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Preview — Armageddon's Children [With Earphones] by Terry Brooks
Armageddon's Children [With Earphones] (Genesis of Shannara #1)
Del Rey editor-in-chief Betsy Mitchell's declaration that longtime fans of Terry Brooks should be prepared for a "dramatic surprise" in this book could quite possibly be the understatement of the year. "Momentous," "jaw-dropping," or "mind-blowing" would be much more fitting terms to describe this singularly shocking publishing event: Armageddo ...more
I selected this title to 'fill in the ...more
This one is the same thing. The concept isn't entirely bad but the mediocre writing continues. There are too man ...more
With this novel, Terry begins to bridge the gap between two of his main story threads...that of the world of Shannara and that of the world in the "Word and Void" series.
The characters are approachable and each filled with their own strengths and flaws. As readers, we are taken on a voyage of self discovery along with the characters as they interact ...more
The Word & The Void Trilogy was set in, for want of a better term, the real world, in present day. The Shannara series was set in a traditional fantasy land. You know the type, elves, dwarves ...more
Armageddon's Children picks up about 100 years from our here-and-now, after the world has been virtually destroyed and the only survivors are scattered, hunted, and often mutated. It, like most of Brooks's work, has ...more
That said, this was an engaging read, and a fun ...more
After logging on his website and looking at recommended reading orders and trying to figure out which t ...more
With that said: Boring characters. My main problem is none of them seem fresh at all. Headstrong, young leader taking care of a pack of headstrong young kids...sighh. But SOME have special needs. For example, one likes to wander ...more
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 ...more
I wouldn't say its among his best work but overall the book kept me entertained and interested and that is all I can ask.
Apparently, for Terry Brooks, every path leads back to Shannara, for in Armageddon's Children, he bridges the gap between the fantasy series he began approximately 35 years ago, and his more recent Word and the Void trilogy, set in a contemporary United States. 100 years after the closing of the Angel Fire East, the Void has managed to gain the upper hand. The entire infrastructure of the world's governments has collapsed, much of the land is unpopulat ...more
Think of this as 400 pages of prologue to the rest of the series. I won't be there to see how it turns out.
Then, I guess, I got acclimated to it and started to very much enjoy it. By the end of the book I knew that I was going to have to move onto the next book in the series. And so I have.
Interestingly, I find that the world described in Armageddon's children is similar in some ways t ...more
Armageddon's Children is the first novel in Terry Brooks' fantasy trilogy entitled The Genesis of Shannara, which bridges the events of Brooks' Word/Void trilogy with his Shannara series. It takes place in an apocalyptic world around the year 2100 (about eighty years after the novel Angel Fire East) and details the events during the Great Wars, a historical conflict referenced frequently in the Shannara books. It is followed by the novel The Elves of Cintra.
But I actually found myself enjoying this book at times, the first in a three-part trilogy and a series that was recommended to me by a friend who swears by Brooks.
Now don't get me wrong here. This is far from a work of art. The author takes too long establishing the book to ...more