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The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara #3)

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks'sThe Measure of the Magic.

Terry Brooks won instant acclaim with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Sword of Shannara. Its sequels earned Brooks legendary status. Then his darkly enthralling The Word and the Void trilogy revealed new depths and vistas to his mastery of epic fantasy. Armageddon’s Children an
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Kindle Edition, 481 pages
Published (first published 2008)
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Chris
Sep 01, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
The Gypsy Morph concludes the "Genesis of Shannara" trilogy. This trilogy worked to bridge the gap between Terry Brooks's fantasy world set in a more traditional fantasy setting (elves, dwarves, trolls, castles, knights, magic, etc) and Terry's books set in our own contemporary world (his Word and Void series). Granted, even though the Word and Void books were set in our current time, there was still plenty of magic, demons and other fantasy elements. The Genesis of Shannara examines the end of ...more
Nick Brett
I've read the other reviews of this book from the many fans of Terry Brooks and his world of Shannara and I have to say I disagree. I am sure I will bear the brunt of their displeasure but this really didn't do it for me.
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
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Jenna
Sep 14, 2008 Jenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes fantasty novels.
Recommended to Jenna by: I've been reading the entire series.
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
I did a marathon one day read on this puppy! It's hard for me to give it less than 5 stars because I have loved just about everything Terry has written.

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
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Richard Radgoski
This was a very satisfying end to the series. There were several threads of plot and a few POC. Characters that were all integral to the story. I loved reading about what amounts to the world of Shanarra. I do wonder where the name Shannara will come from, but hope that will come out more clearly later. I hope Logan and his wife are the ultimate originators of the Shannara family. I am also intrigued with the last page... Will we see the return of The boy from the mists? Is he the origin of the ...more
Martti
May 17, 2016 Martti rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've had it with Brooks. Enough with this Shannara nonsense.

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"
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"There's this difficult situation, but here's some elfst
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Grace
Jun 11, 2016 Grace rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the young, or novice fantasy readers
Recommended to Grace by: a friend
Somehow and someway, Terry Brooks has managed to effect what I thought was impossible on me. I came out liking the second book of this trilogy more than the climactic undertaking of its final installment.

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
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Bogdan Capitanoiu
out of 6 books in this double trilogy, definitely I can only recommend the 1st one.

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
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David Fox
May 07, 2011 David Fox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, owned-books
Genesis

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
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Coligne
Si conclude, almeno per il momento, con questo "L'Esercito dei Demoni" l'ultima fatica di Terry Brooks, il ciclo della Genesi di Shannara. Devo dire che, per fortuna, dopo un periodo in cui non mi aveva entusiasmato, con questo ciclo il buon vecchio Terry è tornato agli antichi splendori, scrivendo come lui sa fare.

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

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Jennifer
This was a good ending to the Armageddon's Children trilogy. I want to say a great ending - I really do - but I just can't. There are too many little details that are still kind of driving me nuts, even after I'm done reading.

-Spoilers-

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
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William Middleton
I read this book way out of order, and so not familiar with the characters, nor what happened before, wondered if it would make sense and be enjoyable, or would I be confused and lost.
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.
Conan Tigard
Nov 15, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Gypsy Morph is an exciting end to a wonderful trilogy that ties in the Word and the Void series and the Original Sword of Shannara Series. All the questions that I have always asked myself about how the world we live in was devastated and turned into the world of Shannara are answered in these three books.

This book is filled with a ton of action that kept me engrossed in the book until the story was over. Terry Brooks is a genius storyteller and really knows how develop a complex tale inter
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Jon Borah
Jan 09, 2015 Jon Borah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

SUMMARY:
Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man’s-land: its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed; its citizens adrift, desperate, fighting to stay alive. In fortified compounds, survivors hold the line against wandering predators, rogue militias, and hideous mutations spawned from the toxic environment, while against them all stands an enemy neither mortal nor merciful: demons and their minions bent on slaughtering and subjug

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Brian Schiebout
The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks is the third book of the Genesis of Shannara series set in the Shannara universe. This book completes the journey and the stories that began in the earlier books in this series. The main theme deals with of course the Gypsy Morph discovering why what he must do is important. At different times as friends and others around him are killed he finds himself doubting whether there is anything worth fighting for anymore. This is a dangerous as there is still the army of ...more
Scott
Apr 23, 2014 Scott rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Brooks is a good author, but not a great one. I read this because it was post-apocalyptic fiction, and because I read his Word and the Void series years ago, and learned that this was a continuation of that and a bridge with his earlier Shannara, so it sounded intriguing.

I'm a hoarder and builder by nature, and Brooks certainly isn't. Whenever he presents a great place to settle down, build, and acquire and amass stuff, it always seems to be at the leaving phase, or the arriving phase, but neve
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Lauren
Apr 03, 2016 Lauren rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Overall, I was not too impressed by this series. Maybe I'm missing something because this trilogy is my first experience with Brooks' Shannara world and I should have started with the other books? I can't say for sure, but "The Gypsy Morph" was a disappointing ending. The first and second books in this trilogy were all right, but certainly not the best fantasy/ dystopia novels I've ever read. The quality seemed to decrease so that by the 3rd book I honestly think Brooks might have just gotten ti ...more
Teri
Sep 01, 2008 Teri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i was disappointed with how this ended.. I kept waiting for soome big connection to the shannara books, but there is still a big leap there. Some stories still let untold. I found the end to be a little abrubt as well. This was also the first book, where he referenced things in previous books where I couldn't remember who or which event he was referring back to.

