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The Gypsy Morph

(Genesis of Shannara #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  12,898 ratings  ·  489 reviews
De queeste van de Ridders van het Woord loopt ten einde als de krachten van het goede van over de hele wereld samenkomen om het kwade definitief te verslaan. Logan Tom en Angel Perez, de Ridders die eden hebben gezworen om hun familie te wreken, Kirisin Belloruus, een jonge elf die verantwoordelijk is voor het lot van zijn ras, en Havik, de jongen op wiens magere schouders ...more
Paperback, 459 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Del Rey (first published 2008)
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Aug 24, 2011 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
Michelle Morrell
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faerie, i-own, x-read-2018
A satisfying end to the world as we know it, onward to Shannara proper!
May 17, 2016 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"
"There's this difficult situation, but here's some elfst
Sep 12, 2008 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.
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
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice conclusion to the Genesis of Shannara trilogy. Losses are suffered (more than I hoped for - maybe a little too much) but in the end, the world is saved again. :-) Terry Brooks' stories can be a little repetitive, and this one is not very original. If you're a fan, you'll enjoy it none the less. I really love this world and these series so I'm not really bothered and if I take a break between the trilogies it's not even that troublesome. The only thing that annoyed me in this book was the ...more
Nov 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, digital, fantasy, magic
After 2 trilogies I could not but be reminded of the famous quote:
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." – Winston Churchill
If these series that end here were written first, I would say that it was an ambitious endeavor, but given as these were written after the main body of work, it is a bit difficult to gauge {I am trying to read all of the books chronologically} without being sure of any potential threads that would ha
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
Matthew Hunter
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Man, people have strong feelings about Brooks and his Shannara epic. He's accused of being repetitive, boring, a poor man's Tolkien - lots of stuff! I like the hell out of him.

The Gypsy Morph - the entire Genesis of Shannara series, really - is not for the faint of heart. Children are kidnapped, torn to pieces by demons, murdered with tasers, abandoned, and enslaved. Characters you've gotten to know die messily, or walk off unprotected into the desert as nuclear warheads fly. Creation groans con
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
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shannara
The Gypsy Morph is book 3 chronologically in the Shannara series. This book sets the table for the post apocalyptic world in which the entire series is set. The plot got a little bit long-winded but it was very enjoyable. Characterizations drove this story for me. My heart just goes out to the group of street kids (The Ghosts) - as a reader, I just rooted for them the whole time.
Ian McGaffey
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great conclusion to the tale of the gypsy morph. It was interesting to read how the world we know collapsed and in the end destroyed itself only to rise again as the four lands. I'm looking forward to continue the journey of closing the loop to the time of Shannara and the continuing evolution of magic. ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Barry Mulvany
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good conclusion to the series. The pace is fast from the start and doesn't let up. Nothing was entirely unexpected but it was interesting and fun to see how it got there. All the disparate elements to the story were brought together and then diverged for parts until they were all brought back again for the climax.

Character wise I think we saw a decent bit of growth. It can be a bit heavy handed sometimes but it generally works. I really started this series because I was curious
Apr 11, 2016 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
Gareth Otton
From the start one of the hardest things to accept about this trilogy was that all of the events in the novel weren't about saving the world but instead about surviving its destruction. Where so many stories concern themselves with saving the world from Armageddon, it is refreshing to read a story that ensures that it actually happens, just in the right way.

Those who have been fans of Terry Brooks like myself will have read his works that take place after the great wars and the destruction, in
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
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.


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

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
Eric Folley
Finally done with this series. A couple of thoughts overall. First, given that this trilogy is part of a much larger series, there seemed to be a lot of repetitive exposition, probably to help readers who haven't read the other dozen or more volumes. But even coming to this decades after reading his first books, it seemed excessive. Second, enough with everyone doubting themselves! We get it - the main characters who have missions to perform don't know how they will carry them out. They have dou ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shannara, got-it
I very much enjoyed this one. The boy and his children suffered some losses (which means we did, too). Love was found, and so was life. I thought I might need a break, since the last few books I've read have all been Shannara books, but I think I'm good to jump in to the next one :). Granted, it took nearly a month to finish this one (because of my own issues, not any with the book). Hopefully I'm coming out of my "funk" and I'll get through the next one a bit quicker. ...more
Aug 29, 2008 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.

Oct 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
This is no longer my favorite trilogy in the Shannara on a re-read. The story its fine but nothing ground breaking. There are two romances that annoy me. One is instant love the other contains a flat cardboard cutout of a female character. The treatment of the female knight of the word is misogynistic, always implying she is less than the male even when she shows herself to be the better.
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.
Emma *insert corn here*
DNF at 28 %.

I feel bad for leaving a trilogy in the middle of the third book, but the truth is that I'm just not interested in this universe anymore.

I've been defeated and it does not feel good.
Jacob Naldi
Really bad writing and sloppily edited. Characters are all over the place and all are held together by one or two traits that the author makes sure you know with every sentence about them. Pulls together for an ending.
Sep 06, 2008 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. ...more
Jul 18, 2010 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
Jul 21, 2015 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
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That was one of the best series I read yet. It showed the beginnings of how the world of the 4 lands and the Shanara World began. Perfectly named The Genesis of Shanara!
Paul Weiss
The stunning conclusion to a fantasy trilogy that rivals LORD OF THE RINGS!

In a horrifying blend of post-apocalyptic terror and new age urban fantasy, Terry Brooks' GENESIS OF SHANNARA series describes a world ravaged by nuclear war, plague, pestilence, famine, mindless zombie-like creatures, demons and terrifying creatures born out of devastating mutations. Deaths have numbered in the billions and humanity teeters on the very brink of extinction. Most of those few humans who have survived have
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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 his ...more

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