The Elf ueen of Shannara PDF/EPUB ↠ Elf ueen of

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Elf ueen of Shannara
  • Terry Brooks
  • English
  • 24 June 2016
  • 9781857238273

10 thoughts on “The Elf ueen of Shannara

  1. Emma Emma says:

    This 3rd entry in the Heritage of Shanara series was actually pretty good and I enjoyed it much than the previous 2 books This one entirely ignores the very tedious plot of the second noveland instead focuses on Wren a minor character from the previous booksWren is a relative of our other main characters and has been charged with the task of bringing elves back to the land This is a bit of a uesting novel and much of the novel is taken up with Wren traveling to a distant land and hunting for the elves I found the world building interesting here than in the other novels and liked many of the characters introduced here particularly Stresa and the Owl Wren herself is a refreshing breath of fresh air and I liked her resourcefulnessAll in all I hope this tone can be maintained as I begin the final novel of the set

  2. Max Max says:

    2020 reread Part three out of four that follows the Ohmsfords Par and Wren and their uncle Walker Boh This book focuses on Wren's struggle to come to grips with their heritage and magic It follows her uest to find the elves and return them to the Four Lands I really love this book because this has some great side characters My favourite is still Stresa the Splinterscat some sort of mix between a cat and a hedgehog The world is so beautifully described in this volume I often wanted to read back just to reread Terry's descriptions of the lands and try to imagine them in my head This is a little less eventful than the previous two so probably the least eventful of the Heritage of Shannara series but it's by no means boring Only the end was pretty intense unexpected and for me such a good ending I almost cried On to the last book of the series 2017 read I love Terry Brooks's books and read every one in the Shannara series About 30? I think Most books aren't really original compared to the other ones in the series and Brooks tends to recycle story arcs but I don't find that very annoying or troublesome I just made sure to not read them all without breaksThis book has some fun characters I loved the cat Stresa and the main character Wren Worth checking out

  3. MC MC says:

    The Elf ueen of Shannara book three of The Heritage of Shannara is the story of Wren Ohmsford and her journey to find the Elves and restore them to the Four Lands This journey is a perilous one and not just due to the physical dangers she must face to rescue the Elves She is about to discover facts and truths about herself and the Elves Truths that will temper her in such a way that either she will emerge stronger than ever before or she will be emotionally and psychologically destroyedAs the book begins Wren and her friend and guardian Garth are attempting to contact the Elves via the method they had learned about in the previous book Eventually they succeed and the adventure truly begins The long and deadly journey towards her heritage and her destinyI know that I am speaking rather vaguely in how I describe the plot of the book but that really can't be helped The plot is straight forward enough though very important to the resolution of the conflict of the Heritage books as a whole So there really isn't much room to describe the plot without giving everything away So I'll just focus on a few technical merits of the story insteadThe tale is a “uesting” story broken up into two main parts A uest to find the Elves and a uest to save the Elves Indeed in this delineation between two uests it is similar to the plot of the earlier book The Elfstones of Shannara The important plot is the second uest just as in Elfstones but just as in Elfstones the earlier uest was important in planting the seeds for the ending of the bookOne area of praise that Brooks deserves was how he masterfully moved forward the overall meta plot of the Heritage books The pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place and they make sense The reader is puzzled and surprised by various revelations just as Wren is Though the attentive reader will figure out some of the details earlier than she didThe way the story was told was both exemplary and sloppy at the same time On the one hand Brooks really dragged certain bits out which was unnecessary He probably could have cut a good fifty pages or of padding from the work and the story would have made just as much sense On the other hand he did make even the boring parts as well as the heavier or depressing parts work better by interspersing them with various tidbits and glimpses of the other characters to tell us what is happening to themNot as good as The Druid of Shannara but still a very enjoyable read

  4. A. Dawes A. Dawes says:

    As derivative as it was I really enjoyed The Sword of Shannara and its less clichéd seuel The Elfstones of Shannara was also great Kind of kept me reading at that stage of my life Maybe I had outgrown Brooks by the time I read this one as it didn't resonate nearly as strongly with me The other reviews here are uite celebratory I was at the other end of the spectrum I didn't loathe it but I certainly felt it was just an 'OK' read

