Witches' Brew (Magic Kingdom of Landover #5)
Brooks has a wonderful imagination and I love the concept of Landover but this wasn't as good as previous installments. I have the final chapter of this series out from the library. Out of loyalty to this author and some of his other great work I will see this through to the end...sigh...
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The character of Mistaya is almost just too perfect and wi ...more
Mistaya's character was interesting. There was a bit more development with Questor and Abernathy, although it was in another foray into Seattle for no real reason.
I still don't understand how Ben is so stupid though. His daughter is kidnapped and since he hasn't heard from his mortal enemy in two years, obviously she could have nothing to do with it...
Ben può finalmente regnare in pace su Landover. La sua sposa, Willow, regina degli Elfi, gli ha dato una figlia, Mistaya, una bambina dolcissima. Ma ecco incombere una nuova, terribile minaccia. Rydall, re delle terre che si estendono al di là delle nebbie magiche che avvolgono Landover, rapisce la bimba e lancia la sua sfida: un combattimento con sette invincibili campioni. La posta in gioco è altissima: Mistaya, sua figlia, e Landover, il suo regno. Ben accetta, non sapendo che i suoi avversar...more
Mistaya is not the daughter Ben imagined he would have. She grows at an unpredictable rate, and she’s a genius when it comes to learning, talking, and magic.
An unknown conqueror, (he calls himself a king), throws a gauntlet down and challenges Ben. He claims to have come from beyond the fairy mists, and he demands the unconditional surrender of La ...more
In this one, Ben Holiday and Willow's daughter, Mistaya, is growing at an astounding rate. She's two, but looks 10 and acts 15. In other words, she's a spoiled little bitch and entirely unlikeable and I didn't like this about the novel. And it centers around her, for the most part, so ...more
I was correct about my predictions about Abernathy in my review for the 4th book. He is now again a dog but I still feel that he'll be back to his original state at the end of the series. There's only one book left, The Princess of Landover, which I will read next to find out the end.
It's no surprise that Nightshade came back to reek havoc ...more
Mistaya, the new daughter of King Ben and Queen Willow is now two years old, but because of her unique heritage she looks like she's ten year and acts like she's twenty. When a strange challenger comes to threaten Ben, Mistaya is sent to her Grandfathers for protection with Questor and Abernathy, the only problem is they never arrive. Instead Mistaya is abducted by Nightshade after she banishes Questor and Abernathy to Ben's old world.
This is the fifth of six books i ...more
It took me a few days to read Witches' Brew, mostly because I like to take my time with any of Terry Brooks's novels, but also because I went away for a few days and spent most of my time just enjoying being away. It's not at all a hard book though, and all of the Landover books are a much easier read than any of the Shannara books.
Witches' Brew is probably my second favorite in the series. I really enjoyed t ...more
I think Terry Brooks, in this Landover series, usually keeps som ...more
It took awhile for this one to get going, and I never really did warm up to Mistaya. She was too...precocious. She just knew everything, and she only went along with the grownups' wishes because it was her obligation, and she was just so special and *raspberry*. It was pretty predictable, even more so than the others in the series. I mean, I KNEW who Rydall of Marnhull was the first time he showed up at Sterling Silver! There was no point in dragging ...more
Mistaya, on the other hand, gets to hear Nightshade's history, though somewhat edited, a ...more