- Taschenbuch: 384 Seiten
- Verlag: Del Rey; Auflage: Reprint (28. April 2015)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0345540786
- ISBN-13: 978-0345540782
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,5 x 2,7 x 17,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 102.377 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The High Druid's Blade: The Defenders of Shannara (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 28. April 2015
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Praise for The High Druid’s Blade
“High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] . . . a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world.”—Library Journal
“Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers. . . . It’s truly magical.”—Associated Press
“Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn’t end until the last page.”—RT Book Reviews
“A great place to introduce yourself to all of Brooks’s novels . . . [The High Druid’s Blade] is a great stand-alone book and will definitely throw you headfirst into the world of Shannara.”—Whedonopolis
“The High Druid's Blade is an intriguing, action-filled novel that you are sure to love.”—Faire’s Fair Book Reviews
“Readers both new [and old] will enjoy reading The High Druid’s Blade.”—The Arched Doorway
“An enjoyable read . . . I will definitely be picking up the next book when it comes out.”—Jessie Reads Everything
Praise for Terry Brooks
“The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear
“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
“Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy
“The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
From the Hardcover edition.
From New York Times bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks comes the first stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series in almost twenty years - the perfect place for new readers to begin --This text refers to the Gebundene Ausgabe edition.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Keinerlei Ermüdungserscheinungen !! Ganz super, warte schon auf die Fortsetzung
Mit oft unerwartete Wendungen geht die Geschichte weiter.
Im Ende ist auch das Schluss ganz anders wie gedacht..
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This was my first Shannara book and I had no idea what to expect. I was completely blown away at the world the author created. It was highly detailed, had a lot of history and a magic system that felt real. It was apparent from the beginning that this was an old land with a lot of story to tell that stretched beyond this book.
The characters were interesting but a bit predictable. The main character, Paxon, is your average, impulsive young adult who finds himself in a situation where he is forced to leave his old life behind in favor of a life of glory and struggle. He is willing to face anything in his path to save his sister, Chrysallin; a 14-year-old damsel in distress who is given very little dialogue and spends most of the book in captivity. Her early description made her out to be a bit less interesting than I had hoped.
However, that all changed with the introduction of the druids. They filled several major roles in this book and helped provide the 'magic touch' to the story. I found their culture rich and entertaining. It was obvious that they were held in either high regard or complete disgust by the other races.
While this is considered Paxon's story, the plot focuses a lot of attention on the antagonist, Arcannan. A powerful sorcerer and Chrysallin’s kidnapper, he is a typical bad guy who seeks after his own selfish desires. He is described as a very powerful and dark sorcerer yet I was a bit disappointed by how little of his power I got to see. I felt like he had more to show based on what he was built up to be, but he was still a dangerous and deadly character. One character who really surprised me was Mischa. A witch and Arcannan's accomplice, she was very fun to watch. There were times when I was more scared of her than I was of Arcannan.
The plot moved at a good pace and carried an with it an overall sense of urgency on both sides. The author has clearly found a great template for creating a story that mixes action, world depth, a few rare moments of comedy, and some mildly disturbing events. I would not recommend this book for young readers given the nature of some of it's chapters. The magic system was easy enough to understand without needing drastic explanation. It's integration into the world felt natural and no one was 'god-like'. I felt like the struggle between good and evil was too easily won, however since this is the first book in a trilogy, I am hopeful that the remaining books will show more climactic confrontations.
To sum up, I now understand why there is such a cult-following to Terry Brooks' Shannara series. His storytelling is intriguing and his world is beautiful. This book is sure to capture the attention of many readers new to the series, like it did me...
Yes the characters were different, yet I felt that as a reader I was not introduced to each one adequately. They felt a little bland, not allowing me to develop an affinity towards any of them. Also, I wonder why one character, who in the beginning felt like might become a good supporting character, suddenly vanished completely from the story.
Overall the story is a good, though not spectacular, addition to the Shannara storyline. Newer fans should certainly love it. I'm just not so sure about the longtime fans. They may end up feeling like I do: that perhaps there is no knew story about the land to arrive. Maybe the more things change in Shannara, the more they stay the same.