Wards of Faerie

Wards of Faerie

eBook - 2012
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During a tumultuous period in the Four Lands, young Druid Aphenglow stumbles on a dangerous secret about an Elven girl's heartbreak and the vanished Elfstones. Set seven years after the High Druid series.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345523495
Branch Call Number: 813/.54 23
Characteristics: 1 online resource (371 p.)


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ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

As the forces of science (represented by the Federation) and magic (guided by the Druids) clash, threatening the stability of the Four Lands, Druid Aphenglow Elessedil discovers the diary of an elven girl that hints at the fate of the long-vanished Elfstones. Chronologically, this 1st book in the Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy directly follows the High Druid of Shannara series, which in turn is set some 400 years after the events of the main series (beginning with The Sword of Shannara). However, those disinclined to read the entire 20-book saga in order will be pleased to know that Wards of Faerie stands on its own.

Oct 30, 2014

True, I jumped into this mid-series, but I often found Terry Brooks' storytelling repetitive and disjointed. A bit of a shaggy dog story...as is often the case, we are nowhere at the end of the book, and need to await the next sequel for further developments. Fair enough, but I appreciate it when the author indulges me by tying up at least a few loose ends. Brooks' writing contains long descriptive passages about scenery, personalities, and battle scenes; he would do well to follow the old adage, "Show, don't tell."

Sep 30, 2014

This book is incredibly SLOW. One of the main characters (Aphenglow) is also incredibly STUPID. Really you have had two attempts on your life (and had to be saved both times) but you are STILL going to hide from your hired bodyguard???? She is also incredibly dishonest (although Terry Brooks tries to make her out not to be) she basically feels that her vows to anyone other then her chief druid can be broken whenever she likes.
One interesting aspect of this book is the fact that Terry Brooks has broken from the typical quest format - in the sense that you take a main character who is young and not good or evil and put them through a series of challenges to make them choose. Maybe I have to wait until book 2 to see this?

rfassettkelly Aug 13, 2013

First book I ever read by Terry Brooks. I liked it a lot, already on the last book of the series.

bookfanatic1979 Jan 29, 2013

The first in what promises to be another solid Shannara trilogy. Every time I read a Shannara book I'm tempted to re-read the whole set. I'm just that fond of them.

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