Jarka Ruus: High Druid Of Shannara Paperback – 5 Apr 2004
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"If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat.""--Rocky Mountain News" "From the Paperback edition."
About the Author
Terry Brooks first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, began the post-Tolkien huge boom in epic fantasy in 1977. It was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller for five months. Since then he has written seven more SHANNARA novels, five MAGIC KINGDOM light fantasies and the KNIGHT OF THE WORD dark fantasies series. Terry Brooks divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii with his wife, Judine.
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This time round, we find ourselves rooting for Penderrin Ohmsford who is charged with the mission of finding the missing High Druid, Grianne, the Ilse Witch from the prvious trilogy who also happens to be his aunt. Aiding him are the Elven prince Ahren Ellessedil and his niece Khyber and a cantankerous dwarf named Tagwen.
We have the usual group of villains who would stop at nothing to prevent Pen and his friends from accomplishing their goal. But be warned, the lead villain is not who you think it is as Pen discovers that something more sinister than traitorous and power-hungry druids are behind his aunt's disappearance.
Pen does not inherit any of the "usual" magical powers bestowed on the Shannara descendents in the previous books. He does not wield the Sword, have use of the Elfstones, or call on the magic of the Wishsong. Instead, he has the power to communicate with plants and animals, an ability he is quick to dismiss but one which will prove very handy before the book ends.
The uniqueness of Pen's power is the only trait that separates him from the previous Shannara heroes. In all other aspects, he is a carbon copy of Shea (Sword of Shannara), Par (Heritage of Shannara), or Bek (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara). Like is predecessors, Pen is plucked from his quiet life by fate to go on a perilous quest to save the world. He is reluctant, lacks confidence and feels sure that others are more suited to such an important job.
After more than 10 books set in the same fantasy world, be prepared for a sense of déjà vu in several places. However, the familiar characters in familiar situations do not prevent Jarka Russ from being an enjoyable book. Brooks still manages to astound with fresh wonders, developments, and intrigues. I'll be queuing for the next books in the series.
ps, please tick whether this was useful, its my first review, as you can probably tell.
The title sums up my feelings about this book pretty well although i have gone on to purchase the next two in the trilogy so i obviously like something about it.
We see war still rages through the 4 lands and the Druid council is now formed and their leader has been betrayed and has been sent into the Forboding.
I would strongly reccomend this book to anyone. There are a new set of challanges to faces with very little feeling of the same story coming back again.
These books are very unique set of fantasy books in the way that we have seen how the land and characters have evolved.
written tale will keep you hooked throughout as the text is well paced, very entertaining and easy to follow, whilst the characters are well developed and interesting. There are plenty of plot-twists along the way
to ensure that you keep turning the pages. I can't wait for the next installment!
Terry brooks was able as always just like the storytellers of old transport me from this humdrum world for a period. That is the beauty of a good tale
you can while you are reading it forget worries and relax. Let the story take over. Terry Brooks can like all good storytellers capture your imagination.
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