In The Demon Awakens, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore created a dazzling new world of fantasy adventure and striking drama. Beset by danger, the elf-trained hero Elbryan Wynden championed the cause of good and confronted the daunting powers of darkness. Now with The Demon Spirit, Salvatore takes us deeper into the twisted heart of evil that lies at the core of this epic masterwork.After believing the tide of darkness has receded from their beloved homeland, Pony and the Ranger Elbryan--soulmates from childhood--together discover the terrifying truth: the power of the demon dactyl was never entirely vanquished by the reverent monk Avelyn Desbris' sacrifice. Now, armed with the mighty magic of the gemstones that are Avelyn's legacy, they must battle a darkness that has infiltrated the most sacred of places--as a once-admired spiritual leader rededicates his life to the most vicious, most insidious revenge against the forces of good. And with the gemstones within grasp, there may be no stopping the spread of the malignant evil . . .Epic in scope and spellbinding in its portrayal of the clash between innocence and unspeakable malevolence, R. A. Salvatore's The Demon Spirit is a fantasy tour de force that leaves the reader in breathless anticipation of this extraordinary trilogy's stunning conclusion.