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For five hundred years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the blighted and dangerous outside world. But the enchanted barriers have crumbled, ip borders have been breached by predators, and the threat of annihilation looms large once more.
Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff and its profound powe For five hundred years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the blighted and dangerous outside world.
Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff and its profound power, devoted his life dsmone protecting the valley and its inhabitants—and, in his final moments, gave stewardship of the black staff to the young tracker Panterra Qu. Now the newly anointed Knight of the Word must take up the battle against evil wherever it threatens: But even these will pale beside the eemone harrowing menace Panterra is destined to terrry nameless, merciless figure who wanders the devastated land on a relentless mission: Hardcoverpages.
Published August 23rd by Del Rey first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Measure of the Magicplease sign up. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Just one of my many questions: Why the hell did Brooks leave this the way he did?? See 1 question about The Measure of the Magic…. Lists with This Book. Apr 08, Ryan Lawler rated it it was ok. I have always been a big fan of Terry Brooks. The Shannara novels were amongst the first fantasy books that I read, and I have always turned up to the book store every August to purchase the btooks offering from Brooks.
Unfortunately The Measure of Magic was a massive let down, a boring and uninspired conclusion to a series that failed to cash in on the superb foundations that had been laid previously. Sider Ament has been killed. The magical veil protecting the valley has fallen, trolls have amassed outside the valley waiting for a chance to strike, and the responsibility for leading the inhabitants of the valley back into the wider terrt has fallen to young tracker, and newly appointed Knight of the Word, Panterra Qu.
It was a very bold promise that was not adequately fulfilled, demmone having invested so much of my time into io five transitional Shannara brooms, I feel like the series was cheated out of the ending it deserved. Not only did we not get the story we wanted but the story we did get was well below par, something made more apparent given the quality Brooks has produced over the past five tetry.
We get a brkoks coming of age story as Panterra Qu accepts the Knight of the Word mantle. We get a generic coming of age story as Prue Liss is called upon to make a personal sacrifice for the greater good. We get a generic coming of age story as Phryne Amarantyne accepts responsibility for the Elfstones. We get a generic coming of age story as Xac Wen strives to prove himself to his peers and his heroes. After playing with some ddmone and controversial themes in the previous book, to see this book populated by such generic character arcs is a massive let down.
He is a cold, calculating and vile demon who hunts down Knights of the Word just dwmone fun. His scenes are by far the most interesting in the book — he exudes an air made up of equal parts malevolence, power, and competence, and it is fascinating to watch how easily io can manipulate entire villages just by playing on their hopes and i.
In just one book Brooks established the Ragpicker as one of the most capable villains in the Shannara universe and it would have been nice to see how he would have developed over the course of an entire series rather than just the one book. The writing here is pretty good, a style that has become well refined after twenty five years of Shannara.
The world building terrj as strong as ever and the action scenes continue terru be both vivid and exciting. The pacing is good, the story is easy to read, but it feels like there is far too much unnecessary prose here. This is a book that is twice as long as needed to be, which is a shame because there were so many sub-plots from the first book that were left untouched, and many more from this book that were left unresolved. The Measure of Magic an uncharacteristically mediocre attempt at a novel by Terry Brooks.
While there are some great scenes with some epic action sequences, they are interspersed by boring character development and relationships that refuse to evolve. If you are looking for resolution of the various plot threads established over the past five years, you will end up feeling disappointed.
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However, if you can go into this story without expecting the overall genesis of Shannara to be resolved then I think you can glean quite a bit of enjoyment out of this book. Nov 09, Rose rated it it was ok. I usually don’t bother writing reviews for books. Normally I check reviews on books before I read them before I decide if I want to invest any time into them.
That is, unless it’s an author I have been reading for a long time. I’ve read pretty much every book Terry Brooks has written and own most of them. This is the first time I’ve been disappointed, and was compelled to write about it. For some reason this book felt like a YA terrry to me I have nothing against YA novels, I read them from tim I usually don’t bother writing reviews for books. For some reason this book felt like a YA novel to me I have brooka against YA novels, I read them from time to time, but this just isn’t what I was expecting.
