The Elf Queen of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #3)
The plot in this novel is very well developed and thought it. It moves at a strong pace and is fille ...more
When she finds the island the elves have retreated to, it isn't anything she expected. Taken over by demons, she is forced to discover some very hard ...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
This is one of those books that tells a similar story that has already been told (though to be fair, this one was published first). The story of the Loden Elfstone and how it once saved the Elves was also related in The Elves of Cintra, which was book #5 in my quest due to it's chronological placement in the Shannara series.
For me, the best parts of this book dealt with Par Ohmsford and Walker Boh (and they came in the last quarter of the book.) The main st ...more
Second, all this "Allanon must have known", "Allanon decided this and that far before anything" is getting real tiresome. Sure, he guessed and hoped, like we all. But him being allseeing and powerful. Obviously not. And it's becoming extra annoying in this "extra stupid" edition of Shannara.
NOTA ALLA TRADUZIONE ITALIANA:
Ho l'edizione Mondadori bestseller del 2006, quindi le cose potrebbero essere cambiate (anche se non credo proprio). In ogni caso, fa davvero pena: tralasciando diverse sviste di scrittura (che ci possono stare ma nemmeno in quella quantità) quello che da veramente fastidio è la man ...more
The novel talks about Wren’s quest to find the lost elves and being them back to the Four Lands. It also briefly talks about Coll and Par Ohmsford and the restoration of Paranor.
The plot was overall very good although it had some really dry parts. The dry parts ...more
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
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