The Wishsong of Shannara

The Wishsong of Shannara[BOOKS] ✬ The Wishsong of Shannara Author Terry Brooks – Heartforum.co.uk Horror stalks the Four Lands The Ildatch immemorial book of evil spells has stirred to eldritch life sending its foul Mord Wraiths to accomplish at last Mankind's destruction Once again Allanon ancien Horror stalks the Four Lands The Ildatch immemorial book of evil spells has stirred to eldritch life sending its foul Mord Wraiths to accomplish at last Mankind's destruction Once again Allanon ancient Druid Protector of the Races must seek the help of a The Wishsong Kindle - descendant of Jerle Shannara Brin daughter of Wil Ohmsford born with the magic of the Wishsong which alone can open a way to the Ildatch reluctantly joins him on his perilous journey east; meanwhile her younger brother Jair learns that Brin will fail and die unless he can reach her in time And as Brin walks into the trap the Ildatch has set Jair must travel through the very heart of evil to reach her.

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word The Wishsong Kindle - Void trilogy He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College where he majored in English Literature and he received his.

The Wishsong of Shannara PDF/EPUB ´ The Wishsong
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • The Wishsong of Shannara
  • Terry Brooks
  • English
  • 06 June 2014
  • 9781857231328

10 thoughts on “The Wishsong of Shannara

  1. Evgeny says:

    It is definitely not a sign of trouble when druid Allanon visits Ohmsford family; it is just a sigh that the end of the world is near This time it is not an exception An ancient I mean really ancient evil raises its head in the Four Lands and Allanon alone cannot fight it He needs help from Brin Ohmsford a daughter of Wil Ohmsford from the previous book Brin reluctantly leaves her brother Jair behind as she starts on a long and perilous journey with the druid What is really surprising about this book is that Jair's plot line is much interesting than Brin's despite the fact that he is supposedly much safer in his village His plot line also happened to take than half of the book; he is thrust into practically non stop action from the first pages literally; while Brin's journey was relatively boring and filled with her self doubt and attempts to double guess Allanon Jair also meets all kinds of interesting characters along the way while Brin's first encounter with one takes place sometime after the first two thirds of the book This is the best book of the trilogy; I already mentioned some very interesting characters there were several plot twists I did not see coming and this is probably the most tragic tale of the trilogy A lot of people were put off by the first book and its resemblance of Tolkien's classic but the uality of writing improves with each book as Terry Brooks finds his own voice The final rating for the book and the whole series is 4 very solid stars

  2. Tijana says:

    I read the previous seuel in 6th gradeRemember imagining myself as Amberle and William Moseley as WilFor some reason I was convinced the two of them would end up together and the fact they didn't crushed my little 12 year old heartI took this book and tried reading it but the moment I found out it was about Wil his stupid new wife and kids I threw it across the roomI mean it's my Wil after allIt might the about time for me to pick up this book againLet's see if I got over it

  3. Chris says:

    The best of the original trilogy Unpredictable good characters and action all the way Had me hooked from the start If Brooks can just go back and edit out all of the wordlessly's soundlessly's and abruptly's and make the writing style a little less like a 10th grader then this book would have got 5

  4. Squire says:

    #1229 in my Epic Shannara uestThe Druid Allanon shows up unexpectedly again in Shady Vale twenty years after the events of The Elfstones of Shannara with another dire prediction of evil plotting against the Four Lands The conclusion of the Shannara trilogy begins like the other two which is probably why Brooks doesn't spend much time in getting his uesters on the road to Culhaven we've seen this before But this time around Brooks is confident in his storytelling the scene that seems ripped off from Tolkien is actually a rip off of a scene in Elfstones and the story in Wishsong is his strongest yet Exciting and engrossing this uest is all his own And for the first time Allanon is a 3 dimensional character not the cardboard mentor of the first two booksBrooks' prose is still rather juvenile as evidenced by the fact that in extended scenes of no dialog the story's momentum starts to lag but for the most part the book is well written Brooks wouldn't hit his narrative stride until his pre Shnnara books but here his writing seems limited by the style of story he is telling than his ability Over all this is a very enjoyable readNOTE Arguably this is the most important book of the whole Shannara saga as it introduces the wishsong the ultimate form of magic the Ohmsford family is cursed with Every book after Wishsong chronologically references the events within

  5. Scott says:

    I have read 7 or 8 Brooks books over the years and have decided to read the entire Shannara series starting from the beginning This was a re read for me first read it 30 years ago or soMore descendants of Jerle Shannara go to save the world this time a magic bookTerry Brooks has definitely matured as a writer over this trilogy the writing and character development is much better but the plot of this book is kind of childishEnjoyable but nothing greatLooking forward to the next series as I seem to remember it's been a while that the uality of the writing really jumps by the time we get to the Heritage of Shannara

