Tanequil (High Druid of Shannara #2)
Forget Word & Void, Genesis, Legends, Heritage and Voyage. The High Druid of Shannara is the best serie ...more
The journey continues for Penderrin and along the way he even picks up more help to get him to the Tanequil. Kermadec and his fellow Trolls join the journey along with Cinnaminson.
Grianne Ohmsford finds herself captured and brought to ...more
Penderrin is developing well as a character, and most of the plots, especially Grianne's and the Federation/Free-Born War can easily hold their own. However, WHY didn't Brooks dedicate just a bit more time to the Tanequil? I was hoping for something more along the lines of the "Stone King" from The Druid o ...more
War threatens the Four Lands, and Shannara's only hope lies in Penderrin Ohmsford, but it's a dreadfully slim hope. To save his world, Pen must restore his aunt, the former Ilse Witch, to her rightful position as High Druid of Shannara. But first Pen must free his aunt Grianne from the Forbidding: the world of the demons. To have the slightest chance of freeing her, he must find the mystical tree called the Tanequil, and somehow craft a talisman from its wood. But Shadea a'Ru, the treach
Another thrilling chapter in the development of the Shannara saga. Exciting with some shamelessly cinematic scenquences that still manage to entertain. Nothing unexpected happens (the demon plot to subjugate the Four Lands was obvious halfway through the previous book in this trilogy), but the continuing dark tone of Tanequil maintains the tension throughout. Eerily beautiful climactic scene.
What Brooks has really been doing all these years is disguising typical coming of age stories as fantasy novels. In each book, a teen starts the story with little understanding of who,they are, or where they fit in the world. They gradually discover that they have power (usually the use of magic--but that is just a metaphor for powe ...more
If this trilogy was compressed into a single book, it might be tolerable. As it is, there is so much filler that makes it very hard to care about anything. The war between the Federation and the Freeborn has been raging for decades, and now all of a sudden we are supposed to care abo ...more
Meanwhile the war still rages between the freeborn and southlanders a new weapon might change the balance. A combo theme of these novels and is that magic doesn't come without a price as Pen dis ...more
Pen is nog altijd op de vlucht voor de druïden en kan nog steeds niet echt boeien als hoofdpersoon. Tagwen de druïde-dwerg levert geen enkele bijdrage aan de missie, behalve klagen dan. Khyber is wel interessant en Kermadec is okay als capabele leider van de Trollen. Ik heb zo mijn vermoedens over de motieven van Khyber.
Grianne wordt gevangen door een Straken Lord en via een magische halsband overheerst, niet echt een origi ...more
The highlight of Tanequil is the character growth. Brooks has developed a trademark style of writing about teens who have no clue about their place in the world ...more
On his journey to save his Aunt, Pen has to gain a lot, and lose it, and begins to feel that he cannot succeed. As he and his comapnions try to outrun both the Druids and their mysterious, un-human like persuer, there only chance is to find the the Trolls, hidden deep in their hidden villages. But even there they are not safe. And his problems are only just beginning when he finds the ...more
He also seem ...more
War threatens the Four Lands, and Shannara's only hope lies in Penderrin Ohmsford, but it's a dreadfully slim hope. To save his world, Pen must restore his aunt, the former Ilse Witch, to her rightful position as High Druid of Shannara. But first Pen must free his aunt Grianne from the Forbidding: the world of the demons. To have the slightest chance of freeing her, he must find the mystical tree called the Tanequil, and somehow craft a talisman from its wood. But Shadea a'Ru, the treach ...more
I was hoping that this book would kick the High Druid series into gear. However, I am left feeling that this series is likely targeted at a teen audience, as it is fairly predictable. Still, it is an OK adventure and worth reading if only for thoroughness.
There have been some negative comments with regard to this series containing "sex". If you want to know non-spoiler details, read on.
While indeed the fi ...more
I will just start this off by saying that the narration is extremely bad. When you are used to Scott Brick reading with an English accent, the extreme change is very difficult to tolerate.
The book itself is typical Terry Brooks. If you like his style, then you will more than love this follow-up to Jarka Ruus.
The Ard Rhys did not have my sympathy in past books, but now Terry Brooks makes you see her vulnerability and therefore pulls you in to better understand who she is and why she is important in the Shannara world.
Keep reading -- next book is "Straken" -- I'm looking forward to it.
Anche stavolta elargisco tre stelle perchè l'autore, complice una certa capacità nel mestiere, riesce ad offrire il compitino bello fatto e confezionato.
Con occhio più lucido e critico, Brooks non è altro che ...more
Although there are several roles that have been present in many of the Shannara books to this point, characters in those roles frequently ...more