[[ Download Reading ]] The Elfstones of ShannaraAuthor Terry Brooks – Albawater.co

Ancient Evil threatens the Elves: The ancient tree created by longlost Elven magic, is dying When Wil Ohmsford is summoned to guard the Amberle on a perilous quest to gather a new seed for a new tree, he is faced with the Reaper, the most fearsome of all Demons And Wil is without power to control themRead by Scott Brick audiocassettesmin each : analog, Dolby processed

10 thoughts on “The Elfstones of Shannara

  1. Jesse (JesseTheReader) Jesse (JesseTheReader) says:

    This was so much better than book one, but I still didn't love it. I do think it'll be translated well into a television show and I'm looking forward to seeing how it's adapted. Unfortunately I do think this will be the last Terry Brooks book I read. It wasn't a terrible read and I actually enjoyed the story! I just don't think his writing style is for me.

  2. Lucy Lucy says:

    I don't think you can possibly understand what a formative impact this book had on me.

    Picture it: I was nine years old. We were at this massive used book sale, and I was bored silly of all the books at the children's table. I wandered around a bit, and ended up in adult SF/F. And there, like a shining beacon of fascinating glory, was a gorgeous hardcover copy of The Elfstones of Shannara.

    Of course I bought it, even though my parents thought I wouldn't understand it. And they were right. I didn't understand it. I didn't pick up on half of the subtext, the subtleties.

    But I loved it. I loved the sweeping adventure and the epic feel and the heroic yet human characters. I loved the magic and the loss and the battles and the struggles. I loved every single page of it.

    And that's how I became a fantasy addict.

    I know this book isn't perfect. I've heard people say it's derivative, and it probably is. But for me, this book, this series (because of course, as soon as I discovered that there were more, I read all of them--Sword of Shannara, Wishsong of Shannara, and my favorite, the Heritage of Shannara quartet--which, by the way, was how I discovered that there was a whole SECTION of fantasy books in the bookstore--so much more to read, so many more adventures to explore!) captivated my imagination and lured me into fantasy.

    In my mind, this book is perfect. And for me, yes, it does stand the test of time. Every time I reread it--every few years--I find that while I am rereading the story, I am also reliving that magical experience as a nine-year-old of discovering magic and adventure and wonder. I now own a paperback edition for easy carrying around, but I still have that beautiful old hardcover, with its maps and line-drawings and solid presence in my lap.

    For me, this book will always be perfect.

  3. Samantha Samantha says:

    Thank the lord that's over....
    Just watch the show. Seriously.

  4. Ben Alderson Ben Alderson says:

    Literally sobbing...
    That ending killed me.

    Love this series, my review to come on YT.

  5. Aishu Rehman Aishu Rehman says:

    This one is little deeper and had some really nice magical moments. I was very entranced with the story and was excited to pick it up again each night. If you like the fantasy genre, this is another nice add to your collection. There are some interesting characters in this book. Some heartache, loss and sadness. A good amount of magic, intrigue, mystery make this a fun read. Plus, there are dwarves. What story isn't instantly made better with dwarves? It did end a bit abruptly, but I still enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the Sword of Shannara trilogy.

  6. Bryce Bryce says:

    I notice that everyone's favorite lists are riddled with the literary classics like Great Expectations or modern smartness like Middlesex.

    I bet far more people prefer to sit down with some Dean Koonz or a bodice ripper. So I'm going to stand up and say: I like fantasy. I read it. And I think it's good!

  7. Connor Connor says:

    [1 Star] Starting off 2016 with a bang. I hope that's not indicative of how this year will go for me.

    This book is definitely not for me. At first, I was intrigued. The world was cool enough. The story, promising. But soon I started to like the book less and less as I read it. The writing was not for me. It is insanely repetitive. The same story is told over and over and over. The same story is told over and over and over. The foreshadowing is clunky and blatant. Watch out! This character has something mysterious that he will reveal in two chapters. You would only have to read the dialogue and one sentence per paragraph to know exactly what was happening which if we're being honest, isn't that much. It is predictable and so cheesy. The characters are very flat to me. I did not care about a single one of them. Overall, not a very enjoyable book, and I started skimming toward the end to just be done.

    I don't recommend this book.

  8. Angela Angela says:

    Yeah I read this because of the TV show that's about to come on... Sue me! so happy I did too! Can't wait to see it all play out on the big screen!

    Please don't be a flop... please don't be a flop... because this could be amazing.

  9. Dannii Elle Dannii Elle says:

    Every bit as fascinating, fantastical and phenomenal as the first book!

    I was initially disappointed that this did not feature the same characters from the first installment in the trilogy, and that we would not get to see how their lives had continued to develop after the close of the book. So much time had passed between the two, in fact, that this felt more like a companion novel than a continuation of the series.

    I soon forgot the prior adventure had even existed, however, as I was sucked into this new surreal and incredible journey. This current set of characters became just as beloved, the world just as awe-inspiring and the adventures just as hair-raising and incredulous.

    Brooks has well-and-truly proven himself a new favourite of mine!

  10. Stefan Yates Stefan Yates says:

    As with the Sword of Shannara, I must preface this review by stating that I do not know why there is so much loathing of this series. I find these books to be well-written, nicely paced, epic fantasy that work well together or even as stand-alone entries.

    One of the coolest things to me about this series is that you always get a new set of main characters. The stories relate to one another, but they are separated by many years and a new generation has to step up to face the current threat. While I do enjoy tales that follow the same main character or characters, I find this to be a refreshing departure from normal fare. I enjoy Mr. Brooks' writing quite a bit and find his world building to be top notch.

    If you haven't given the Shannara Series a chance because of all of the negative vibe concerning its similarities to The Lord of the Rings, you really owe it to yourself to give it a shot. You may end up not liking it and that is fine, but I find the series to be very enjoyable and have plenty of its own unique merit to be able to stand on its own.