Dopo la distruzione della civiltà causata dalle Grandi Guerre, agli uomini e all'antico popolo degli Elfi si sono aggiunte, nel ripopolare la terra sotto la guida dei Druidi, nuove Razze come i Nani, gli Gnomi e i Troll, i quali, però, fin dall'inizio hanno cercato di imporre il loro dominio sugli altri popoli. Sotto la guida del Signore delle Menzogne - un malvagio Druido corrotto dal proprio potere magico - i Troll si sono mossi ripetutamente contro uomini ed Elfi, ma grazie alla famiglia Ohmsford e a talismani come la Spada di Shannara e le Pietre Magiche, sono sempre stati sconfitti. Ora, a parecchi secoli di distanza, due nuovi terribili pericoli minacciano la stabilità del mondo. Il primo è la Federazione dei popoli del Sud, che vuole imporre la sua dittatura su tutte le terre settentrionali, il secondo sono gli Ombrati, misteriose creature che vogliono servirsi della magia per distruggere gli Elfi. Spetterà agli ultimi discendenti degli Ohmsford e alla giovane Wren, futura Regina degli Elfi, recuperare gli antichi talismani per poter scoprire la verità sugli Ombrati e sconfiggere i nuovi nemici. Tra creature fantastiche, gnomi e giganti, minacciosi incantesimi, viaggi avventurosi e lotte cruente, prosegue la mitica vicenda della Spada di Shannara.
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Well, I finally finished. This was an enjoyable read, but I had to take it small doses, which is why it took so long to get through. The intriguing thing about Brooks & The Shannara series is that you can tell when he wrote these book from the prose-style and methods he uses. It's obvious that the "Ge Leggi tutto
Terry Brooks has done an excelent job with the mixture of journeys in the magical world once again. Hundreds of years have passed since The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstone of Shannara, and the Wishsong of Shannara. Through the years the talismans have been misplaced and hidden either by the Federatio Leggi tutto
A set of four novels, set hundreds of years after the original Shannara trilogy. Unlike the original trilogy, however, this series is all one, cohesive story, in contrast to the three isolated stories of the originals. It is set in a future Four Lands in which the Federation of the Southland has dri Leggi tutto
Good series. Solid entry in the Shannara series. I first read the Sword of Shannara back in 1978 and enjoyed it immensely. I've read some unkind reviews saying it was a "ripoff" of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but nothing could be further from the truth. If by that they mean that the pattern is the s Leggi tutto
Individual books reviewed: The Scions of Shannara 4 stars The Druid Of Shannara 5 stars The Elf Queen of Shannara 3 stars The Talismans of Shannara 5 stars
I have tried so hard to read this book and this admission may well cause righteous indignation and justifiable ire from the aficionados of Mr Brooks. Where I went wrong I wot not but after the first hundred pages I was becoming bogged down by the derivative story and a writing style that jarred ever Leggi tutto
All four books of the second Shannara series. Its a good story and if you enjoyed the original Sword of Shannara trilogy this is definitely worth reading.
Very good. I like Mr. Brooks work immensely. I plan on reading the rest of this series, but there are a lot of them too. After six books I think I'm less than half way done. I'll get there though.
Many fantasy writers have produced great work; curiously, Terry Brooks doesn't always seem to get the credit he deserves for being among them. Sure, his first novel exhibited growing pains, and yes, later in his career Brooks has been willing enough to produce his share of commercial product. But th Leggi tutto
I read and reviewed each of the four volumes of this series separately, so this is basically just for my own records. The rating for the collection is an average of the individual entries - all volumes were rated two stars, apart from The Elf Queen of Shannara which gained three by virtue of improve Leggi tutto
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