Bloodfire Quest (Dark Legacy of Shannara) Audio CD
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Explodes from the first page . . . and the action doesn't stop until the novel's cliffhanger ending. . . . Intense and exhilarating . . . The author balances character development with intense action, and he has a gift for creating characters the reader cares about. Brooks is one of the best fantasy writers in the business, and Bloodfire Quest is better than its predecessor (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Shannara fans will delight in Brooks's sorcerous action, skilled characterizations, and rapid-fire storytelling twists (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)
Brooks mixes things up here with several sharp battle scenes, for which he brings his distinct talent, giving a true grandeur to clashes involving terrifying creatures and powerful magic. . . . A fine middle chapter to Brooks' latest Shannara adventure (KIRKUS REVIEWS)
From the first pages to the harrowing ending, Bloodfire Quest . . . is a thrill ride that will leave readers wanting more. . . . This volume, paired with the first, might be just the right place to introduce new readers to this fine writer (BOOKLIST)
If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy (Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of ERAGON and BRISINGR)
Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer . . . Required reading (Brent Weeks, bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy)
I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years (Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of THE NAME OF THE WIND)
Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world (Philip Pullman, author of NORTHERN LIGHTS) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The adventure that started in WARDS OF FAERIE takes a thrilling new turn, in the second novel of bestselling author Terry Brooks's brand-new fantasy trilogy --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product description
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Don't get me wrong they are a good enough read if they were a stand alone trilogy but up against his previous works they are a pale imitation. There is a lot or re telling old stories...the Ellcrys failing and the threat from within the forbidding...the dilemma to the chosen on the Bloodfire quest etc. There is nothing new or unique and the characters are not really fleshed out so when something happens to them you don't really care. The prose is a bit choppy and the settings seem to jump about ie there is a section when they are in mortal danger then next they are waking up in their beds in Aborlorn?!
It has the elements of earlier works..Ohmsfords(check), a Leah(check), a druid(check), Elves(check) but the characters and their interaction are paper thin and what was a rich and expansive world has now been watered down to shuttle trips on their airships between Paranor and Aborlorn..
Also in previous incarnations the Druids appeared to be a formidable force but in this series they seem a bit impotent and get knocked off with great ease and go out with a bit of a whimper unlike the great battling death of Allanon...
Like other reviewers it is maybe time to take a step away from the Shannara world or if there was to be a re visit then the storytelling needs to go in a different direction to re capture some of the old magic...no pun intended.
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