The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Decided to skip Sword as I was never overly fond of it, I just read a detailed summary of it instead. There are references to it but nothing that takes away from this story. I’ve read this book many times but the last time was probably nearly twenty years ago so though I knew the …

First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks

So this is the prequel to the original Shannara trilogy. The main events are already known if you’ve read those, but I still found it interesting. In chronological order this is the next book after Legends duology and is set around five hundred years before Sword. I remember hoping while reading Legends that we would …

The Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks

A pretty disappointing book in all honesty. As the last book ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger we start this one immediately after. I was hoping for something more original as the last book had a few nice touches but this was almost a copy of Genesis of Shannara books again. Demons are back. A …

Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks

So this is the first book of the duology that will finally link the Word and the Void to the Shannara series. It’s set five hundred years after Genesis of Shannara and the barrier that has protected the descendants of that series is failing and they are about to interact with the survivors of armageddon. …

The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks

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 …

The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks

So this was a much better paced book. The last book ended on a cliffhanger which I intensely dislike. This wasn’t too bad here in that all the books are written but I still really do not like that book device. Anyway this book starts as you would imagine at this point and it resolves …

Armageddon’s Children by Terry Brooks

So this series is the bridge between Brooks’ Word and Void and Shannara series. I’ve been wanting to read this for quite some time as I was a fan of both series back in the day. Set around seventy years after the Word and Void trilogy, the world has fallen to the Void and the …

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