!!> Read ➸ The Demon Spirit (Corona: The DemonWars Saga, #2) ➻ Author R.A. Salvatore – Shiningweb.info

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 FYI, the rating is for this book only while the review is for the whole saga Reading the first book made me excited at first, this is a promising new saga, I said to myself.Then as the story progressed I realized that these are basically very similar to the tales of Drizzt Do Urden and his companions Yes they had different names and appearances, came from different lands, and fought against pretty much similar darkness with a different name If you have never read the exploits of Drizzt do U FYI, the rating is for this book only while the review is for the whole saga Reading the first book made me excited at first, this is a promising new saga, I said to myself.Then as the story progressed I realized that these are basically very similar to the tales of Drizzt Do Urden and his companions Yes they had different names and appearances, came from different lands, and fought against pretty much similar darkness with a different name If you have never read the exploits of Drizzt do Urden and his companions or if you could somehow read this saga with a blank slate , this saga is still worth to read 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 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 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 I finally forced myself to finish this, I started rereading many of my books onover continuing this Definitely a bad sign but I still cannot work out why it doesn t hold my interest I think it is something about the villain and that plotline, it seems like they just get out ofsituations than they really should and are surprisingly disconnected from the heroic storyline. This book picks up pretty shortly after the close of the first book, The Demon Awakens In fact, there are still goblin and powry armies attacking towns in the region, and the Abellican church is still recovering from the perceived betrayal of Brother Avelyn.For the first half of the book, the main scope of the action is dealing with the aftermath of the Demon s apparent defeat, and in a way in feltaction oriented than most of the first book, which worried me a little But gradually, This book picks up pretty shortly after the close of the first book, The Demon Awakens In fact, there are still goblin and powry armies attacking towns in the region, and the Abellican church is still recovering from the perceived betrayal of Brother Avelyn.For the first half of the book, the main scope of the action is dealing with the aftermath of the Demon s apparent defeat, and in a way in feltaction oriented than most of the first book, which worried me a little But gradually, a few new character development happens to or because of them.And then the book really hits its stride Surprises happen BIG Surprises , plot points become clear, characters are developed, some amazing action sequences, conspiracies, politics Everything you could ever want Really good stuff.There were a few times that the our antagonists were, I felt, going a little over the top, a little too evil But then I d put the book down, glance up at the news, and realise that actually, it s all believable Every despicable deed, every evil laugh, every zany plan it s all true to life In fact, life has pretty much surpassed fictional evil at this point, so rest assured that the bad guys in the novel are believable.Eventually, there s some excellent character development for some of our closest friends It s satisfying and effective, but I won t betray specifics for fear of spoilers In the end, the book is a perfect sequel to the original, and an agonising lead up to whatever s to come in the next book.TheI read of him, the I realise that Salvatore s writing style is everything I could have hoped for I m sure my perception is clouded because I know he s a key figure in some of the greatest RPG s out there and that he is a DM himself in real life, but his books come across like a really good, really engrossing DD game And I mean this in the very best way his sensibilities and terminology just feels familiar and comfortable, the mechanics of his world are easy to imagine yourself into It works like a charm After reading the excellent The Demon Awakens which I thought was Salvatore s best novel , I must say that I was disappointed in THE DEMON SPIRIT Slower pace,predictable, andstereotypical characters make this one much less entertaining than the previous volume Additionally, this one is not a stand alone novel such as THE DEMON AWAKENS was, as Salvatore obviously made a stretch to extend that great and complete story into a trilogy All that being said, there are still some thing After reading the excellent The Demon Awakens which I thought was Salvatore s best novel , I must say that I was disappointed in THE DEMON SPIRIT Slower pace,predictable, andstereotypical characters make this one much less entertaining than the previous volume Additionally, this one is not a stand alone novel such as THE DEMON AWAKENS was, as Salvatore obviously made a stretch to extend that great and complete story into a trilogy All that being said, there are still some things that I did like about this book, which I thought was better than most of his Forgotten Realms novels.While Elbryan has become so perfect and sure of himself as to be absolutely unlikable, a number of other characters developed nicely here to maintain the reader s empathy Pony, Roger Lockless, and Conner Bidleborough in particularly become muchinteresting in this book While I was at first upset at the reemergence of Bradwarden with nightmares of the Wulfgar fiasco in the FR series , I came to understand that it was Salvatore s goal all along and I ll trust that he has major parts in the story for the very intriguing and likable character Also, Salvatore maintains the very real threat of central character deaths that pleased me so much in the first book A number of times I found myself surprised at sudden seeming and very final character terminations in this book.The new story thread which was really only introduced in this one dealing with the intricacies and politics of the Abellican church was a bit boring at first, but as you get to know the various characters better and develop an understanding of the potential, it catches on It seems to me that the final book of the trilogy should be satisfying, with undoubtedly world altering conflicts and resolutions occurring Hopefully we can shift away from the annoying Nightbird and focuson the newer andentertaining characters Like the first book in the trilogy, the story in The Demon Spirit revolves around Elbryan and Pony, but Markwart and Jojonah now become major characters In the first book, you could see that Markwart was not what could be considered a moral, religious leader And in this book, he holds the power and the warped mind to become the ultimate epitome of evil Him nemesis, Master Jojonah, takes the side of good in this story, but is almost powerless to stop Markwart Even though the demon s physical Like the first book in the trilogy, the story in The Demon Spirit revolves around Elbryan and Pony, but Markwart and Jojonah now become major characters In the first book, you could see that Markwart was not what could be considered a moral, religious leader And in this book, he holds the power and the warped mind to become the ultimate epitome of evil Him nemesis, Master Jojonah, takes the side of good in this story, but is almost powerless to stop Markwart Even though the demon s physical body was destroyed by Avelyn in The Demon Awakens, his spirit has survived and is manipulating Markwart But to what end that isn t revealed yet I have been waiting a while to read this book And I finally picked it up with anticipation I wasn t let down The characters are rich and well written Markwart is pure evil and a character that you love to hate R.A Savatore is one of my newest favorite fantasy writers His stories move along at a fast pace and the storyline is captivating Now, I didn t have a problem with this, this is just something I noticed The first book had a definite goalto destroy the demon But while I was reading this book, I wasn t sure what the goal of the story was going to be Not that this hurt the book, but this was just about Elbryan and Pony fighting the confused and lost giants, powries and goblins The story was still excellent and The Demon Spirit is a great read I couldn t put it down.I rated this book a 9 out of 10 Sort of what would have happened after Lord Of The Rings if the orcs hadn t all run away The surviving heroes are returning home from their desperate quest, but home is not what it used to be Although the book is from 1999, it feels very post 9 11 if its examination of how the fight against evil turns some people into heroes and others into bigots, and every combination permutation in between It s never very subtle, but I give it a lot of credit for finding new ways to show how the br Sort of what would have happened after Lord Of The Rings if the orcs hadn t all run away The surviving heroes are returning home from their desperate quest, but home is not what it used to be Although the book is from 1999, it feels very post 9 11 if its examination of how the fight against evil turns some people into heroes and others into bigots, and every combination permutation in between It s never very subtle, but I give it a lot of credit for finding new ways to show how the bravest heroes might be willing to compromise their values for the promise of making their homes safe, while some of the worst villains are doing what they re doing for theoretically laudable motives.The action isn t as gripping as in the first book the war against the dark lord no longer being the central focus and sometimes feels like a gratuitous attempt to keep genre fans on board, but I really appreciated the attempt to move in new directions, and the metaphor of the spirit of evil migrating from the defeated villains to those who defeated them is powerful if depressing The Demon Spirit (Corona: The DemonWars Saga, #2)


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