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Another book from Brooks on the future fate of the world,
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This review is from: The Elfstones Of Shannara: Number 2 in series (Paperback)
As with the other books about the world of tomorrow after cataclysmic catastrophes, this too presents an array of people who are alike and yet not the people of today.
Wil Ohmsford belongs to that long line of family who get chosen by the Druids to save their world - time and time again. In many ways the books in this series are somewhat similar. All of the heroes are insecure and afraid, yet end up doing what is "right". Along with them are supporters who make their job possible.
This should become trite in the end. In some books in this loooong series (sure beats Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series in length) I have been bored and have had to put down the book I've been reading. This was not the case with The Elfstones of Shannara. It's certainly not a masterpiece but a highly enjoyable read.
The changes in Amberle are not especially surprising. The ending was about as expected and I guess I like that in books. I want to be able to believe in the closure the author has brought to a book. If it deviates too much from what has gone before I feel cheated.
Anyways, I would recommend the series to any fantasy fan and hope that you will enjoy this book at least as much as I have (having read it twice).