More than a quarter of a century after The Sword of Shannara carved out its place in the pantheon of great epic fantasy, the magic of Terry Brooks’s New York. : Jarka Ruus: High Druid of Shannara, Book 1 (Audible Audio Edition): Terry Brooks, Charles Keating, Random House Audio: Books. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Expect no end of wonders and suspense, no shortage of adventure and enchantment, as Terry Brooks begins the next.

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Not a lot of focus on Grianne here. E qualcuno non si limita solo a parlare: Jarka Ruus kicks off the High Druid of Shannara trilogy with a bang. Along the way, they are stalked by traitorous Druid minions and their spider-like assassin accomplice, Aphasia Wye. Redemption has never been one of his main themes, but this time he tackles it with full force.

I also love Pen. I was expecting more of a jump and less of older characters.

He’s got a vivid imagination and a great knack for a compelling yarn. Dec 13, Tony rated it really liked it.

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There’s a lot of building blocks in this story, and not a ton of action. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Jarkx addition, I felt like there was a lot of filler in this book. The Measure of the Magic: Aug 12, Pages. See all reviews.

But more stories are still to be told–and new adventures have yet to be undertaken. When Grianne’s enemies cause her to disappear, only a few loyal friends can help her. Her chapters are few and could have been solved with a spirit world email basically. The writing is still better, although I agree with some others that Grianne Ohmsford is not so engaging as a good druid as when she was a bad girl. This is clearly her story even as it’s Pen’s coming of age.


Every single member of the order appears to have dark secrets and hidden ambitions, and some of the most powerful sorcerers among them are already starting to act. Jan 22, Emily rated it liked it.

High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus

tuus Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Grianne is put in a situation that will require her to ruuss choices between her old self and the new, and the consequences of those choices could mean her life. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It is the first book in a trilogy, and it teeters on a fine line. Other books in the series. Read it Forward Read it first. I wept for the last quarter of Assassin’s Fate by Robin Hobb but I could never imagine doing that for a Shannara book.

If your looking for a book to kill some time this summer, pickup this copy ASAP! The story is severely lacking. Grianne Ohsmford, the High Druid of Paranor, is despised and plotted against from within her own order. Aug 26, Minutes. I remember doing book reports in them in middle school.

Revisit the amazing world of Shannara! There are references to almost every previous book, but either they are just for the fans and aren’t really necessary or he explains them well enough that the new reader will not be confused.

Return to Book Page. Not everybody has forgiven her for deeds as the Ilse Witch. He’s the generic Ohmsford hero and in most ways appears to be a reincarnation of Shea, Ajrka, Par and Bek.

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Jarka Ruus Author s: Along the way, they will face horrible monsters, druids bent on making sure that Grianne does not return, and vicious assassins. Stay in Touch Sign up. Even her few allies—chief among them her trusted servant Tagwen—know of the plots against her. Her determination to better herself and to continue on in the face of such diversity is really nice to see.

If things are not put to rights, the danger to the Four Kingdoms will be immeasurable I smiled as I watched Pen struggle with the conflict between his first young love for Cinnaminson, daughter of the Rover Captain, Gar Hatch, and the duties he knew he had assumed in the search for his aunt.

The novel wasn’t for me though. The world inside the Forbidding. Does it have any sexual actions in it? Now, fulfilling the destiny predicted for her, she has established the Third Druid Council, and dedicated herself to jadka goals of peace, harmony among the races, and defense of the Four Lands. Grainne was redeemed in the previous series, and she is now the High Druid. He even finds time to fall in love with a girl named Cinnaminson, who happens to be blind but has the sight to see within her mind.