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The Talismans of Shannara [Download] ➵ The Talismans of Shannara ➾ Terry Brooks – Although some of the goals to keep Shannara safe had been met the work of Walker Boh Wren and Par was not yet done For The Shadowen still swarmed over the Four Lands poisoning all with their dark magi Although some of the goals to keep Shannara safe had been met the work of Walker Boh Wren and Par was not yet done For The Shadowen still swarmed over the Four Lands poisoning all with their dark magic Each Shannaran had a special death waiting for him at the hands of The Shadowen unless The Talismans MOBI :↠ Par could find a way to free them all with the Sword of Shannara.

10 thoughts on “The Talismans of Shannara

  1. Scott Scott says:

    I read this series when it first came out 30 years ago or so but never continued on in the Shannara series Don't know why Just didn'tFast forward to now and I figured that I'd re read the first seven Shannara books and then finish the rest of the seriesJust finished this book the last of the Heritage of Shannara and I can say uite loudly that I will not be continuing with the seriesHad to force myself to finish this book and this series The writing was average the plot was silly contrived and all too convenient at times and worst of all were the characters I've tried to articulate this in other reviews and have never been too successful but a good writer makes you truly care about the characters and in the entire series the only characters I truly cared about was Faun and how well did that end?So I'm sure this series was fine for my teenage self but I can't make myself continue I've just read way too many great books by great authors to spend time on the average ones there just isn't time

  2. MC MC says:

    The Talismans of Shannara by Terry Brooks is the fourth and final book in The Heritage of Shannara uartet of novels All of the threads of the previous three novels are now coming to fruition as the Elves lead by Wren Ohmsford Elessedil the Druids resurrected by Walker Boh and the Sword of Shannara found by Par Ohmsford are all converging on a final battle with the Shadowen controlled FederationOf course this is not even the most critical factor in the heroes' success That distinction probably goes to their friend and ally Morgan Leah and his weapon the enchanted Sword of Leah The family heirloom blessed by long dead Druid Allanon to help Morgan's ancestor Rone Leah protect Brin Ohmsford during the events of the novel The Wishsong of Shannara is a powerful artifact It can cleave through nearly any magicOn top of his sword's abilities it seems Morgan has a natural penchant for conceiving of and executing plans on short notice Even the ridiculous ideas can somehow be made to work once the young highlander gets started with themRounding out the group of heroes are Padishar Creel leader of the Freeborn movement his daughter Dhamson Rhee a young resistance leader named Matty Roh and Coll Ohmsford Par's brother Coll is an interesting case as he is arguably just as much the hero as Par is because Par can not do anything without Coll first doing his partThis story was really enjoyable Some of the annoying philosophizing and soap boxing of the previous Heritage volumes was toned down and when it was there it was only what was necessary to advance the plot Had the first three books been this discreet with the wordy navel gazing from the characters the books would have been about 50 pages shorter each oneAnother improvement over the first trilogy was in the area of romances Mostly Par and Dhamson but also Morgan and Matty had far believable romances for instance than that of Morgan's ancestor Menion Leah and his eventual wife Shirl from the book The Sword of Shannara What's instead of just being told they love each other Brooks actually showed us that these couples love each other and whyI did have some problems of course with how dark the story was Yes the good guys won but my goodness gracious were they ever put through the ringer first They suffer again and again and again That said there was a real satisfaction when you see the characters triumphant except for poor Wren who I wished had happy moments given how much she suffered than the othersIn general this was an excellent conclusion to the series I just would have preferred a unambiguously happy ending Though I will give Brooks kudos for giving us of a conclusion Instead of the five page ending at the most of the first three books he gave us a proper ending with “what happened to them afterward” accounts of the characters That was one major complaint of mine that I am pleased to say that Brooks improved on eventuallyDespite the wordiness annoying soap boxing and sometimes overly dark atmosphere this was a really great epic fantasy of good triumphing over evil Read this book and the first three as well You won't regret picking up this story The Heritage of Shannara was top notch storytellingHighly Recommended

  3. Ricky Ricky says:

    At this point I think I might be done with the Shannara books Not the MTV series not by a long shot and certainly not after that cliffhanger But as for the books I think I either need to give up now or just take a long break because they're burning me out at this point I feel like they're just too of the same and they're really not bringing anything new to the table not like the ways the show gets a little inventive and incorporates the post apocalyptic setting much stronglyLike I said though maybe I'll come back to this someday

  4. Joey Reed Joey Reed says:

    I should have added a reminder to all of the other Shannara reviews I've written the fact that these books are written for young people When I originally read these books they were astounding But now they seem a bit hollow Upon rereading the Talismans of Shannara I've discovered that the depth is not nearly what I remember Nonetheless a lesson is awaiting those who are willing to read it And the characters come to the natural conclusion of the uadrilogy although not necessarily the one you are expecting Even with the sure knowledge that I have read this book before I still was surprised by the way things end but as before pleasantly so

  5. Squire Squire says:

    #1729 in my Epic Shannara uestA slam bang conclusion to an epic series Exciting action expertly paced with a finale in the bowels of the obsidian tower Southwatch that exceeded all of my expectations The final reveal Brooks saved for this final volume of The Heritage of Shannara was not a surprise if you drop enough clues the reader will figure it out; and that's what happens here but it didn't matter A definite pick me up after the lackluster Elf ueen of Shannara

