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  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (Aug. 19 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345379624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345379627
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #128,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Fallensbane on May 24 2004
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A start of another great Terry Brooks Series..
John Ross: Knight of the Word. Chosen to battle the forces of the void and prevent..or at least delay terrible futures that could be the result of the influence of the Void. John Ross comes to Hopewell, Illinois to stop the future in which he dreams of from coming to pass.
Nest Freemark: A 14 year old girl coming to grips with the magic that is a part of her. Forced to keep it a secret from even her closest friends. Nest protects her friends and people of Hopewell from "The Feeders". Evil creatures which feed on human emotion.
Nest Freemark & John Ross are the only people who can stand against the forces of the Void and prevent the future John Ross dreams about every night...
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Rating System:
1 star = abysmal; some books deserve to be forgotten
2 star = poor; a total waste of time
3 star = good; worth the effort
4 star = very good; what writing should be
5 star = fantastic; must own it and share it with others
STORY: As one editorial review nicely put: "Sinnissippi Park, in Hopewell, Illinois, has long hidden a mysterious evil, locked away from humankind by powers greater than most could even imagine. But now the malevolent creatures that normally skulk in the shadows of the park grow bolder, and old secrets hint at a violent explosion. The brewing conflict draws John Ross to Hopewell. A Knight of the Word, Ross is plagued by nightmares that tell him someone evil is coming to unleash an ancient horror upon the world. Caught between them is fourteen-year-old Nest Freemark, who senses that something is terribly wrong but has not yet learned to wield the budding power that sets her apart from her friends."
MY FEEDBACK:
I unknowingly listened to book 3 of the series first then I got my hands on this one (book1). I don't feel like I totally missed out because both books are contained stories which made the "out of orderness" (such a thing?) bearable.
I like the story since it leaves the typical fantasy and sci-fi genres and deals with magic and demons in the current world. There are enough mysteries to keep you in the story with a desire to want to know what happens next. He handles suspense situations fine and has enough subplot going on to add some depth and reality to characters and setting.
All I can say about the end of the story without giving anything away is that I personally found the ending very anti-climatic. If it was handled differently I would have given this a solid 4 stars.
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It is great to see Terry Brooks take yet another turn for the better and presents his fans with a brand new series. This takes place not in Shannara or in Landover but in modern day Hopewell, Illinios.
Nest Freemark is a girl who carries on the tradition of the women before by using magic to protect the local park. Namely her grandmother and her deceased mother. Brooks says within the first thirty pages that they are not witches, so Anne Rice fans calm yourselves. A demon arrives at Hopewell along with a Knight of the Word, the egnimatic John Ross. Guess who is caught in the middle.
The book starts with a great chase scene and then calms down for a bit before picking back up. At first it was a bit tedious, but in the last one hundred and fifty pages every bit of it proves very relevant.
The charm and heart of the book comes not from the protagonist Nest or even from John Ross. It comes from the supporting and peripheral characters that pop up throughout the book. Nest's grandmother and grandfather especially, and not keeping the book soley told from the perspective of one character. At the end of the book, you really want to know what happens to everyone. There is the sylvan Pick, a woodland creature but in my opinion he was variation of Abernathy in Brook's Landover series.
The author also blessedly knows how to write kids. He showed some great work in the Star Wars adaptation but it really comes across here.
The foreshadowing power of John Ross is intriguing, but does get a bit repetitive. Still, he is a very enjoyable character when he shows up.
A modern day fantasy told by one of the best. Brooks does not rely on gimmicks and creatures but implements real and relatable people (and sylvans) to drive the story. Other authors of the genre should follow Brooks' lead and not simply stay in one world (are ya listening Jordan & Goodkind?) I would love to see what he does with a collection of short stories or horror.
Get the book and enjoy!
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Who on Earth can do this?Who can write three serieses with no resemblance?
Landover was different enough from Shannara,well hey,it was funny.Word and Void goes back to the serious outlook on things,but modern fantasy!Terry's doing pretty good as far as ideas go.
The only slight resemblance to Shannara in this is that the magic can take over you and do stuff sometimes.But that's it!The creatures,such as sylvans,are like nothing Brooks has ever done before.Feeders,sylvans,maentwrogs,demons,who could ask for more?!
Fans of The Golden Compass,and the Dark is Rising should enjoy this book.
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Terry Brooks is an exceptional writer! This book had me hooked from the first page, and I am NOT a fantasy reader. A friend recommended the title to me, and I was skeptical at first, but I have no regrets about reading it. The story is a nice reprieve from your everyday, run-of-the-mill, fiction. It's suspenseful, thought provoking, and just plain fun to read. The book is centered on the war between the "Word" and the "Void" (good and evil), and their fight to control the magic of a young girl who could change the future for either side. Nest (the young girl) must first discover the secrets of her family that her Grandmother has kept hidden from her, and then she must face a truth about her father that will change her life irrevocably. She must decide whether or not she will side with her Grandmother or her father in the great war that will either sustain, or end, humanity. The human characters are very well portrayed, and the fantasy characters are intriguing. If you're thinking of trying a book that is off the beaten path of ordinary fiction, this is it! Terry Brooks has made a fantasy reader of me!
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