The Talismans of Shannara

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Ballantine Books, 1994 - Fiction - 440 pages
64 Reviews
The descendants of the Elven house of Shannara had all completed their quests. Walker Boh, using the power of the Black Elfstone, had restored the lost Druid's Keep, Paranor, and become the last Druid himself. Wren had found the missing Elves and brought them back from the island of Morrowindl to the Four Lands. Now she was Queen of the Elves. And Par had found what quite possibly was the legendary Sword of Shannara. But their work was not yet done - the Shadowen still swarmed over the Four Lands, poisoning all with their dark magic. And the leader of the Shadowen, Rimmer Dall, was determined that the scions of Shannara would not share with each other the knowledge that would end the sickness. Against Walker Boh then, he would dispatch the Four Horsemen. To Wren Elessedil, he would send a friend who would betray her. And for Par Ohmsford, whose wishsong was growing steadily more uncontrollable, he had devised the most terrible fate of all... The charges given by the shade of the Druid Allanon were doomed to fail - unless the Shannara children could escape the traps being laid for them, and Par could find a way to use the Sword of Shannara. Here, in the final volume of his bestselling series, The Heritage of Shannara, Terry Brooks tells of the culmination of the struggle between a handful of determined heroes and the insidious, pervasive evil that seeks to crush them.

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A fitting ending to a great series. - Goodreads
This was a great ending. - Goodreads
The ending don't get me wrong was awesome!! - Goodreads
The way the book started set a good pace throughout. - Goodreads
The expected ending to the series. - Goodreads

Review: The Talismans Of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #4)

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Eh, I didn't like it. I didn't like the series much. I didn't feel much was on the line and didn't root too much for the characters. I may pursue a "if you can't say something nice..." approach. Guess ... Read full review

Review: The Talismans Of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara #4)

User Review  - William - Goodreads

I thought this was a decent enough closure to the Heritage of Shannara series. Some parts left me wondering as far as plot concerns, but overall the characters became more enjoyable and sometimes ... Read full review

About the author (1994)

A writer since high school, Terry Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara, in 1977. It was a New York Times bestseller for more than five months. He has published seventeen consecutive bestsellers since, including The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were each selected by the Rocky Mountain News as one of the best science fiction/ fantasy novels of the twentieth century.

The author was a practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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