The Elfstones Of Shannara: The Shannara Chronicles Paperback – 1 Apr 1999
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A marvellous fantasy trip (Frank Herbert)
The second book in the internationally bestselling Shannara series.See all Product description
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so I got the book I have to say I really enjoyed the book and would properly would have enjoyed it more if I had read it when I was younger its an old book 1982 I was just a babe when I came out but till found I couldn't but it down.
The characters and story line was really good and natural I found it more real to relate to there world there courage, fears and sadness as they progress on there journey, ( side note the tv series is nothing like the book yes the names and quest of the main character's are the same but nothing else is it was really weird for me to watch the tv series after reading this book . for me the book was better now on to next book :-)
I don't feel like we got to know the main characters as well as we did in the first book though, which lessened the impact of their sacrifice somewhat. I'm looking forward to seeing where the third book takes us.
Its a great world which unfolds through the Brooks series and in the Elfstones it moves very quickly and cleverly. iIf you are looking for a nice read in a rich fantasy world not a million miles from middle earth but still pretty unique and surprising, then dive into these. Wishsong is next for me and I'm enjoying it too.
Terry Brooks' writing has kept me company for many years now and I am happy to suggest that you read some of his work now. Dive in and enjoy!
The Sword of Shannara was my first introduction to the genre and I loved every page.Fantasy -I was hooked.
However this book was just amazing for me and was a standout fantasy of my teenage years.
So here I am 38 years young and no longer a lover of shall we say young hero fantasy novels. I like my George R Martin,David Gemmell basically anti/adult heros. So could I reread and and enjoy a book from my teens.
YES YES YES. Superb.
Where the Sword was a basic rehash(and better book by the way) and easy read of The Lord Of The Rings this is a stand alone superb bit of fiction.
I have read hundreds of fantasy books in the last 25 years as the genre has changed dramatically this book went from my favourite all those years ago to still stay firmly in my all time top 10 and rereading it has not changed that fact.
A one off
*** Do not read any synopsis of the plot it is worth living the adventure with the characters. ***