The Defenders of Shannara #1
By: Terry BrooksPublished By: Del ReyPublish Date: March 11th 2014Pages: 320 Hardcover
Tags: Adult, Fantasy Fiction, Magic, Series
Concoction of a Review:
The High Druid's Blade is not only the first of a new series stemming off of The Dark Legacy series following 150 years after the previous book in the Shannara novels but it is also the first Terry Brooks for the Mad Scientist.
A young Paxon Leah lives what he considers to be a dull life. Dreaming of something more then the family business and watching for his dear mother and sister. Until his sister, Chrys, is unfortunately kidnapped by Arcannen, an evil sorcerer. He may want his old life back but things will never be the same again.
Here is how the Mad Scientist pictures Paxon:
During his heroic rescue he found out that the family heirloom blade does indeed wield magic from his descendants. Turns out his blood line from the Omsfords & Leahs was unique beyond even his desires.
Paxon is soon asked to come to the city of Paranor to learn how to hone and command the magic of his blade.
"Small breakfast room. I never realized how right I was to call you a hopelessly spoiled little brat." 14%
"You are mad."
"I have been accused of that, yes," 92%
"He gladly took a swallow of coffee to wash away the taste of sweet flowers." 56%
For in the future MS does look forward to the next in the series and perhaps going back in time to grab the first of the Shannara series by dear Terry Brooks.
** Thanks to Netgalley! All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**