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

Monday Musings: Terry Brooks Book Signing Event

Yesterday, we went to the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA for an appearance and book signing event with Terry Brooks. For those who may not know, Terry is a fantasy author. His best known series is the Shannara books, which, with the new release this year, has twenty-five titles in it. He also wrote … Continue reading Monday Musings: Terry Brooks Book Signing Event

Friday Review: Wards of Faerie (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks (Audiobook)

Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars Narrated by Rosalyn Landor First thing I have to say is that I "read" the audiobook of this novel. And the second thing is that I jumped ahead a couple books when I saw my library had the audiobook. I liked this book. … Continue reading Friday Review: Wards of Faerie (Dark Legacy of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks (Audiobook)