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The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara)

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ISBN13: 9780345484208
ISBN10: 0345484207
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After more than three decades of captivating epic fantasy readers, the storytelling magic of New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks’s Shannara saga continues to enthrall. Now the fascinating chronicle of Shannara’s prehistory reaches a thrilling new peak in the sequel to Bearers of the Black Staff.

For five hundred years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the blighted and dangerous outside world. But the enchanted barriers have crumbled, the borders have been breached by predators, and the threat of annihilation looms large once more. Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff and its profound power, devoted his life to protecting the valley and its inhabitants—and, in his final moments, gave stewardship of the black staff to the young tracker Panterra Qu. Now the newly anointed Knight of the Word must take up the battle against evil wherever it threatens: from without, where an army of bloodthirsty trolls is massing for invasion; and from within, where the Elf king of Arborlon has been murdered, his daughter, Princess Phryne Amarantyne, stands accused, and a heinous conspiracy is poised to subjugate the kingdom. But even these will pale beside the most harrowing menace Panterra is destined to confront—a nameless, merciless figure who wanders the devastated land on a relentless mission: to claim the last black staff . . . and the life of he who wields it.

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"[A] superlative Tolkien-style fantasy tweaked with a contemporary vibe." Publishers Weekly

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"A story that will delight Brooks' legions of fans...Here's to many more tales of this incredible world." SFRevu

Review:

"A finely wrought tale of sacrifice, adventure, betrayal, magic, loss, and a world on the precipice." Brent Weeks, author of The Way of Shadows

About the Author

Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara novels Armageddon’s Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph; The Sword of Shannara; the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr; the High Druid of Shannara trilogy: Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken; 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.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, September 8, 2011 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)

For five hundred years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the blighted and dangerous outside world. But the enchanted barriers have crumbled, the borders have been breached by predators, and the threat of annihilation looms large once more. Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff and its profound power, devoted his life to protecting the valley and its inhabitants�"and, in his final moments, gave stewardship of the black staff to the young tracker Panterra Qu. Now the newly anointed Knight of the Word must take up the battle against evil wherever it threatens: from without, where an army of bloodthirsty trolls is massing for invasion; and from within, where the Elf king of Arborlon has been murdered, his daughter, Princess Phryne Amarantyne, stands accused, and a heinous conspiracy is poised to subjugate the kingdom. But even these will pale beside the most harrowing menace Panterra is destined to confront�"a nameless, merciless figure who wanders the devastated land on a relentless mission: to claim the last black staff . . . and the life of he who wields it. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

This book was good, but not great. I found myself to be a bit let down the ending felt weak, which surprised me as Brooks is a very gifted story teller. It could be because this is book 2 of I believe 3 a book series, I will still pick up the next book though.

I do wish that this book had more information on the characters ect in it, Brooks normally has loads of information and shows the inter workings of his world.

There were some great action scenes and the dialog was great as usual. I would still recommend this to other Brooks fans, but with a warning that Brooks now has cliff hanger endings and it seems his style is changing.

It was still a good read though.

* Hardcover: 400 pages
* Publisher: Del Rey; First Edition edition (August 23, 2011)
* Author: Terry Brooks
* Cover art: I really like it.
* Over all rating: *** out of 5 stars
* Obtained: Won from goodreads first reads.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345484208
Author:
Brooks, Terry
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.51 x 6.54 x 1.32 in 1.38 lb

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"Review" by , "A story that will delight Brooks' legions of fans...Here's to many more tales of this incredible world."
"Review" by , "A finely wrought tale of sacrifice, adventure, betrayal, magic, loss, and a world on the precipice."
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