The Talismans of Shannara

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San Val, 1994 - Fiction - 464 pages
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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
Absolutely perfect ending to the series. - Goodreads
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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)

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And so the quartet ends, much the way we expected it would. The lengthy narrative showcases Brooks' lack of clear storytelling, simply because we lose focus of the characters and why we should care about them. Instead, the conclusion feels generic and predictable. Read full review

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

User Review  - Steen Christiansen - Goodreads

And so the quartet ends, much the way we expected it would. The lengthy narrative showcases Brooks' lack of clear storytelling, simply because we lose focus of the characters and why we should care about them. Instead, the conclusion feels generic and predictable. Read full review

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Terry Brooks was born in Sterling, Illinois on January 8, 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Hamilton College and a graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington and Lee University. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a practicing attorney for many years. His first book The Sword of Shannara (1977) was the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller List. He made the list again with his title The High Druid'd Blade: The Defenders of Shannara. His other works include the Word and Void trilogy, The Heritage of Shannara series, Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series, High Druid of Shannara series, Genesis of Shannara series, and the novelization to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

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