Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara #1)
The dreams of Allanon and Walker Boh have finally come true, and a new power is rising in the world of the Four Lands for the first time since before the forging of the Sword of Shannara ...more
The book gives a refresher of the characters used in "The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara" and a reminder of what happe ...more
The story of Grianne, the High Druid of Paranor and the politically motivate treachery that ...more
The story is severely lacking. The idea of Jarka Ruus seems pretty interesting. Unfortunately, only a few chapters of the book actually deal with it. The rest is made up of a never ending game of cat and mouse that is just boring.
There is a lot of conflict between the druids that isn't really accounted for. Some of it is finally explained near the end of the book, but at the start of the book it makes no sense why everyone hates each other. This makes i ...more
There are a few people loyal to her though, and they instantly set off on t ...more
The way that Grianne, and the other characters from the Jerle Shannara series ended up was terrible. I thought it a huge waste of potential and wildly divergent from what was set up for those characters, at in t ...more
Brooks hasn’t given his Druids a large voice before – preferring to keep their thoughts and motives a secret. In previous books saw more of Walker than Alannon, who Brooks kept aloof from the reader. We peeked into Walker’s life – ...more
With Jarka Ruus Terry Brooks embarks on yet another journey with the legendary Ohmsford family. Beginning 20 years after the conclusion of the The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, the High Druid of Paranor Grianne Ohmsford finds herself struggling to unite the druids amid political morass risen from her prior history as the dreaded Ilse Witch. Her enemies' schemes come to fruition quickly and she is banished behind the wall of the Forbidding, the anti-demon security feature that collapsed s ...more
With Jarka Ruus Terry Brooks embarks on yet another journey with the legendary Ohmsford family. Beginning 20 years after the conclusion of the The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, the High Druid of Paranor Grianne Ohmsford finds herself struggling to unite the druids amid political morass risen from her prior history as the dreaded Ilse Witch. Her enemies' schemes come to fruition quickly and she is banished behind the wall of the Forbidding, the anti-demon security feature that collapsed s
Er zijn 3 verhaallijnen die elkaar afwisselen:
1. De daden van de samenzweerders tegen Grianne Ohmsford, voormalig Ilseheks en Hoge Druïde van Shannara.
2. Grianne's gevangenschap in een magische wereld die veel wegheeft van de Vier Landen, maar er juist ook zeer van verschilt.
3. Grianne's neef Pen die door het lot is uitgekozen als enige persoon die zijn tante kan redden.
De avonturen van Grianne en het kijkje in de ...more
Terrific start to a new Shannara trilogy that breaks from established conventions in unexpected, but not unwanted ways. There's no Druid carrying dire warnings of a threat to the Four Lands that an Ohmsford must struggle to put down (well, there is, but it's not presented that way) and, more significantly, no descendant of Leah in the picture (at least not yet--the Leah characters have pretty much been the same thoughout anyway, just with different names).
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From the story's beginning, Brooks captures the dark and deceptive nature of Paranor. There is dissent among the "delegates" and a deceptive removal of Grianne Ohmsford from her post.
Once Grianne suffers a magical disappearance, those closest and loyal to her begin an exhaustive journey to rescue her. This journeys begin the maturation of her nephew, innocent and young, Pen Ohmsford.