DemonWars The First King (The Dame and The Bear) by R. A. Salvatore

Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC

A review by John Irvin


“The woman has shaken me to my core, has taken my expectations and twisted them into unrecognizable knots.” –Bransen Garibond

            The conclusion to the Saga of the First King, combined into two parts as the first installment was, brings more surprises and twists to the life of Bransen Garibon—the Highwayman. Salvatore enchants and lures us back into the world of Honce, which has been given the promise of a peaceful coalition between two lairds. This is all thanks to the extensive highways. But, as most rulers do, the struggle for complete rule is turning into a nightmare.

            In The Dame, Bransen sets out on a journey, seeking truth. But, those in power seek to use his battle prowess and magical skills for their own mischievous desires.

            In The Bear, Bransen starts his quests again on his own. While Honce’s war rages on, he seeks to free himself from the turmoil brought on by all the self-centered plans of both sides. Fates are twisted, old allies become enemies but even old enemies could become allies.

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           I ate up the tales of this second half of the Saga. The Highwayman is a hero of my heart—I’m not trying to be cheesy, y’all. His struggle with figuring out who actually seeks to be his friend simply to be his friend instead of for alternative agendas is near to my heart.

            The quest for truth is another personal love of mine. Whenever I find a book that lightens upon this trail, I find myself plunging into its world. I love Bransen and would follow him to the ends of the earth.

            Coming full circle, the story made me feel as if I’d lived a complete life, ending with contentment at its outcome.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: DEMONWARS SAGA PART 2.

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