Straken (High Druid of Shannara #3)
And don't mistake the meaning of that. The ending of this book is well written and exceptionally beautiful. I just hated what happened. Don't ever do something like this to me again, Terry Brooks.
Tralasciando il personaggio di Grianne, forse unico elemento positivo e degno di nota, "La regina degli Straken" chiude malamente la quarta saga di Shannara.
La storia vive di dinamiche ripetitive e già viste nei volumi precedenti, mentre i personaggi in scena rimangono ancorati alle limitate dimensioni di partenza.
Da reflusso gastroesofageo il finale.
So much happens with the journey that Penderrin makes in going to the Forbidding and bringing back Grianne (the Ard Rhys of the Third Druid Order) and discovering that Pen has use of the wishsong that was brought forth from the darkwand that Pen had gotten from Tanequil.
I found Pen's experience with the darwand and the dragon fasinating and would of liked to see more of a bond and relationship ...more
Then there's some business with elves and "the Federation" that no one really cares about. Oh wow! Much worldbuilding, such storyline! Ensuring us there are actually other people supposed to live in this world than the main pro ...more
Exciting conclusion to what has been, for me, the most consistently entertaining Shannra series to date. The dark tone slowly gives way to an ending that was in no way unexpected, but mostly satisfying. A descendant of Leah played no part in the trilogy, though it was stated that Quentin Leah (from The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy) died 18 years after the adventures in Parkasia, which would have put just shy of 40--maybe he didn't leave an heir. I also wo ...more
After the morass of nothingness that was Tanequil, this book had plenty of action, suspense and likable characters. Not just the "good guys" either, the villains were fun to hate and watch be destroyed.
If you were bored to death by Tanequil, rest assured Brooks is back in near top form with this effort.
Purtroppo, però, la realizzazione, soprattutto nell'ultimo libro, non è stata all'altezza delle aspettative.
Per prima cosa possiamo parlare di come, ancora ...more
The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills.For reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Pender
The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills.For reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Pender ...more
Things actually started happening in this book. Instead of a bunch of scenes of wandering around being chased, we finally get some movement on the actual plot.
The inclusion of the Federation/Free-born war is finally explained. It w ...more
Grianne struggles to escape her prison and keep the darkness inside her at bay, while Bek and Rue find unexpected help in ...more
I never really felt Pen's emotional connection with Cinnaminsin developed, felt like I was told what was there and then had to acce ...more
Penn is a young man who has set upon the journey to bring his Aunt home from the place where she is held prisoner. It is the story of his coming of age, passing from a boy to a man. The reader is swept along with the stories of political intrigue, magic, and battle ...more
From this novel i learned that personnel sacrafice is not always as bad as it sounds. I also lea ...more
Overall the series has a number of flaws the make this nothing more ...more