Here begins the chronicle of the Great Wars and the destruction of the Old World, the story of how one world was destroyed and another created.
This is the most ambitious project Terry Brooks has undertaken in his remarkable career, a series that will delight and amaze his existing fans and attract a whole new generation of readers.
©2006 Terry Brooks; (P)2006 Hachette Audio and W.F Howes Ltd
"A marvellous fantasy trip." (Frank Herbert)
"Confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world." (Philip Pullman)
"If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat." (Rocky Mountain News)
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This book is amazing, I enjoyed the Shanarra series, but this is so much better. It mixes Sci-Fi with Fantasy in an original fashion, explaining the transition from our modern world to the world of Fantasy and Magic.
I bought this book to listen too on my morning commute, but unfortunately I was unable to put it away and completed it in 2 days. I hope there is a sequel.
A good read though, though very different when compared to the normal fantasy shannara series, this is more sci fi fantasy set 10- 30 years from now!. It has lots of references to the word and void, a magic not used in any of the later books.
The reading is ok but I wish we could get one reader per series.
But still a good book
I like the way Terry Brooks is using this Series to bridge to other sets of his works. The references to the TWTV series although quite frequent are not enough to leave someone who is yet to read TWTV in the dark. My only gripe with purchasing this book is finding out that Audible have parts 1 and 3 but not part 2. Come on Audible if people are going to start a series in audiobook format they need to be able to finish it in audiobook format without having to purchase hardcopies in between.
"what goes around has been around"
For those who have followed the earlier books it's Shannara all over again but earlier. Still good storytelling with parallel story lines.
"Terry Brooks is a great author"
Armageddons Children is a great book. The best thing about it all is when your listening to the story you imagine the characters and where they are and the conditions that they had to live in, the struggles they had to endure a long the way. I strongly recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy.
"On.. the Word and The Void"
The link between Shannara and The Word and The Void is just made in this book (TWTV is another series by the same author) I found it a very interesting crossover and the cyclic nature of the cataclymactic future predicted in TWTV reminisces strongly of the end of the Elcrys and the Wars.. although I'm not sure if the TWTV is the future of Shannara or the past (TWTV is set in now in NYC)
"Not for me - sorry Terry!"
Dont know if I am a snob but having an American narrating was just too much. I gave up after a couple of chapters and felt disappointed with the script. Not the type of Shannara fantasy I am used to and adore.
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