The Wishsong of Shannara

The Wishsong of Shannara Horror stalks the Four Lands The Ildatch immemorial book of evil spells has stirred to eldritch life sending its foul Mord Wraiths to accomplish at last Mankind s destruction Once again Allanon an

Horror stalks the Four Lands The Ildatch, immemorial book of evil spells, has stirred to eldritch life, sending its foul Mord Wraiths to accomplish at last Mankind s destruction Once again Allanon, ancient Druid Protector of the Races, must seek the help of a descendant of Jerle Shannara Brin, daughter of Wil Ohmsford, born with the magic of the Wishsong which alone canHorror stalks the Four Lands The Ildatch, immemorial book of evil spells, has stirred to eldritch life, sending its foul Mord Wraiths to accomplish at last Mankind s destruction Once again Allanon, ancient Druid Protector of the Races, must seek the help of a descendant of Jerle Shannara Brin, daughter of Wil Ohmsford, born with the magic of the Wishsong which alone can open a way to the Ildatch, reluctantly joins him on his perilous journey east meanwhile her younger brother Jair learns that Brin will fail and die, unless he can reach her in time And as Brin walks into the trap the Ildatch has set, Jair must travel through the very heart of evil to reach her

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The Wishsong of Shannara

  1. Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word Void trilogy He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and he received his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington Lee University.A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, western, fiction, and non fiction, until one semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read That moment changed Terry s life forever, because in Tolkien s great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre.He then wrote The Sword of Shannara, the seven year grand result retaining sanity while studying at Washington Lee University and practicing law It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.

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  1. It is definitely not a sign of trouble when druid Allanon visits Ohmsford family it is just a sigh that the end of the world is near This time it is not an exception An ancient I mean really ancient evil raises its head in the Four Lands and Allanon alone cannot fight it He needs help from Brin Ohmsford, a daughter of Wil Ohmsford from the previous book Brin reluctantly leaves her brother Jair behind as she starts on a long and perilous journey with the druid What is really surprising about this [...]

  2. 12 29 in my Epic Shannara Quest.The Druid Allanon shows up unexpectedly again in Shady Vale twenty years after the events of The Elfstones of Shannara with another dire prediction of evil plotting against the Four Lands The conclusion of the Shannara trilogy begins like the other two, which is probably why Brooks doesn t spend much time in getting his questers on the road to Culhaven we ve seen this before But this time around, Brooks is confident in his storytelling the scene that seems ripped [...]

  3. I read the previous sequel in 6th grade.Remember imagining myself as Amberle and William Moseley as Wil.For some reason I was convinced the two of them would end up together and the fact they didn t crushed my little 12 year old heart.I took this book and tried reading it, but the moment I found out it was about Wil, his stupid new wife and kids, I threw it across the room.I mean, it s my Wil after all It might the about time for me to pick up this book again.Let s see if I got over it.

  4. The best of the original trilogy Unpredictable, good characters and action all the way Had me hooked from the start If Brooks can just go back and edit out all of the wordlessly s soundlessly s and abruptly s and make the writing style a little less like a 10th grader then this book would have got 5

  5. Well, I don t think that any of these books fully lived up to the first book in the trilogy Or maybe it s just at the time I m reading them The Ildatch has been found The one thing behind all the evil and dark magic in the world Now it has brought the Mord Wraiths who will bring down the destruction of all mankind Allanon, protector of the Races, has come to Brin Her magic, known as the wishsong, may be the only power that can help him destroy the Ildatch once and for all So off they go, to save [...]

  6. Questo terzo volume della trilogia inizia esattamente come i primi due Allanon va dagli Ohmsford e convince l erede di turno Brin a seguirlo per salvare il mondo dal Male del momento, il libro che raccoglie tutta la magia nera, l Illidatch.La differenza rispetto ai primi due romanzi sta sostanzialmente nella sfiga della Compagnia, che viene decimata Far finire un era e una trilogia un lavoraccio, devi ammazzare un sacco di personaggi Sar per questo che le Compagnie questa volta sono dueLo stile [...]