  6. Baal Of says:

    Sometimes I wonder if I have become less discriminating about books as I've gotten older Recently it seems like I'm giving almost everything I read 4 or 5 stars and this is one where I uestion my discernment I found the old man Cogline to be excessively caricatured with the stomping of his feet jumping around like a clown and repetitive cantankerousness concealing the stereotypical heart of gold I felt like Brooks pulled a bit of a bait and switch when he started with Brin heading out on her uest with Allanon but then spent the next major chunk of the book following her little brother instead Eventually he joined the threads such that I didn't feel cheated This book is pretty much a standard epic uest with party formation dynamics and death and it worked for me I had fun while reading it and even if I was never particular surprised by an of the events I enjoyed the journey Some of the names are a bit silly sometimes the characters make decisions that are annoying but for the most part their motives are made clear and their weaknesses make sense within the scope of the story

  7. *Thea & says:

    I've been reading my way through the whole Shannara series a bit at a time in chronological order as suggested by Terry Brooks himself I first read the original trilogy when I was a teenager but since then Terry Brooks has written several preuels to the original series so I made the decision earlier this year to start reading them in order starting with The Word and Void trilogy then The Genesis Of Shannara followed by The First King Of Shannara which is the direct preuel to the original trilogy before finally re reading the original trilogy itself there are also many Shannara books to come tooI have to say that I really enjoyed the trilogy when I was a teenage but re reading them again after reading the newer preuels has been a bit of a revelation and made them a much different read altogether when you realise how things got to be the way they are and how the people and the world of Shannara are just alternate version of our own Earth's futureI have been a huge fan of Terry Brooks for a very very long time indeed and one of my favourite series of books is by him The Magic Kingdom of Landover books He writes stories that pull you in and keep you there making you care about the fates of your heroes and waiting to know if they are going to get through to the end of the book how it will all turn out in the end You can see the Tolkien influences in the original trilogy books the biggest influence probably has to be the Mord Wraths of The Wishsong of Shannara very similar to the Ringwraiths and you can't help but think of Gandalf while reading about Allanon but all in all they are just influences and have been written to be uite different Of course Allanon is the glue that holds the three books together despite the fact the each book is about a different generations of the Ohmsford family although if I had been a member of that family I would have runaway at the sheer site of Allanon considering how much trouble he causes for the family everytime he shows upI am very glad to have taken the time to read the Shannara Seuence so far and there is still plenty left to go as well next set up will be the Heritage of Shannara and I can't wait to get started at some point after Christmas

  8. Ricky says:

    Mr Brooks' challenge write a worthy follow up to The Elfstones of ShannaraChallenge metThe next generation of Ohmsfords produces their best fighter yet the tough as nails Brin who follows in her father's footsteps and goes on another epic uest to save the world This time though the forces of evil will come this close picture my thumb and forefinger a millimeter apart to corrupting her beyond repair should they have her wayIt's the end of the original Shannara trilogy but not the end of this world not by a long shot I've still got a long ways to go on this series But I really hope that if MTV's Shannara Chronicles comes back for a second season that they'll base it on this book It'll be a very nice and welcome change after the first season the Elfstones adaptation inevitably reaches its end

  9. Joanne says:

    The 3rd book in original ShannaraI think it is time for me to move onI wanted this book to be good it did not have to be great just good I am stretching myself giving this book three stars It may be as I said that it is just time for me to move on to another author for a while I do want to at some point continue reading the series I have hopes that at some point Brook's editor reigned him in and cut out the massive amount of adjectives that slogged this book down for me

  10. Matt says:

    Know me I am the Ildatch the book of the dark magic born of the age of faerie I am older than the Elves as old as the King of the Silver River as ancient as the Word I just finished The Wishsong of Shannara It is the 12th story in the Shannara series chronologically A few thoughts I had during this re read that struck me about the book1 The juxtaposition of Heaven's Well at the summit of the Croagh set against the hellish jungle that is the Maelmord below it in the valley where the evil Ildatch lays is very powerful Heaven vs Hell Life vs Death Terry Brooks used that setting so cleverly 2 While the first about 23 of the book is great it wasn't as great as I remembered but the last about 13 always leaves me breathless as a reader Pacing and plot are great 3 The Wishsong of Shannara is so important and formative to the rest of the series The wishsong magic readers find out is the resulting effect that changed Wil Ohmsford after his use of the Blue Elfstones So much happens in this novel and the events here in this novel are a wondrous segue into the rest of what readers get in the rest of the series Next up in the series is another short story called Indomitable It is an epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara Brin Ohmsford apparently didn't get all the pages of the Ildatch2015 reviewWow 5 out of 5 stars for the Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks This is now my fourth reading of The Wishsong and it seems to get better each time I read it Great books deserve to be re read and this one is definitely worth the time This book has everything a wonderful plot unforgettable characters and descriptions and settings that are the best I've ever read While it is hard for me to pick a favorite book in the Shannara series because I love them all so much the Wishsong is now definitely my favorite All fans of epic fantasy should read this book If you do read the Wishsong even though it is a stand alone novel I suggest reading The Sword of Shannara and the Elfstones of Shannara to help you understand and appreciate some of the plot of The Wishsong It is formative to all of the books that come after it in the Shannara series so it is very important to the series The Wishsong of Shannara is an AWESOME book and I give it the highest recommendation Happy reading and Happy National Book Lover's Day everyone

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