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He was driven insane and killed by the Warlock Lord after he took control of his mind and forced him to try to take the Sword.
King of the Silver River, a creature of faerie that comes to the aid of travelers in need. Background[ edit ] Brooks began writing The Sword of Shannara in  when he was twenty-three years old. All those efforts From then on, Brooks knew that he had found a genre he could write in. Greg Hildebrandt remembers the Del Reys as being "obsessed with the project. It was their baby. But I was not Tolkien and did not share his background in academia or his interest in cultural study.
So I would eliminate the poetry and songs, the digressions on the ways and habits of types of characters, and the appendices of language and backstory that characterized and informed Tolkien's work. I would write the sort of straightforward adventure story that barreled ahead, picking up speed as it went, compelling a turning of pages until there were no more pages to be turned.
He admits that he was very influenced by The Lord of the Rings when writing it, being his first novel, but that he has evolved his own style since:  Tolkien approached it as an academic, and he was writing it as an academic effort, not as popular fiction.
And I think that you're right, too, about the fact that I was heavily under the influence of Tolkien when I wrote Sword of Shannara and it shows in that particular book.
Brooks also made decisions about his novel's characterization and use of magic, saying that the magic "couldn't be dependable or simply good or bad". Brooks credits Tolkien with introducing this theme of mundane heroism into fantasy literature and influencing his own fiction. It was Tolkien's genius to reinvent the traditional epic fantasy by making the central character neither God nor hero, but a simple man in search of a way to do the right thing.
I was impressed enough by how it had changed the face of epic fantasy that I never gave a second thought to not using it as the cornerstone of my own writing.
He answered:  I don't see myself as a negative person, so I don't think I've ever thought we would destroy ourselves. But it does worry me that not only are we capable of [nuclear war], but [we also] flirt with the idea periodically.
One mistake, after all. Anyway, I used the background in [The] Sword of Shannara more in a cautionary vein than as a prophecy.
Also, it was necessary to destroy civilization in order to take a look at what it would mean to have to build it back up again using magic. A civilization once destroyed by misuse of power is a bit wary the second time out about what new power can do. Environment plays a role in all of the Shannara novels: "Environment is a character in my story and almost always plays a major role in affecting the story's outcome.
I have always believed that fantasy, in particular, because it takes place in an imaginary world with at least some imaginary characters, needs to make the reader feel at home in the setting.
That means bringing the setting alive for the reader, which is what creating environment as a character is really all about. Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings. Choice stated that the novel was "exceptionally well-written, very readable" and "will be accepted by most teenagers.
Tymn also thought that it contained quality prose. Tymn believed that Sword followed Lord of the Rings too closely, but he also cited some of the differences, such as the use of a post-holocaust setting with the races which sprang from it, and an "unexpected ending springing from the nature of the sword.
In , American fantasy editor Lin Carter denounced The Sword of Shannara as "the single most cold-blooded, complete rip-off of another book that I have ever read". Schlobin was kinder in his assessment, though he still thought that The Sword of Shannara was a disappointment because of its similarities to The Lord of the Rings.
Other influences included his editor Lester del Rey, as well as the many different books which he had read over his life. Also, mythology and ancient civilizations that he had learned about in school gave him a wealth of knowledge from which he drew. Many of these influences are reflected in his books, he claims. I can say only that I wish there were more imitators—we need them—and that all imitations of so great an original must necessarily be inferior.
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Winters writes that "until Shannara, no fantasy writer except J. Tolkien had made such an impression on the general public.
See all 3 questions about Wards of Faerie…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 06, J. Sutton rated it really liked it. There's magic and a sense of wonder in the unfolding quests in the Shannara novels. Such quests are a hallmark of high fantasy, the type of novels I first read when I was in junior high and high school.
Returning to them and the world of Shannara felt like something of a homecoming. And yes, this is another quest novel. However, that didn't matter. The quest which drives this story became increasingly c There's magic and a sense of wonder in the unfolding quests in the Shannara novels.
