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Wards of Faerie Audiobook

Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara

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Publisher's Summary

Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound listeners for more than three decades.

When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled - and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.

Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl's heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous - as Aphenglow quickly learns when she's set upon by assassins.

Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies - Druids, Elves, and humans alike - remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely.

©2012 Terry Brooks (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Terry Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien." (Rocky Mountain News)

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    T. Seck Grain Valley, FL 09-24-16
    T. Seck Grain Valley, FL 09-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The dumbing down of Shannara continues"

    I'm not sure why, but Terry Brooks seems determined to crush the intelligence out of the world of Shannara. With each successive book the main characters make more ridiculous decisions and show even less foresight. When a fantasy book, which by definition has a wide margin for suspension of disbelief, leaves you thinking that you "can't believe" anyone would be that stupid, it might just mean the author isn't trying as hard to make the decisions plausible.
    I've read or listened to every Shannara book up to this point. I'm giving him one more book to fix the trend. I can't keep reading a series in which the protagonists are complete imbeciles.

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    barry 08-16-16
    barry 08-16-16 Member Since 2011
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    "I am walking to my computer to get book to now, I"

    I am walking to my computer to get book to now, I only wish the books or longer they seem to end just when I'm getting into it.

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    Jason R. Meekma RACINE, WI, US 02-15-16
    Jason R. Meekma RACINE, WI, US 02-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    Good story and very well read. It's good for fans of the series and for new comers. Highly recommended.

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    S. Lenahan 02-05-16
    S. Lenahan 02-05-16
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    "Excellent addition to the Shannara Cannon"

    Another great story from Terry Brooks! Full of new characters, fast paced storyline and awesome cliffhangers .

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    Lukas 01-23-16
    Lukas 01-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Terry Brooks is the man. I would recommend this to any one who loves fantasy. Rich universe and deep characters.

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    If you could sum up Wards of Faerie in three words, what would they be?

    The story is great but the heavy British accent takes a little getting use to, but not a negative. The drop in stars has to do with flaws in story I found but won't share to save the entertainment for others.


    What other book might you compare Wards of Faerie to and why?

    Anything terry brooks is a greatread


    What three words best describe Rosalyn Landor’s voice?

    British easy clear


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth your time.

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    IG 07-15-15
    IG 07-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating"

    What a fascinating story. Truly building on the Shanara legacy. Can't wait to hear the next one in the series.

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    Karen A Steppe 05-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Snoozefest"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator sounds like she should do professional lullabies. I couldn't listen for longer than 30 min at a time because she lacked the necessary animation and enthusiasm all great narrators exhibit.


    Would you recommend Wards of Faerie to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. It takes a ton of patience befor it even starts getting slightly interesting.


    What didn’t you like about Rosalyn Landor’s performance?

    She lacks personality.


    Do you think Wards of Faerie needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope. I've heard enough. It's too hackneyed of a story anyway. Give me characters that are unique.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your credits for something else.

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    Bee 04-24-15
    Bee 04-24-15
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    "Enjoyable"

    Not instantly riveting but it crept up on me and by then I was sitting for hours at a time listening till the ending unexpectedly happened.i will be getting the series.

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    James Powderly, KY, United States 04-11-15
    James Powderly, KY, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well told fantasy"
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    Rosalyn Landor is absolutely spectacular as a narrator. The story is a good, well written piece of fantasy, not any new ground, but good all the same. This was an enjoyable listen and again, Rosalyn Landor was the star.

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