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5.0 out of 5 stars Great ending ,to a great series. Sept. 21 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been quite satisfied by The Heritage of Shannara.It has turned out to be just as good as the first series,but in some different ways.Finally,everything comes out suspensfully satisfying in the end.
Par is definately one of the best characters ever.He has so much conflict within him ,and his love with Damson is so vivid.He developes tons through the series ,as do Walker,Morgan,and Wren.
Even though I'm not the greatest fan of fight scenes,I have to say,Walker's struggle with the Four Horsemen is one of the greatest fight scene's in all literature.It's up there with the Fellowship of the Ring's struggle in Moria,with Risca's battle with the Northland Army,with the spectacular Dave Duncan scenes,with all those scenes in Dragonlance.It's truly the most exciting part in the book.
I was glad to see that Morgan finally got his girl.After his devastating experience with Quickening,it was nice to see him happy.
The Sword of Shannara has been found,the Elves have returned,Walker has become a Druid,all the tasks which Allanon commanded to the Scions of Shannara have been completed.Now Rimmer Dall,leader of the Shadowen plans a fate for each of them.He sets his army against Wren,he sends the Four Horsemen against Walker,and to Par,to Par he sends a fate of terror beyond imagining......................
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically written and concluded Jan. 28 2003
Format:School & Library Binding
This book is a non-stop thrill ride. Terry Brooks shifts back and forth from one part of the tale to the next. There is no pause, no down time and no hesitation.
This tale is fantastically woven to conclude the previous three books. Each sub plot intersects perfectly with the others until finally all loose ends are resolved.
This series vastly outclasses the original Shannara stories.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Talismans of Shannara Sept. 16 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It has been a while since I read this book, but I loved it. Terry Brooks is a masterful artist who has created vivid characters and an intriguing story line. It is a must have for anyone who truly enjoys fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Brooks Masterpiece Sept. 25 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is so amazing it's crazy. It ends the Heritage of Shannara series and Brooks gets better with every book he writes. The characters, are still phenomenal! (And that's putting it lightly!) Seriously, though the characters are a total success. The battle scenes are cool as is everything else about The Talisamans of Shannara. Awesome book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandest Of The Shannara Books Aug. 1 2001
By Klown
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the best book that Terry Brooks has writen. It has plenty of action and plot and character development and surprise. The only down side is the ending which seems a little too quick. The ending wasn't bad, it just didn't go in-depth enough.
In this book Par and Coll get together and Mogan and Matty get together. Matty is a soilder angainst the Federation. And Walker has the coolest part in this book. He fights the four-horsemen of the Apacolyps. Its so cool! The battle scenes in this book are told so well. This is a Terry Brooks that we havn't seen in a long time
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4.0 out of 5 stars For all fiction fans July 1 2001
By Jelena
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When I read the previous three books from "The Heritage of Shannara" I simply couldn't wait for this sequel to appear. I read it in about two days and when I finished i was a bit disappointed. Everything was great except the end. Pages and pages of fantastic adventures only to come to an end that deffinitively doesn't suit the rest of the book. After such exciting events the end should have been a bit more dynamic and exciting in order to mmatch the rest of the story. The explanation was simply a bit lame. Still, I would recommend this book to everyone because it is really worth reading and if you don't like the end just make one up.
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1.0 out of 5 stars BAD BAD BAD April 8 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I don't care what people will tell you a bout this book....It's bad. I've waited for 5 years to read it after the publisher here in israel went bank robed and what a waset of money. The characters lose their magic, the plot's disapearing and the ending was so stuipd that only out of respect to the writer after reading "Running with demones" I haven't trowe it out of the window. I tell you leave it there's better books around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Dec 9 2000
By Sky
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In by opinion, though completely different to most other peoples it seems, is that this book is the best in the Shannara series. Why? Because instead of focusing on just one person or a specific group (par and coll, or wren) it gives you the very different stories of Par & Coll, Wren and Walker Boh in one book. I liked the way it was incorporated, it really grabs your attention. The ending was different, but I liked it:)
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