The quest which drives this story became increasingly complex as I turned pages and it was fun! Enjoyable read! He was warm and gracious and was generous with his time. It was clear he enjoyed connecting to his many fans. Happy to find he was a great guy! View all 3 comments. Wards of Faerie is Terry Brooks recycling old ideas. You would think the Shannara setting has some predetermined cyclical timeline forcing events to repeat again and again.
Somehow, this book is still enjoyable because of the same remarkable, unputdownable suspense that Brooks is a master of. But of course, it is pointless to read unless you have read and enjoyed all the previous ones, and you wish to know how it all goes. Sep 18, Pierre rated it it was ok. I started this new Shannara book with only one concern: I could not find the magic that stuck me to the previous books of Shannara.
Although well written, I found absolutely no novelty in the story. It felt more like bits and pieces from the previous ones, gathered to make a new book. I struggled to find anything original. So, let's go on another adventu I started this new Shannara book with only one concern: So, let's go on another adventure to find more Elfstones.
So be it, although it sounds like a pretext. Oh, and the usual monsters are coming back from the world were they were banished, and oh, the druids end up with almost the same issues to deal with as the previous books. Quite disappointing. View 1 comment. Jun 10, Shea Macaran rated it liked it Shelves: It's a funny thing. Every time i reread sword of Shannarra i realize, yet again, that Terry Brooks writing is not, actually, that good.
His language is archaic in a cumbersome rather than beautiful way.
His characters tend to be - well, not one dimensional, but not three either. And the story line is almost blatantly predictable. But then,i think, why keep reading? Two utterly redeeming qualities: Brooks clearly recognizes the importance of symbolism in his stories-perhaps more so than most other writers i have read. Symbolism, in Mt book, is what makes any fantasy story worth reading. And it cannot be deliberately manipulated or scripted.
Symbolism in fantasy runs so deep, touches those things ago far below our surfaces, that the only thing a good writer can do its to let it take over the story and make it its own.
That,imho, brooks does superbly. And that is whyi will continue to read all of his books. View all 4 comments. Jul 11, Shawn Speakman rated it really liked it. Terry rarely disappoints but sometimes he hits a double home run. She has taken up the mantle once carried by Grianne Ohmsford a century earlier. But when a diary bearing cryptic information about the lost multiple-colored sets of Elfstones from Faerie is found in the Elven archives, the Ard Rhys must gather Terry rarely disappoints but sometimes he hits a double home run.
But when a diary bearing cryptic information about the lost multiple-colored sets of Elfstones from Faerie is found in the Elven archives, the Ard Rhys must gather a group of powerful questors to search out the lost Stones at all costs -- before the prevailing science of the Federation swallows the Four Lands whole.
Some people find Terry formulaic. Sometimes he is. But this is not one of those stories. Great characters, a plot that is fast-paced, and a battle at Paranor one has to read to believe! Definitely a great read for fantasy fans! Aug 22, Albert Riehle rated it really liked it. All in all, this was one of my more favorite Terry Brooks books in some time.
I should say that I consider myself a huge fan of this author though and objectively speaking, it's probably not the ideal place to come into the series, but it's also not too difficult to do so.
It provided some brand new looks into some of the mysteries fans have been wondering about since Sword of Shannara, his first book and just the fact that there are so many mysteries that are still left to be covered in more de All in all, this was one of my more favorite Terry Brooks books in some time. It provided some brand new looks into some of the mysteries fans have been wondering about since Sword of Shannara, his first book and just the fact that there are so many mysteries that are still left to be covered in more detail means that these books never get stale and never lose their interest for me.
Wards of Faerie delivered on that level, it delivered as a well-paced, down-hill read that kept the pages turning and the interest level high. Was some of it predictable? But this isn't a mystery. It's not a detective novel. It's okay that some of it is predictable.
My problem with it is the same problem I've had for some time now. I just personally don't like this format.
