Friday Review: Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is a book of short fiction by Terry Brooks, most well-known for his long-running Shannara series of fantasy novels. There are stories from the Shannara, Word and the Void, and Magic Kingdom series. There are eleven stories in the book, some which have been published before, and some new.As … Continue reading Friday Review: Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsAuris is nineteen, and has been living in an Orc prison since she was fifteen. She has very little memory of her life before the prison, and knows that as bad as the children's prison life of slavery and abuse is, the adult prison she is headed for will be … Continue reading Friday Review: Child of Light (Child of Light #1) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Black Elfstone (Fall of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis book starts the final quartet of the Shannara Chronicles. The book starts with peace having reigned in the Four Lands for many years. But in the far north, an enemy army is preparing to invade and conquer. An enemy that wields a strange, deadly form of magic that not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Black Elfstone (Fall of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAshton Collins is a somewhat sheltered teen living with his father, a corporate engineer, in the future megacity of Los Angeles. Home alone with just the household robot servants, Ashton receives a cryptic message from his father urging him to get out of the house, go to the dangerous Red … Continue reading Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Sorcerer’s Daughter (Defender’s of Shannara #3) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis third entry in the Defender's of Shannara trilogy finds Paxon Leah and Leofur Rai together again after their separation in the first two books. They are living at Paranor which allows Paxon to continue to function as the High Druid's Blade, protector of the order. Leofur is, well, not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sorcerer’s Daughter (Defender’s of Shannara #3) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Darkling Child (Defenders of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsSet five years after the first book in the Defenders trilogy, we find Paxon Leah more comfortable in his role as paladin of the Druid order. He has settled in to his life at Paranor and his duties to protect and defend the Druids from any and all danger. But … Continue reading Friday Review: The Darkling Child (Defenders of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThis is the second in the Legends of Shannara duology, following directly from the events of Bearer of the Black Staff. As Sider Ament, the last known Knight of the Word lay dying after his battle with and defeat of a powerful demon, he passes possession of his black staff … Continue reading Friday Review: The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara #2) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: The Paladins of Shannara (Three Short Stories) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 3 of 5 stars These short pieces were written as add-on stories in the larger Shannara world. As such, none really add a whole lot to the bigger picture, but do give us a bit of a spotlight on events not essential to the novels. They are: Allanon's Quest: This one is set … Continue reading Friday Review: The Paladins of Shannara (Three Short Stories) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Bearers of the Black Staff (Genesis of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars With the last of the Shannara novels slated to land this fall, I decided I should probably try to catch up on the series. I have most of the books, but have fallen behind on reading them. I am trying to remedy that now. This is the first in … Continue reading Friday Review: Bearers of the Black Staff (Genesis of Shannara #1) by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Bloodfire Quest (Dark Legacy of Shannara Book 2) by Terry Brooks

Bloodfire Quest by Terry Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am a fan of Terry Brooks, so I have been with the Shannara books for a very long time. I am a few books behind in reading, but I am still enjoying them. I thought I would get that out of the way … Continue reading Friday Review: Bloodfire Quest (Dark Legacy of Shannara Book 2) by Terry Brooks