I love to read sci-fi, fantasy, and an occasional murder mystery. If one day I can be a successful author I will consider myself one of the few and fortunate.
I have read almost all Terry Brooks books. This series is one of his finest. The book is well paced, dark, and quite interesting. Although not all conflicts are resolved, what do you expect in the first book in the series. I will say the narrator could have done a better job, but nothing detracts from Terry's vision of a disturbing possible future (in fiction of course). I recommend for all audiences whether fans of fantasy or not. Great book!
I love serial stories but this isn't one of them. In a typical serial, the main plot objective is resolved, but the underlying conflicts which have become of great interest still need resolution and the reader's interest has been piqued. We need to know more;give us that sequel! Not only does this book ramble along introducing a wide variety of characters with extensive back stories of their own, but the same plot devise seen from more than one character's point of view is needless (and endless) in this story. When it almost seemed that the various story threads would unite and the climax was intimate, the book ends. I don't care enough to listen to the next book in the story; it's too predictable. I was so hoping to find a new author! Oh well...
I really didn't like this book at all. I found the plot shallow and formulaic. Characters embarked on a quest ... a young boy discovered his magic powers ... blah, blah, blah. I've read it all before. Also, the book's pace suffered from many long and uninteresting flashbacks, and the ending left me scratching my head. Nothing got resolved. Brooks left every single sub plot hanging. I understand it's the first book in a series and the larger plot lines won't conclude until the last book finishes, but this was ridiculous. All in all, I felt quite disappointed, and I will not purchase the next book in the series.
The narrator's voice was very annoying. It seem like everyone was either a whining wuss or a "brotha" from the street. The hero sounded wimping and whiny. I could only picture some poindexter with glasses holding a staff, not my ideal portrayal of a hero.
Good start to the series. Was disappointed with the reader (Audible) as it was like listening to Capt Kirk and he would end sentences so soft and low, I could not hear what he was reading! Luckily the next book in the series is a different reader.
I would read anything Terry Brooks wrote and I would listen to anything Dick Hill read. Neither one has ever disappointed me. Be sure and listen to the Magic Kingdom for Sale books, written by Brooks and read by Hill, too.
I enjoyed this book. I like the way that two different series were brought together. I like the knight of the Word series and this bring it all together nicely. I would recommend this book to all Terry brook fans.
I love books on personal development and entrepreneurship. For entertainment, I prefer the military sci-fi genre.
This is way different than the original Shannara series. It's not as good, but then again, not much can compare to the original. Still iffy on if I want to invest the time to finish the trilogy...