The Demon Awakens

  • Title: The Demon Awakens
  • Author: R.A. Salvatore
  • ISBN: 9780345421623
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    About R.A. Salvatore


    1. 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 sold than 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 playcmillan author rasalv


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    1. Buddy Read with the most wonderful Branwen Dave s Quick Judgement THE DEFENSE The three main characters are all fascinating in their own unique ways Salvatore s writing has matured, resulting in depth than his previous work Salvatore s ability to write beautifully detailed action sequences extends to all aspects of the book this time around Book never stops being exciting from the first page to the last Enough humor is mixed in with the drama to make the book both fun and gripping to readE PROS [...]

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    2. As the entire Demonwars Saga has been gathering dust on my shelves for over ten years now, boy do I feel foolish for not having read The Demon Awakens before now There were so many elements I loved, and at one point was even considering a 5 star rating I ll address what knocked it off that in a minute It dazzled me with great characters, an interesting magic system, exotic fantastical settings, and a fast paced plot filled with loads of action and excitement with plenty of that brilliant hand to [...]

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    3. Another lovely buddy read with the wonderful David Such a pleasure to have him as my book buddy We are all dying, every moment that passes of every day That is the inescapable truth of this existence It is a truth that can paralyze us with fear, or one that can energize us with impatience, with the desire to explore and experience, with the hope nay, the iron will to find a memory in every action To be alive, under sunshine, or starlight, in weather fair or stormy To dance with every step, be th [...]

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    4. I m always wary about old school fantasy and rightly so Old school fantasy is infamous for flat characters and world driven plots which are founded on interesting ideas but don t really give readers a reason to give a shitE DEMON AWAKENS is a book with its feet grounded in two worlds modern and old school fantasy It s almost like a transition book between the two styles.Old School The ol farm boy destined for great things malarkey I just can t believe how prominent this horrible character is Omi [...]

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    5. Yet again, another book by Salvatore that I really enjoyed The characters are flawless Salvatore s characters usually are Drizzt will always be my favorite Character of his, but these characters were amazing too This is slightly different than the Forgotten Realms books, because it takes place in a different world, Corona Elbryan and Pony were separated from each other at the age of 12 when goblins attacked their home and killed everyone that lived there They both thought the other was dead They [...]

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    6. audiobook heard all 7 books Good enjoyable fantasy.

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    7. Salvatore s first story in a series set in a world of his own making rather than the well known Forgotten Realms setting a very good read

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    8. I half read, half listened to this one I bought the series but didn t quite manage to get around to reading it, and then the audiobook by Graphic Audio became available so I started it off.First off, Graphic Audio is a cinematic take on audio book narrations It uses different voice actors, and the narration is punctuated with appropriate sound effects, which mostly does add to the immersion But this comes at a cost , in that where sound effects or dialogue will do, Graphic Audio will trim or re [...]

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    9. I listened to The Demon Awakens on graphic audio These are audiobooks that have music, sound effects, and a full cast of voice actors Things that can be explained with sound are sometimes overlooked in the narration to create a cinematic experience I think that the graphic audio definitely added to the story The Demon Awakens is a typical fantasy romp from R.A Salvatore Those that are familiar with his Dark Elf Drizzt books will be familiar with Salvatore s writing style The biggest difference [...]

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    10. We have a demon who was sealed away 700 years ago and now the demon has escaped.Well thank goodness we have an intrepid band of adventurers there to fight.We have a ranger Elbryan and a fighter Pony and we have monk Avelyn All have lived different lives, have different motivations and different things that drive them but all come together to fight the demon.Assisting them are your side characters the elves the centaur.This is fantasy how I like it good writing, great action sequences, well forme [...]

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    11. A sword and sorcery tale of demon trying to destroy the world leading to adventurers banding together to stop him Pretty typical fantasy story, but it keeps it interesting There are three main characters that are all excellent in their own way The story is heavy on the action, but still includes plenty of character growth, mystery, and romance It s a fun story with an interesting world I listened to it through Graphic Audio, which includes many different sound effects, background music, and each [...]

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    12. This book is like reading a bowl of tepid oatmeal It is boring, boring, boring Nothing happens for sixty, seventy, eighty pages at a time, then something happens, followed by long periods of nothing happening again It is a fantasy world much like local access television And the world, Corona Snore Dwarves with bloody red hats sort of like gnomes Elves with wings like Tinkerbelle Magic stones, likeI don t know what A magic stone store.Yeah, this is dreadful and dull Normally Salvatore is really g [...]

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    13. Even though I sometimes find Salvatore s books to be a bit to oriented to the young adult crowd, I still find myself enjoying his writing style If you have never read anything from him before, he is unique in his descriptive prose of nearly every fight scene He loves the step by step play calling that makes you feel like you are right there This is standard sword and sorcery here but done by a master I recommend this one.

