked much better as that story Where the story really bogged down and suffered for me was with our heroes Elbryan and The Demon Spirit by R.A Salvatore continues The DemonWars Saga The demon is destroyed in his physical manifestation but he can still influence people in their minds The demon dactyl infiltrates the religious leader Father Abbot Markwart and Markwart becomes obsessed with power Salvatore creates a story that ispolitical church court thriller and I think it would have worked much better as that story Where the story really bogged down and suffered for me was with our heroes Elbryan and Pony I had a very hard time having any interest in the fights they had with goblin 432 or giant 44 Where the first book had arch nemesis that made itinteresting, this book just seemed to not have any real antagonist except for Father Abbot Markwart Because of this, it just got boring at times during the fight scenes One thing I did love about this book was the introduction of Roger Lockless Roger is a rogue with an ego the size of a giant I thought his introduction to the story was great and I m looking forward to having himin the story Master Jojonah is a great good monk against the evil that is Markwart and the entire monk storyline and intrigue was decent I just wish Elbryan and Pony wereinteresting One of the characters from the previous book was sorely missed and there just wasn t enough storyline when it came to our heroes I just started the third graphic audiobook and I hope it is better than this one I think it will be because there are manycharacters being introduced and the political ramifications of everything Markwart does in this book are making a huge difference I just was disappointed in this second book and thought it was just OK At this point, I m not sure if I would recommend this series 2 5 10 25 Possible ScorePlot 2 OK Characters 2 OK Setting World Building 2 OK Writing Style 2 OK Heart Mind Aspect 2 OK This book was about Elbryn and Pony, along with many other allies along the road, as they fight to push the evil from the land after Brother Avelyn Desbris sacrifice to kill the demon dactyl The demon dactyl wasn t entirely vanquished though, and it infiltrates the holy leader of the Abellican Order As Elbryn, Pony, and their friends fight their way through the lands, they start to learn that the evil enemy they fight may not be who they originally thought it would be Personally, I really li This book was about Elbryn and Pony, along with many other allies along the road, as they fight to push the evil from the land after Brother Avelyn Desbris sacrifice to kill the demon dactyl The demon dactyl wasn t entirely vanquished though, and it infiltrates the holy leader of the Abellican Order As Elbryn, Pony, and their friends fight their way through the lands, they start to learn that the evil enemy they fight may not be who they originally thought it would be Personally, I really liked this book I wasn t so sure that it would be good after the first book, but it surprised me, and I really enjoyed it This is the second book in the Demon Wars saga and I was a little disappointed.Salvatore does what he does best he has great characters, tons of action and great fight sequences.So why the disappointment Way too much plot devoted to the church and the corruption within I ve always found religion to be a little bit silly to begin with but I understand that it s a major plot point in a lot of fantasy books but in this book it s really the main plot point That the church would be corrupt was n This is the second book in the Demon Wars saga and I was a little disappointed.Salvatore does what he does best he has great characters, tons of action and great fight sequences.So why the disappointment Way too much plot devoted to the church and the corruption within I ve always found religion to be a little bit silly to begin with but I understand that it s a major plot point in a lot of fantasy books but in this book it s really the main plot point That the church would be corrupt was not surprising but the motivations behind the father abbott and his minions for their corruption didn t match their actions The actions were extreme and the motivation not strong enough.The characters are strong enough in the series to keep my enjoying the book nonetheless and I will definitely keep reading Hopefully the church will not be as big of a player in the following books The second book in the Demon Wars Saga focuses muchon the dissension of the monks The monks story arc is a bitaggravating as it is filled with strife and very little resolution There is a strong focus on the villain, who is a bit too typical of a villain The book is definitely a second book in a trilogy, as it is mainly a stepping stone into the next book Overall, the war with the demon is still interesting and I m sure third book will be a better read I listened to the book via The second book in the Demon Wars Saga focuses muchon the dissension of the monks The monks story arc is a bitaggravating as it is filled with strife and very little resolution There is a strong focus on the villain, who is a bit too typical of a villain The book is definitely a second book in a trilogy, as it is mainly a stepping stone into the next book Overall, the war with the demon is still interesting and I m sure third book will be a better read I listened to the book via GraphicAudio, which had a better improvement on their sound It is muchbalanced and kept the excitement going Elbryan And Pony Soul Mates From Childhood Who Grew Even Closer Over Time Fervently Hope That The Tide Of Darkness Is At Last Receding From The Land Of Corona Yet If Evil Is On The Retreat, Why Are Hordes Of Goblins And Bloody Capped Powries Slashing Their Way Ever Deeper Into Civilized Lands A Sinister Threat Now Looms Over Corona, For The Power Of The Demon Dactyl Was Not Entirely Vanquished By The Sacrifice Of The Monk Avelyn Desbris Instead, Its Darkness Has Infiltrated The Most Sacred Of Places As A Once Admired Spiritual Leader Rededicates His Life To The Most Vicious, Most Insidious Revenge Against The Forces Of Good There May Be No Stopping The Spread Of The Malignant Evil Again, love the characters and his writing but for some reason just find myself hard pressed to get into and through this series and it s hard to put a finger on I think I liked this one just a touchthan the first one but it was still a tough read We