The Measure of the Magic : Legends of Shannara

  • by Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • Series: Legends of Shannara
  • 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 500 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, the 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 power, devoted his life to 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: from without, where an army of bloodthirsty Trolls is massing for invasion; and from within, where the Elf king of Arborlon has been murdered, his daughter, Princess Phryne Amarantyne, stands accused, and a heinous conspiracy is poised to subjugate the kingdom. But even these will pale beside the most harrowing menace Panterra is destined to confront - a nameless, merciless figure who wanders the devastated land on a relentless mission: to claim the last black staff... and the life of he who wields it.

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Wished for More

Really love the whole series from the Sword til now. However, I was left wishing for more in this latest episode. Would have loved to learn more about the Ragpicker. Where was he during the time of the Hawk? This just seemed to gloss over each subplot during the story. Glad I listened, just not the best of the series.
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- Darren

Slow to develop...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book developed very slow, in my opinion. And the hour after hour of rhetorical introspection by the heroes, was boring, Terry Brooks has written some great books that I have enjoyed, but the last couple, in my opinion, no longer has the same level of excitement, given the heroes keep getting beat down until the end of the book.

Not to my liking.


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- Dennis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio