Ilse Witch (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #1)
Per chi non conoscesse i libri di Terry Brooks, metto di seguito la cronologia di Shannara (fonte: wikipedia):
-Il ciclo di Shannara
La Spada di Shannara (The Sword of Shannara, 1977)
Le Pietre Magiche di Shannara (The Elfstones of Shannara, 1982)
La Canzone di Shannara (The Wishsong of Shannara, 19
Walker, l’ultimo Druido, sembra convinto che la mappa conduca a un tesoro inestimabile: un nuovo tipo di potere, una magia fatta di parole, che condurrebbe le Quattro Terre a una nuova era. In seguito a un accordo con il re degli elfi, che spera di recuperare, oltre alla magia, le pietre magiche appartenute al frate...more
While I certainly purchased "Isle Witch" as part of a trilogy, I still expected it to be largely a stand-alone novel. So it wasn't until after nearly 300 pages of the druid gathering the group together for an epic quest in search of some all-p...more
It has been 130 years since the events of the Heritage of Shannara series, and the Free-born and the Federation are still at war. The story follows a quest organized by Walker Boh, the last surviving Druid. Thirty years ago, the Elven prince Kael Elessedil led an expedition in search of a legendary magic which was said to be the most ancient and powerful in the world.
Thirty years later, Kael is found floating in the sea of the Blue Divide; a map is found with him, covered with mysterious...more
If I had known that there were flying ships in the story I might have cringed, but these are given credibility by description of operation. Sure, the description seems fulfilling, but it is vague nonetheless. The sails are light sheaths, the lines running from them are called radian draws which send the captured heat to parse tub...more
It was recommended on Terry's site to first read The First King of Shannara and the Word and the Void Trilolgy before reading this. I have not read either of these, but I did read the Sword of Shannara Series...more
Terry Brooks easily weaves us into this alternate world where men ride large birds called Rocs from one location to another, where ships don't sail the seas but the air, and where Elves and Dwarves exist.
I'm not a huge fan of fantasy, but enjoyed the world I was transported to. We begin with Hunter Predd, a Wing Rider, who spots a...more
Thirty years ago, the elves sent an expedition to retrieve a powerful legendary magic that would aid the four lands in the fight with the Federation and the Free-born. An Elven prince led the expedition with the aid of the Elfstones. The Elfish people thought all was lost when one member from the expedition i...more
This book brings me back to why I love Terry Brooks and it makes me excited to re-read the rest of the Shannara books.
Ilse Witch is slow to develop, but moves along, I believe, quickly after that. Brooks draws you in, getting you close to all the main characters and heavy foreshadowing of events to come. If you are a fan of Shannara, it is great to get to know the newest generation of Leahs, Rovers, Elves, and stay connected with Druid Walker Bo...more
Also, other than Walker and Bek Rowe, I really don't care if any of the other characters die. I don't feel anything for them. There were also far too many of them. I get that it's an ensemble cast, but if I can't care about any of them, then their dangers and victories are meaningless.
The plotline itsel...more
Entertaining read. The same old good versus evil scenario, but still worth the time. Did not appreciate the cutoff at the end, would rather have had it be a longer book than a book that ends on a cliff hanger that is more suited to the end of a chapter.