I knew, going in, that what I was reading wasn't going to be a complete story. It's only the first third of a story.
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That's been the way of things for some time now. I don't like it. I feel that a reader deserves a beginning, a middle and an end in every book. I don't mind that the three books are linked into one story, but I think each book deserves an ending rather than a drop off.
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Because of that, I find it impossible to review this as a book. I see it as the first third of a book. I think it's amazing as far as the first third of a story goes. I was engrossed and interested and read it practically no time at all. I got lost in it--the way only Terry Brooks can get me lost in a story.
But in the end, there was no end. This was made even more clear when I read the first chapter of the next book that was included in my download. It was like turning the page and reading on--not starting a new book. Do I recommend it? Did I like it? You bet. Do I disagree with the premise of telling one story over three books without making each book into something unique and individual?
The only thing that separates this book from the beginning of the next one is the choice to stop where everyone was either in trouble or in shock or in trouble with outcomes that are unknown. It's hard to accept that my favorite Terry Brooks book Elfstones of Shannara will always be my favorite book of his because he no longer writes books that have a story self-contained in them.
Perhaps a series of books will become my new favorite series--but as long as it takes multiple books to tell one story and end of every book but the last in each series is just a cliffhanger, I know that as much as I enjoy his books and his writings, there will be a bit of disappointment at the end of every book.
I wish I was patient enough to wait for an entire series to be released before reading it. I'm not. I enjoy Brooks' work too much. I can't possibly wait and not read something he's written. I enjoy his writing too much. It's become too important to me. I'm glad, at least, he's releasing this series over a shorter span of time, but I can't help but resent this formula that chooses cliffhangers over endings. Sep 29, Kevin Xu rated it it was ok. Come on, I can't believe after 35 years of publishing Terry Brooks is still writing the same simple plot structure in every book he writes of setting out on a quest.
I mean how many times can you do that with basically the same characters and similar quests, but jumping a few years in the timeline.
If I kept writing the same thing over and over again I would have gotten tired of it already, but I guess he never will. I wish he would just finished the Shannara series, as many who wrote in the 70s Come on, I can't believe after 35 years of publishing Terry Brooks is still writing the same simple plot structure in every book he writes of setting out on a quest.
I wish he would just finished the Shannara series, as many who wrote in the 70s and 80s have or trying to finish their series. Then afterwards never to write anything ever again. I know that he was an important figure for fantasy by putting fantasy in the mainstream, but enough is enough already. View 2 comments. Terry Brooks, the master of fetch quest stories, continues on with the start of another Shannara trilogy, and once again, I am gobbling it up like candy.
I just can't help myself. I have been reading Terry Brooks since This man, this author, has been a part of my childhood and now a part of my adulthood my entire life. I have grown up with Shanarra and the Four Lands have always been there for me, because of this, these bo 3.
I have grown up with Shanarra and the Four Lands have always been there for me, because of this, these books will forever hold a very special, very magical, place in my heart. That said, I have to admit that this first volume in The Dark legacy trilogy is pretty friggin generic. The villain s is bland and completely forgettable, most of the cast of characters are shallow and underdeveloped and overall the majority of the plotline is transparent and predictable.
Did I still enjoy it? Despite all the obvious flaws, there is some real gold in here. There are some great action scenes and some pretty awesome environments. This is only the opening chapter in a three-part story structure and I have some very high hopes for the second book. I know this isn't the most glowing review, but if you are reading this and have the same love for Shannara as I do, you would be doing yourself a disservice by ignoring this offering from an author who has, over the years, almost single-handedly shaped the fantasy genre that we all so love and adore.
Nov 06, E. I love Brooks, and I love Shannara, but this was not one of his better ventures into that land. From start to finish, it followed a predictive pattern, and while he could get away with reusing the same plots over and over again when his characters were all unique and interesting, the characters in this one were bland and stock as well. Nothing about the Ohmsfords always my favorites! The Druids were dull and blended together. Even Khyber was shadowy and dim.
