Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 30, 2014
I have been a reader of Terry Brooks' books since the mid '80s. I have read all the Shannara books and with the series now coming to MTV I wanted to refresh my memory on Elfstones so decided to reread this one. I rarely reread books. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book for the second time and actually have a greater appreciation for Mr. Brooks' writing style having attempted to read other authors' initial fantasy books and put them down within a few chapters due to rushed character introductions, plot advancement, and poor description of environment. This was the author's second published book and I have to say I love it probably more than I did the first time I read it. The book is for readers of all ages and I most likely approached the plot differently now that I am nearly 25 years older. I think I focused more on the druid and elf prince plot more so than the young adventurers and have to say all characters were finely developed. With casting announcements for the television series and descriptions of the characters - expect slightly different portrayels than the book due to the target demographics. I would recommend reading this book prior to watching the series. Not totally necessary to read book one - Sword of Shannara first but may make sense - they have an anniversary audio version on that one unabridged which is great to listen to on commute to work.
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