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Gli eredi di Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #1)

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A trecento anni dalla morte di Allanon, il leggendario Druido protettore delle razze, le Quattro Terre sono teatro di tristi cambiamenti: gli Elfi sono scomparsi e i Nani ridotti in schiavitù, mentre le Terre del Sud sono cadute sotto il malvagio governo della Federazione, che ha rigorosamente bandito ogni forma di magia. Ma Par Ohmsford, discendente del mitico Shannara, h ...more
Paperback, Oscar Bestsellers #436, 488 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Mondadori (first published April 12th 1990)
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Danae
Feb 09, 2015 Danae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Scions of Shannara takes place 300 years after the events of the previous book, and I was incredibly nervous to start it. My thoughts were something along the lines of 'The Original trilogy was fantastic that nothing could possibly live up to it.' But live up to it it did. I'll never doubt Terry Brooks again.

Being incredibly attached to quite a few characters in the Original Trilogy, I had no idea what to expect meeting new ones. I needn't have worried though, because I quickly became fond o
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Mike (the Paladin)
I need a way to rate the book and then a way to separately rate the edition I got. I have the audio I got from OverDrive and the gain is so low that with the recording turned up all the way, my speakers turned up all the way and going into my computers audio controls and jacking them up all the way I could barely hear it. Recording value -1 star.

The book is a return to the world of the original Shannara trilogy though much later. magic is outlawed and practically gone (funny how often that seems
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maricar
my first terry brooks novel, and purely by chance. since then, i was hooked. don't care if people say that brooks was a hack compared to tolkien. i like both authors--they have their own writing styles, and both are very good in their art.

what is great about brooks and his shannara series is that every chapter is riveting. there were times when i really couldn't put the book down--i just wanted to gobble up every scene, every confrontation, every revelation. besides having fantastical character
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Mitali
I first read this book about 3-4 years ago, but it was apparently so forgettable that I couldn't remember a thing about it apart from the very bare bones of the plot. Even when I started skimming through it to remind myself of more details (so that I could read its sequels), I had almost no memory of most of the scenes or even important characters, so I finally decided to reread the whole damn thing. Perhaps it's an exercise in masochism to reread something that my mind didn't think was worth ho ...more
Shannan
Jan 31, 2013 Shannan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a fan of the various Shannara series' for a number of years but the Heritage series is probably my favourite. The brotherly bond with struggle and love is so well written that I really relate to Par and Coll. This is, in some ways, your standard sort of "epic fantasy" with elves, dwarves, humans, etc. but the personal stories carry it so much further than just any "standard" fantasy. I've read this series before, and I'll read it again! Love it.
MC
Jan 29, 2014 MC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For The Sword of Shannara Trilogy, author Terry Brooks wrote three separate, but loosely-connected tales. In The Heritage of Shannara, he tells one large, epic tale over the space of four books. It was quite a departure from the pattern of the previous stories, and, if the first book is any indication, this seems to have worked quite well for Brooks.

As the first book, The Scions of Shannara, opens, the world is a radically different place from the world that Brin and Jair Ohmsford inhabited at t
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Squire
Feb 14, 2016 Squire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#14/29 in my Epic Shannara Quest.

Three-hundred years after his death, the druid Allanon is at it again, calling upon the descendants of the Elven house of Shannara to stamp out evil threatening the Four Lands. This time he has three of them to contend with, each with their own personalities and egos.

?"...There is a history that needs repeating. There are adventures to be shared and battles to be won. This is what Fate has decreed for you and me!"

