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Bookreview: The Elfstones of Shannara

High quality fantasy from start to end

Written by Terry Brooks
Written in English
ISBN 978-0345285546

"The Elfstones of Shannara" is the second book Terry Brooks wrote in a huge series about the Shannara world and is part of the original trilogy. This is genuine fantastic reading. Brooks matured greatly after writing the first Shannara book, and though the first book was well written it cannot compete with the second book. This is written art.

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The story takes place two generations after the first book and the main characters are new. Even though some of the original characters are still included it's quite obvious that the legacy has been passed on. Brooks has obviously chosen to turn the series into a family saga.

Brooks has the ability to write stories where each pages is more exciting than the last. His books are downright impossible to put down. The characters are alive and realistic, and the stories are downright amazing.

"The Elfstones of Shannara" is basically in it's own league regarding fantasy. Anybody interested in fantasy should read this book at least once. Highly recommended.