I have to tell you, when I got approval to read this ARC, I jumped up and down. I love Terry Brooks and I grew up with the Shannara books. So, the chance to read Wards of Faerie was huge.
The Story- There’s so much to tell. This story takes place seven years after the High Druid of Shannara series and brings in a bit of the past from The Word and The Void and other prequels.
Science is once again beginning to thrive in the world, and many are wary of its potential. Young eleven druid Aphenglow learns of a time during the pre-world of Fairy, that more than one set of Elf Stones existed, and that these long lost stones might contain enough magic to balance the rise of science.
A quest arises, and a group of heroes take off into the world that was, traveling into the lands that were destroyed by humans and nuclear weapons. They are met by mutated creatures and forced to travel into the darklands, where the evil fairies of the past have been exiled.
My Thoughts- Wow, Terry Brooks is one of the best fantasy authors of this generation. Having read all of the Shannara books and The Word and The Void books, this new edition is so exciting, tying in bits of the past and again bringing in our favorite heroes, the Druids of Paranor, the Leah family and the Ohmsfords.
A truly intense story filled with twists and turns, action and betrayal, and great fantasy, I loved this book. There is so much going on that it is hard to cover every topic, but if you are a fantasy lover, this book is for you.
Great characters, incredible plot turns and a story that will continue on in book number 2, The Bloodfire Quest.