  5. Carl Alves Carl Alves says:

    Terry Brooks's Shannara books are usually of the highest uality as far as fantasy novels are concerned and the Elf ueen is no different The third novel in the Heritage of Shannara series features Wren Ohmsford as the feature character Wren has been tasked to return the elves back to the four lands after they fled for some time She is aided by Stresa the splinterscat and her companion GarthThe plot in this novel is very well developed and thought it It moves at a strong pace and is filled with neat twists and strong action seuences It also sets the stage for the finale of the series Brooks is a very talented writer which is uite evident in this novel Wren is a strong female character which is atypical of most epic fantasy novels and series If you haven't read the first two novels in the series you'll want to read them first to get the context of this novel although it can stand alone Another strong installment by Terry Brooks one worth readingCarl Alves author of Blood Street

  6. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Yes I am reading this book #3 of the series before the first two Why? Because my friend Jacues highly highly recommended it to me reassuring it works as a standalone tooBut I still have books #1 2 in the wings to go back to read Then it'll just be a matter of tracking down #4Review time   Wren has been charged by the shade of Allanon to bring the Elves missing these last 100 years back to the Four Lands Garth her ever present mentor and friend journeys with her through forests tranuil and menacing over waters and down rivers to seek out the lost Land Elves Along the way they will meet friends and foes who stand testament to the passing through of the Elves and Wren will have to make important decisions about what she is willing to do to carry out her charge She will also have to accept the conseuences these decisions bring about to her and those she meets and accept the irrevocable changes they bring about for herself personally and for those she encounters along the way   The world Brooks created comes alive around as you read in vivid colors of close relationships and ever changing mortal dangers The vividness of the world and notably all of the Wren’s introspection that we are made privy to provide a steady base to understand this world especially when as for me this is the firstonly book you have read in Shannara There is a lot of lore and history behind things and I’d say that for someone familiar with what came before it is than enough information But for those coming in blind it’s about half way to being enough to follow with confidence I could tell how much there was behind the scenes how much had happened before and was able to piece together some of the history of things – but for me a completionist and someone who loves getting the full story it was a little thin Which honestly just means I’ll go back and start reading from the beginning of this uartet and later going back to read the Shannara trilogy since I only have the first book of that handy and the first 3 of the books in the Heritage of Shannara uartet handy   The most noticeable spots where I felt lost were when we suddenly cut away to scenes of Cogline Coll Par and Walker Boh I had no idea who these people were other than that their names had been mentioned as being known by Wren and having their own charges given them by Allanon Yet I felt for each of them – I wanted to know I was touched by their struggles and the danger they were facing and they felt just as real as Wren and Garth and Tiger Ty and Stresa and the rest Maybe part of that interest was because of the changes each of them were undergoing externalvisible changes to the internal ones Wren was going through The sort of external changes that they have little choice in to become someonething different whether or not they want or intend it   Oddly enough and probably because of these forced changes Walker Boh Coll and them felt solid and real to me than many of the Elves that Wren met and the connections she made with them She felt such strong connections to each of them in so short a time before even setting out to face dangers instead of talking about them that I uestioned how she could become so attached and so completely in so short a time Especially as I would think that the nature of her lifestyle as a Rover with Garth would not incline itself to such strong fast connections until being tested by the fire of fighting for their lives For some I could find the justification view spoilerblood ties with her grandmother the ueen hide spoiler

  7. Scott Scott says:

    My first re read of this book since 1992 Third book of four in the Heritage of Shannara series99% of the book is focused on Wren and the task given her by the Shade of Allanon to find the Elves and bring them back to the four landsProbably 35 stars but I'm rounding down because I never really felt like I got Wren it was described to me her history growing up parents heritage etc but I never felt any of it it felt like I was reading a history paper when learning of her backgroundIt was action packed a page turner tons of fights and battles and magic and monstersAnd who doesn't love spinterscat?A perfectly fine addition to the series but nothing great and not as good as the first two books in the series It has been over 25 years since I've read this book so I honestly forgot every detail of the book so it was nice to revisit this book and this seriesOne to go

