Wards of Faerie
Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades. When the world was young, and its... show more
Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades. When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled—and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart. Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins. Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies—Druids, Elves, and humans alike—remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely. “[Terry Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien.”—Rocky Mountain News
Publish date: August 21st 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Dark Legacy of Shannara (#1)
The Dark Legacy of Shannara isn't intended to be a direct canon for the original series. Instead, a person could start the series without a primary motivation to read the excessive Shannara universe by the author.The book began with the discovery of an ancient diary written by an elvish teenager who...
Meh. This kind of dragged in a few spots, had something interesting, dragged, interesting, wait, that's the end? Seriously. Will maybe read the next. If I remember.
Yet another Shannara book...this one was actually pretty good. It felt more "old school" Terry Brooks than some of his other more recent works. What can I say -- I'm a sucker for elves.
Rip-roaring adventure straight through. The book is filled with Druid magic, spaceships, Elves, Dwarves and Gnomes - and a ton of references to the previous Shannara trilogies. You don't need to have read the trilogies to enjoy the book, but it helps. Brooks has paced himself well, this new beginnin...