The Black Elfstone (The Fall of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks

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Through forty years of New York Times bestselling Shannara novels, Terry Brooks always had an ending in mind: a series that would bring it all to a grand conclusion. Now that time is here.

The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swath across a remote region of the land. No one knows who they are, where they come from, or what they are after—and most seem content to ignore these disturbing events. The only people who sense a greater, growing threat and wish to uncover the truth are society’s outcasts: an exiled High Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic . . . and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford.

Title : The Black Elfstone (The Fall of Shannara, #1)
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ISBN : 0553391488
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2017

Over the last three years Brooks has written, well, let’s face it, a very tepid trilogy called The Defenders of Shannara. The tone was largely Y.A and the scope of the story was vastly limited and unimaginative. It felt like he was just trying to squeeze another trilogy out in a fantasy world th...

Stephen rated it ★★★★★

December 10, 2017

Terry Brooks ' first Shannara was way back over 40ys ago when Tolkien was becoming popular with the teenage population of Queen & Tom Baker era now those teen-agers are my age. This set in later time frame from Sword but is still Druid magic arrogance with there rudeness & pomp. A young g...

Aidan rated it ★★★★★

June 12, 2017

A return of form of sorts for Brooks, who is back to writing large, sweeping epic fantasy after spending a decade or more focusing on smaller stories. The Black Elfstones is vast in its scope and implications, and brings to mind the best of Brooks' last big epic, The Heritage of Shannara series. A...

Bob rated it ★★★☆☆

August 11, 2017

It has been a very long time since I last read a Terry Brooks novel but, as was the case with Raymond E. Feist bringing his Riftwar Cycle to a close, the prospect of seeing Shannara come to an end brought me back. The Black Elfstone feels very much like a return to form for Brooks, despite it's di...

Matt rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 02, 2017

"Long minutes passed as the silence deepened, and from behind the thick glass of the tower windows, high enough that the walls did not block his view, the dull roil of the greenish mist persisted, spreading from window to window until the entirety of the Keep reflected its sickly hue." p. 312 It...

Katy rated it ★★★☆☆

June 16, 2017

A summer candy read. Pure enjoyment.

Megan rated it ★★★☆☆

October 18, 2017

This is actually a 3.5 for me, but silly Goodreads won’t let us give half stars (get on that you guys!). Overall, I enjoyed the book. Far more than I did The Defenders. I did find some inconsistencies with the characters, like Terry couldn’t decide how he wanted them to act, but all in all I like...

Josh rated it ★★★★★

July 01, 2017

I'm terribly sad to hear that the Shannara series is ending. This is one of the best entries in the series in quite awhile. The characters are great and the brother & sister are reminiscent of the Wishsong of Shannara dynamic. Well done Mr. Brooks

eyes.2c rated it ★★★★★

June 23, 2017

Startling, engrossing! Once more Terry Brooks focuses our eyes towards the Four Lands. There's a strange new brand of magical warriors stalking the lands. Former High Druid Drisker Arc has been targeted by assassins. A young woman with the magic gift of wishsong, Tarsha Kaynin, seeks out Drisker Ar...

Jan rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2017

Terry Brooks newest series starts off with the usual formula we come to know from this series. While some say that this well thought out formula has been over played I don't feel that it has. By knowing what the structure will be yes the way the story starts out maybe predictable at times I am al...

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