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The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara (Unnumbered)) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Terry Brooks , Phil Gigante
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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31 July 2012 Legends of Shannara (Unnumbered) (Book 2)


Five centuries ago, a catastrophic demon war left the world in ruins. Since then, the survivors - humans, elves and other mutants - have found sanctuary in a mountain valley protected by magic. But now these protective wards have failed, and a ruthless troll army is on the brink of invasion.

In an attempt to stave off annihilation, Panterra Qu, a young Tracker struggles to control the power of the black staff - a powerful talisman passed down through the centuries by the Knights of the Word.It is their only hope for salvation - for all will pay a price if the war between the Word and the Void tips towards darkness.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; Unabridged edition (31 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144180515X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441805157
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 13 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,717,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Terry Brooks was a practising attorney for many years, but now writes full-time. His first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 months, and this was followed by 13 consecutive bestselling novels.

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Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world (Philip Pullman, author of THE GOLDEN COMPASS)

If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy (Christopher Paolini, author of ERAGON and BRISINGR) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The second book in the Legends of Shannara fantasy duology from international bestseller Terry Brooks --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Legends of Shannara: The Measure of the Magic 8 Nov 2011
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I've been a long time fan of Terry Brooks ever since my Uncle introduced his books to me in 1987 and although not my favourite 'mini series' in the Shannara world I did really enjoy this book and it's predecessor Bearers of the Black Staff. I absolutely loved the Word and the Void initial trilogy and was made up when the Genesis of Shannara trilogy was released as few years ago which tied the Shannara world with the Word's servants.

***Warning beginning of the book possible spoilers***
This book continues on from the Bearers of the Black Staff and picks up with Prue Liss trying to escape from the Trolls after Deladion Inch sacrificed himself to save her. There's a new 'player' in the book with a seemingly harmful rag-picker making an appearance which actually is a Demon in disguise. The Demon has sensed the magic from the Black Staff since the valleys protective walls have fallen and is determined to own that magic as his own as he had long thought he had rid the world of the bearers and their black staffs from him systematically hunting them down since the apocalypse. The Demon has also sensed some sort of magic from Prue Liss and is now quickly on her heels. Will Prue escape the Trolls and the Demon?
Panterra Qu has now taken up the black staff following Sider's death and has to make the decision between warning the people of Glensk Wood that the defences at Declan Reach have fallen or going after Prue Liss. He finally makes the decision to warn the people first and then continue on to save Prue not knowing that she has actually already escaped the Trolls camp with Deladion's help.
Phryne Amarantyne is locked up following her Father's murder and accused of being the perpetrator by her wicked Step-Mother Isoeld and the First Minister Teonette.
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3.0 out of 5 stars average 9 Sep 2012
By gemmell
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i am a huge fan of Terry Brooks and have every book he has written-and think the elfstones/wishsong/sword of shannara are up there with the best ever written-however with this book and its predecessor (black staff)i am disappointed it just feels like he has rehashed a few of his books and put them into these-example=the end of this demon was very similar to Findo gasks demise etc overall an average effort-must do better with next books or he will lose me as a reader
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 13 July 2014
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Another brilliant read from Terry Brooks full of twists and turns. Can't put it down!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The magic continues 16 Jun 2014
By Mrs T.
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Fabulous - Terry Brooks the genius of fantasy fiction - I have read nearly all his books - hope he keeps coming up with more - just love them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars terry brooks series of books 26 May 2014
By jethro
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I found my first book in a pub i now have 3 sets and
starting my 4 hope to read all terry brooks books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shannara 26 Mar 2014
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Downloaded this series as I have the books, which I am replacing by putting them on to the Kindle, lack of storage, but really enjoyed rereading them again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My thoughts 15 Mar 2014
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Any of the Terry Brooks "Shannara"
series are gripping from start to finish and it's not to important in which order they are read. Superb Author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome 6 Mar 2014
By bobby b
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Another awesome story by TB!!! An amazing author have loved his books since I first found one many years ago
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