"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren.It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their ...
heir former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag. The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning for three days. "One will come for you." Tiger Ty, the Wing Rider, had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend Garth to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl, where, he said, the Elves might still exist, somewhere in the demon-haunted jungle. Now she stood within that jungle, remembering the warning of the Addershag: "Beward, Elf-girl. I see danger ahead for you . . . and evil beyond imagining." It had proved all too true. Wren stood with her single weapon of magic, listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack. How long could she resist? And if, by some miracle, she reached the Elves and could convince them to return, how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast?
A cool idea for a novel (The Elves are living on a tropical island beset by demons on all sites and need to be brought back to the Four Lands)...but this novel confirms the trend that has become apparent to me. Terry Brooks' earliest novels wereA cool idea for a novel (The Elves are living on a tropical island beset by demons on all sites and need to be brought back to the Four Lands)...but this novel confirms the trend that has become apparent to me. Terry Brooks' earliest novels were great, full of action with lots of different interesting characters and interesting events intertwining. As time goes on, he tends to drag out one storyline, and spend alot of time on the characters chastising themselves and worrying about other characters. He repeats alot of these thoughts over and over. It gets tiring.
I feel I have alot of insight into his own personal character after reading all these books. For instance one theme he keeps hitting on over and over is that our destiny in life is mostly chosen for us and we must resign ourselves and submit to our fate. I totally do not agree that in every sense our major decisions are made for us...it's a very simplistic view and I'm getting tired of him driving that message home too.
3 stars critical judgement, at best 4 stars rating though because I have a soft spot for this series growing up and I enjoy them...Continua Nascondi