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Immortalis, Part 2: The Demon Wars
R.A. Salvatore
Multi-cast production, adaptation
GraphicAudio, 6 hours

R.A. Salvatore
R.A. Salvatore, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, has some two dozen books to his credit. His first book was published in 1988. The Crystal Shard came from TSR, a Forgotten Realms title. Two years later, with his first novel and its sequel sold to Penguin, he quit his day job. When not writing, Salvatore spends time speaking to high schools and library groups, encouraging people, especially kids, to read.

ISFDB Bibliography
SF Site Review: Immortalis, Part 1: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Transcendence, Part 3: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Transcendence, Part 2: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: The Woods Out Back
SF Site Review: Transcendence, Part 1: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Ascendance, Part 2: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Ascendance, Part 1: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Mortalis, Part 3: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Mortalis, Part 2: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: Mortalis, Part 1: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: The Demon Apostle, Part 3: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: The Demon Apostle, Part 2: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: The Demon Apostle, Part 1: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: The Demon Spirit, Part 3
SF Site Review: The Demon Spirit, Part 2
SF Site Review: The Demon Spirit, Part 1
SF Site Review: The Demon Awakens, Part 3: The Demon Wars
SF Site Review: The Demon Awakens, Part 2
SF Site Review: The Demon Awakens
SF Site Review: The Lone Drow
SF Site Review: Exile
SF Site Review: Homeland
SF Site Review: The Highwayman
SF Site Review: The Demon Spirit
SF Site Review: The Demon Awakens

Past Feature Reviews
A review by Gil T. Wilson

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Immortalis, Part 2: The Demon Wars The tension builds, the excitement mounts and the story continues -- but soon it will come to a close. It is a bittersweet feeling to finish listening to the second of three parts that make up the final audio book in The Demon Wars Saga by R.A. Salvatore. The adventures continue but I am saddened to know that there is only one more audiobook left before the end of the saga. This series introduced the world to the Ranger Elbryan, trained by elves to protect the citizens of Honce-the-Bear, and his wife Jilseponie, who was trained by a renegade monk and taught how to use the magic gemstones. There's also Bradwarden the Centaur and Bellimar Juraviel, the elf who has been the trainer of rangers through the ages. In addition to many more heroes, Salvatore also introduced some great villains, such as Marcalo De'Unnero, the were-tiger monk who seeks to rule the Abellican Church and Father Abbot Marquart, who was possessed by the demon dactyl, Bestus Belzibar.

The schemes of Adryan, son of Elbryan and Jilseponie, are revealed in this installment of the series. Before his birth, Adryan was taken from Jilseponie's womb by Lady Dasselrond, a leader of the Tu'elafar elves, and raised as a ranger in hopes that he would save their land. It turns out that not letting the child or the mother know of each other's existence has stained Adryan's view on life. Leaving the elves, Adryan comes under the tutelage of the renegade monk De'Unnero, and plots to take the throne and conquer the world. Those that don't bow to him will be destroyed.

Part of Adryan's plan involves destroying Lady Dasselrond and the elves. To do so he must find Anderblok Innerness, the land of the Tu'elafar. Sacrifices must be made to save the elves and battle lines are drawn. As the major battles begin, it's time to listen to the final audiobook of the series, but I don't want to rush it -- I'll be saddened to reach the end of this epic saga.

But excitement awaits, and to make this audiobook even more exciting, it is produced by GraphicAudio. GraphicAudio promises "A Movie in your Mind" and, boy, do they ever deliver. Superb acting and characterization by the talented voices would normally be enough, but with the original music and earth-shattering sound effects, this audiobook will engulf you in the adventure that is The Demon Wars Saga.

Copyright © 2011 Gil T. Wilson

Gil T. has spent a quarter of a century working in radio and has lots of spare time on his hands and reading or listening to books takes up all that time. Check out his blog to find out what he's up to at any given moment.


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