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Transcendence (The Second DemonWars Saga #2)

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It is the summer of 839. Brave and beautiful Brynn Dharielle sets out on a daring mission to free her beloved homeland from tyrannical rule. But she cannot imagine the depth of chaos, corruption, and betrayal that seethes admist a ruthless sect of warrior priests, led and manipulated by an evil chieftain who conceals a dark, age-old secret.

For Brynn and her trusted elven c
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Paperback, 592 pages
Published April 29th 2003 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2002)
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Kristin
Jul 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
When I started reading this book I was very angry that it didn't take place right after the first book but went back in time to tell the story of Brynn. There were so many catastrophes at the end of the last book that I picked the next one up to find out what happened next. Now I am glad because I just know the last book is going to be epic with everyone coming together in some way or another.

Now I can not wait to pick up the next book and see what Salvatore has in store for these many characte
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Jeremy
Aug 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great book, yet another Salvatore fantasy story that deals with atypical characters and archetypes. Very interesting protagonist. Unfortunately the first book in this series is not nearly as interesting.
Chris Fox
May 08, 2017 rated it liked it
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Transcendence introduces us to many new cultures and religions, as well as new understanding of Salvatore's interesting soul stone magic. This book had all the parts of an epic fantasy for the ages but fell short in its telling, and the reason for this I believe is a lack of deeper characterization. R.A. Salvatore likes to paint his stories with broad strokes, and while that is great for getting the feeling of a vast scope it fails to show the finer detail of his characters. There was al
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Chip Hunter
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This second volume in the Second DemonWars Saga takes place over the same time period as Ascendance. While Aydrian and De'Unnero plot their takeover of Honce the Bear, Brynn sets out to meet her destiny as the saviour of To Gai. Many new characters, an entirely new land, and a seemingly unconnected plot distance this book from the rest of the DemonWars books. While the story is entertaining, and up to the excellent work of other Salvatore pieces, I found myself missing the original story arc and ...more
Seth Kenlon
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf
Very very good entry into the series. Better than the previous book, I feel, but that's partly down to Aydrian Wyndon being mostly an annoying character. This book, somewhat alarmingly, doesn't even make mention of any of the previous book's events (to the point that I was convinced I'd somehow skipped a book accidentally and went so far as to look up on Wikipedia why the Ayrian storyline had been dropped), and focuses on Brynn instead.... and frankly, her story is far more interesting than whin ...more
KostasAt
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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7.5/10

In this book we see the second half, Brynn and Juraviel with lots of new characters and of course, a dragon!

Salvatore jumps right in with the adventures of Brynn and Juraviel's, which where seen a bit on the first book, while they are trying to figure out how to free the people of To-Gai-Ru from slavery from the Yatols and their religion.

The book although it's not bad and with the story going a bit on basic standards for Salvatore, it lacks from an interesting protagonist (or at least as m
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Scott
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
My sixth Demon Wars book and by far my favorite so far!

At first I was a little thrown because this book (the 2nd in this particular series) has almost nothing to do with the last book (which ended with a certain degree of a cliff hanger) but I trust Salvatore and just dug in and enjoyed the story.

We find Brynn Dharielle on a quest to lead her people to freedom. Along the way she recruits a dragon and many allies, some from earlier books and some brand new. Battles, deceptions, cover-ups, more ba
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Jeff Miller
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
An interesting second book in a trilogy that leaves the cliffhanger at the end of the first book and follows another story of a character introduced in the first book, but with not much time spent upon. Tells the story of the elf trained Ranger Brynn as she returns to her homeland to avenge the murder of her parents and to overcome the occupation of her homeland. Lots of interesting characters as common in Salvatores' books and this story track stands on it's own. Though the convergence of the s ...more
Sean Watson
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can anybody say Dragon!!!! I forgot just how much Agradeleous played a rule in this book. This second book in the second Demon Wars series was all about Brynn and the events in her homeland that will end up coming together with Pony and her son's story in the north of Honce-the-Bear. The story in this book adds so much more to the World of Cornoa. It expands and adds even more depth to this amazing fantasy world. Mr. Salvatore sucks you in with fast paced action and intrigue that keeps you at th ...more
Mark
May 12, 2015 added it
Can i get stars back for reading an awful book? Dreadful book, plodding, predictable story, about characters I'm completely uninterested in. After reading 5 other books in the series, the author tries to throw a curve ball by writing an entire book about a character he introduced in the last book and who left the story in the first half of the book. i would hope mr salvatore would tie up his Saga in the last book, but I won't be there to see it. The Demon Wars books [without any demons since Boo ...more
Kyleigh
Sep 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
M-E-H, Meh. It wasn’t a bad book or anything, it just didn’t draw me in. I liked the various cultures, especially the Jhesta Tu. I also really liked Brynn’s fiery spirit, but I found it difficult to care about her struggles. War is not really something that I can relate to.
Ruth Kyle-devendorf
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Another classic by the literary master known as Salvatore!
Wesley
Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of the best in the series.
Ryan
May 22, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Another great entry in the Demon Wars series...
Rj Roles
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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definitely the slow one in this series, the only real redeeming quality is the dragon
Martin
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly one of best of Salvatore's works, dare I say even better than most of the Legend of Drizzt books :O. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes adventure/fiction
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Other Books in the Series

The Second DemonWars Saga (3 books)
  • Ascendance (Corona: The Second DemonWars Saga, #1)
  • Immortalis (Corona: The Second DemonWars Saga, #3)