The battle lines have been drawn. The forces of Shannara gather their strength and prepare for battle with the evil forces of the Shadowen. But our heroes are spread out throughtout the world and the Shadowen have beseiged their headquarters of Paranor. Only a miracle can save them now...
This was a great series within the series, and this was a great book. It's the finaly part in the Heritage of Shannara. Everything comes together well in this story. The pacing was perfect and the story well-crafted. Terry Brooks proves again that he is a master of modern fantasy.
Having fulfilled the quests imposed upon them by the shade of the druid Allanon, the children of Shannara must now attempt to use their newfound powers and allies to defeat the Shadowen who are ravaging the Four Lands. Drawing together the threads of the three previous series titles, Brooks orchestrates an exciting, though predictable, conclusion to his second Shannara series. Brooks's appeal lies in his fidelity to tried-and-true quest fantasy and his ability to create engaging protagonists.
While I am a fan of many of the books in this series I did not like this one very much. The stories are very disjointed and would have been better served if they had been split up in to there own books. If your reading the series then read this book to help flesh out some of the characters but dont read this book as a stand alone story.
I quickly noticed a change in voices from the first three audo books in the series, but he was still doing a great job. The voice did seem familiar so I checked the cover and was pleasantly surprised to discover the reader was none other than Rene Auberjonois better known as "Odo" from Star Trek Deep Space Nine.
This book was as enjoyable as the rest of the series and tied up the loose ends well. The heritage series did not grab and hold me as some of the other groups of books in the series but was still enjoyable.