GraphicAudio continues with their “Movie in Your Mind” production of R.A. Salvatore’s “Demon Wars Saga” with book 3 of the 7 book saga. I haven’t decided yet If I’m fond of the cutting the book into three parts. On one hand this makes the books in smaller digestible audio book chunks, but on the other hand GraphicAudio really knows where to divide the books and create massive cliffhangers between the sections, and this one ends with the listener craving to know what happens next.
This anxiety is felt even more so in that this third book is the end of the first trilogy of the series and the end of the first epoch in the world of Corona.
Here we find Pony and Elbryan separated for the first time since their youth. Elbryan is in the north helping to rebuild while Pony has moved south to Palmaris to try to find the whereabouts of Roger Lockless, to find the latest movements of the Abellican Church, and to hopefully ensure the safety of hers and Elbryan’s unborn child.
It seems as though Roger Lockless has found his way back to Elbryan. He has been given the task of leading 5 monks who are not liking the way the church is headed and seek to find the friends of Avelyn Desbris, the monk labeled as a heretic but in actuality the one that destroyed the physical form of the demon dactyl. Brother Francis the right hand man to Father Abbot Markwart is starting to have doubts about the church and that is why he asked Roger to escort the monks to Elbryan.
The newly appointed Bishop of Palmaris, Bishop De’Unnero, is becoming quickly unpopular with the common folks and merchants. First he’s repossessing all the magic gemstones, even the ones purchased directly from the church, and creating a police state. Some of the people not wanting to give up the stones are being tortured and one is even executed in public. Markwart sees this as a possible bad image for the new direction for the church and sends De’Unnero to hunt down Elbryan. De’ Unnero, it should be noted is a trained assassin and proficient with the tiger’s paw gemstone, a gemstone that gives the user the power of a tiger and even transforms the arm of the user into that of the big cat. De’Unnero becomes so proficient that he can turn his entire self into a tiger.
In the bishop’s absence, Markwart sends Brother Francis, now Master Francis, to serve as interim bishop and ease up on the hardships created by De’Unnero and to prepare for Markwart’s and the King of Honce the Bear’s visit to Palmaris .
Elbryan, Roger Lockless, Bradwarden the centaur, and two elves set out to escort the 5 monks to the grave of Avelyn for a pilgrimage to find hope for the future of the world of Corona. The rest of the elves are dispatched to Palmaris for a possible meeting with the king but more so to watch out for Pony and the unborn son of Elbryan the ranger.
With all this excitement and intrigue GraphicAudio continues to create the perfect production for these audio books to help you to get lost in the world of R.A. Salvatore’s “Demon Wars Saga.”