  7. Mr Brooks challenge write a worthy follow up to The Elfstones of Shannara.Challenge met.The next generation of Ohmsfords produces their best fighter yet the tough as nails Brin, who follows in her father s footsteps and goes on another epic quest to save the world This time, though, the forces of evil will come this close picture my thumb and forefinger a millimeter apart to corrupting her beyond repair, should they have her way.It s the end of the original Shannara trilogy, but not the end of t [...]

  8. I wasn t a big fan of this third and final book in the Shannara trilogy While it isn t necessary to read the first two books before this one as it can be read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading them just for some background Actually, I d probably read the first two and skip this one as it is not nearly on level with them.Brin Ohmsford and her brother Jair are greatly surprised when the mysterious and well known druid Allanon comes to their home to seek them out You see, the two are able [...]

  9. Brooks vivid yet clear writing was the perfect backdrop for this epic story The graphic yet picturesque action sequences came to life throughout The intertwining storylines add a complexity to the novel that changes it from a simple tale to an epic journey and the adventure of a lifetime Brooks takes his readers on an epic journey across a vivid world that comes to life as if you were looking at an interactive 3D map Not only does Brooks bring the story to life, he also brings some well develope [...]

  10. So it took my husband and I a year to read this out loud togetheroops.Anyway, I have now read through the original three Shannara books and I still think The Elfstones of Shannara is the best I could see myself re reading that one The characters are just great But you came here to read a review of this book, not that one.This is my least favorite book of the original trilogy It just wasn t as compelling as the other two, the characters weren t as well developed and the story wasn t as gripping v [...]

  11. Omshford verso l Ildatch Dignitosa chiusura della celeberrima trilogia culto degli anni 90.Assodato che l introspezione e la profondit dei contenuti appartengano ad altri autori all interno del genere stesso Martin ed Erikson, per fare due nomi a caso , va riconosciuto a Brooks un innegabile capacit di orchestrare letture page turner dall indubbio ritmo e con quei confortanti clich di genere che, tutto sommato, si lasciano leggere con piacere.

  12. This took me exactly one monthd one day to complete I started reading this because it had been so long since reading the other two book and I knew it was time to finish this series also, I actually had the time to read a book like this this month As always, Brooks writing is so detailed and unique, however I ve always felt that he took the long way in writing a certain situation or took a while to get to a specific point in a story I always feel like his books could be shorter than what they are [...]

  13. My personal favorite in Brooks original trilogy, Wishsong shows an evolution in the authors writing I ve often been surprised by the lack of interest this books generates in comparison to it s predecessors For sure, this book is no where near the standards of Brooks later works, but it s still a fascinating read with a complex brood of character than what Brooks had written in his first two works After reading some reviews on this site I was shocked to find just how many people thought that thi [...]

  14. And grandfather will miss you, too Won t you grandfather Cogline shuffles his sandaled feet uneasily and nodded without looking at the Valegirl Some, I guess, he admitted grudgingly Won t miss all that crying and agonizing, though Won t miss that Course, we did have some fine adventures, girl I ll miss you for that Thus Terry Brooks does me the kindness of summing up my feelings on his Shannara Trilogy Which is why I like the third book the best of these, there are a couple of characters which t [...]

  15. It is quite interesting how all Shannara books in Brook s direction start in a same way 1 Allanon unexpectedly comes to a village 2 Allanon takes Jerle Wil Brin Jair from the village on an adventure because only them have a special, unique power which will help the world to disentangle from the troubled spider web it has gotten itself into and slay a few demons along the way, solving various quests as they advance 3 Allanon is Gandalf Joke aside, apart from that predictable setting which we all [...]

  16. This is the last book in the original Shannara Series In the last one, Wil Ohmsford knew that the magic he used had changed him, but it is his children, Brin and Jair, who manifest the change They both have the Wishsong, Jair to create illusion, Brin to create reality Once again, it is Allanon who comes for Brin, asking her to travel to the living forest of the Maelmord and destroy the Ildatch, the book of dark magic that has been the teacher of all the dark things threatening the world Jair sho [...]

  17. Hello normal person living a relatively happy life,There is a great darkness rising You must leave with me immediately if we are to stop it I want to be upfront with you, you are likely to die and I m not even going to pretend that I m telling you everything I know right now Nonetheless, we must depart immediately or your family and home will be horribly destroyed within the week anyway I m sorry but this is simply the state of things.AllanonYes, this book begins in a similar fashion to the firs [...]

