The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy takes a new direction with its second book. Whereas Ilse Witch was an epic tale of adventure, Antrax is a story of a band of lost voyagers trapped on a mysterious peninsula where countless horrors await. This is where the new world of Shannara faces what is left of the old. Magic meets science while the crew of ...more
My initial review was deleted by mistake/my error and I don't have the patience to write it down again (especially for a book I am not that invested into and struggled through).
This was better than the first in the series but not great overall. Too many characters whom none of which I cared for.
I will finish the series but won't read anymore into the Shannara world. The saving grace of the last novel is it's the shortest of the three.
The team travels to the island that holds this mysterious magic while being pursued by the Ilse Witch in her goal to seek revenge on Walker Boh and to take possession of this ...more
upon opening, it just gets straight into the next part of the story. by about chapter three or four, the briefest description of the previous books' most important follow on information has been given, and once again, one is lost and wrapped up in the wonders and pains of the voyage to uncover the mysterious magics that the remains of the party from book one have come ...more
My only trouble with this book is I don't see how all the characters are going to remain mentally intact after going through so many horrors. Sometimes it seems that Brooks throws too much at his characters and has you wondering if t ...more
For Brooks fans who have struggled through Isle Witch Antrax is a breath of fresh air in this trilogy. The action is much better, though still not on par with his other, earlier novels, but the phrasing and vocabulary still seem out of place for his usual writing style.
The charact ...more
I described it to a friend up in Virginia as "the druid is captured, the elf missing, the shapeshifter and boy are running for their lives and...man, I AM reading a D&D book! At least it sounds like it." But I do love Terry's books. Pro ...more
One of a small handful of great Shannara books. Unusually dark and well-told tale about a meeting of the Old World before the Great Wars and the World of Shannara. Technology and magic collide in this middle section of The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara that is full of terrific character embellishments and unforseen events to make for an exhilerating read. Imaginatively, intellectually and emotionally satisfying, this is the "better story" I hoped Brooks was lookin ...more
So what do I do? On to book #3!
As the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is attacked by evil forces, the Druid’s protégé Bek Rowe and his companions are pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch. Meanwhile, Boh is alone, caught in a dark maze beneath the ruined city of Castledown, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy. For there is something alive in Castledown. Something not human. Something old beyond reckoning that covets the magic of Druids, elves, even the Ilse Witch. Something that hunts men for its own designs: Antr
Leggendo Moorcock -riferimento a "i mari del fato", secondo volume della saga di Elric- viene immediatamente spontaneo associare l'essenza di Antrax con Agak e Gagak, i due stregoni amorfi ultra-dimensionali.
Di fatto sono tre antagonisti completamente opposti ...more
De vijand blijkt een hele andere te zijn dan we dachten in het eerste boek. En het is afkomstig uit de Oude Wereld van voor de Grote Oorlogen. De manier waarop het jaagt op prooi om zijn voortbestaan te garanderen is gruwelijk en de reden waarom het dat doet is wrang.
Het tempo zit er goed in en we hoeven niet te wachten op onthullingen, deze komen op regelmatige goedgekozen ...more
Another great adventure that leads ...more
It's an interesting read and you can really get a Star Wars feel from this one, technology and man intertwined in a way that makes you step back and think about where our current civilization is headed.
Honestly, if you take the first 3 Star Wars movies and read in a min ...more