ll see how long it takes me to decide to go on to the 3rd book. As with the first book, I was both flipping through this book as well as listening to Graphic Audio s rendition of it I ve sorted of gotten used to it It s kinda nice in its own way, like listening to a movie Although reading Salvatore s action scenes is where the writing really shines.As for the story itself, I found it to bepalatable than the first book at least, some parts of it.The weak parts are again on the monster army The scattered remnants not that they were really united t As with the first book, I was both flipping through this book as well as listening to Graphic Audio s rendition of it I ve sorted of gotten used to it It s kinda nice in its own way, like listening to a movie Although reading Salvatore s action scenes is where the writing really shines.As for the story itself, I found it to bepalatable than the first book at least, some parts of it.The weak parts are again on the monster army The scattered remnants not that they were really united to begin with of goblins, powries and giants are really nothingthan numbers to be slaughtered waymonsters died than did humans by the protagonists The early parts about Elbryan and Pony were somewhat bland, since they re so overpowered a bit nonsensical too irritation view spoiler Why would you, after taking down the big baddie, hang around in no man s land for weeks killing stragglers instead heading south quickly to both recover, and to become the bearer of good news At the very least, go and find those refugees that you left fending off monsters on their own hide spoiler Thankfully, these bits are quite spread out so they never got to the point where they simply irritated me in the first book.Protagonist growth wise, it s ok I liked how the Pony and Elbryan are facing their relationship in an uncertain world I especially liked the growth of Jojonah s character, and even a surprising return of another character A new protagonist in the form of a young rogue with a huge ego was extremely irritating for the better part of the book I found his arrogance and belligerence to be quite forced It s only towards the end that my annoyance with this new character lessened, after a maturity spurt.The best part of this second book was the fall figuratively of the leader of the Abellican Church I think his descent into an ends justifies the means kind of way was really quite well done Even his sidekicks were done well too What was really weak was how the rest of the church as well as the rest of devout populace actually reacted to these actions The rationalisation and motivation was fine it s just the way events turned out that defies belief Most monks areakin to robots than supposedly philosophical or religious fighting men There s literally zero difference between generic monks and generic monsters that Elbryan and Pony keeps mowing down they re just numbers.The book ends with a cliffhanger of sorts, where the primary antagonist of book 2 is still at large, and a couple of good guys dead I supposed we ll have a reunion of sorts for the remaining good guys in the next book and the revelation of the true evil I hope it stays on the corruption within theme that s just so much better than the monster army that was never really an army theme The pacing remains as glacial as in the first book, and on top of that not many things happen to excuse its length Most of the events were superficial even in the first book, but even that was half decent at building up towards a resolution The second book doesn t even do that The cast is even less impressive than before Elbryan s cycle of the hero s journey is over, and now he has nothing to do He spends the whole book in skirmishes with monsters that offer nothing new to his already arch The pacing remains as glacial as in the first book, and on top of that not many things happen to excuse its length Most of the events were superficial even in the first book, but even that was half decent at building up towards a resolution The second book doesn t even do that The cast is even less impressive than before Elbryan s cycle of the hero s journey is over, and now he has nothing to do He spends the whole book in skirmishes with monsters that offer nothing new to his already archetypical personality He is left static and boring Jil gets a level up by acquiring Avelyn s magic stones and becomes a potent spellcaster She is no longer worthless in battle, but still remains completely uninteresting as a personality Also, mastering the use of the magic stones so fast cheapens the training others are supposed to be doing for decades She remains a bland sex partner and nothingWith Avelyn the best character of the first book dead, we get another antihero to replace him, named Roger He too wants to do the right thing, and is far chaotic and unpredictable to the point nobody trusts him He never comes off as particularly strong or needed in the team It felt like they added him for the heck of it and then spendtime not trusting each other than fighting monsters With Dactyl the main villain of the first book dead, the new bad guys become the corrupt priests of Avelyn s monastery They certainly do a lotplotting and scheming, and come off way less one dimensional, but are far from great as they lack presence I had a hard time remembering who was who, as they were all doing the same things Also, they are not defeated at the end of the second book, so there was no pay as opposed to Dactyl The above take up roughly a fifth of the pages The rest of it is boring traveling logs and skirmishes with the same 3 types of monsters They never felt threatening and at this point each of the main characters can solo dozens of them, so there never was any tension No matter how much they were trying to build them up, they were always a weak mob of leaderless buffoons getting mercilessly cut down by a handful of people As a whole, emptier than the first book This one was dark.The dactyl of the first book was a war hungry demon who called together a massive army of the evil races to take over the world He s your standard epic fantasy bad guy When he does something violent, you re not really surprised He s a demon.Here, the villain is SADISTIC Without giving too much away, this book implies that the essence of the dactyl from the first book still lingers and has found its home in the psyche of a paranoid holy man hellbent on preserving