The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara #3)
This, the final "Genesis of Shannara" book, came in about where I expected it to be. It was nothing special, it offered no huge revelation in the transit ...more
It is the third in a trilogy and you definitely need to read the others to really enjoy it. That said, if you like the others, this will make you happy. =)
Terry pulls all the threads together nice and neat and even threw in a couple of surprises that I really enjoyed.
I tend to be a little vague in my reviews as everyone's taste is a little diffe ...more
With the United States fallen into ruin, the Knights of the Word, Logan Tom and Angel Perez face a challenge in facing the evil that is rampaging towards them.
Logan Tom has to keep the promise that he made to the boy Hawk and his band of survivors called the Ghosts. Hawk, a magical being called the Gypsy Morph, is leading the ghosts to meet with other survivors in the wilds of Oregon. He is charged with leading them to a plac ...more
About six months ago, i ran across a copy of Armageddon's Children on the cheap. I read the inside cover and it was pretty clear that this was a standalone book, and a nice introduction into Brooks, with out having to commit myself to a mass rea ...more
My own theories abounded as to how Terry would tie all the loose ends together in this book. A year ago I was mostly concerned that he would cram far too much into this final novel, ...more
I read the original Shannara books many years ago and then kind of moved on. The same story kept being told and, frankly I got bored with the plotting and the repetitive and somewhat simplistic style of writing. But then out came Armageddon's Children which dealt with the end of ...more
1: Panther, Cat and Cheney. So they went through all that, and then they were wiped out with the rest of everything when the nukes went off at the end? I mean, I know that people could survive radiation, nuclear winter, etc. It's possible. But... really?
2: Tom an ...more
I eagerly devoured the "Gypsy Morph," Brooks' concluding tale to his quite satisfying trilogy prequel. Written 25 years after the publication of his first epic, "The Sword of Shannara," the Genesis trilogy lays the foundation for the work that preceded it so many years ago. Interestingly enough I read the first of this trilogy shortly before I became ill with cancer. I purchased the latter two while I recuperated, but did not begin them till last week, then consumed them in a fury. Glanci ...more
Il libro, di per se, mi è piaciuto forse meno dei due che lo hanno preceduto; sembra infatti che ultimamente Brooks soffra di una "sindrome da finali", producendo finali delle sue sag...more
Anyway the most bothersome thing about this is that somehow no one mentioned that this is a Teen/Young Adult book ...all the themes are involving kids or adults that feel too old, and are always feeling defeated. Yes the apocalyptical theme of the 2nd trilogy might be considered mature, except that nothing there is mentally challenging, gruesome, or I don't know: interesting for a proper adult.
Terry writes well, j ...more
Those who have been fans of Terry Brooks like myself will have read his works that take place after the great wars and the destruction, in ...more
These 6 books, culminating in The Gypsy Morph, connect todays world with the world of Shannara. I was most interested in seeing how he would make that transition, i.e., how exactly the apocalypse woul ...more
I am happy to report, it was a very satisfying read, after all I finished the 402 pages in 4 days,
and give it 4 stars plus.
On its own and as a book, The Gypsy Morph was a decent enough read. It was paced well and interesting in its own right. Most of the characters were still interesting and enjoyable to read about. You know, things that make it easy to read.
But as a penultimate climax of the Genesis of Shannara tri ...more
I mean Brooks can decorate the story with nice words, but the story itself is so bland, uninteresting and the characters are so "normal" and stereotypic "confused, but special" and I cannot stress enough - the whole Shannara series of books is repeating the same things over and over and over.
"Oh, I'm just this guy/girl, don't know anything, much confused, but I'm the CHOSEN ONE"
"There's this difficult situation, but here's some elfst ...more