- 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)
The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara (Unnumbered)) Hardcover – 23 Aug 2011
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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"
"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.
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.See all Product Description
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***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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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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another of his simply great books. as they say if you haven't read any of terry brooks books you haven't read a good fantasy book.Published 7 months ago by isle of wight gal