Witch Wraith : Sword Of Shannara Trilogy

  • by Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
  • Series: Sword Of Shannara Trilogy
  • 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks comes the final thrilling novel in a brand-new trilogy: The Dark Legacy of Shannara!
For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode - and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them.
Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the enchanted means to close the breach and once more seal the denizens of the Forbidding in their prison. But when she falls into the hands of the powerful Federation’s diabolical Prime Minister, her efforts may be doomed. Only her determined sister, Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic, has any hope of saving Arling from the hideous fate her captor has in store.

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Great closing to a great series.

What did you love best about Witch Wraith?

This book was a great ending to a wonderful series, well, this particular trilogy, and you will not be disappointed. I have read many Terry Brooks books and even within this trilogy this one was pretty good.


What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did a great job with changing characters and was pleasant to listen to.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, sorry, I can't cry. Tear ducts were removed when I joined the Army. :P


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- William "I love books!"

A welcome addition to the Shannara world...

Overall, there are a lot of good things going on in this Trilogy, but not all of it is Brooks "gold". (Rosalyn Landor does an excellent job of narration, so props there.)

Terry explores new ground in this latest Shannara iteration. Some of it feels a bit rehashed, some of it is new and exciting, and some of it in the end goes nowhere you expected. Terry starts out with his typical quest headed in one direction and becoming an entirely different one in the end. There are familiar love triangles and emotional conflicts to resolve, but there are some real plot twists that keep the story moving forward, although they don't always resolve in the way you'd expect or even like.

Overall, this trilogy feels like it is laying the groundwork for future works by Terry as opposed to trying to wrap up everything neatly in a 3 parter. If you like Brooks, this is a welcome addition to the series. Looking forward to where the Shannara legacy goes from here....
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- Christopher "Residential architect in Texas. Avid fan of Tolkien and Sanderson (are there 2 more opposite fantasy writers?) Very varied tastes in writing"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio