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The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy (High Druid of Shannara #1-3 omnibus)

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The complete three-book series

In one handsome collector’s edition hardcover, here are all three novels that comprise Terry Brooks’s bestselling High Druid of Shannara trilogy—Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken. These thrilling novels demonstrate this acclaimed author’s magic of invention and mastery of storytelling.

Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced h
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Hardcover, 1152 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2011)
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Michael Drakich
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Dorothy Donahey
Sep 17, 2012 Dorothy Donahey rated it liked it


Not overly fond of this series. I didn't think there was enough character development, and pray tell, WHY is every hero in every fantasy a redhead? I don't get it. I did get it in the Darkover series written by my favorite sci-fi fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley. The Comyn lords were all descended from terrans from Scotland. Ergo... Red hair. but I digress... This series just doesn't light my kindling, it's too run of the fantasy mill for me. The plot was too predictable also. Descriptions w
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Geoffrey
Jun 18, 2014 Geoffrey rated it it was ok
Three books in one, but it took me well over a month to finish because it just didn't hold my attention very well. Action wasn't very good at any point in the series. Also, i didn't really understand moving away from the main story lines and adding another one involving the elves(didn't really belong). The stories just didn't flow and i groaned when they went back to the elves or to the druids. Stick with the story line of the boy and his companions or the Ilse witch and you would of had a ...more
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Sep 19, 2012 08rachelb rated it it was amazing
Practice Review: I really enjoyed this book. It is full of action, adventure, a little romance, and magic. The High Druid goes missing and there is no trace. It is up to Penderrin and his company to get his aunt back. If anyone is looking for a challenge and a great fantasy book read this. I couldn't put this book down. I would also recommend the other Shannara books which are amazing to.
Morgan Wight
Jun 05, 2014 Morgan Wight rated it liked it
I would have given this book a higher rating if she could have wrote a decent ending to the trilogy. It was going so well then it falls apart I guess she ran out of ideas on how to,tie up the loose ends.
Kevin
Sep 09, 2016 Kevin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brooks never disaapoints

The story follows a tried and true formulae. There are some holes in the plot but then if it were perfect it would have received 5 stars. It makes me want to return to the Sword of Shannara for re-read after 30 years.
Jack Murphy
Apr 04, 2015 Jack Murphy rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book
I listed to Terry Brooks "The High Druid of Shannara Jakka Ruus while I drove into work each day. I hated when I got into work because I had to turn off the CD player in my truck. I'm getting ready for our Easter Brunch but wanted to say I loved this Audio book and can't wait to hear Tanaquil.
Melissa Edwards
Sep 14, 2015 Melissa Edwards rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read.

Good flow, pace and plot. Enjoyable and fun. While he is not my favorite author, he crafts a wonderful story.
Shawna Coronado
Jun 06, 2016 Shawna Coronado rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still reading Tanequil. Great overall fantasy series, but does not reach the exuberance and passion that Terry's earlier books produce.
Steven Dambrogio
Always a classic

Such a great read time and time again. I fell in love with this whole series when I was in school and am glad I reconnected with it again.
Patricia
Jun 11, 2013 Patricia rated it it was amazing
another generation of Olmsford elves have been endowed with magic and saved Shannara. good story, entertaining.
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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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

High Druid of Shannara (3 books)
  • Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara, #1)
  • Tanequil (High Druid of Shannara, #2)
  • Straken (High Druid of Shannara, #3)

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