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Interesting but also disappointing,
This review is from: Armageddon's Children (The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1) (Hardcover)
Armageddon's children provides a continuation to the excellent Terry Brooks "Word and Void" series. The book introduces some interesting new characters and offers some provocative insights into the direction that America and the world is heading.
Two main problems I had with this book (and I have read the entire Shannara series):
1. The tie-in to Elves in this work dilutes the strength of the story line
2. The book is short, and provides a cliffhanger ending, ostensibly to get readers to snap up the next volume in this series. It reflects a desire to generate as much revenue as possible with the minimum acceptable product. The interesting characters could have been developed more effectively in a longer version of this book.
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Initial post: Jun 29, 2008 4:30:40 PM PDT
I really agree: The characters in Brooks' new endeavor lack a lot of substance, which I thought was a strong point in previous Shannara novels. I might gives Elves of Cintra a chance when it comes out in paperback later this month, but so far I have only been disappointed.
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