The Elf Queen of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #3)
In this book, Brooks is consistent with themes and characters, but the story is held back by repeated narratives of personal reflection by the lead character. It is not only noticeable...more
"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren.It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag.The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burni...more
E’ Wren Ohmsford, questa volta, che seguiremo nella missione che Allanon le ha affidato: ritrovare gli elfi, scomparsi dalle Quattro Terre da più di cent’anni, e la sua stessa identità.
Quel che Wren non si aspetta è, al termine di un viaggio irto di pericoli al confine tra leggenda e realtà insieme all’inseparabile maestro Garth, di ritrovare quel che resta della sua famiglia: la nonna Ellenroh Elessedil. Wren è infatti la legittima ered...more
The plot in this novel is very well developed and thought it. It moves at a strong pace and is fille...more
Review written after 2nd reading
When I first read this book, I found the pacing slow and the book simply too long over all - hence my 2/5 rating. As I was re-reading and not finding it as plodding as I had the first time, I realized a few things. When I first read it, I was impatient to find out what happened with the other plot lines and didn't take enough notice of how Brooks is very carefully crafting the transformation of Wren Ohmsford; in order to d...more
This book continues the story lines stared in The Scions of Shannara. In the first book, the shade of the druid Allarnon called the Olhmsford descendants on various quests to save the Four Lands from the evil Shadowen. Par and Coll were called to find the Sword of Shannara, Walker Boh was s...more
Fortunately there were some redeeming aspects that changed my mind frame and I felt not so irritated by the ending of the story. I didn't feel altogether connected with the Wren character and yawned mostly with the descriptions and events of the island of Morrwindl. Though some characters tha...more
Tutte le terre e tutti i popoli sono destinati a perire, gli unici che possono impedirlo sono gli appartenenti al popolo degli Elfi, così recita una profezia. Nessuno però ha più visto un elfo da almeno un secolo e molti dubitano che siano mai esistiti. Solo una vecchia cieca sembra saperne ancora qualcosa, un antico segreto che viene rivelato solo alla bella Wren. Wren scopre così che qualcosa la lega indissolubilmente al mondo degli Elfi e, con pochi compagni, parte all'avventurosa ricerca di...more
1. At times, the movement back and forth between the overarching stories was disjointed. It occasionaly felt as though i was being ripped from Wrens story to be placed back into Pars story in a way that killed the pacing and suspense.
2. More of an issue with the Nook version. Distracting typos far too often in this e-book. Surprised these typos got throu...more
But it was never my favorite.
I think that probably has something to do with the fact that in my eagerness to read about the Queen! Of! Elves! I read this book first, not realizing that it would make absolutely no sense without having first read The Scions of Shannara and The Druid o...more
I liked this book for its main story concerns Wren Ohmsford whose charge from the shade of Allanon to find the Elves and restore them to the Four Lands. Wren had good supporting characters such as Garth, a Splinterscat, Tiger Ty, and Aurin Striate. I made a note of Aruin Striate's speech about "...As you get older..." for my own motivation.
I recommend this book for fans of t...more
Perhaps it is because I did not identify with the protagonist. However, this book does continue what Brooks began in the first two in more ways than just carrying the plot. There is character development, and not so heavy-handed that is not enjoyable. But there are problems. There are sweeping changes that seem to come out of nowhere. I would like to have seen little more subtlety in The transformation.
I'd recommend this book in a heartbeat, but I would also encourage readers to read The Elf Queen of Shannara in the proper order...that is read the first two books before this one.
The first novel, Sword of Shannara is a masterpiece. It makes you cry for more. This next series, 4 books in all, called the Heritage of Shannara is great as well. Start with Sword of shannara, and follow through these others. If you liked LOR, you can't miss absolutely loving Sword of Shannara!