Jim C
Mar 22, 2014 Jim C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third book of a trilogy. The other two MUST be read to understand this novel.

This book continues the story of how the world is about to meet its destruction. Will Kirisin be able to save the Elven society and will Hawk be able to lead his group to a safe haven? This novel continues with these separate storylines and does a nice job of weaving these lines into one storyline.

Terry Brooks does a nice job with the progression of the storylines and the actions of his characters. They will suffer
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Sarah
Apr 09, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I've now read the Word & Good trilogy and the Genesis of Shanara trilogy and I've found Terry Brooks' writing style to be unimaginative and uninspiring. The characters are two dimensional and clichéd - the result being that when one was killed off, I didn't really care.

The allusions to religion/christianity left me feeling uncomfortable: the (more or less) virgin birth of the gypsy morph, the saviour of mankind, the promised land... Not for me.

In this book especially, it felt like Brooks g
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Norman Howe
May 22, 2015 Norman Howe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
It's the end of the world"," folks. Demons and mutants are preparing to overwhelm humanity's last hope. If that's not enough"," a lone sentinel is preparing to launch the remainder of America's nuclear arsenal.But don't worry: there are enough dei ex machina to go around"," what with Elves"," Knights of the Word"," and the Gypsy Morph himself to save the day. Even if none of them really know what they're doing.This sounds cynical"," and it is: Brooks had to clear the slate for the world of the S ...more
Lisa
Sep 06, 2008 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Always with the trilogies. I hated that this one didn't end. Still loved the characters and monsters. Great intro on the elves. Really liked the back stories on everybody.
Kelly
Feb 15, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy Lovers
I really enjoyed reading this. I loved following the characters in all their glory.
It is well written and kept me wanting more. Terry Brooks never fails to deliver.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 06, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic end to the trilogy. A great book. Awesome blend of fantasy and apocalyptic disaster stories. A smooth and easy read. Very recommended
Cory
Mar 20, 2014 Cory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite not having read anything from Terry Brooks since I read the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy in high school I have been a huge fan of his. I love the post-apocalyptic genre and enjoy fantasy and this trilogy gave me both of these and in an excellent way.
The characters in these books are well developed and easy to care about. Each one has a background story that doesn't take up too much space but makes me feel like I know them. Despite the fact that I knew how successful this journey
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Renée Korver-Michan
It is quite a ways from the modern day world to the fantasy realm of Shannara. Through the Word and Void, Genesis of Shannara and Legends of Shannara series Terry Brooks attempts to relate how one led to the other throughout a series of events. Genesis of Shannara is the second of the prequel series, and although the first one is definitely the best, this one is pretty good as well. The story is told from the viewpoint of several characters, among which Hawk and his gang of street kids is the mo ...more
Sara
In the conclusion of this trilogy, Earth has finally reached its critical moment. Kirisan, the Loden containing all of Arbolorn escapes the demon army with the assistance of Logan Tom, joining up with Hawk, the Ghosts, and a massive exodus of humans - mostly children - along the banks of the Columbia River. Also there is the recovered Angel Perez. They begin their march West, trying to escape the demons and once men who wish to destroy them, all the while hunted by the Klee. Not all will survive ...more
Cat
Jul 26, 2016 Cat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this great conclusion to the series. Something interesting about this series is that it felt more like one big story and it wasn't disjointed in the slightest. Everything that happened in this book and the previous two was drawing towards the climax and I really thought it worked very well.

Having only read The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks in the past and not loving it, I found that I really enjoyed this series. It made me want to go back to the chronologically later books a
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Jimmy
Feb 27, 2016 Jimmy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, fantasy
Terry Brooks does not disappoint. Fifty pages in, and my heart is racing with excitement, anxiety and anticipation!
After recovering the Loden, Kirisin has done some growing up. But, he has a lot more to do in order to fulfill his charge from the Ellcrys. His mind is analyzing what has happened with Erisha, the demon Culph, and what he must do in order for the Elves to utilize the Loden. Causing him to have a vision that raises more questions than answers.
The demon army led by Findo Gask is wai
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Jimmy
Feb 27, 2016 Jimmy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Terry Brooks does not disappoint. Fifty pages in, and my heart is racing with excitement, anxiety and anticipation!
After recovering the Loden, Kirisin has done some growing up. But, he has a lot more to do in order to fulfill his charge from the Ellcrys. His mind is analyzing what has happened with Erisha, the demon Culph, and what he must do in order for the Elves to utilize the Loden. Causing him to have a vision that raises more questions than answers.
The demon army led by Findo Gask is wai
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Jennifer
Sep 02, 2015 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: terry-brooks
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Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and he received ...more
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