his legacy This one was dark.The dactyl of the first book was a war hungry demon who called together a massive army of the evil races to take over the world He s your standard epic fantasy bad guy When he does something violent, you re not really surprised He s a demon.Here, the villain is SADISTIC Without giving too much away, this book implies that the essence of the dactyl from the first book still lingers and has found its home in the psyche of a paranoid holy man hellbent on preserving his legacy There are no lengths he won t go to in order to get what he wants, all while spouting how everything he does is godly and for the greater good But there is no piety there, only despair, torture, and murder.The story mostly focuses on two perspectives Elbryan, Pony, and Juraviel cleaning up the hordes left over from the first book and the goings on of the Abellican church, mostly focused on the above mentioned holy man and the monks who secretly oppose him I felt like the book focusedon the church than the heroes, but that was effective in portraying the villain of the story as truly villainous You get to see the build up from mild paranoia to full on sadism all the way up to the last page.Oh yeah The epilogue, Salvatore Not cool.Some of the minor characters from the first book make an appearance, but I can t say much without giving a lot away Salvatore also introduces a new thief type character to round out the good guy group makeup Elbryan the ranger, Pony the magic user warrior, Juraviel the archer, Symphonythe horse.I don t know what to say about the mood of the book other than to say it s dark You might wonder how I can five star a book this depressingit s because I m big on world building The depressing nature of this book will follow the heroes into the trilogy finale, resulting in an epic that pits a furious hero team against a psychopathic madman Should be agood read D Underwhelming follow up to the mostly solid first installment I was annoyed from the get go, when it seemed R.A saw goblins and had a knee jerk reaction to put 800 fight scenes in the book It felt like I was reading a Drizzt book but with different were they, though characters The set up to this series was very strong, and to see Elbryan do mostly nothing except fight really bothered me.That being said, the stuff with the Church was great I enjoyed that view spoiler However, Jojonah Underwhelming follow up to the mostly solid first installment I was annoyed from the get go, when it seemed R.A saw goblins and had a knee jerk reaction to put 800 fight scenes in the book It felt like I was reading a Drizzt book but with different were they, though characters The set up to this series was very strong, and to see Elbryan do mostly nothing except fight really bothered me.That being said, the stuff with the Church was great I enjoyed that view spoiler However, Jojonah s sudden Christ like demise bothered me quite a bit We the reader can infer these things without it having to be shoved in our faces so deliberately hide spoiler Having trouble pushing through into installment 3 The Demon Spirit


About the Author: R.A. Salvatore

As one of the fantasy genre s most successful authors, R.A Salvatore enjoys an ever expanding and tremendously loyal following His books regularly appear on The New York Times best seller lists and have soldthan 10,000,000 copies Salvatore s original hardcover, The Two Swords, Book III of The Hunter s Blade Trilogy October 2004 debuted at 1 on The Wall Street Journal best seller list and at 4 on The New York Times best seller list His books have been translated into numerous foreign languages including German, Italian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Bulgarian, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, and French.Salvatore s first published novel, The Crystal Shard from TSR in 1988, became the first volume of the acclaimed Icewind Dale Trilogy and introduced an enormously popular character, the dark elf Drizzt Do Urden Since that time, Salvatore has published numerous novels for each of his signature multi volume series including The Dark Elf Trilogy, Paths of Darkness, The Hunter s Blades Trilogy, and The Cleric Quintet.His love affair with fantasy, and with literature in general, began during his sopho year of college when he was given a copy of J.R.R Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings as a Christmas gift He promptly changed his major from computerscience to journalism He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Fitchburg State College in 1981, then returned for the degree he always cherished, the Bachelor of Arts in English He began writing seriously in 1982, penning the manuscript that would become Echoes of the Fourth Magic Salvatore held many jobs during those first years as a writer, finally settling in much to our delight to write full time in 1990.The R.A Salvatore Collection has been established at his alma mater, Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, containing the writer s letters, manuscripts, and other professional papers He is in good company, as The Salvatore Collection is situated alongside The Robert Cormier Library, which celebrates the writing career of the co alum and esteemed author of young adult books.Salvatore is an active member of his community and is on the board of trustees at the local library in Leominster, Massachusetts He has participated in several American Library Association regional conferences, giving talks on themes including Adventure fantasy and Why young adults read fantasy Salvatore himself enjoys a broad range of literary writers including James Joyce, Mark Twain, Geoffrey Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, and Sartre He counts among his favorite genre literary influences Ian Fleming, Arthur Conan Doyle, Fritz Leiber, and of course, J.R.R Tolkien.Born in 1959, Salvatore is a native of Massachusetts and resides there with his wife Diane, and their three children, Bryan, Geno, and Caitlin The family pets include three Japanese Chins, Oliver, Artemis and Ivan, and four cats including Guenhwyvar.When he isn t writing, Salvatore chases after his three Japanese Chins, takes long walks, hits the gym, and coaches plays on a fun league softball team that includes most of his family His gaming group still meets on Sundays to play.http us.macmillan.com author rasalv


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