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The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara (Unnumbered)) Hardcover – 23 Aug 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 383 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books (23 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345484207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345484208
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.6 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,406,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Immensely entertaining . . . a page-turner full of action and magic."--Bookreporter
"Classic Terry Brooks . . . infused with details of Shannara's legends."--Fantasy Faction
"[Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien.""--Rocky Mountain News"
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"Foolproof for fantasy lovers.""--Library Journal"

Immensely entertaining . . . a page-turner full of action and magic. Bookreporter
Classic Terry Brooks . . . infused with details of Shannara s legends. Fantasy Faction
[Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien. Rocky Mountain News

Foolproof for fantasy lovers. Library Journal" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description

The second book in the Legends of Shannara fantasy duology from international bestseller Terry Brooks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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Always loved Terry Brookes, dont know why but Ive read everything this guy has printed without complaints. However, I think that this story line is way to similar to his previous writing/novels. I think he needs to refresh his way of thinking in some parts of the story lines. For those that have not read Terry Brookes previous works, well I guess you will throughly enjoy this second helping! The story continues, mankind and elven are fighting for there homeland, which was protected with magic, now the magic is down and they have to come face to face with an invading Troll army and a Demon who will stop at nothing to get what he desires..mainly the Magic Rod carried by the Staff Bearer.
It weaves in and out of there lives, as the story progresses, mainly running around a forest, being hungry, thirsty and trying to save mankind from the invasion and this rather miffed off ancient demon. It does continue to repeat itself from different prespectives, but I guess hes just trying to fill out the pages.He does however make the characters feel real, and somewhere you feel for them as they ramble on through the book. And I do MEAN Ramble! Will get the third book, as I dont want to miss out on the ending. However, I do feel a bit of a let down, as the areas he writes about are very very familiar with his other older works. FOur stars as I enjoyed it, but did flick through a few ramblings as they were repetative. Four stars.
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As a fan of Terry's writing, readers have long wanted to know how the world developed from the Knights of the Word to the world of Shannara which began in the first tale of the Legends of Shannara series, Bearer of the Black Staff. As with the original it is well written, the characters within helping to expand the detail and above all else it's the clever twists and Terry's ability to portray the spirit of man feeling within his work that really comes into its own.

Add to this some cracking twists, a great sense of pace and prose that really grips you in its fist until the last page and the reader will be left gasping for more. Great stuff all round although prior to reading this book I really do suggest that you start with the first title prior in order to get the full effect. Whilst this may come across as a mini world series that might not appeal to all, it is cleverly devised and for fans of Terry's work it's an absolute must have.
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Well it's book two of a duology (is that a word?) and not a trilogy as I've come to expect from the author and it works very well. I had read a less favourable review here but it was nonsense. The two books are a very enjoyable read and I can happily recommend them. If you're a Terry Brooks fan you'll enjoy the worlds and the characters and the brushes with his other artefacts and races that go along with it. This book even managed to surprise me on occasion in a very gripping way. Buy them read them enjoy them. The man is a master story teller, and I can't get enough of these very enjoyable stories that he weaves so well.

Review written on the iPad on which I "kindle read" both books. My first kindle experience and a very positive one at that.
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Can't believe that she died, I couldn't even finish the last two chapters, I kind of knew he was going to kill a major character but still. It was really good I think I might read more of Terry's books. I am actually trying to write my own book and he was giving me many ideas.
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