  8. Davidkaden Davidkaden says:

    I love fantasy fiction and have for most of my life For this reason when my father was given a used copy of this book he passed it on to me Over the years I had often seen books by Terry Brooks in bookstores which told me that he must be popular if nothing else So I was happy to take one of his books for a spin My happiness vanished very uickly replaced by simple astonishment that this person ever managed to get published never mind popular; there is not a single worthy or redeeming feature of his writingThe Elf ueen of Shannara is singularly the worst book I have ever read Even leaving aside the damning criticism that Terry Brooks has absolutely nothing original to say and in fact is the most appallingly blatant plagiarist I have ever encountered why Tolkien's estate has not sued him into oblivion I can't imagine this book is still unreadably awful Terry Brooks has no facility with language and no gift for storytelling The existence of a plot is a debatable point; it's impossible to care even a little about his characters; and his prose is tedious at bestPerhaps I should also mention that when I call this book unreadably awful I am being uite literal I was unable to finish it This may not seem very significant until I tell you that I cannot say the same thing about any other book I've ever started This is partly because I always want to give an author a fair chance and partly because I categorically dislike leaving things unfinished So I fought my instinct felt by the time I finished the first page to discard this book in disgust Though the process was never less than excruciating I forced myself to keep reading But finally after getting about two thirds of the way through I simply could endure no and I unburdened myself of this truly terrible bookLater it occurred to me that the author's initials are the same as those of one of the most dreaded diseases in human history Though surely that's only a coincidence

  9. Matt Matt says:

    The Elf ueen of Shannara is the 17th story chronologically in the series 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟The setting on the island of Morrowindl makes this story for me Such a tough environment to traverse all kinds of creatures and pitfalls that Wren and her companions have to deal with it’s almost overwhelming while reading it I don’t know why Terry Brooks had to give Wren such a hard road to travel I thought to myself geez couldn’t he have given her a little bit of a break? Her journey through the island truly was a character building struggle for her One thing to always remember about this series is that the environment is not friendly it will consume the characters if they’re not prepared The magic element is also really solid in this book There are really great descriptions like when Wren uses the Blue Elfstones Those scenes really enhanced the storyContinuing my re read of the Shannara series I’m past the 12 way point of the series now The Talismans of Shannara is the next one up

  10. Jennie Jennie says:

    I really wanted to like this one since I liked the first three books very much However the second set started out weak and by the time I got to Elf ueen I had the distinct impression that Terry Brooks was as eager to get it over with as I was I saw none of the care he took in Sword Elfstones or Wishsong and felt he took too much time with trivial details and not enough time in making me believe the characters A huge disappointment for me

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The Elf ueen of Shannara[KINDLE] ❂ The Elf ueen of Shannara By Terry Brooks – Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered WrenIt was clearly an impossible task The Elves had been gone from the Westland for than a hundred years T Find the Elves and return them to the ueen of Epub µ world of Men the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered WrenIt was clearly an impossible task The Elves had been gone from the The Elf PDF or Westland for than a hundred years There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing No one in the Esterland knew of them except finally Elf ueen of ePUB ´ the AddershagThe blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide build a fire and keep it burning for three days One will come for youTiger Ty the Wing Rider had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend Garth to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl where he said the Elves might still exist somewhere in the demon haunted jungleNow she stood within that jungle remembering the warning of the Addershag Beward Elf girl I see danger ahead for you and evil beyond imagining It had proved all too trueWren stood with her single weapon of magic listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack How long could she resistAnd if by some miracle she reached the Elves and could convince them to return how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast.

About the Author: Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in ueen of Epub µ where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park the very same park The Elf PDF or that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word Void trilogy He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College where he majored in English Literature and he Elf ueen of ePUB ´ received his.