But from around the country, allies of good have been summoned to challenge the rampaging evil. Logan Tom, wielding the magic staff of a Knight of the Word, has a promise to keep - protecting the world's only hope of salvation - and a score to settle, with the demon that massacred his family. Angel Perez, Logan's fellow Knight, has risked her life to aid the elvish race, whose peaceful, hidden realm is marked for extermination by the forces of the Void. Kirisin Belloruus, a young elf entrusted with an ancient magic, must deliver his entire civilization from a monstrous army. And Hawk, the rootless boy who is nothing less than destiny's instrument, must lead the last of humanity to a latter-day promised land before the final darkness falls.
The Gypsy Morph is an epic saga of a world in flux as the mortal realm yields to a magical one; as the champions of the Word and the Void clash for the last time to decide what will be and what must cease; and as, from the remnants of a doomed age, something altogether extraordinary rises.
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Amazing end to a fantastic Series, I definitely recommend this series. Terry Brooks is the Fantasy Writer of our time.
Throughout the "Genesis" series Brooks has been as good as ever. He picks you up and takes you away from your world and leads you through a world much older yet often parallels that which we live in. It is refreshing to have an author write a book which I would listen to alone, yet if one of my younger children joined in I would not have to worry. I find myself always being reminded of the basic principles I was taught as a child: honesy, loyalty, love, etc. I have read or listened to all of work Brooks has ever done and greatly anticipate what he may do next.
This last installment felt as though I were being dragged along only to finish up loose ends. It felt as though all energy was spent writing the first two books and the last one was half-heartedly written. The ending was also a little disappointing. I felt the series ended with a small "POP" instead of ending with a "BANG"
If I would have known how disappointing the final installment would have been, I would not have read the series.
After investing so much time in the first 2 books, the last half of this book was horrible. It was like Terry Brooks couldn't find a suitable way to end it. The series as a whole was an enjoyable, epic journey. It just lets you down at the end. Also the denouement drags on forever.
I used my credits for the first two books, and unable to wait for my next credits, I bought the last book. I should have either waited or not bothered - although I would have been left wondering what happened.
If the first book had been so poorly written, I would have never purchased the next two. It was as if he were bored with the series by the time he got to the last book and was just wrapping it up, because he had to do so. The first two books hooked me. The last book made me wish I'd never bothered reading the first one.
I'll have to wait to get the book and read it, because listening to it was just too much. My goodness! Does the narrator have to be so melodramatic with each syllable? I read the first two books of the series, loved them, and thought of listening to the last one, but I just couldn't listen to this guy. If you want an example of good narration, look no further than the narrator of Stephen R. Lawhead's "The Pendragon Cycle". Absolutely extraordinary.
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, but I was a little disappointed with this one. Everything played out basically the way I expected with no real surprises. I guess I needed one more twist, or one more epic magic to maintain that "fantastic" feeling.
Still, a solid ending to the series, and worth reading.
I have read the full Shannara series twice, listening to it makes it even better. the Character's voices are very believable and the story holds my interest thru about the first 9 books, I'll See how far I get by listening to them.
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