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The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara) Mass Market Paperback – July 29, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
The Elves of Cintra takes the characters from Armageddon's Children -- characters who are wholly unique -- and pushes them along toward the inevitable conclusion to come in the third and final book of the series. But unlike some author's middle books, this book has a climax all its own for most of its characters. No cliffhangers here, folks! I was satisfied with how the story unfolded and finished up.
The characters are fantastic and despite what one of the other reviewers said are new and invigorating. There has been no character like Angel Perez in Terry Brooks's other stories -- a hispanic woman who speaks in her native tongue sometimes and has been given great power. Angel must overcome her own doubts, doubts that have plagued her since the beginning in this deteriorated world, and she grows over this middle volume to a great final confrontation with evil.
Logan Tom is another example of a new character for Terry Brooks. He is no John Ross, no Allanon, no Balinor. He is a man destroyed from losing his family and conflicted with the new family he has been given despite not being able to follow the command of the Word. Revenge drives him. This is unlike anything Brooks has tackled before and allows him to talk about responsibility in dark times -- times much like we are living in now.
Then you have the street kids, the Ghosts. All of them are unique, all of them have never been in a Shannara book or Word/Void book.Read more ›
In the previous book, the reader is left with a literal cliff-hanger. Logan Tom has found Hawk, the leader of the Ghosts and also the powerful gypsy morph, only to realize that Hawk is to be executed by being tossed from a compound's high-level wall. Just as Logan gained entry to the complex, Hawk and Tessa were being tossed to their death from high above.
Logan Tom realizes this too late, but during a frenzy at the compound he learns that when Hawk and Tessa are thrown from the compound wall, a great burst of light emerged, whisking them away into nothingness. After learning of this, Logan Tom seeks to regroup with the Ghosts sans-Hawk, and protect them/travel with them towards a safer destination. While doing so, he looks upon the harbor and realizes that hundres, if not thousands of ships approach to take on the compound. He knows that the ships carry once-men and demons, and it's time to leave.
Meanwhile, Panther flees the compound without Logan Tom, seeking to reunite with the rest of the Ghosts. He meets up with Sparrow at Pioneer Square only to be swarmed by croaks, feeders, and all sorts of other madness. It appears that the oncoming attack at the compound has all in the area in complete chaos. They finally escape to meet up with Logan Tom and the rest of the Ghosts.
Later, the Ghosts and Logan Tom encounter incredible battles, death, freaks, a long lost Knight of the Word, and a group of mutant kids.Read more ›
Hawk and Tessa, meanwhile, have survived being thrown from the wall of the Safeco compound and are transported into the vast Willamette Forest of the Pacific Northwest, which the Elves call the Cintra, to begin their journey to find the others they have been told will join them.
Angel Perez has been sent by the Lady to the Elves in Arborlon, accompanied by a tatterdemalion named Ailie, to warn the Elves of how to save the Ellcrys. The Ellcrys herself has spoken to members of the Chosen, Kirisin and Erisha Belloruus, cousins, but their tale is not believed by Erisha’s father, Arisson Belloruus and King of the elves. The four of them must find a way to save the Ellcrys on their own.
All of these people must complete their given tasks in order to lead the remains of the elves and humans to a promised land where they will be able to safely wait out the destruction of the world they now and the rise of a new world where they will be able to live in peace and safety. Will they be able to do so and find the promised haven?
The Elves of Cintra is well worth reading for anyone who loves fantasy and it is a must read for fans of Terry Brooks and his Shannara series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a true blue Terry Brooks fan. Have most all he has written.Published 8 days ago by Brice L. Korte
This series is filling in the gaps on what happened before Shannara. As always, Brooks keeps the story moving in an entertaining and surprising way.Published 8 days ago by bpower
Great story. Great characters. Brooks at his best! Continuous action. Sorry this is not an epic. Looking forward to the Gypsy Moth.Published 1 month ago by HarveyMudd
Have literally read every story in the entire series over and overPublished 2 months ago by Bruce Jones
Action packed but remember this is Terry Brooks and he has no problem killing off major characters. Still absolutely amazing storyline.Published 2 months ago by Cindy Campbell
Another good read, did not want to put it down. Carolyn TrestonPublished 3 months ago by Carolyn Treston