It’s been at least a year since I read Bearers of the Black Staff, but I recall it being a lot more interesting. I’ve also read a lot of dark fantasy since Bearers, so maybe that’s why the book felt like it was directed at younger readers.
The ending just fell flat for me.
His ‘ultimate destiny’ or whatever lasted less than a chapter. The villains didn’t really do it for me either. The demon was at least a little interesting, and his death left me feeling like “that’s it? It felt like this book and Bearers could have been one book because the ending was just All of the ‘final confrontations’ were incredibly boring, and lasted maybe a paragraph.
It actually would have been better if it had spanned to a third book instead of the ending we got.
According to Brooks’ website this is the final book in a duology, so I’m not sure where people are getting this third book thing from. Maybe I was a little hard on this book I guess my expectations were just high after reading his books for the last twelve years, or maybe I am just outgrowing them. I still have every intention of buying his new books in the future just because I’ve been reading them for so long.
Sep 14, Lighthearted rated it liked it Shelves: He has to because he must rescue Prue from the Trolls, he must protect the valley from invasion, and he must help Phryne. While Pan searches for her, Prue Liss searches for him. She strikes a deal which will enhance her innate ability to sense danger but the cost With the death of Sider Ament, Panterra Qu becomes the new Bearer of the Black Staff.
She strikes a deal which will enhance her innate ability to sense danger but the cost is steep. Meanwhile Phryne Amarantyne searches for the legendary Elfstones, a cunning demon leads the villagers of Glensk Wood astray, and invading armies march towards both Aphalion Pass and Declan Reach.
Solid Shannara, if a bit slower-paced and maybe a tad simpler. For the most part this was okay, but I felt it took the adrenaline away from some of the action scenes, particularly the scene with Pan and the demon. I also felt that the escape scenes in this volume were a bit easier than in previous Shannara titles but I may be misremembering.
If there are future Legends of Shannara books and I hope there are! And a Moor Cat companion! Dec 18, Markus rated it really liked it Shelves: The Measure of the Magic begins exactly where Bearers of the Black Staff ended, which is basically where everything fell to pieces.
The last descendant of the Knights of the Word lies dead, fallen to the poison of a treacherous troll. Phryne Amarantyne has been imprisoned in Arborlon, framed for the murder of her own father.
And the Drouj army stands on the doorstep of the valley, threatening to invade and conquer it all. As it that was not enough, the first few chapters of the second book add a The Measure of the Magic begins exactly where Bearers of the Black Staff ended, which is basically where everything fell to pieces.
As it that was not enough, the first few chapters of the second book add a whole new set of factors to the excitement. The dragon returns, hunting for magic.
Prue Liss suddenly disappears in a flash of light. And most important of all, an mysterious old man collecting rags appears outside the valley, seeking to enter. All in all, this was another good Brooks novel. At some points it might feel a bit boring, but mostly it’s a real pageturner. I think the Legends duology really stands out in the Shannara universe, as none of the earlier demonne have been so fast-paced nor so filled with intrigue and deception as these two.
That does not necessarily add to the quality, and I still haven’t read anything from Brooks that surpasses the original Shannara trilogy, but it does contribute to making this book all the more interesting and exciting. Also, it has a beautiful Elven princess and her magical stones riding the last of the dragons into battle. That alone made it worth reading.
The final volume in Brooks Legends of Shannara series is a meatier story than the previous book. While not terfy complex as the previous two pre-Shannara series Word and the Void and Genesis of Shannarait takes the fantasy tropes Brooks has lapsed into his ripoffs of his own tegry were out i the picture for the most part and tweaks them just enough while adding layers to established characterizations. All of this added up to a four-star experience for me.
Until I hit Chapter Twenty Nine. The unexpected nature of the action and exuberance of Brooks’ writing in this chapter won me over completely and turned a good reading experience into a great one. Wake me up when they reunite Molly Hatchet for a halftime show was a real winner in the end.