  6. Max Max says:

    This is such an amazing series The four Heritage of Shannara books follow the adventures of Wren Par and Walker Boh They are on a uest sent by the spirit of Allanon to save the Four Lands once On the way they learn how to come to grips with their magic and their destiny They are helped by family and friends who are vital for the saving of their worldI really enjoyed this series They are action packed and well written Terry Brooks has a wonderful way of describing the Four Lands and I found myself often rereading passages because they're just so nice The characters go through a lot of trouble sometimes I felt like they could never get a break My favourite parts of these books are the fantasy animals Stresa the Splinterscat a mix between a cat and a porcupine Faun some weird fluffy furby kind of thing? is how I always imagine her and the Creepers a weird mix between scrap metal insects but then very big and some Crustacean like body parts are all great creative creatures that I love reading aboutI also felt like these characters were real compared to the earlier Shannara books They struggled they had real thoughts The relationships were believable too If I had to nitpick a little it's that even though there are many creative and uniue aspects to the story it's still a typical Terry Brooks story the storyline proceeds like many of the other books So some things are a bit predictable I don't really mind I love predictability lol But I can imagine if you're into fantasy you might find these books standard and not bringing anything new to the genreThis final installment wraps up the story well the ending is great and what I hoped for

  7. Octavia Cade Octavia Cade says:

    The characters and uests of the first three books come back together in an attempt to get shot of the Shadowen On the bright side because so much of this is plot and there's so much that needs to be covered there's just not room for Brooks to waste on the miserable never ending navel gazing that characters such as Par and Walker are all too prone to indulging in Hooray There is still far than is warranted however and the rot spreads to Wren as well My favourite of the three main characters she's barely served in here getting a much shorter role than the men and not much of what she has is complimentary She's fooled by the most obvious trap in the history of traps and spends far too much time hand wringing about how it sickens her to kill It probably sickens the men in your Elven army too madam but carry on letting them sicken themselves to death so that you don't have to compromise yourself by all meansI did like the pace and breadth of this and I always enjoy a moor cat Walker was much improved from The Druid of Shannara I liked him The ending was a little rushed however and I just cannot take the romance between Plum and Golf Boy seriously

  8. Emma Emma says:

    1238 pages later and I've finished the Heritage of Shanara series This entry was decent but all in all I wouldn't recommend investing the time into this series The characters and plotlines are very similar to the first trilogy and I didn't get a lot from it

  9. Aidan Roraback Aidan Roraback says:

    The Talismans of Shannara is the final conclusion of the four books series the Heritage of Shannara So that means that you kinda have to read the other ones too and you also kind of have to read the original three book series amounting to this being the seventh book In this story the charges of Allanon to the Ohmsfords have been fulfilled and Par Wren Walker Coll Morgan and friends must find a way to defeat Rimmer Dall and rid the Four Lands of the Shadowen The Elves find themselves on the brink of destruction and Wren as ueen of the Elves must find a way to avert her people from annihilation and to reveal the terrible secret of the Shadowen to the others Walker Boh and Cogline come face to face with his destiny as he unlocks the secrets of Paranor and as he completes his transformation And Finally Par and his brother with the Sword of Shannara must finally discover the truth about the Shadowen and himself This and so much in this epic conclusion of Terry Brook's seuel series So what I liked about this book was the style of his writing The character arcs and progression for each character was amazing I really liked how he wrote each side of the story with their own thinking styles so you always knew who you were following I really loved Walker Boh's point of view and I got excited every time I turned a page and the chapter started with his name It was easy to relate to each of the characters and it felt like I was was making the decisions with them Spoilers I really really did not like the ending of this book It was one of those kill the bad guy straight up then release goody good magic back into the land everybody lives happily every after endings for me I was thoroughly disappointed to find that the conclusion of four long novels came to this sort of thing and I really think he could have done better than this Rimmer Dall was such a cool character he was wasted in my opinion I also didn't like Morgan and Matty's relationship because it was kind of weird and I don't know why Matty was even into Morgan The author in my opinion also put too many hugging and holding parts for them that it was just kind of awkward Overall this book despite it's ups and downs provided a great action filled suspense fantasy conclusion to the Heritage series

  10. Matt Matt says:

    The Talismans of Shannara is the 18th story chronologically in the Shannara series 4 stars This book pulled me in and I didn’t want to put it down It wraps up the Heritage of Shannara tetralogy and it’s an epic story Characterizations were strong in this book and the characters’ maturation and coming into their own was very moving and powerful I noticed during this re read how much work Terry Brooks put into characterizing Morgan Leah That character goes through the biggest change throughout the 4 book series and goes through so much He was kind of the glue that tied the parts of the story together If I had the chance I’d ask the author why so much time spent on Morgan? It’s not a bad thing just interesting There were a couple editing inconsistencies and a part of the plot that felt forced in order to bring a couple of the characters together but putting those things aside The Talismans of Shannara is probably the high arc of the entire Shannara series

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