The weakened body of Bradwarden has been found in the rubble of Mt. Aidia, and Father Abbot Markwart is personally taking charge of the interrogation into what happened to Avelyn and the magic gemstones. He is meeting the monks at St. Precious to find out why Avelyn joined forces with the Demon Dactyl and what happened to the stones
Once again, I was treated to a Graphic Audio performance that really brings you into the story. The combination of sound effects and artistic vocal performances creates what Graphic Audio calls a “Movie in your Mind,” and that is truly what The DemonWars Saga: The Demon Spirit – Part II is.
Roger Lockless has been capture by Kos-kosio Begulne's band of powrie's and dwarfs. His leg is broken and is being interrogated about the magic stones. When he is rescued by Nightbird, his ego is challenged, as is his leadership ability because of his lack of experience in fighting the monsters as well as his reckless abandon.
Pony's mystical connection to Avelyn from beyond the grave continues to increase her powers with the stones as well as her understanding of how to use them. Roger Lockless is fascinated by Jilseponie, which further leads to conflict between Elbryan and Roger.
When Father Abbot Markwart arrives at St. Precious, he takes over the abbey. He hauls in the Chilicunck family; the ones who first took in Pony and raised her after the death of her parents. They are being charged with conspiracy against the church and with protecting their daughter, who is a known conspirator of Avelyn Despris.
Father Abbot Markwart enlists two Brother Justices to clean up some loose ends that could cause trouble for his mission. One of these is to get rid of Connor Bildeborough, who was married to Pony for a short time until the marriage was annulled when she refused him on their wedding night.
The questions are to what ends will Father Abbot go to retrieve the stones and tarnish Avelyn Despris? What will happen when Elbryan, Pony and Conner finally meet? Can the elf Belli'mar Juraviel get Roger Lockless to contain his ego and do what is right for his people? Will Brother Jojonah realize that Avelyn was right in his actions with taking the stones?
The DemonWars Saga: The Demon Spirit is now picking up speed. The tension is building and the conflicts are growing. It is all of the battles and intrigue brewing between the monks who are looking for Avelyn, plus the fact that Elbryan and Jilseponie are trying to stay out of their way and survive fighting the monsters that really make this book exciting.
The quality of the story and performance are the reason that keeps me coming back to Graphic Audio products. By using a whole cast; over 20 performers, you don't get one person trying to sound like many different voices, you get unique individual characters. It is this that makes it great.
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