The bad guys c I love Brooks, and I love Shannara, but this was not one of his better ventures into that land. The bad guys could have been the bad guys in any of a dozen of the Shannara books. I've wondered for the last few books if Brooks himself wasn't starting to lose interest in Shannara.
I for one would love to see him turn his creativity and brilliant way with words and world-building to a brand-new project. I'll read the rest of the Dark Legacy trilogy because I am a bit curious about the missing Elfstones, and because I hope the latter two books get better, but this one was definitely a disappointment.
Apr 04, Michael Bates rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Plot- 4 Stars Characters- 4. Not the case this time. Between Pleysia, Bombax, and Arlingfant Yeah some interesting names in this one.
Well more than ususal I got the feels. I disliked Pleysia at first but her confession later really turned my view around. Eh I'm sentimental. Bombax, poor Bombax. Made even worse by Aphenglows thoughts afterward. And of course Arlingfant, a Plot- 4 Stars Characters- 4. And of course Arlingfant, a girl who dreamed big, yet will have to change her dreams. It was good to see Allanon again in the Shannara universe. He was one of my favorite Druids. This book is just a sad reminder that The Shannara books are coming to an end.
After reading over 20 books, spanning hundreds of years in Shannara time of course , it make me a little sad that new stories and characters will not be coming in this fantastic land. Simply put, Terry Brooks is a brilliant writer. Easily my top 3 favorite authors. Overall, it has the action, love triangle couple in this case , Magic and great characters you come to expect from Mr.
Would I read the next book? I am sure the Druids know. Heck they know everything. For us regular folk, yes.
I have the next two books in the series, ready to read. Sep 21, Peter Schott rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Fans of Terry Brooks' Shannara series. Another start to an adventure in the Four Lands by Terry Brooks. This builds on the previous Shannara stories as hints are uncovered to where the lost Elfstones may be found. Once again, the Ohmsfords are called on to help the Druids find the lost magic. This first book in the series introduces us to the new generation of Druids, Ohmsfords, and Leahs as well as setting the stage for new intrigue in the human-run Federation and the Elven Kingdom.
I hate to say that this is formulaic, but it does f Another start to an adventure in the Four Lands by Terry Brooks. I hate to say that this is formulaic, but it does follow a standard Shannara story for the most part. Unknown magic, unknown peril, power-hungry politicians, science vs. That doesn't detract from this being an entertaining story. Terry sets up an interesting quest and leaves us right at the edge wondering how our protagonists will proceed and what the next move of their enemies will be.
Of course, the biggest downfall to this is waiting for the next volume to be released so we can continue the story. I really liked the book even though it pretty much follows the normal Shannara pattern. To me, there's a reason that pattern works and why I keep reading the series. I enjoy the characters, the magic, the quest, the conflict, and the internal struggles of the players.
I like learning more about this world with its mix of science, magic, and hints of the past. I would definitely recommend this if you've read Terry's work before, though probably not as a starting place to jump into this world. I was given an advance copy of the ebook by the publisher with no expectations on their part. The reviews written here are my own and were not influenced in any way by the publisher. Aug 16, Lizzy Lessard rated it did not like it Shelves: The language and writing is expertly done but both the plot and characters feel like they were lazily done.
There is no romance in this book and I mean none. If you want to read a bestseller novel by Terry Brooks, this is not the book to read. There is such a huge cast of characters th Overall: There is such a huge cast of characters that it is hard to really connect to any of them. Basically, the characters that you meet in the beginning will behave the same exact way at the end. Drustan Chazhul is the villain and he is about as developed as a bucket of rocks. He hates magic. Wants to destroy everyone who uses magic.
His bark is much scarier than his bite — it feels like his 2nd in commander is actually the one pulling the strings and Drustan is merely there just to be there. The story begins with Aphenglow discovering an old diary that hints at the missing elfstones. Aphenglow tells the Druid leader Ard Rhys and the Druids go on a mission to retrieve them — without her. This is the main plot of the story but it is hidden beneath chapters and chapters of introducing minor characters and sub-plots, none of which get resolved by the end.