This is the problem with the beginning of this new
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Dark-Draco
Sep 06, 2013 Dark-Draco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the second series of Shannara books. 300 years have passed since Brin destroyed the Ildatch, but the Four Lands are in turmoil. The Federation have begun to take over, enslaving the dwarves, fighting the trolls and banning magic. The elves have disappeared and dark Shadowen take over the bodies of the people they destroy. The shade of Allanon sends dreams to the three Ohmsford chidlren. Par has the power of the wishsong and is ordered to seek out the legendary Sword of ...more
Jamie
Oct 13, 2016 Jamie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was good, although I did not care for it as much as I cared for any of the three installments of the first Shannara series. This novel was clearly meant to be read with with other two books in the series, and was notably less of a standalone novel than any of the earlier books. It was, however, a great first part. The plot was slow to build, but did so steadily. The resolution was swift. Yet, even in resolution it had the distinct feel of a ledge, not the end of the story. Definite cli ...more
Anita
Aug 13, 2012 Anita rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dull and unimaginative. Gave up after about 70 pages when I lost the will to read any more.
Baylee
May 21, 2017 Baylee rated it it was ok
Puoi trovare questa recensione anche sul mio blog, La siepe di more

Visto che ho passato un bel po’ di tempo senza computer e con una serie di malanni tipici della stagione autunnale e/o invernale, ho pensato bene di iniziare a leggere la mia seconda saga di Terry Brooks. Così, giusto per farmi ulteriormente del male…

Ora, per chi fosse nuov* di questi lidi, sappiate che mi sono comprata ben tre saghe di Terry Brooks, senza aver letto nemmeno uno dei suoi romanzi, basandomi semplicemente sul fatto
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Christian, Kelanth, Scala
Gli eredi di Shannara, in originale "The Scions of Shannara" è il primo libro della tetralogia de Gli Eredi di Shannara di Terry Brooks, ambientata trecento anni dopo gli eventi narrati nella trilogia di Shannara. Il romanzo, come i successivi, segue le vicende degli Eredi di Shannara: i fratelli Par e Coll Ohmsford, Walker Boh e Wren Ohmsford.

Gli Eredi di Shannara è il primo libro della tetralogia dell'eredità di Shannara, tetralogia che presenta una sostanziale differenza rispetto alla precede
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Camilla (Lettrice In Soffitta)
Potete leggere la recensione anche sul mio blog: https://lasoffittadiamelia.blogspot.i...

Sono passati trecento anni da quando l'avventura dell'ultima generazione degli Ohmsford incontrati ne La canzone di Shannara si è conclusa. Il mondo è cambiato. Gli Elfi sono scomparsi, i Nani vivono in misere condizioni e gli uomini sono sotto il dominio di una nuova fazione politica e militare: la Federazione.
La magia è proibita, ma Par e Coll Ohmsford trasgredisgono questa legge passando di taverna in tav
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Roman Kurys
Jan 05, 2016 Roman Kurys rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So while I though the first Trilogy good, this has been GREAT! A fantastic ride through a good adventure courtesy of Terry Brooks.

