The Wishsong of Shannara

The Wishsong of Shannara

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ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. NOW AN EPIC SPIKE TV SERIES.
 
An ancient evil is stirring, intent on the complete destruction of all life. The Druid Allanon sets out on a dangerous journey to save the world, reluctantly aided by Brin Ohmsford, daughter of Wil Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. But a prophecy foretells doom, as evil nurses its plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.
 
Praise for Terry Brooks
 
“Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.”—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
 
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne
 
“A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters.”—Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon

Baker & Taylor
Reluctantly joining the Druid Allanon on a perilous journey during which she must use her powers to overcome an evil force, Brin Ohmsford is unaware that she is heading into a trap, and her brother Jair is the only person who can save her. Reissue.

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& Taylor

Terror engulfs the Four Land as the "Ildatch," the ancient book of evil spells sends its Mord Wraiths to bring about the destruction of human life, and Allanon calls on the aid of a descendent of Jerle Shannara

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1988
Edition: First Mass Market edition
Copyright Date: ©1985
ISBN: 9780345356369
0345356365
Branch Call Number: SF Brooks, T 100.3 1988
Characteristics: 504 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm

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ZenSojourner
Oct 12, 2013

Terry Brooks continues to write one-dimensional characters with few unique characteristics to define them one from another. Full of plot holes, replete with various deus ex machina, and full of overblown expository passages, this is one more in the series of turgid novels churned out by TB as he continues to mine the vein of Shannara fandom.

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May 18, 2013

Out of the original Shannara series, I found Wishsong to be the most entertaining. Brooks does indeed improve with his stories in each new addition and soon I shall embark on the Heritage series and hope to maintain that opinion.
I enjoyed the storyline and felt in touch with the characters, especially Jair and I found the story overall to be faster paced than Elfstones. I definitely recommend it if you're into the traditional fantasy genre that I believe these books tend to fall under.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 08, 2009

Book #3 of the Shannara Series

Brin Ohmsford and her brother Jair join the Druid Allanon in a quest to defeat the evil Ildatch with the power of the Wishsong.

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