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ISBN: 0743483960
Author: Terry Brooks
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2006)
Pages: 384
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 373
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Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills

She was no longer a girl, no longer even young, though she retained her youthful looks, her pale translucent skin still unblemished and unlined, her startling blue eyes clear, and her movements steady and certain. When she looked in the mirror, which she did infrequently now as then, she saw the girl she had been twenty years earlier, as if aging had been miraculously stayed. But while her body stayed young, her spirit grew old. Responsibility aged her more quickly than time.

Book One of High Druid of Shannara invites both the faithful longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take the first step on the next . By set I mean that Terry Brooks writes 3-4 books sets within the greater story of Shannara.

Book One of High Druid of Shannara invites both the faithful longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take the first step on the next extraordinary quest. Twenty years have passed since Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former life as the dreaded Ilse Witch-saved by the love of her brother, the magic of the Sword of Shannara, and the destruction of her evil mentor, the Morgawr. Anyone reading this because you liked the TV show, should definitely read the series through.

High Druid of Shannara is a trilogy of fantasy novels in the Shannara series by Terry Brooks. Set 20 years after the events of The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, the series chronicles the adventures of Pen Ohmsford as he seeks to rescue his aunt, the High Druid Grianne Ohmsford. The first novel in the High Druid trilogy chronicles the banishment of Grianne Ohmsford, the High Druid, to the dark world of the Forbidding by Shadea a'Ru through the employment of a magic known as liquid night.

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Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction. Terry Brooks writes mainly high fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. He was born in the rural midwestern town of Sterling, Illinois and spent a large part of his life living there. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, obtaining his . in English Literature in 1966. He later obtained a . from Washington and Lee University

The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears . Books related to High Druid of Shannara: Straken.

Because Shadea a’Ru, the ruthless Druid responsible for imprisoning the true Ard Rhys and usurping leadership at Paranor, has sent her agents and assassins in relentless pursuit of Pen and his comrades. And in securing the talisman he needs to breach the Forbidding, Pen has paid a devastating price. Now if the Free-born forces–already decimated by the Federation’s death-dealing new weapon–should fall, Shadea’s domination of the Four Lands will be assured.

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Imprisoned in the Druid's Keep, young Pen Ohmsford is separated from all who care for him, and at the mercy of the usurper Shadea a'Ru, who will do anything to destroy the rightful High Druid. Although Pen was successful in his mission to obtain the magical staff called the Tanequil, Shadea has taken it from him. Without the Tanequil, Pen cannot open the gateway to the Forbidden and rescue his aunt, the rightful High Druid. Pen has allies, but they are under siege as well - his parents fleeing from the Druids, the Rock Troll Kermadec and the dwarf Tagwen far away, and the young elf Khyber Elessedil in deadly danger within the Druid's stronghold. Can the scattered band of friends join forces in time to defeat Shadea's evil plot?


This is the third and final book in this set. By set I mean that Terry Brooks writes 3-4 books sets within the greater story of Shannara. Anyone reading this because you liked the TV show, should definitely read the series through. You might be surprised to learn that the TV show was not starting from the beginning and you'll be pleasantly surprised that the quality of the book and story are much greater than the show.

If you've read my reviews of the first two books, you'll know that I really like this set. I have really enjoyed all the books in the series but I think that while this isn't my favorite story, that it's some of his best writing so far. I'm re-reading the series, to catch up, after an extended lapse from reading Mr. Brooks. From this point forward, as well as my reading of the first three prequel books, I'm in new and unread territory. That's really exciting.

So, as to why I think this is some of his best writing in the series so far. I think it's some of his best because of the response it invokes with me. Everyone responds differently based on their moral compass and life experience. It may not affect some of you like it affected me. You may have had similar reactions earlier in the series. For me, though, these (3) books are the first of his to evoke a visceral reaction. Where I felt deeply enough about a character or situation to pull back and say, "No, don't let that happen". All of the previous books have been good. Like I said, this isn't even my favorite story so far, but the quality of the writing is higher. It's not as safe. In all the previous books I've felt like it's one of those tv shows where you know that you're favorite characters going to survive, you just don't know how. You guys know what I'm talking about. Superman is going to be brought down by kryptonite and beaten to a pulp, but he's going to make it. It's called "Superman" for goodness sake. It's just a matter of how he'll make it. That's why I think the latest movie was so stupid.

You know what I mean, though. It's not like Game of Thrones where it was just such a shock when the first main character dies. Then GRRM starts going through them like a gardener weeding a flower bed. Even when a character has died, previously in the series, it felt deserved and timely. I won't spoil anything, though I think if you're reading this review that you've read the ones before it, but anyone familiar with the series will remember an epic battle, in a castle above a certain jungle that certain book was in. Any characters that may or maynot have died went out having achieved their lifes ambitions. While I like the first type of writing, it's not going to give you the shock and awe that something like GRRM's first main character going down is going to give you. I think this series does so. While it's not as graphic as GRRM, it plays it safe and leaves it up to your imagination, but it still puts those moments in there and I think it's more impressive to evoke those feelings without being specifically graphic.

So yes, I highly recommend this book, as well as the rest of the series.
Why give this trash three stars if I have trouble reading it? Well, break it down to components. We are introduced to Pied Sanderling in Book 2 and meet him again in Book 3. Well, his story is very interesting, I enjoyed reading it although it broke up the continuity of the plot. Brooks goofed, I wanted Pied and Troon to have a whole book to themselves. Why put them in this series, what have they to do with Pen and Grianne? Dunsidan, yes, he is a minor character, essential to Moric, but little suspense is developed, Brooks is not his usual self here, and both time and space are wasted on a good story deserving of a better treatment, and all to no purpose. Then we have two other characters deserving of better, and more, treatment, the demon Riverine should have a book of his own and hopefully he gets killed. and Weka Dart is a very intriguing figure, he may need a trilogy of his own but Brooks has backed himself into a corner, these two characters, interesting as they are are confined to the Forbidding and unless Brooks breaks his own rules for the confinement they must stay there. Can he write something as fascinating as Shannara for the Forbidding? He has, perhaps, given himself some freeway in his Genesis series with the moving of the Ellcrys Tree during the flight of the elves. Then there are the Rock Trolls. Ermadec and Alatine, brothers and rivals for the Maturen. Will we know any more of this? Do their fights signal intense competition or is it just brotherly love? Brooks' writing seems to have degenerated lately, is he growing old or is it lack of interest, writer's block?
He has generated a load of interest in this series, too many questions, not enough answers, good writing in spots but too much is foreshadowed or even indicated, losing suspense and even creating boredom. Characters are mishandled, almost all other reviews note this, I hope Brooks reads them and takes note. We can only hope for more books with improved plot and suspense. His characters are good, I hope we see them again.

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