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    14. I have read several of the author s Drittz books and really enjoy them This was also quite good and I will pick up the next book in the series as I get the chance That being said, it wasn t perfect I found several of the resolutions to conflicts to be a little anticlimactic The fights were well described but seemed to end with and then the heroes win I would be curious if this is one of the author s earlier works, since it seems a little weak compared to the other books I ve read.

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    15. Fun fantasy romp, but would ve been nicer if the main villain wasn t just bwah I am evil I must kill everything but I m assuming that it s going to get elaborated on on later books There s nothing really out of the ordinary about this fantasy tale, the cliches are all there but if you want to see the cliches not treated like cliches and done relatively well, this is your book.

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    16. So far the book is very good, really gets my heart rate up Especially the elves I ve never had a group of elves piss me off so badly as the Corona Elves do If Mr Salvatore was going for different , he sicceeded And as usual, his writing style gets under my skin in a heartbeat This is a GOOD thing

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    17. This series is a lot like the drizzt books An elf, a girl A hero It was a fairly good book and his action scenes were, as always, riveting These are hefty books that read like short essays I might read these again if nothing else was around but maybe not.

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    18. Honestly the first half of this book is pretty slow You follow 3 main characters from one disaster to another After half way in though it all comes together and started to move It ends much better than it started.

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    19. A nice story, looking forward to reading this series further.

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    20. Read this one awhile back, but remember enjoying it.

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    21. I loved this, as much as I do all of his other works.

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    22. THis is my second time reading this book It was just as good as the first time.

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    23. I started to read this book after remembering about the Legend of Drizzt Series that I enjoyed quite a bit a few years back I wasn t expecting too much but I was still disappointed.There cannot be a stereotypical fantasy storyline than in this book A demon awakens, armies of evil are invading the human world, a group of heroes starts a quest to fight the evil This alone is not the problem This kind of storyline can work if it is done in a creative manner but it wasn t.What is the focus of the s [...]

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    24. This is easily the best Salvatore book I ve read, being much mature than his books in the Forgotten Realms setting Not shying away from graphic violence, sexual situations, and most importantly character deaths, this book carries a lot realism than his other work Additionally, this book tells a fun and interesting story filled with great characters If Salvatore can keep this up, I really look forward to reading the rest of the DemonWars sagaE DEMON AWAKENS is certainly meant for a mature audi [...]

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    25. I experienced The Demon Awakens through Graphic Audio, and I believe that had I just read the book it would have scored 3 5 stars, but that says something about the amazing quality that went into the Graphic Audio telling, and in my opinion it is the experience you can get with this book.Part One of this book was amazing it hit all the right notes for me if at times it was a little slow, but that didn t take me out of the story it merely felt like I was being introduced to a massive world and R. [...]

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    26. Goodness me, was this book was written in the late nineties, and does it show Far from me to blame a Tolkien clone that was penned before Tolkien cloning was an industry, but perhaps offensive than the utterly unremarkable nature of these ideas, is perhaps the utter contempt any of these characters have in trying to sound like normal people HO HO, WHAT It s really not a great book I suppose the novel adaptation of a dd crawl will appeal to a certain crowd, but I m sorry, the pin pointing ease w [...]

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    27. The first three quarters of the book is of a 3 star kind of book, but the last quarter is of a one star kind of book, so overall, I m calling it 2 stars.I was on board for the world creation and character set up I think perhaps there were too many characters for the story line to support, but it wasn t as if there were so many to be confusing The world was different enough from his other material to feel new, and the way magic works in his world is original I would have liked a little info on [...]

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    28. I ve known of RA Salvatore from Forgotten Realms and Kingdoms of Amalur, so I intended to read something by him for ages, but til this book, I just never got round to it.This book is a rich and evocative fantasy story about a super powerful demon, awakened by the evils of human society, and the response to that awakening forced upon a group of normal, everyday people who turn out to be heroes As such, it falls or less into the unlikely hero fantasy category, but it does it really well, with exa [...]

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    29. Yay I am so glad to have found this I have heard so much about Salvatore over the years, but just have not had the time or resources for the series So this will be my very first read with Salvatore I will let you know what I think, so the review to come.Interesting I wasn t expecting this to start with two preteens I was expecting the scary demon I think I was expecting late teens to be the heroes Maybe this will have several plots that eventually intertwine I ll have to get back to you on that [...]

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    30. It has always been a policy of mine to keep a copy of every book I read I haven t done so 1005 but this is one example of that policy in action I really enjoyed this book as I read it I loved the insight into each of the different characters, the monk finding the amethyst on the island where it rained jewels was truly mystical to me, not to mention the material grown by the elves and used to craft weapons Stronger than metal but incredibly light I don t remember much about the story other than w [...]

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