I really love how he continually brings up events from the last 3 books in a non invasive manner that flows well with the story and also at the same time serves as a reminder of the times in the past. This has made it much easier to get immersed in the story and plenty of times I found hours slip by unnoticed and had to make myself stop reading to go on about my day.
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Jeffery Moulton
Jan 03, 2011 Jeffery Moulton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: epic-fantasy
I am a longtime Terry Brooks fan but have primarily focused on his Magic Kingdom and Word and the Void stories. So I haven't yet completed all of the Shannara books and decided it was time to do so. This book is the first I've read since Wishsong. Wishsong wasn't my favorite Brooks book, so I wasn't sure how much I would like this one. I am happy to report that I really enjoyed this story and the characters. It was interesting to see what Brooks had done with the world and the battle sequences w ...more
Terri
Nov 23, 2011 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, shannara
I don't remember how many times I've read this book, it's quite a few, but the last time was probably over 10 years ago. Picking it up and reading it again was like meeting up with a friend I've not seen in years but we talk as it it was last week. All the classic parts of a great fantasy novel and a great read, I'll be reading book two later today.
John Taylor
Jul 23, 2012 John Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book that started it all for me, the one that got me reading, that got me into fantasy, and introduced me to a lifelong fansession with Terry Brooks. And although I've read and enjoy Sword of Shannara more, this was the one that started it all for me. If Mr. Brooks ever happens upon this review, thank you for a life made more fantastic through your stories.
Martti
Oct 14, 2015 Martti rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The whole of this book annoyed me, because in a sense this is just an introduction to the next book. An annoyingly long introduction. It was kind of a same emotion when reading Harry Potter books, where you discover that the first four-five books have been just a wait for the Real Plot to surface. I think I would have been fine just to read the couple of last chapters and be done with it.
Jason Carpenter
Oct 12, 2016 Jason Carpenter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an awesome story, written as well as any other Terry Brooks book I've read. The characters are deep and interesting and the battle between good and evil is shown to be much more complex than just the good guys versus the bad guys. I highly recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a well-written, rich, and complex fantasy.
Ian McGaffey
This was good story, but it got off to a slow start. As the first book in the trilogy it makes sense that it wasn't all resolved, so I'm interested in finishing the trilogy to find out how the characters finish their quests.
Ariel Paiement
Apr 22, 2013 Ariel Paiement rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exciting and enthralling. It kept me turning pages the entire time. The first two chapters were a little slow, but the rest of it was good. I would highly recommend this book to others!
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
This is the first book in the 'Heritage' series of Shannara and I absolutely LOVED it! This series just keeps getting better and better!
Goldilocks275
This is a generic fantasy story. Expect dwarves, monsters, magic and a whole lot of walking. Points deducted for the repetitive scenes involving walking, fighting, sneaking and pretty much everything else. Points in favor of the well-constructed ending and multiple cliff-hangers.
Abigail
Oct 14, 2016 Abigail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Abigail by: David St louis
Shelves: fantasy
After finishing the original Shannara trilogy, my husband insisted we continue our journey into the world by starting this quartet. It's his favorite. It's definitely a different world you step into with this one. Taking place 300 years after The Wishsong of Shannara, we find a land that's owned by the big, bad "Federation," a place where the elves have disappeared, the dwarves are systematically oppressed and magic is forbidden. The stories from the previous trilogy are now myth and legend. Wha ...more
Octavia Cade
Oct 31, 2016 Octavia Cade rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
"It was ok" really does sum this up for me. I've read a number of the Shannara books, and some of them work for me more than others. The ones I like better tend to have more women in them for a start - Wren and Teel are only bit players here, and the beginning relationship between Damson and Par (who I cannot, cannot help but think of as Plum and Golf Boy, the names in this series are truly terrible) is something I find deeply unconvincing.

Mostly, though, it's the length (too long for what it is
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Scott Wade
Oct 18, 2016 Scott Wade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At sea
Deanna_morley
DNF at page 221.
The first Terry Brooks novel I read was The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, and that is still one of my favourite fantasy books of all times, but the issue is I'm just not a fan of Terry's earlier writing. Not every one of his books is great, which is totally normal and understandable, for it's clear to see how he's improved as a writer.
The Scions of Shannara started alright, I guess, but the plot moved so slowly. By the time I started to see that I was getting bored, they'd only
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Cang
Feb 02, 2017 Cang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
I loved it! I watched the first few episodes of the Shannara Chronicles un Netflix then stopped and decided to read it instead. It was hard to find a complete set of the old books so what I did find were the latest ones. I wanted to try it out. Half-way through this book I bought the second one. I liked how it kept referencing the old stories which made me want to get my hands on it more. The pacing was great. I'm really not much of a fan of multi-threads in stories where you need to keep jumpin ...more
Elena Rodriguez
A disappointment. It feels like this book did not get the benefit of good editing. So many things are repeated, over and over, as if Brooks is worried the reader may have a really terrible memory. The only thing that put me in danger of forgetting what came before was the feeling of sheer boredom that set in as people had long conversations about what had already taken place. I also didn't need to read their repetitions of worries about what was to come. I've been with them on this journey, I kn ...more
Nitesh
Jun 03, 2017 Nitesh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this book. i don't have any idea of 2nd book; it's not related to par ohmsford. Even though it's not related to par ohmsford i'm gonna read it. i'm in a suspense right now , how coll is in the cell, and what will happen to walker boh!, is he alive or not. at last i loved this book, this was my first genre.
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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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Heritage of Shannara (4 books)
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