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La regina degli elfi di Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #3)

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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 sc...more
Hardcover, Omnibus, 447 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Arnoldo Mondadori (first published 1992)
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Timothy Stone
The Elf Queen of Shannara, book three of The Heritage of Shannara, is the story of Wren Ohmsford, and her journey to find the Elves and restore them to the Four Lands. This journey is a perilous one, and not just due to the physical dangers she must face to rescue the Elves. She is about to discover facts and truths about herself and the Elves. Truths that will temper her in such a way that either she will emerge stronger than ever before, or she will be emotionally and psychologically destroyed...more
Allen Garvin
Easily the best book of the second Shannara series, with Wren being sent on a journey to bring the elves back to Shannara, from wherever they vanished to. This contains a tight plot and some very harrowing scenes, the scariest since Elfstones. Unfortunately, it breaks off every now and then to tell the stories of the other characters on their separate quests. Unless you're reading the whole series, just skip those parts altogether. This would have made a very good stand-alone novel, instead of a...more
Isabella Cavallari
Eravamo rimasti che Walker Boh era riuscito ad impossessarsi della Pietra Nera degli Elfi, interessante e potente talismano capace di riportare Paranor nel mondo degli umani. Così, mentre Lui è alle prese con la sua ultima sfida e a portare così a compimento l'incarico affidatogli dall'ombra di Allanon, Wren raggiunge l'ovest, incontra un'Addershag con cui ha modo di ottenere informazioni sul popolo Elfico. Raggiunge, seguendo le sue indicazioni, il Wing Hove ed incontra un Elfo del Cielo con il...more
Jennie
I really wanted to like this one, since I liked the first three books very much. However, the second set started out weak and by the time I got to Elf Queen, I had the distinct impression that Terry Brooks was as eager to get it over with as I was. I saw none of the care he took in Sword, Elfstones, or Wishsong, and felt he took too much time with trivial details and not enough time in making me believe the characters. A huge disappointment for me.
Christopher
Argh, that was tough. Right after the surprisingly strong 2nd book in the series (Druid), this one absoultey returned to the intrigue of the first book (Scions.

Wren's story just wasn't very good. All that time on the random island was kinda just boring. The Walker Boh interludes I enjoyed. His story remains my favorite by a long shot. I'm fearful that the last book will place Par front and center again. But he actually balances protagonists pretty well.

I think the most aggravating is that he ne...more
Monique
This novel was really good and I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars. It only got 4 instead of 5 stars because although it was really good it tended to drag on it some parts (which I have noticed seem to be a common theme with Brook’s novels).

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
Dark-Draco
This is the 3rd book in the second series set in Shannara! Wren Ohmsford has been tasked with finding the Elves, who disappeared generatiosn ago, and bringing them back to the present world. Although reluctant to do so, she finds the puzzle curious, and soon she is travelling to the coast on the words of an old Seer. With her friend, Garth, she makes the perrilous journey to the island of Morrowindl, which is a nightmare of deep jungle, barren wasteland and rocky shores. The whole is haunted by...more
Stacey
Terry Brooks has written several series about Shannara. His books take us through generations of Ohmsfords and Elessedils in the world of the Four Lands. The Elf Queen of Shannara, book three of the "Heritage of Shannara" series, follows Wren Ohmsford on her task to find the Elves and return them to the Westland.

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
Brian Schiebout
The Elf Queen of Shannara by Terry Brooks is the third book in the Heritage of Shannara series set in the Shannara universe. The main character in this book is the rover girl Wren Ohmsford. When she was given the quest to find the missing elves by the shade of Allanon in The Scions of Shannara she had no idea what all she would find. In this book she discovers that the elves have retreated from the westland onto the island of Morrowindl in the middle of the blue divide. However when she gets to...more
Al
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"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
Sakura87
Il terzo e penultimo libro della seconda saga di Shannara.
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
Zack Parks
I'll go ahead and say that I enjoyed this book because it was a bit different really from the others thus far in the series. Essentially, the other stories revolved around a particular protagonist being sent to find/destroy a particular object. Technically, Wren (the main character) is charged with finding something - the Elven people. The difference however, is that it's not as if she's just to find some magical rock or weapon or something and use it to kill some nameless evil. There was a bit...more
Carl Alves
Terry Brooks's Shannara books are usually of the highest quality as far as fantasy novels are concerned, and the Elf Queen is no different. The third novel in the Heritage of Shannara series features Wren Ohmsford as the feature character. Wren has been tasked to return the elves back to the four lands after they fled for some time. She is aided by Stresa, the splinterscat and her companion Garth.

