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Straken: High Druid of Shannara, Book Three (High Druid of Shannara)

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The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills.

For reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Penderrin Ohmsford, barely more than a boy, with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt, Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned: the Forbidding. With the noble dwarf Tagwen and the prodigal elven princess Khyber Elessedil by his side — and with the outcome of the bloody war between the Federation and the Free-born at stake — Pen has accepted his mission without question. But not without risk...or sacrifice.

Because Shadea a'Ru, the ruthless Druid responsible for imprisoning the true Ard Rhys and usurping leadership at Paranor, has sent her agents and assassins in relentless pursuit of Pen and his comrades. And in securing the talisman he needs to breach the Forbidding, Pen has paid a devastating price. Now if the Free-born forces — already decimated by the Federation's death-dealing new weapon — should fall, Shadea's domination of the Four Lands will be assured. Nothing short of Pen's success can turn the tide.

But Pen's challenge grows greater when he learns that his parents, Bek Ohmsford and Rue Meridian, have fallen into Shadea's hands. He must try to help them — but once within the walls of Druid's Keep, where Shadea's minions and dark magic lurk at every turn, Pen's survival is far from assured. Yet it will all pale in comparison to the horrors that wait inside the Forbidding — horrors poised to break free upon the Four Lands when the time is right...

Review:

"In bestseller Brooks's satisfactory conclusion to his High Druid of Shannara trilogy (after 2004's Tanequil), young Pen Ohmsford retrieves the 'darkwand,' whose magic will allow him to enter the Forbidding and find his aunt Grianne Ohmsford, the Ard Rhys of the lawful Druids and the Straken queen. Meanwhile, though the elven army has been defeated, Pied Sanderling leads a desperate (and well-depicted) commando-style operation to destroy a secret superweapon of the Federation. Pen's parents are simply trying to find their son. While the author may not equal the wit of his earlier Magic Kingdom of Landover series, his characterization has grown substantially more sophisticated over the years, and both his optimism about the triumph of virtue and his avoidance of graphic sex and slaughter make this series an excellent starting place for younger readers wishing to explore high fantasy. Agent, Anne Sibbald at Janklow & Nesbit." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Brooks concludes the High Druid of Shannara trilogy...in an equally rich and riveting high-fantasy style....Brooks unerringly weaves the many threads of his complex saga into an intricate and colorful tapestry that...casts the expected magical spell over the reader." Booklist

Review:

"[T]he ever-prolific Brooks brings things to a satisfying conclusion in the trilogy's climax....[A] fine, though hardly groundbreaking, finish to this trilogy. Best for lovers of conventional fantasy." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

The political intrigue, secret treachery, and sinister deeds that have haunted Druid history for generations continue to thrive. And despite Grianne's devotion to the greater good as Ard Rhys — the High Druid of Paranor — she still has bitter enemies who covet her seat of power.

About the Author

Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including The Sword of Shannara; the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr; the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, which includes Jarka Ruus and Tanequil; the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life; and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas, Star Wars®: Episode I — The Phantom Menace?. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. The author was a practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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MartyV, April 5, 2013 (view all comments by MartyV)
The final episode of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, this answers a few questions and brings a satisfactory conclusion. Of course there are a couple of loose ends that could be expanded into new adventures, and that's a good thing, because Terry Brooks has created a rich world that I'd love to visit again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345451125
Author:
Brooks, Terry
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Druids and druidism
Subject:
Elves
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
High Druid of Shannara
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.36x6.62x1.24 in. 1.47 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345451125 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In bestseller Brooks's satisfactory conclusion to his High Druid of Shannara trilogy (after 2004's Tanequil), young Pen Ohmsford retrieves the 'darkwand,' whose magic will allow him to enter the Forbidding and find his aunt Grianne Ohmsford, the Ard Rhys of the lawful Druids and the Straken queen. Meanwhile, though the elven army has been defeated, Pied Sanderling leads a desperate (and well-depicted) commando-style operation to destroy a secret superweapon of the Federation. Pen's parents are simply trying to find their son. While the author may not equal the wit of his earlier Magic Kingdom of Landover series, his characterization has grown substantially more sophisticated over the years, and both his optimism about the triumph of virtue and his avoidance of graphic sex and slaughter make this series an excellent starting place for younger readers wishing to explore high fantasy. Agent, Anne Sibbald at Janklow & Nesbit." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Brooks concludes the High Druid of Shannara trilogy...in an equally rich and riveting high-fantasy style....Brooks unerringly weaves the many threads of his complex saga into an intricate and colorful tapestry that...casts the expected magical spell over the reader."
"Review" by , "[T]he ever-prolific Brooks brings things to a satisfying conclusion in the trilogy's climax....[A] fine, though hardly groundbreaking, finish to this trilogy. Best for lovers of conventional fantasy."
"Synopsis" by , The political intrigue, secret treachery, and sinister deeds that have haunted Druid history for generations continue to thrive. And despite Grianne's devotion to the greater good as Ard Rhys — the High Druid of Paranor — she still has bitter enemies who covet her seat of power.
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