  18. This book was EXCELLENT It definately stuck out in my mind as my favorite Terry Brooks book that I ve read thus far Something about this storyline and the characters really just grabbed a hold of my heart Brin and Jair are my favorite Shannara protagonists so far, espescially Brin Her journey was so touching and really believable as weird as that may sound for a fantasy book One of the most amazing things I find about this series is how much I find myself caring for the characers And Mr Brooks a [...]

  19. Read in middle school This was one of the first fantasy series I ever read and probably the one that got me onto an epic fantasy kick.

  20. This is so awesome it s on the same magnificent level as Lord of the rings Terry Brooks is an awesome writer This is fantasy at its best.

  21. Yes It s finally over Eight bloody months it took me to slog through this thing Eight I can t remember the last time it took me so long to get through a book I voluntarily read Whatever improvements were made in the second book, I m sad to say, are pretty much gone in this one It is still a small step up from the first novel in the series if I m honest I know I read through that first novel a lot quicker but that was because it was new still and the second one had improvements that kept me going [...]

  22. It took me half a month to finish the book Usually it takes me 5 days to finish the book of this size, but something kept popping up along the way, demanding my attention Now, when it is finished I must say that this is the weakest book in the original trilogy, and this is a pity, because I really liked the Sword of Shannara and the Elfstones of Shannara so much There was something to surprise me with, notwithstanding the fact that those are the trite fantasy novels But this one was so yes, I wi [...]

  23. I have to admit that I started reading Shannara when The Sword of Shannara came out in the late 70 s Don t have a clue how many times I ve read it since, and the same goes for both this one and The Elfstones of Shannara Because of that, I can t possibly give this book any less than 5 stars While the first book is a bit like the Tolkein books, the second and third books move off into their own world and leave the Lord of the Rings far behind going its own way Unfortunately, my review of this book [...]

  24. These continue to be worth listening to, but Brooks also continues to use language in a way that irks me on a regular basis Torches lighting impenetrable darkness Deafeningly silent screams I wish Brooks just let the setting and events which are good enough all on their own speak for themselves rather than resorting to overblown language that diminishes rather than empowers the text Otherwise, this is the definition of classic fantasy Reluctant heroes, valiant protectors, companions from dispara [...]

  25. This was definitely the best of the 3 books, and much less predictable I think the author must not see the importance of describing feelings in any kind of romance, because although he includes romance, it s almost in a cursory, sterile manner I m not someone who needs romance in a book, but if you re going to write about 2 characters kissing for the first time, at least include some details about how they felt about it I m not sure I ll be continuing to read on in this series, unless I can t fi [...]

  26. Le somiglianze con Il Signore degli Anelli ci sono, in certi punti davvero troppo marcate e presenti in tutti e tre i libri di questo primo ciclo tuttavia ho deciso di dare tre stelle la storia tutto sommato regge Valuter con il tempo se leggere i successivi volumi, la curiosit di vedere se prende una strada pi indipendente c.

  27. I wish I have read this book series about 20 years ago Well, can t believe I am that old D Feel I would like it much reading it in highschool After reading so many great fantasy books since then, this left me feeling nothing much It is not bad, but not good either 3,5 stars cause it was a bit better then the first two.

  28. Solid finish to this book Liked how the second two books went to future generations The books flowed well and were enjoyable Also thought the second and third books were better overall and original than the first.

  29. Leaving aside all of the obvious borrowing from Tolkien, I quite enjoyed this book I thought Brooks did a great job of writing exciting and engaging battles, very different and interesting characters, and a story that made you want to discover everything that you could.

  30. This book follows the children of Will Ohmsford I won t tell you the name of his wife cause that will spoil the ending of The Elfstones of Shannara, I think that I ve told you enough spoilers about Will living already lol Any way, this book was good at the beginning, keeping me curious and engaged but towards the middle, it just kept dragging and I ll explain why in a little bit The ending was really nice and at the same time happy and sad too So overall I gave this book a 4 5 stars a solid one [...]

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