The plot in this novel is very well developed and thought it. It moves at a strong pace and is fille...more
Claire
Original rating: 2/5; revised rating: 3/5
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
Jeffery Moulton
Elf Queen is a fun read. It is fast-paced, has interesting characters, exciting action, and a fascinating new world to boot. It did have some issues, but it was much improved over the last entry in the series.

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
Davidkaden
I love fantasy fiction, and have for most of my life. For this reason, when my father was given a used copy of this book, he passed it on to me. Over the years, I had often seen books by Terry Brooks in bookstores, which told me that he must be popular, if nothing else. So I was happy to take one of his books for a spin. My happiness vanished very quickly, replaced by simple astonishment that this person ever managed to get published, never mind popular; there is not a single worthy or redeeming...more
Mark
While I still highly enjoy the Heritage of Shannara series the second time around, I found "Elf Queen of Shannara" to not quite meet up to the standards set in "Druid of Shannara". Honestly, the best parts of the book were when the focus switched back to Coll, Par, or Walker Boh, rather than the more lengthy story of Wren. Sure, there were interesting parts, especially once the action actually started moving a bit faster, and there were some great plot twists, but overall, the whole story of the...more
William
I fought constantly with this addition to the Heritage series. I am not usually one that likes to give up on a book and I try to see it through, hoping that there may be some redeemable moments further on.
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
Dave
The most disappointing book of the series by far, and you might have thought it would have been the preceding book (because I was unaware it was basically the first half of a two-part book). It seemed to me as though these books should really have been a single book (these two and the next): the formula to this point had been to tell a story in a single volume, but the formula seems to be breaking down, and not just from that perspective. The characters in the book seem to be following their pat...more
Matteo Pellegrini

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
Sally
I think this is my favourite of the series, despite the number of deaths that come thick and fast in the latter third. There was some explanations of histories, which I guess others may have known from his earlier books but I've jumped in further along the line.
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
Mar 29, 2012 Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any fans of Terry Brooks, or fantasy fans in general
This book, like most of Terry Brooks' works, was such a pleasure to read! This is the third volume in the Heritage of Shannara series, and the characters and plotline are engaging and emotional as I have come to expect from his books. I espescially love the beautiful and lush descriptions of the Four Lands. I have read about a dozen or so of Terry Brooks' books so I thought I knew his writing style very well. Not so! This book threw me for a loop on so many different aspects! I never expected Ga...more
Otmane El Rhazi
The Elf Queen of Shannara is so far the best book i read this year. It contains a magic plot and some very harrowing scenes. Very good stand novel!
Valree L. Eastwood
Elf queen of shannara

this book kept you guessing. it was sad that Wren did not get to spend more time with her family.
Flittermouse
This one fed my imagination a lot of nightmare material. Lots of fun, and appropriately spooky.
Drewbear76
Very well done. Emotional, suspensefully, sad, and rewarding. Satasfying ending and cliff-hanger. Only two things keep it from being five stars:

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
Lucy
Every time I reread this quartet, I expected to like this book more than I did. I mean, it's called "Elf Queen"! It's about a queen! Of elves! (And keep in mind I was reading this when I was like, ten. Twelve, max.)

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
Dee Renee  Chesnut
Jun 11, 2013 Dee Renee Chesnut rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Shelves: shannara, 2013
This is the 19th book of the Shannara series I have read, as I make my way through this series in its chronological order.
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
Josh Barron
The Elf Queen Of Shannara is an excellent book becuase not only is Wren 'main character' looking to find out who she is and where she came form and who her parents are but she has to go through so much and losses more then she gains yet then again in reality she becomes more than she ever imagines. Through out the whole book I felt as if not me being a girl but me being in her position of situtations and the way of the book will get you hooked. The Elf Queen is a unique book that will have you f...more
Diane
The third book in the Heritage of Shannara series is, again, an old friend, recently revisited. Raised to be totally self-sufficient and trained to survive against all odds, Wren is given a charge to find the vanished Elven civilization and bring the Elves back to help fight the evils that have befallen the land. Her quest takes her to the mysterious and unstable volcanic island of Morrowindle where she faces hidden and unpleasant truths and perils beyond imagining. A great escape for an afterno...more
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