There are a lot of coincidences and you never really feel like the danger is real. Still have zero clue about the elfstones. Aug 10, Dorine White rated it it was amazing.
I love Terry Brooks and I grew up with the Shannara books. So, the chance to read Wards of Faerie was huge. This story takes place seven years after the High Druid of Shannara series and brings in a bit of the past from The Word and The Void and other prequels.
Science is once again beginning to thrive in the world, and many are wary of its potential. Young eleven druid Aphenglow learns of a time during the pre-world of Fairy, that more than one set of Elf Stones existed, and that these long lost stones might contain enough magic to balance the rise of science.
A quest arises, and a group of heroes take off into the world that was, traveling into the lands that were destroyed by humans and nuclear weapons. They are met by mutated creatures and forced to travel into the darklands, where the evil fairies of the past have been exiled. My Thoughts- Wow, Terry Brooks is one of the best fantasy authors of this generation.
Having read all of the Shannara books and The Word and The Void books, this new edition is so exciting, tying in bits of the past and again bringing in our favorite heroes, the Druids of Paranor, the Leah family and the Ohmsfords.
A truly intense story filled with twists and turns, action and betrayal, and great fantasy, I loved this book. There is so much going on that it is hard to cover every topic, but if you are a fantasy lover, this book is for you.
Great characters, incredible plot turns and a story that will continue on in book number 2, The Bloodfire Quest. Jul 29, Stacey O'Neale rated it liked it. It was with a little trepidation that I began reading Wards of Faerie.
Still, most of my exposure came from a summer reading through the Magic Kingdom books. Could I jump in unscathed? The Wards of Faerie, as it turns out, is very open to the new reader. It is a world where science and magic are at ends with each other, with many of the secrets of magic lost even to the Druids, caretakers of such knowledge.
Aphenglow Elessedil, an elf and a Druid, stumbles upon a lost journal that hints at the whereabouts of the famed elfstones. You can read the rest of the review here: Dec 26, Ryan Lawler rated it really liked it. Almost 5 stars, and that is something I never thought I would say again about a Terry Brooks book. It's taken 30 years but Brooks has written a book that plays to our expectations and then subtly subverts them. Things start off according to the Shannara formula, a druid discovers some long lost magic and then goes about collecting a bunch of characters with familiar last names Ohmsford, Leah, etc.
But the Almost 5 stars, and that is something I never thought I would say again about a Terry Brooks book. But then you start to notice little things, like an obsessive compulsive Ard Rhys whose lack of foresight borders on the incompetent, some brutal deaths and incapacitations, and a dynamic political world enacting machinations on multiple fronts.
There is more going on here than what we are first presented on the surface. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that this book is, like a lot of first books in a Shannara trilogy, the sacrificial lamb that sets up the rest of the Trilogy. The self contained subplots were very good and well resolved, but this book only offers a brief glimpse of what is to come before cutting to the end.
I can see where the rest of the trilogy is going, and it is quite exciting, but setup and exposition is still just setup and exposition, and it will make this book seem pale compared to what is to come.
Great job Terry. I look forward to reading Bloodfire Quest. Fatta eccezione per la saga di Landover, ho letto tutti i romanzi di Brooks e ho assistito, libro per libro, a un progressivo peggioramento della sua scrittura. Lo schema si ripete: Considerato il prezzo di copertina, Mondadori dovrebbe imparare a rispettare quelli che ancora oggi comprano libri.
Initial Thoughts Oh. I will definitely be continuing the series and also downloading every single book written by Brooks. Right now I just can't even begin to describe how much that punished my heart. I suggest not getting attached to characters because the amount of death in this is terrifying.
