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The inspiration for the epic MTV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now best-selling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that's sure to thrill veteran audiences and recent converts alike.

©2016 Terry Brooks (P)2016 Random House Audio

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not my favorite

I'm a big fan of Terry Brooks but I've got to say I felt like someone else wrote this book. the names and settings were all familiar but the writing style seemed forced and lack luster. I could not get into the characters. he spent too much time in the head of the one character to the point of annoying me. the saving grace was that the voice actor was very good.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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What Happened Terry?

What would have made The Sorcerer's Daughter better?

Terry Brooks is by far my favorite storyteller. So, it is so sad to see such a disappointing series, with this book being the worst of the three. This series and book are full of uninteresting and boring characters, extremely predictable plot, and painfully awkward development of falling in love. So, we as Shannara fans get to go from truly awesome villains like the Warlock lord, Findo Gask, and Tael Riverine to a pathetic villain like Arcannen? The druids are now a bunch on pansies. I think Allanon or Walker could have singlehandedly taken out the entire druid order. I know I’m being a bit harsh on this book and series, but as I’ve said, Terry is my favorite storyteller, and having read all of his books multiple times, I know he can write a much better series. Perhaps he phoned this one in.

What do you think your next listen will be?

More Terry Brooks

Which scene was your favorite?

When it finally ended

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sorcerer's Daughter?

I would have cut the entire book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Is this the same author? Where is Terry Brooks?

When the book starts off by changing a character from a gnome to a dwarf it was apparent something was up. Then came the "life partner" crap. Marriage can't happen in this book, only "life partners" of all types.
I have been a Terry Brooks fan forever, sadly this was the worst book yet & I am not sure how to proceed.
should have been called "the death of Shannara" instead of the "defenders" of it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A good read but the audio book has some mistakes

Peace talks between The Federation and The Druid Order are interrupted when an attack is launched and it appears The Druid are responsible, but are they? Journey with the small Druid party as they make their way back to Paranor through dangerous terrain. They are being hunted by Federation forces. Will any of them make it back alive?

I found this to be a good read. The only complaint I have is some inconsistency between the Kindle version and the Audible version. One of the secondary characters, Oost the Druid Weapons Master, is described as a Gnome in the Kindle book. In the Audible book he is said to be a Dwarf. That bugged me quite a bit bit as I like to read along in my Kindle book while listening with Audible at the same time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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good listen

good listen. I listen on my commute to work and couldn't wait to get back on my car to hear more!

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  • 07-07-16

let down

What could Terry Brooks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Story line and characters were not up to the level that I am used to getting from Terry brooks. I really didn't like any of his main characters.

What character would you cut from The Sorcerer's Daughter?

I really didn't like any of his main characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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meh...

meh. ok story. predictable. good performance. spoiler alert....... what happened to the elves? and only 2 dwarves?

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I still love it

Been reading terry brooks since I was 15 still love them would like some books on the magic kingdom for something different

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Easily Brooks' worst book

Truly awful and boring. I knew from the last 2 books and the reviews that this was going to be painful, but hey, it's Terry Brooks and I'm a loyal fan- I read everything he writes. I really don't know what the point was of the entire "Defenders of Shannara" trilogy was- nothing happened except a girl getting REPEATEDLY kidnapped and the rescue mission, while the lamest Brooks villain ever tries to stumble his way into Paranor while making stuff up as he goes. Really, skip the whole series, I can't think of a single significant thing to the Shannara storyline that happens anywhere in this trilogy. I know Brooks older writings had gotten formulaic, but at least there was epic, world changing adventure going on and dramatic interesting characters. It's like someone else wrote these latest books. I hope he turns things around and finishes with a bang in his next (probably last) series.

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This is another Great Story Line Mr Books❣️

Love the twist and carry on of the story line . So easy to follow . familiar faces and easy to fallow , and a love story too boot😊 I really enjoyed this part but opened me up to re read all the adventures again!!