(February 14th, 2004, 10:00 am)
Anyone have any thoughts to share on the Shannara series?
(February 14th, 2004, 2:25 pm)
I started reading the first one (in order of writing) and couldn't get into it...
Is there something I'm missing, or has he improved over time?
(February 14th, 2004, 8:33 pm)
I loved the first installments of the series when I was in high school. I haven't read any of the newer ones though.
(February 14th, 2004, 9:05 pm)
Never read it. Hell, never even heard of it.
(February 15th, 2004, 5:21 pm)
The first one (in order of writing) was the Sword of Shannara. It probably was one of the slowest, if not the slowest. It was almost like he was testing the waters and not wanting to play around too much with magic and such. His world was, however, beautifully crafted. Character interaction and the way they lived was nicely described. He has gotten better through time. The first three were separate books by themselves, the Elfstones probably being my favorite.
Later on, after the first three, he wrote a miniseries within the series. 4 books, called the Heritage of Shannara. Those are actually the first I read, and I was hooked. When I read the previous ones later, it filled in a lot of missing information. He's still going on now with them, the newest one just coming out a couple months ago. I recommend the series to anyone. His introduction of the magics he used in his stories is fully backed on how they formed, and it's a relief from the usual.
(February 16th, 2004, 12:00 pm)
I've always preferred magic that has some kind of logic behind it - I will have to take a look
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