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on 11 August 2017
Like all Terry Brooks books they are confusing to start with, but as you get into the story it starts to unfold and then every thing come's to gather. This one is know different, but with this one it holds you so you have to know even more how the story is going to end, but it ends completely, No I want tell you any more, this is a MUST BUY. But if you are going to read Terry Brooks Make Sure you START at the Beginning.
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on 26 September 2017
Good story but to much padding, repeateded hand wringing over why or why not they should have done something different
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on 10 June 2017
excellent read
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on 26 August 2017
Enjoyed it
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on 29 July 2013
This book arrived safely wrapped, sealed and promptly. Haven't got round to reading it yet, but I know it will be another great read. Amazon are the book specialists!!
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on 8 April 2013
This is a continuation of Wards of Faerie and will conclude in Witch Wraith. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone but just wanted to add that there is a major cliffhanger at the end of this book which will make you scream for book 3! If you've read the Elfstones of Shannara then this book is definitely for you!
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on 6 November 2014
Up to his usual standard, readable and enjoyable.
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on 9 November 2014
Too much reliance on his original works.
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on 15 August 2013
If you love the world of terry brooks shannara this continues the tale brilliantly. Can't wait to see how it all pans out
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on 29 March 2013
I have been a life long fan of Terry Brooks since reading the Sword of Shannara nearly 25 years ago and his early works were fantastic, full of adventure, epic battles, solid character development and you felt fully engaged with the storytelling. However there has been a definate decline in his most recent works which have been a tad bland. Having read volumes 1/2 of the Dark Legacy series I have not changed my overall opinion of the stagnant nature of the stories.

Don't get me wrong they are a good enough read if they were a stand alone trilogy but up against his previous works they are a pale imitation. There is a lot or re telling old stories...the Ellcrys failing and the threat from within the forbidding...the dilemma to the chosen on the Bloodfire quest etc. There is nothing new or unique and the characters are not really fleshed out so when something happens to them you don't really care. The prose is a bit choppy and the settings seem to jump about ie there is a section when they are in mortal danger then next they are waking up in their beds in Aborlorn?!

It has the elements of earlier works..Ohmsfords(check), a Leah(check), a druid(check), Elves(check) but the characters and their interaction are paper thin and what was a rich and expansive world has now been watered down to shuttle trips on their airships between Paranor and Aborlorn..

Also in previous incarnations the Druids appeared to be a formidable force but in this series they seem a bit impotent and get knocked off with great ease and go out with a bit of a whimper unlike the great battling death of Allanon...

Like other reviewers it is maybe time to take a step away from the Shannara world or if there was to be a re visit then the storytelling needs to go in a different direction to re capture some of the old magic...no pun intended.
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