|Published (Last):||3 February 2011|
|PDF File Size:||3.74 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||14.68 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Straken by Terry Brooks. The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule.
Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuri The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule.
Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills. For reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Penderrin Ohmsford, barely more than a boy, with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt, Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned: the Forbidding. With the noble dwarf Tagwen and the prodigal elven princess Khyber Elessedil by his side—and with the outcome of the bloody war between the Federation and the Free-born at stake—Pen has accepted his mission without question.
But not without risk. And in securing the talisman he needs to breach the Forbidding, Pen has paid a devastating price. Yet it will all pale in comparison to the horrors that wait inside the Forbidding—horrors poised to break free upon the Four Lands when the time is right. From the Hardcover edition. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 15th by Del Rey first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Straken , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters.
Sort order. Start your review of Straken High Druid of Shannara, 3. Dec 18, Markus rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , , post-apocalyptic , shannara. I'm feeling too bitter to write a write a proper review, but you should know that this rating has nothing to do with the quality of the book. The book was awesome, the trilogy was amazing, the entire story was great. And I hated the ending. And don't mistake the meaning of that. The ending of this book is well written and exceptionally beautiful.
I just hated what happened. Don't ever do something like this to me again, Terry Brooks. View all 3 comments. A very good ending for the "High Druid of Shannara trilogy" and a great addition to the Shannara Series.
So much happens with the journey that Penderrin makes in going to the Forbidding and bringing back Grianne the Ard Rhys of the Third Druid Order and discovering that Pen has use of the wishsong that was brought forth from the darkwand that Pen had gotten from Tanequil.
I found Pen's experience with the darwand and the dragon fasinating and would of liked to see more of a bond and relationship A very good ending for the "High Druid of Shannara trilogy" and a great addition to the Shannara Series.
I found Pen's experience with the darwand and the dragon fasinating and would of liked to see more of a bond and relationship between the two - kind of like turning the dragon into a pet.
I like Weka Dart from the forbidding and was hoping that Grianne and Pen would of found a way to get him over to the four lands and out of the forbidding but that didn't happen - it was sad. Now that Grianne was back, she cleaned house and with the help from Kermadec Troll spear, Shadea's rule as Ard Rhys ended.
Kermadec and his warrior Trolls cleaned out the traitors in the Druid Keep and Grianne brought order back to the Druid Keep. By bring order to the keep, she put in charge her loyal followers and stepped down as Ard Rhys leaving her young faitful Druids in charge and to rebuild with new recruits.
Grianne also brought peace among the Federation and the Free-born and ended the war. The King of the Silver River reveals to Bek that the demons from the Forbidding had manipulated Shadea and her Druid allies and that their purpose in helping Shadea had nothing to do with getting their hands on Grianne; their purpose was to release a demon Moric in to their world. The demons mission was to destroy the Ellcrys and tear down the Forbidding to release all the demons into the four lands.
Pen is the only one that can stop the demon from doing so by using the darkwand. I love how Terry Brooks ends this - In order to put the demon back into the forbidding, the demon must have his hands on the darkwand and With the use of the Elf Stones and the Darkwand, the demon is revealed, so Bek, Rue, Pen, Khyber, and Tagwen take flight to catch Sen Dunsidan - aka Prime Minister, the demon Moric, Changeling.
Bek and crew act like they are a messenger from Shadea and convince the demon that Shadea has sent him a gift to help in his raid against the Elves and upon seeing the gift - the staff darkwand , the demon is memorized and has to have it, the demon doesn't know what it is but knows he has to have it.
He doesn't realize it until it is too late that it has sent him back into the Forbidding. So the Elf City is saved and the Forbidding remains blocked by the Ellcrys. In the end, Grianne is so thankful for Pen and does something special for Pen since he sacrificed so much to bring her back.
Grianne and Pen go back to Tanequil and to Pen's surprise, Grianne makes a trade for Cinnaminson by offering herself instead, so now Grianne is an Aeriad. I like the reasoning behind Grianne's decision - this way she starts a new life where her old liffe will not follow her - I think it is agreat ending and a happy ending for Pen now that he has his love of his heart even though he still has a piece of it still left to Tanequil due to his Aunt Grianne.
May 10, Martti rated it did not like it. Again we're back to lack of surprises. Premonition or a "oracle" telling the future. Do this, then that, was difficult, but managed nonetheless. Fine, this too shall come to pass. Can we move on to the next topic now? No, we obviously need to endure another shitty trilogy. Then there's some business with elves and "the Federation" that no one really cares about.
Oh wow! Much worldbuilding, such storyline! Ensuring us there are actually other people supposed to live in this world than the main pro Again we're back to lack of surprises.
Ensuring us there are actually other people supposed to live in this world than the main protagonists - Ohmsfords. This was a somehow difficult book. I have read a couple from Brooks before and also the others were not my favourites. I know, reading a book of a series out of context and not in the right order always is complicated and since I have done this so many times before, I try not to judge this at all.
But this book was very difficult, to understand all the terms and happenings that are only hinted at. The story is gripping enough and well constructed and I did like it.
Sometimes it seemed to be too This was a somehow difficult book. Sometimes it seemed to be too many pages of prose, some spoken word would have lightened up the book.
I just think that i never really got into this one.. Aug 24, Mitchell Berg rated it it was amazing. It ended they way it should. It ended as I assumed it would. One of those endings where you know it's going to happen but don't want it to happen. Overall, great series. One of my favorite Shannara quests!
Brooks does it again with this epic tale. May 24, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: s , This might be my new favorite of TB's series. I really loved the playing out of the story overall. Some great characters too. Feb 22, Mia Darien rated it liked it.
Il Druido supremo di Shannara - 3. La regina degli Straken
To continue, please check the box below: