Armageddon's Children is a new creation - the perfect opportunity for listeners unfamiliar with Brooks's previous work to experience an author at the height of his considerable storytelling powers.
Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall.
Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness.
Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the malevolent death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will journey to find a place - and a people - shrouded in mystery, celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind...even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her extermination.
Meanwhile, in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay alive against mounting odds - and something unspeakable that has come from the shadows in search of prey.
In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to take back, or lose forever, the only world they have.
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©2006 Terry Brooks; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"Characterizations are dynamic and multidimensional...the action and battles are mesmerizing, and, as is Brooks' wont, the ending is a cliff-hanger that leaves readers salivating for the sequel." (Booklist)
"Dick Hill commands the text with a stern voice but knows just how to lighten his tone to reflect the atmosphere." (AudioFile)
Character development is one of the strengths of this book. All characters are loveable and feel like I know them.
Really enjoyed the story. I started reading thanks to the Tv Series on MTV for the Shannara Chronicles.
i found i couldnt tell who was who very easily and had a hard time imagining what the characters looked like at the start of the book for the ghosts.
Other than that the story was good and i managed to finish the book after pushing through the early chapters.
The Elves saved the book for me as i was about to stop listening.
Good set of characters. Decent world building. I liked it . Villains seem typical to me but still kept my interest. Actually looking forward to book 2.
Great book and series. As commuters my son and enjoy listening to books together. We are looking forward to rest of the series but come audible, stop changing narrators in the middle of a series. This is consistently done and it changes the feeling of the book.
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