❆ [KINDLE] ✿ The Talismans of Shannara By Terry Brooks ➟ – Uroturk.info

The Talismans of Shannara The Talismans of Shannara, by Terry Brooks, is the fourth and final book in The Heritage of Shannara quartet of novels All of the threads of the previous three novels are now coming to fruition, as the Elves lead by Wren Ohmsford Elessedil, the Druids resurrected by Walker Boh, and the Sword of Shannara, found by Par Ohmsford, are all converging on a final battle with the Shadowen controlled Federation.Of course, this is not even the most critical factor in the heroes success That distinction probably goes to their friend and ally Morgan Leah, and his weapon, the enchanted Sword of Leah The family heirloom, blessed by long dead Druid Allanon to help Morgan s ancestor, Rone Leah, protect Brin Ohmsford, during the events of the novel The Wishsong of Shannara, is a powerful artifact It can cleave through nearly any magic.On top of his sword s abilities, it seems Morgan has a natural penchant for conceiving of, and executing, plans on short notice Even the ridiculous ideas can somehow be made to work once the young highlander gets started with them.Rounding out the group of heroes are Padishar Creel, leader of the Freeborn movement, his daughter, Dhamson Rhee, a young resistance leader named Matty Roh, and Coll Ohmsford, Par s brother Coll is an interesting case, as he is arguably just as much the hero as Par is, because Par can not do anything without Coll first doing his part.This story was really enjoyable Some of the annoying philosophizing and soap boxing of the previous Heritage volumes was toned down, and when it was there, it was only what was necessary to advance the plot Had the first three books been this discreet with the wordy navel gazing from the characters, the books would have been about 50 pages shorter each one.Another improvement over the first trilogy was in the area of romances Mostly Par and Dhamson, but also Morgan and Matty, had far believable romances, for instance, than that of Morgan s ancestor Menion Leah and his eventual wife, Shirl, from the book The Sword of Shannara What s , instead of just being told they love each other, Brooks actually showed us that these couples love each other, and why.I did have some problems, of course, with how dark the story was Yes, the good guys won, but my goodness gracious were they ever put through the ringer first They suffer again, and again, and again That said, there was a real satisfaction when you see the characters triumphant, except for poor Wren, who I wished had happy moments, given how much she suffered than the others.In general, this was an excellent conclusion to the series I just would have preferred a unambiguously happy ending Though I will give Brooks kudos for giving us of a conclusion Instead of the five page ending at the most of the first three books, he gave us a proper ending with what happened to them afterward accounts of the characters That was one major complaint of mine that I am pleased to say that Brooks improved on eventually.Despite the wordiness, annoying soap boxing, and sometimes overly dark atmosphere, this was a really great epic fantasy of good triumphing over evil Read this book and the first three as well You won t regret picking up this story The Heritage of Shannara was top notch storytelling.Highly Recommended. I should have added a reminder to all of the other Shannara reviews I ve written the fact that these books are written for young people When I originally read these books, they were astounding But now they seem a bit hollow Upon rereading the Talismans of Shannara, I ve discovered that the depth is not nearly what I remember Nonetheless, a lesson is awaiting those who are willing to read it And the characters come to the natural conclusion of the quadrilogy, although not necessarily the one you are expecting Even with the sure knowledge that I have read this book before, I still was surprised by the way things end but, as before, pleasantly so. 17 29 in my Epic Shannara Quest.A slam bang conclusion to an epic series Exciting action, expertly paced with a finale in the bowels of the obsidian tower Southwatch that exceeded all of my expectations The final reveal Brooks saved for this final volume of The Heritage of Shannara was not a surprise if you drop enough clues, the reader will figure it out and that s what happens here but it didn t matter A definite pick me up after the lackluster Elf Queen of Shannara. This book picks up where the last one left off, but does so at break neck speed and I loved that Likewise, the ending was rapid fire and also a bit of a roller coaster I would add that each main character is given a nemesis and these proved to be awesome I would have liked a little from the antagonists, but all in all The Talismans of Shannara is one of Brooks better books I could do without all the self doubt portrayed by nearly every single human character, but I realize that this is a formula that works for Brooks and it has resulted in book sales.can t fault the guy for sticking with what works. A fantastic ending to a truly epic series I could not put this down I became so attached to the main characters through this series, and I really loved the character development in this final book and how characters came to each other s aid, sometimes unexpectedly It was satisfying to see the separate storylines finally come together and I liked how the conclusion explained everything and then told of future plans 5 stars for sure The characters and quests of the first three books come back together in an attempt to get shot of the Shadowen On the bright side, because so much of this is plot and there s so much that needs to be covered, there s just not room for Brooks to waste on the miserable never ending navel gazing that characters such as Par and Walker are all too prone to indulging in Hooray There is still far than is warranted, however, and