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Juxtaposition reigns in the face of the end of all things.
on 13 April 2017
In “The Gypsy Morph” we continue the story of Logan Tom and Angel Perez, two knights of the word whose individual missions now overlap as they are tasked to protect the boy, Hawk – the Gypsy Morph – as he endeavors to guide the surviving members of the human, mutant and elven races to the promised sanctuary of his dreams, a place that will protect them through the ending of all life on earth.
But both Knights of the word are recovering from injuries sustained by facing a relentless enemy. A ruthless killer is on the hunt. The last of the human cities has fallen, and a dejected rabble of mixed survivors seems scarcely able to look after themselves, let alone face a vast army of once men and demons.
Yes, how can a new world begin if there’s no one left from the old? Juxtaposition reigns in the finale to the opening trilogy of the Shannara genesis.
While I enjoyed this concluding chapter in what will become the Shannara legend, some might find it a little lackluster in comparison to the Elves of Cintra. Why? The storyline concentrates more on the personal voyage and inter-relationships of the main characters than high action. Even so, the plot managed to retain a sense of anticipation as things crawled toward an eventual climax.
Me? I felt a little let down regarding the final confrontations with two unstoppable foes, the Klee, and the ultimate demon, Findo Gask. You’ll see what I mean.
Apart from that, however, fans of Terry Brooks will find this a welcome read.