Morgawr: The Voyage Of The Jerle Shannara 3 Paperback – 6 May 2003
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Morgawr, the third volume of Terry Brooks "The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara" trilogy, continues his productive exploration of guilt, moral ambiguity and adventures in huge airships.
The Ilse Witch, Grianne, has found out that everything she has ever believed, all the reasons for revenge which have led her into evil magic, are a lie--that her mentor the reptilian Morgawr is her enemy--and for much of the book she is in such a state of moral and mental collapse that she has to rely on the mercy of her former enemies and her brother, the young Highlander Bek. As he and the other separated members of his party trek through cold forests and dragon-haunted jungles, they find themselves pursued by the Morgawrs demonic allies--by misguided troops from home and finally by the Morgawr himself with a fleet full of zombie aeronauts.
This trilogy is about the best thing Brooks has done because it is, much of the time, far less reliant than he has been on the stock materials of fantasy; the mixture of magic and technology here has sparked in him a real inventiveness that can excite even the jaded reader. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Praise for "The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch
"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
"Even readers who haven't read a Terry Brooks title since his classic "Sword of Shannara will welcome "The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch . . . The action and creatures come fast and furious. . . . This latest volume finds Mr. Brooks' power ascending."
"--The Dallas Morning News
"If you were delighted and entranced by Michael Ende's "The Never Ending Story, you will definitely want to sample one of more of Terry Brooks's books."
"--Santa Cruz Sentinel
"The myriad Shannara fans will relish the adventure, the mystery, the magic, and the well-developed characters . . . The ending is a gripping cliff-hanger."
"The Shannara mythology gains a new level of history and depth in a tale that should appeal to the series' legions of fans."
"From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This books brings the series of books: Flight of the Jerle Shannara to a conclusion, introducing new plot twists, and new (if hinted at charecters) into the narative. He also keeps up the pace until the very end, keeping the reader on edge until the last line of text.
Where the book does fail is with what Terry Pratchett would call 'Navaritium' the stuff of stories, which hold stories together. TB's charecters often find themselves falling for old tricks, and rather obvious plot avenues. This makes the reading a little disapointing at times, especially as it makes you want to shout 'He's behind you'. However these are thankfully few and far between.
The book ends well (if obviously), and is obviously a spring-board for future Shannara books, however I do wonder whether it will be possible to keep the 'fantasy fiction' feel to the stories now that TB has introduced quite advanced technology into the 'Four Lands'.
To really appreciate the book, one would need to read the other Shannara books first, as these provide the background and narrative elements to the story to make it whole. However, I would imagine that only really dedicated TB fans would really want to read this book in Hard Back.
I have to admit that the book was slow going at first. It begins right in the middle of all the action where the previous book left off yet you somehow feel you've seen it all before. We want something new and exciting! However, as the story unfolds you become more invloved and intrigued until the very end (which is one of the most infuriating endings ever let me tell you!)
The story explores love (for friends, family and lovers), and we get the usual odd gory scene you come to know and love from Terry. I didn't feel that the Morgawr was menacing enough however as the lead baddy. I felt there had been far more scary monsters throughout the series previously.
Despite this, and despite the lack of throwbacks to the original novels, Morgawr is still a fantastic read from the King of Fantasy and one that you will not be able to put down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The final book in the Jerle Voyage trilogy. Simply one of Terry Brooks best set of books. Read each book in the trilogy in the correct order. The story will thrill you. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ralph
Just love the continuing excellent stories from terry brooksPublished 9 months ago by Ms Karen A. Royal
All Brooks fans will love this offering. Characters which hook you and keep you turning the pages. Wonderfully thrilling literature.Published on 2 Sept. 2013 by Nikki Cunnington