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Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara, Bk 1)
Armageddon's Children - Genesis of Shannara, Bk 1
Author: Terry Brooks
Terry Brooks is one of a handful of writers whose work defines modern fantasy fiction. His twenty-three international bestsellers have ranged from the beloved Shannara series to stories that tread a much darker path. Armageddon’s Children is a new creation -- the perfect opportunity for readers unfamiliar with Brooks’s previous work ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780345484109
ISBN-10: 034548410X
Publication Date: 7/31/2007
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 107 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara, Bk 1) on
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I picked this book up in an airport just to have something to read for the trip. I had never read Terry Brooks before, but I have friends that are Brooks fans. I couldn't put the book down. The post-apocalypse atmosphere mixed with old world magic really drew me in. And the characters are wonderful. They aren't perfect - many are flawed - which makes them extremely "human" (I use the term loosely) and likeable. And even without having read any other Brooks books, you can tell that the universe is very well developed. I am anxiously waiting to get my hands on the next two books in this series, and then will probably take on the rest of the Shannara universe.
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Terry Brooks proves once again that he is one of the two or three best writers in the science fiction - fantasy genre. I believe the only author who's work in this genre is superior is J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings. I've read every book Brooks has written and I believe this is one of his best efforts. The characters are well developed and the plot line is fascinating. Although the book is interesting on it's own, it's best read as part of the series, so I'd recommend that the reader try to read some of Terry's earlier efforts before reading this more recent effort. Each of his books have introductions that do a decent job of giving the reader a background for the characters and storyline, but the more books you read in the series, the more completely aware of the richness of the characters and the plot line you'll be. If you're so inclined, you can read Genesis of Shannara, Book 1 as the first in the new series, since each series is also a complete story. Since this is Book 1, if you enjoy it, you'll have the future stories in the trilogy to look forward to. If you enjoy them as much as I do, you can always go back and start reading previous trilogies or sets (there not always 3 in a set) because they're readily available through Paperback Swap. If this is your first Terry Brook's book, congratulations and welcome to the incredible world of Shannara!
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A+ once again. Terry Brooks knows how to write! Exciting all the way through.
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excellent book just all of his others.