La regina degli elfi di Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #3)
"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
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
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
The plot in this novel is very well developed and thought it. It moves at a strong pace and is fille ...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
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
The plotline moved along well; fewer segways into the other active plots which helped the reader stay focused on the main story.
For me, the best part was the jungle setting, which I think is pretty rare for fantasy.