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La regina degli Straken (original 2005; edition 2005)

by Terry Brooks, V (V)

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Title:La regina degli Straken
Authors:Terry Brooks
Other authors:V (V)
Info:Milano, Mondadori, 2005
Collections:Read but unowned
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Tags:813, narrativa americana in inglese

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This was a great finale of this series. I enjoyed it a lot. It was fast paced and had some interesting story twists. ( )
  aleene | Jun 29, 2010 |
I really didn't like the way this one ended. It felt like something was missing. ( )
  mmillet | Dec 14, 2009 |
I found this book a little odd, a bit of a combination of stories that have already appeared in the Shannara series. It also features a return of what seems like technology, which has up to now been completely forgotten in the Four Lands.
The High Druid is still missing, and its up to Pen Ohmsford to find her, but first he has to struggle with his own battles. Meanwhile, the freedom fighters continue to battle the Federation and their new super weapons.
I enjoyed the book, but at times it did seem like a very familiar plot. ( )
  Karlstar | May 16, 2009 |
Straken has me undecided about it's qualities. It has all the required elements of a magical Terry Brooks read, but it does fail to entrap you in the world of Shannara. It has less of the typical intrigue and emotion and more action and pace. Is that a good thing? There's my dilemma. I love Brooks for the former, and he rarely employs the latter. So, about two thirds through, caught up in terrific pace, you'll not want it to end, pleading that there'll be another book - there seems so much to come, yet so few pages left. I feel that the final third was rushed, there was plenty of scope for more, but this isn't plotted like previous books. Brooks has found a new gusto and it's good, but not expected. So be warned - a well crafted story, but written with a different style. Well wrapped up, but the characters weren't strong enough to pull on your heartstrings as in previous Shannara books. Hopefully you'll still be caught up in a little of the magic. ( )
  SonicQuack | Apr 15, 2009 |
This was a great read. Fast paced, engaging, great characters. Especially Grianne and Pen really a fun book to get into. ( )
  sarjah | Jan 7, 2008 |
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The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills.

For reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Penderrin Ohmsford, barely more than a boy, with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt, Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned: the Forbidding. With the noble dwarf Tagwen and the prodigal elven princess Khyber Elessedil by his side–and with the outcome of the bloody war between the Federation and the Free-born at stake–Pen has accepted his mission without question. But not without risk . . . or sacrifice.

Because Shadea a’Ru, the ruthless Druid responsible for imprisoning the true Ard Rhys and usurping leadership at Paranor, has sent her agents and assassins in relentless pursuit of Pen and his comrades. And in securing the talisman he needs to breach the Forbidding, Pen has paid a devastating price. Now if the Free-born forces–already decimated by the Federation’s death-dealing new weapon–should fall, Shadea’s domination of the Four Lands will be assured. Nothing short of Pen’s success can turn the tide.

But Pen’s challenge grows greater when he learns that his parents, Bek Ohmsford and Rue Meridian, have fallen into Shadea’s hands. He must try to help them–but once within the walls of Druid’s Keep, where Shadea’s minions and dark magic lurk at every turn, Pen’s survival is far from assured. Yet it will all pale in comparison to the horrors that wait inside the Forbidding–horrors poised to break free upon the Four Lands when the time is right. . . .


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A young boy embarks on a perilous mission that could cost him everything, while the tattered remnants of the army confront an invincible death machine, and the entire world must deal with the coming of a demonic entity.

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