Wishsong of Shannara

Wishsong of Shannara

Book - 1985
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Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, ancient source of evil, sent its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. Only Druid Allanon held the magic power of wishsong that could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. But she, too, was in mortal danger, and Ildatch waited for Brin to fall into his trap.... From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1985.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345318237
0345318234
9780345336873
0345336879
Characteristics: 499 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

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ZenSojourner
Oct 12, 2013

Terry Brooks continues to write one-dimensional characters with few unique characteristics to define them one from another. Full of plot holes, replete with various deus ex machina, and full of overblown expository passages, this is one more in the series of turgid novels churned out by TB as he continues to mine the vein of Shannara fandom.

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acej
May 18, 2013

Out of the original Shannara series, I found Wishsong to be the most entertaining. Brooks does indeed improve with his stories in each new addition and soon I shall embark on the Heritage series and hope to maintain that opinion.
I enjoyed the storyline and felt in touch with the characters, especially Jair and I found the story overall to be faster paced than Elfstones. I definitely recommend it if you're into the traditional fantasy genre that I believe these books tend to fall under.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 08, 2009

Book #3 of the Shannara Series

Brin Ohmsford and her brother Jair join the Druid Allanon in a quest to defeat the evil Ildatch with the power of the Wishsong.

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