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Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, The by Terry Brooks

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Submitted by Anonymous 
(Sep 26, 2005)

The voyage of Jerle Shannara was an epic tale and in my point of view, the best Terry Brooks has to offer.
The tale starts of when the 30-year old dead body of Kael Elessedil is found floating in the waters of the Blue Divide. A voyage is founded by the druid Walker to uncover the secrets of an ancient magic. At first i was disappointed to find that no Ohmsford was available to handle the sword of shannara and the powers of the wish song. But as the story went on, the characters discovered things inside of themselves that were brought out by the desperate situations. The story takes drastic changes as one moment the characters are relaxed and amiable and the next tense and nervous. This story brings out many elements that Brooks had incorporated in his many works, but it also brought out a darker side that added to the heightened sense of Evil. Every character was well thought and each contributed to the grander scheme in small but significant ways. I think the attraction between Rue and Bek gave the story an extra flare that made it all the more thought-provoking and exciting to read. I recomend this triology to any reader who likes the mix of great plot, action, and romance put toghether in a fantastic triology.

Submitted by Brandon Johnson 
(Nov 30, 2003)

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series is an interesting series, with some strange twists.

The body of a mutilated elf is found floating in the ocean, carrying a map of an unknown land. The druid Walker Boh is sent (voluntarily) to this unknown land, in the hope of finding magic.

But one other person, known only as the Ilse Witch seeks this map and the magic, and will do anything to possess it, magic.

Being a Shannara fan, I loved this series. This series has a lot of new things (like flying ships), but also has a lot of what older books in the series has: The Sword of Leah, the Wishsong, and the druids, just to name a few.

But other than that, the story is great, the plot is great, and everthing about it is great. In reality, I give it a 4.5.

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