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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Demon Awakens by R. Salvatore creates an astonishing new world for readers to explore--and an intrepid hero to lead the way: Elbryan Wynden, who must confront the dark tides of destiny in his epic search for justice and peace. A great evil has awakened in the land of Corona, a terrible demon determined to spread death and misery.
His goblin armies and fearsome giants ravage the settlements of the frontier, and in the small village of Dundallis their merciless attack leaves behind two shattered orphans: Pony and her lifelong friend, the youth Elbryan. Taken in by elves, Elbryan is raised to become a formidable ranger--a fateful role that will lead him into harrowing confrontation. Meanwhile, on a far-off island, a shower of gemstones will fall onto the black sand shores.
These heaven-sent stones carry within them an incredible power--the key to all that is good in the world and all that is evil, and it is up to one young monk to liberate them from the corrupt monastery that harvests them. Pray that they don't fall into the wrong, clawed hands.
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I cannot fathom anyone, even in a fantasy world, saying this on purpose or even habitually. David Yamanoha My buddy and I say it around each other because of this book, does that count? See 1 question about The Demon Awakens…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 24, David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party rated it it was amazing Shelves: five-inges-because-inge-is-a-star , buddy-reads , reads , fantasy , favorite-books-or-series. Buddy-Read with the most wonderful Branwen! Dave's Buddy-Read with the most wonderful Branwen!
If anything, I'm lowballing that number! Salvatore's previous work, additional depth and multiple themes being explored make "The Demon Awakens" my favorite work by him yet! After a goblin is found near his home village of Dundalis, Elbyran tasks himself with keeping a lookout so he can warn the villagers of any potential threats. The villagers humor Elbryan, believing him to simply have an overactive imagination. But humor quickly turns to horror when a goblin army does indeed invade Dundalis, mercilessly slaughtering the villagers who foolishly wrote off Elbryan's warnings.
Seemingly the sole survivor of the attack, Elbryan is discovered by a society of elves who take the young man in.
There, Elbyran discovers a new world, a world full of enchantment, wonder, and most of all, purpose. Years later, Elbryan returns to the place of his childhood, once again determined to keep the villagers safe from harm, and once again finding himself the subject of ridicule from the very people he swore to protect. But with an ancient evil having awakened and sending a monstrous army to enslave all in its path, Elbryan will defend his people whether they want his help or not It's been said nice guys finish last Jilseponie, the fighter Jilseponie was known as "Pony" by her friends, but after a goblin army lays waste to her home of Dundalis, Pony now believes all her friends are gone.
A lost soul unable to come to terms with the cruelty fate subjected her to, Pony wanders through a world that is now uncertain and terrifying to her. Refusing to ever be a victim again, Pony claws and scrapes her way through this new world, learning how to fight, and more importantly, how to fight back!
Eventually, Pony encounters a man known as "The Mad Friar". This man describes a great evil that is poisoning the land and warns of a terrible attack that is coming, an attack that sounds all too familiar to the young woman. With an invading army marching towards her, an army made up of thousands of goblins and dwarves and giants, Jilseponie responds to the overwhelming numbers and impossible odds in the only way she knows how Many people resign themselves to whatever fate has in store for them Jilseponie prefers her fate to be self-written!
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Avelyn, the believer Raised to put all his trust in God, Avelyn joined a monastery at a young age. Through hours of discipline and training, Avelyn is able to utilize the magical properties of the sacred stones of his religion, stones that are believed to be a gift from God. Due to the strength of his abilities and his faith, Avelyn is charged with a holy mission, to procure the magical gemstones that are falling from the Heavens themselves. But in trying to obtain the magical rocks, Avelyn sees a darker side to the religious Order he put so much trust in, a side that is willing to sacrifice and even murder anyone to keep these sacred stones out of anyone's hands but their own.
Avelyn discovers that his monastery is not being guided by God, but rather by something that is the complete opposite. Realizing that a demon dactyl has woken up and is now corrupting the lives of everyone around him, Avelyn prepares to defend the world from the very people claiming to want to save it! He was taught to believe in God Since Branwen and I first met each other while discussing an R. Salvatore book, we decided to go back to the very author who originally brought us together for our latest buddy read!
As the lovely Branwen clearly looks like a warrior princess in her profile picture, in order to keep the theme going, I decided to adopt the look of a knight while reading this book, so I put on my finest suit of metal I don't think I'm doing it right To simply say I enjoyed this book would be like saying the sun is kind of warm.
The truth is, I was completely blown away by this novel. While I have enjoyed the works of R. Salvatore in the past, I can't deny that there is a certain simplicity to his earlier works. The Drizzt novels are certainly a fun read, but there's no denying they often fall into the trap of "McFantasy" , trotting out the same fantasy tropes that have already been used hundreds of times before.
The Sword Of Bedwyr was an even greater offender of overly-simplistic writing, where the main character pretty much finds the magical artifact that leads to him becoming the Crimson Shadow entirely by chance. Indeed, the way Salvatore characters just happened to stumble upon the very thing they need is so convenient, it harkens back to the early days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when enemies would often be held in the library, because apparently all high school libraries have cages these days OK, Whedon, I'll let you off the hook for this Never for Dollhouse But in "The Demon Awakens", Salvatore's writing has become much more ambitious.
Clocking in at over pages about twice as long as any of his early Drizzt novels , Salvatore spends much more time developing the backstories for the main three characters. And this ambition pays off big-time. Because the characters have so much depth and pathos to them, they resonated with me in a way his previous creations yes, even Drizzt never did. This larger scale applies not only to the characters, but to the story as well.
While Salvatore's past work often follows a pattern of having the heroes "walk, fight, repeat", this time around the story is much more diverse and unpredictable. For part of the novel, Elbryan, Pony and Avelyn all find themselves going in different directions, and I truly didn't know where their journeys would take them at times.