THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA (BOOK FOUR OF THE HERITAGE OF SHANNARA) Paperback – Mar 17 1994
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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......................
The Talismans of Shannara is my favorite book period. It is a book of characters getting out of apparently impossible situations and accomplishing their goals. It gives all the other books in the series, (which are admittedly a little disappointing because they don't seem to go anywhere), an endpoint, making the whole adventure complete. Talismans of Shannara is basically a great ending to a great series. It is comparable to the ending in Independance Day or Return of the Jedi. Evil is thwarted, but it WASN't easy. In order to know what's going on I suppose you ought to at least read the other Heritage of Shannara books, but in my opinion, Talismans of Shannara is crowning jewel of the works of Terry Brooks. I'd give it six stars if I could. W.B.R.
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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. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2003 by Matthew W.
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. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002 by Jacob M. Anderson
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! Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2001
This is the best book that Terry Brooks has writen. It has plenty of action and plot and character development and surprise. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2001 by Klown
When I read the previous three books from "The Heritage of Shannara" I simply couldn't wait for this sequel to appear. Read morePublished on July 1 2001 by Jelena
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... Read morePublished on April 8 2001 by gad ross
In by opinion, though completely different to most other peoples it seems, is that this book is the best in the Shannara series. Why? Read morePublished on Dec 8 2000 by Sky
I read alllllll the books up to this one. The thing I like so much about Brooks is there is usually a greattt ending. This book's ending, I feel, wwaaasssss horrible. Read morePublished on July 6 2000