Definitely the best in the Shannara series. The weapons master has to be the greatest character created in any book ive ever read. If you haven't given this one a try, do it. Scott Brick does a great job with the voices, too.
if you're new to the Shannara novels you should definitely read the prior novels before this one. all in all it's a great novel by itself as well
Seriously, make a count of how many times "determination" was used in every chapter. Spoiler ... a lot 😀!
But, in my reading of the Sword of Shannara trilogy, this is, by far, most book was most enjoyable. No more borrowing from J.R.R. Tolkien, not even a little. All of it original, wonderfully crafted, albeit ... with determination (LOL's, sorry couldn't resist.)
Scott Bricks reading was fantastic. Never boring or overdramatic. He has that perfect voice for book reading. Very nicely done.
This book will take you on a ride of great adventure full of epic struggles without and within, full of mythical creatures and inanimate evil, and heroes displaying feats of great courage and valor in the face of overwhelming odds. And...it will come to an end with a promise of more goodness to come.
Thank you, Terry Brooks.