the rot spreads to Wren as well My favourite of the three main characters, she s barely served in here, getting a much shorter role than the men, and not much of what she has is complimentary She s fooled by the most obvious trap in the history of traps, and spends far too much time hand wringing about how it sickens her to kill It probably sickens the men in your Elven army too, madam, but carry on letting them sicken themselves to death so that you don t have to compromise yourself, by all means I did like the pace and breadth of this, and I always enjoy a moor cat Walker was much improved from The Druid of Shannara, I liked him The ending was a little rushed, however, and I just cannot take the romance between Plum and Golf Boy seriously. This is the conclusion of the four book series The elves, dwarves, humans, and Druids unite in the final showdown with Dimmer Rall and his forces of evil The talismans of Shannara are recovered and brought together A fitting conclusion to the series. The Talismans of Shannara is the final conclusion of the four books series, the Heritage of Shannara So that means that you kinda have to read the other ones too, and you also kind of have to read the original three book series, amounting to this being the seventh book In this story, the charges of Allanon to the Ohmsfords have been fulfilled, and Par, Wren, Walker, Coll, Morgan, and friends must find a way to defeat Rimmer Dall and rid the Four Lands of the Shadowen The Elves find themselves on the brink of destruction, and Wren as Queen of the Elves must find a way to avert her people from annihilation, and to reveal the terrible secret of the Shadowen to the others Walker Boh and Cogline come face to face with his destiny as he unlocks the secrets of Paranor and as he completes his transformation And Finally, Par and his brother with the Sword of Shannara, must finally discover the truth about the Shadowen, and himself This, and so much in this epic conclusion of Terry Brook s sequel series So what I liked about this book was the style of his writing The character arcs and progression for each character was amazing I really liked how he wrote each side of the story with their own thinking styles so you always knew who you were following I really loved Walker Boh s point of view and I got excited every time I turned a page and the chapter started with his name It was easy to relate to each of the characters and it felt like I was was making the decisions with them Spoilers I really, really did not like the ending of this book It was one of those kill the bad guy straight up then release goody good magic back into the land everybody lives happily every after endings for me I was thoroughly disappointed to find that the conclusion of four long novels came to this sort of thing, and I really think he could have done better than this Rimmer Dall was such a cool character, he was wasted in my opinion I also didn t like Morgan and Matty s relationship because it was kind of weird and I don t know why Matty was even into Morgan The author in my opinion also put too many hugging and holding parts for them that it was just kind of awkward Overall, this book, despite it s ups and downs, provided a great action filled suspense fantasy conclusion to the Heritage series. Although Some Of The Goals To Keep Shannara Safe Had Been Met, The Work Of Walker Boh, Wren, And Par Was Not Yet Done For The Shadowen Still Swarmed Over The Four Lands, Poisoning All With Their Dark Magic Each Shannaran Had A Special Death Waiting For Him At The Hands Of The Shadowen Unless Par Could Find A Way To Free Them All With The Sword Of Shannara Apparently, Death does not ride a pale horse According to Mr Brooks, he rides a giant lizard They re much scarier, as Walker Boh discovers in The Talismans of Shannara.I ve been able to finish my re read of the Heritage of Shannara with this last novel in the series, and I must say that I m happy with the decision I made to take on the task.As with the other novels, Walker s part was my favorite Rimmer Dall s decision to send four shadowen in the guise of the Four Horsemen, ancient mythological creatures from the old world, made for an interesting development How Walker and Cogline are eventually able to outsmart, in part, and overcome them was a pleasure to read.I think a writer must feel challenged when writing about a character discovering an enemy s weakness The writer himself knows the solution all along and has to write from the point of view of someone who doesn t to make the learning for that character gradual I think that, for the most part, Mr Brooks succeeds with this task where Walker is concerned nicely.Wren s war with the elves against the Federation, Par s rescue of his brother, his subsequent capture, and then Coll s rescue of Par with the help of others , the role of the Sword of Shannara and the Wishsong ALL are excellent story lines.You ll notice, though, that I m not detailing the plot of the novel in this review as I did for the previous novels That s because I truly feel that, as a standalone novel, The Talismans of Shannara would be a tough read The other three novels in this series are excellent standalone stories that COULD all be read by themselves and truth be told, someone could just read this novel as much of the individuals story arcs are NOT carry overs from the earlier novels It s just that I prefer to think of The Talismans of Shannara as the culmination of the story lines in the first three novels even It is MEANT to be read after the others.So while I DO recommend highly reading this novel, I recommend that you do so only after having read the other three novels in the series I give both this novel and the series 4 out of 5 stars.Thanks for the novel, and the series, Terry


About the Author: Terry Brooks

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


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