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Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara

Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara - This book was reviewed by Michael Cummings, senior reviewer with the Fantasy Book Addict.It was with a little trepidation that I began reading Wards of Faerie. It had been decades since I’d last read a Terry Brooks novel, and the Shannara series was never one I had gotten into too deeply, mostly for a lack of resources. I knew that over the years the breadth of the story had grown, and that series that didn’t used to be related, like the Word and the Void, had been incorporated into the larger mythos. Still, most of my exposure came from a summer reading through the Magic Kingdom books. Could I jump in unscathed? The Wards of Faerie, as it turns out, is very open to the new reader. A brief run through wikipedia wouldn’t hurt the new reader, but Terry Brooks is ever the consummate story teller, and with almost no effort gives us a story that is very easy to fall into. It is a world where science and magic are at ends with each other, with many of the secrets of magic lost even to the Druids, caretakers of such knowledge. Aphenglow Elessedil, an elf and a Druid, stumbles upon a lost journal that hints at the whereabouts of the famed elfstones. The Druid’s quest to recover the elfstones will mean the gathering of a party and following a vision beyond the known lands as they seek out the lost elfstones.You can read the rest of the review here: http://www.fantasybookaddict.com/2012/07/29/wards-of-faerie-brooks-review/