For some reason it di Initial Thoughts Oh. For some reason it distinctly reminded me of The Hobbit - I think perhaps because of the serious adventure vibes I got from reading it. I thoroughly enjoyed everything this book had to offer and it certainly became something that I looked forward to going back to at the end of the day. This is fantasy to the core.
In this world there are humans, elves, gnomes omg, I love gnomes, why are there not more gnomes in books?? This hunt for the elf stones is sparked from a small hint that Aphen finds in an old diary. No-one seems to like the druids and the reasons for this were somewhat elusive so their plight to save magic but be the ones to then keep the elf stones raises most eyebrows.
So she has a pretty big lot going for her. There are also flying ships. Just thought you should know. The Weirdly Named Characters There were two things that I about the array of really quite awesome characters: I like these characters a lot. I wonder how many Brooks will kill. And; 2. I have no idea how to pronounce any of their names. There being so many characters also meant there were plenty of personalities to absolutely adore.
Me, realising I'd become attached to a character who was probably going to die. The Twins My favourite s had to be the twins. I loved how much they reminded me of Fred and George Weasley, too. She was quite a detached character who made for a good protagonist but ultimately was a little tricky to relate too.
Especially the whole romance thing which was far too pragmatic for me to be able to ship anything. Arlingfant Apart from having a ridiculously not-okay name, Arling was actually a pretty cool character. I enjoyed the sister relationship between her and Aphen but again, everything was just a fraction too distant for me.
But then. Cymrian Ohhh boy, I loved Cymrian. He is such a smoking hot and capable character. He IS going on a list of fictional-men-to-look-out-for, or maybe, fictional-characters-to-pull-out-of-book. He's a personal body guard for Aphen although she's determined that she doesn't need him so of course he heroically saves her life several times throughout the book.
I loved him so much, it hurts how much I love him. Maybe Aphen is just far too focussed on her work and so is missing out on all the fun. Farshaun and Stoon These two, although not related to each other in the book, were my favourite sidekick characters.
Farshaun is such a wizened old thing and he is a great influence on the twins, in my opinion. But we will see. Stoon is a masterfully wicked villain. Mirai and Oriantha Finally, I have to mention this two bundles of curiosities.
I really want to know more about her character - why is she so darn good at everything? And Oriantha is sooo cool. What I Adored There was obviously a lot that I loved about this book. I loved the story, the characters were great, and I loved the magic and intrigue.
One of my favourite things though was the actual setting. I love the promise of adventure that comes with this book too. The images painted in my mind from this book are amazing and it makes me want to whip out some paint brushes to draw up the scenery.
This is literally the perfect fantasy adventure story. So here we go: Escaped from Paranor with company and will be continuing her search for the other Druids. Escaped from Paranor with company and remaining home as part of the Chosen.
Probably in love with Aphen and going to continue protecting her for the rest of the journey. Helped rescue the others in the escape from Paranor but died on the ship from injuries. Is buried in the special Elven graveyard. Ard Rhys: In the Forbidden and realised predicament after the dragon attack and lack of way out.
Out of action because of a doubly broken leg - will supposedly be flown out of the wastelands with Mirai comes. Stuck in the Forbidden with the surviving company. Remains with Railing and will supposedly be flown out to safety by Mirai.
The Speakman: Gone half crazy after attack of deformed spider monsters and now useless to further guide.The fact that she just walked into the Forbidden, although understandable, seemed foreign to me, as I thought that if I had known the Forbidden was coming as soon as she related her findings to the group , surely she must have thought of it before entering and becoming entrapped in it, just like Grianne.
Il film ha in seguito ottenuto 9 nomination per l'Emmy Awards vincendo un Emmy per i migliori costumi , durante l'edizione del del premio. I have read everything he has ever written. I would definitely recommend this if you've read Terry's work before, though probably not as a starting place to jump into this world. Fonte: Qualcomm prova a bloccare la produzione e la vendita di iPhone in Cina. Enabled site Best Sellers Rank: Great Short Really enjoyed this brief glimpse into a series I haven't read for a long while.
But this is not one of those stories.