Witches' Brew (Magic Kingdom of Landover #5)
Former Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday was proud and happy. And why not? The Magic Kingdom of Landover, which he ruled as High Lord, was finally at peace, and he and his wife, the sylph Willow, could watch their daughter Mistaya grow.
And grow she did - shooting through infancy in months, learning to walk and to swim in the same ...more
The character of Mistaya is almost just too perfect and wi ...more
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
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
It was just OK. I never really connected with any of the characters. Mistaya had promise, but we never actually got inside her head that much.
Part of this may be due to the abridged nature of the audio book.
That said, it is an engrossing tale of wickedness attempting to overtake and subvert that most precious of things - a childs love for its parents.
So lets see, we has a kid who's physically 2, looks 10 and is mentally 13. Reads like the world's biggest Mary-Sue outta Twilight (oh wow, and this is from 1995!)
Landover, I think we're done. Its been fun, but don't call us