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Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 12, 2013
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“Explodes from the first page . . . and the action doesn’t stop until the novel’s cliffhanger ending. . . . Intense and exhilarating . . . The author balances character development with intense action, and he has a gift for creating characters the reader cares about. Brooks is one of the best fantasy writers in the business, and Bloodfire Quest is better than its predecessor.”—Associated Press
“Shannara fans will delight in Brooks’s sorcerous action, skilled characterizations, and rapid-fire storytelling twists.”—Publishers Weekly
“Brooks mixes things up here with several sharp battle scenes, for which he brings his distinct talent, giving a true grandeur to clashes involving terrifying creatures and powerful magic. . . . A fine middle chapter to Brooks’ latest Shannara adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews
“From the first pages to the harrowing ending, Bloodfire Quest . . . is a thrill ride that will leave readers wanting more. . . . This volume, paired with the first, might be just the right place to introduce new readers to this fine writer.”—Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Terry Brooks
“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
“Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre. I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara. If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear
“Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure, I owe him my job. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy
Top Customer Reviews
Brooks is not being nice here, it's one of his darkest series (and this book specifically) that he has ever written, and I like it. It remind me of his earlier work like The Elfstones of Shannara" which is his best work, in my opinion, and so far these first two books are as good as anything he has written. You know somehow this is going to end up fine in the end, but right now after reading this second book in the series I don't know how, as he's just decimated everyone that was introduced in the first book in this series. It's very exciting, and it's been making me turn the pages as fast as I can read wanting more. Great stuff; the best Brooks in a long while, and highly recommended!
I've always been impressed with Mr Brook's ability to captivate me as he weaves his stories, from the word and void series, to the Landover series (which I read while deployed in Iraq). I might add that I have never laughed outloud while reading a book till the Magic Kingdom for sale...Sold book.
Shannara continues, in my opinion, to the best best fantasy series that exists. Nothing comes close to it now, and I believe that everything that comes afterwards will be compared to it.
Good job Mr Brooks, keep up the great work!
So, my purchase of the trilogy (this is volume two in this most recent series) is not unexpected.
Though I did not find myself as deeply engrossed by this series, and felt that the conclusion in the final volume was a bit too easy-peasy, it was a decent read.
However, compared to Terry Brooks' earlier works, I found this trilogy a bit cookie-cutter, and less interesting overall.
Sorry, Terry, you've written better, IMHO.
Between heads on spikes, underlying sexual tones, and a Straken Lord wanting to kidnap a former witch, turn her into his slave queen, and sire heirs on her with or without her permission with a very rape-y vibe this is Brooks writing for adults. The plot is more complicated, the characters are a shade darker in terms of personality, and the story itself contains just enough light-hearted and familiar elements pertaining to older Brooks novels that its recognizable as his work.
Some elements of this one would be off putting to fans of his former work (the implied rape above is one of them, the brutality of the heads on spikes is also something that is slightly farther than he's gone before) and his style (that requires a lot of former world knowledge and reading) would be off putting to new fans, but in the end this is simply Brooks writing for himself and you can tell he's having more fun than he's had in awhile. He has latched on to a specific set of characters (Grianne Ohmsford in particular) who have dominated the last few stories in this era and he's still in love with them enough to make them shine.
Buy it after buying the first one, you won't be disappointed.
Once again Terry Brooks has woven a page turner of a tale that brings elements from earlier works like "The Elfstones of Shanarra" with story lines of more recent books like "Antrax" and "Ilse Witch." There is enough uncertainty about what will happen to keep you going even as you draw on what you know from earlier books. Long time fans will enjoy it, but if you are new to the series you should start with "The Sword of Shannara."
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Love your books and will always read them. I have collected a lot of them and will never throw them away or give them away.Published 20 days ago by Soph
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