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Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man's-land: its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed, its citizens adrift, desperate, and fighting to stay alive. Survivors in fortified compounds hold the line against wandering predators, rogue militias, and hideous mutations spawned by the toxic atmosphere. And against them all stands an enemy neither mortal nor merciful: demons and their minions, bent on slaughtering and subjugating the last of humankind.

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.

Listen to more in Terry Brooks' Shannara series.
©2008 Terry Brooks; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Almost...

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.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Vincent
  • Edmond, OK, United States
  • 02-14-11

The Gypsy Morph: The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3

Amazing end to a fantastic Series, I definitely recommend this series. Terry Brooks is the Fantasy Writer of our time.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just about ruined it for me

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.

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  • Brent
  • Litchfield Park, AZ, USA
  • 09-04-09

Agonizing Melodrama

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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A little disappointed

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.

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  • joshua
  • PINEVILLE, LA, United States
  • 07-19-12

Disappointed

If you’ve listened to books by Terry Brooks before, how does this one compare?

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"

Was The Gypsy Morph worth the listening time?

If I would have known how disappointing the final installment would have been, I would not have read the series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Third time was not a charm.

I'm a father, and I can tell you right now, Terry Brooks must not have children or have forgotten what it was like being a child because the children in the books were two dimensional at best, and stereotypical.

I am not going to ruin the ending for anyone here, but huh?!

The ending was anticlimactic, this started to become to feel more like Game of Thrones where characters you knew were either killed off or you knew would be killed ultimately just because they started to show some redeeming personality.

The end of the book, the author just seemed to want to finish it, there was nothing redeeming about the character. He did his job and then... the end.

If you've started the series, go for it... finish it up, but these are books I would not suggest for anyone to read if they want to be introduced to Terry Brooks.

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a great finish to a great trilogy after another tr

worth every second used to listen to this book. give the first book a try and you wont regret it.

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A satisfying conclusion

While not as exciting as the previous two novels in the trilogy, it did bring to numerous story arcs and sub-threads to gratifying closure. I found it a bit difficult to be continually reminded of past events and encounters from the primary characters' past and the constant reminder of how difficult it was on each of them, though. Also, some of the romantic sections were schmaltzy and was pleased when finally getting past them.

The narration, however, continued to be above par which carried me through some of the less interesting or repetitive sections.

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Fun adventure with excellent characters!

I'm already missing the characters, they were so well developed. Read the first 2 in series first.