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The Elf Queen of Shannara by Terry Brooks

The Elf Queen of Shannara

by Terry Brooks

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Terry Brooks's Shannara books are usually of the highest quality as far as fantasy novels are concerned, and the Elf Queen is no different. The third novel in the Heritage of Shannara series features Wren Ohmsford as the feature character. Wren has been tasked to return the elves back to the four lands after they fled for some time. She is aided by Stresa, the splinterscat and her companion Garth.
The plot in this novel is very well developed and thought it. It moves at a strong pace and is filled with neat twists and strong action sequences. It also sets the stage for the finale of the series. Brooks is a very talented writer, which is quite evident in this novel. Wren is a strong female character, which is atypical of most epic fantasy novels and series. If you haven't read the first two novels in the series, you'll want to read them first to get the context of this novel, although it can stand alone. Another strong installment by Terry Brooks, one worth reading.
Carl Alves - author of Blood Street ( )
  Carl_Alves | Apr 10, 2013 |
Not my favorite of this series, but certainly a good one. The idea that the elves have left the Four Lands and have to be brought back is a very pivotal point in the history of the Lands. I liked this entire story arc and this one kept it moving well. ( )
  Karlstar | Mar 29, 2013 |
This book is one of my absolute favorites. There was lots of action and just enough drama and emotion. It made me sad and happy and excited from one page to the next. The characters were vivid and full of personality. I have to admit after the book before this in the series I was a bit bored of the story, but this one made up for it in leaps and bounds. ( )
  Silversi | Nov 1, 2011 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Great addition to a great series. ( )
  willowcove | Sep 1, 2010 |
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"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren.
It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag.
The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning for three days. "One will come for you."
Tiger Ty, the Wing Rider, had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend Garth to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl, where, he said, the Elves might still exist, somewhere in the demon-haunted jungle.
Now she stood within that jungle, remembering the warning of the Addershag: "Beward, Elf-girl. I see danger ahead for you . . . and evil beyond imagining." It had proved all too true.
Wren stood with her single weapon of magic, listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack. How long could she resist?
And if, by some miracle, she reached the Elves and could convince them to return, how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast?

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The author of The Sword of Shannara weaves a tale of sorcery and mysticism, as the elf queen employs every magical power she possesses in a struggle against the forces of evil.

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