{Prime} StrakenAuthor Terry Brooks – Bilb-weil.de

The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skillsFor reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Penderrin Ohmsford, barely than a boy, with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt, Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned the Forbidding With the noble dwarf Tagwen and the prodigal elven princess Khyber Elessedil by his side and with the outcome of the bloody war between the Federation and the Free born at stake Pen has accepted his mission without question But not without risk or sacrificeBecause Shadea a Ru, the ruthless Druid responsible for imprisoning the true Ard Rhys and usurping leadership at Paranor, has sent her agents and assassins in relentless pursuit of Pen and his comrades And in securing the talisman he needs to breach the Forbidding, Pen has paid a devastating price Now if the Free born forces already decimated by the Federation s death dealing new weapon should fall, Shadea s domination of the Four Lands will be assured Nothing short of Pen s success can turn the tide But Pen s challenge grows greater when he learns that his parents, Bek Ohmsford and Rue Meridian, have fallen into Shadea s hands He must try to help them but once within the walls of Druid s Keep, where Shadea s minions and dark magic lurk at every turn, Pen s survival is far from assured Yet it will all pale in comparison to the horrors that wait inside the Forbidding horrors poised to break free upon the Four Lands when the time is right From the Hardcover edition


10 thoughts on “Straken

  1. Markus Markus says:

    I m feeling too bitter to write a write a proper review, but you should know that this rating has nothing to do with the quality of the book The book was awesome, the trilogy was amazing, the entire story was great And I hated the ending.And don t mistake the meaning of that The ending of this book is well written and exceptionally beautiful I just hated what happened Don t ever do something like this to me again, Terry Brooks.


  2. Ronda Tutt Ronda Tutt says:

    A very good ending for the High Druid of Shannara trilogy and a great addition to the Shannara Series.So much happens with the journey that Penderrin makes in going to the Forbidding and bringing back Grianne the Ard Rhys of the Third Druid Order and discovering that Pen has use of the wishsong that was brought forth from the darkwand that Pen had gotten from Tanequil.I found Pen s experience with the darwand and the dragon fasinating and would of liked to seeof a bond and relationship A very good ending for the High Druid of Shannara trilogy and a great addition to the Shannara Series.So much happens with the journey that Penderrin makes in going to the Forbidding and bringing back Grianne the Ard Rhys of the Third Druid Order and discovering that Pen has use of the wishsong that was brought forth from the darkwand that Pen had gotten from Tanequil.I found Pen s experience with the darwand and the dragon fasinating and would of liked to seeof a bond and relationship between the two kind of like turning the dragon into a pet I like Weka Dart from the forbidding and was hoping that Grianne and Pen would of found a way to get him over to the four lands and out of the forbidding but that didn t happen it was sad.Now that Grianne was back, she cleaned house and with the help from Kermadec Troll spear, Shadea s rule as Ard Rhys ended Kermadec and his warrior Trolls cleaned out the traitors in the Druid Keep and Grianne brought order back to the Druid Keep.By bring order to the keep, she put in charge her loyal followers and stepped down as Ard Rhys leaving her young faitful Druids in charge and to rebuild with new recruits Grianne also brought peace among the Federation and the Free born and ended the war.All the characters were awsome Bek Rue Pen s Parents , Kermadec friend and Head Troll to Grianne , The Trolls themself, Tagwen Dawrf , the Druids Trefen Morys and Bellizen, Khyber the Elf Girl Khrens niece.The King of the Silver River reveals to Bek that the demons from the Forbidding had manipulated Shadea and her Druid allies and that their purpose in helping Shadea had nothing to do with getting their hands on Grianne their purpose was to release a demon Moric in to their world The demons mission was to destroy the Ellcrys and tear down the Forbidding to release all the demons into the four lands Pen is the only one that can stop the demon from doing so by using the darkwand.I love how Terry Brooks ends this In order to put the demon back into the forbidding, the demon must have his hands on the darkwand and With the use of the Elf Stones and the Darkwand, the demon is revealed, so Bek, Rue, Pen, Khyber, and Tagwen take flight to catch Sen Dunsidan aka Prime Minister, the demon Moric, Changeling Bek and crew act like they are a messenger from Shadea and convince the demon that Shadea has sent him a gift to help in his raid against the Elves and upon seeing the gift the staff darkwand , the demon is memorized and has to have it, the demon doesn t know what it is but knows he has to have it He doesn t realize it until it is too late that it has sent him back into the Forbidding So the Elf City is saved and the Forbidding remains blocked by the Ellcrys.In the end, Grianne is so thankful for Pen and does something special for Pen since he sacrificed so much to bring her back Grianne and Pen go back to Tanequil and to Pen s surprise, Grianne makes a trade for Cinnaminson by offering herself instead, so now Grianne is an Aeriad.I like the reasoning behind Grianne s decision this way she starts a new life where her old liffe will not follow her I think it is agreat ending and a happy ending for Pen now that he has his love of his heart even though he still has a piece of it still left to Tanequil due to his Aunt Grianne


  3. Martti Martti says:

    Again we re back to lack of surprises Premonition or a oracle telling the future Do this, then that, was difficult, but managed nonetheless Fine, this too shall come to pass Can we move on to the next topic now No, we obviously need to endure another shitty trilogy.Then there s some business with elves and the Federation that no one really cares about Oh wow Much worldbuilding, such storyline Ensuring us there are actually other people supposed to live in this world than the main pro Again we re back to lack of surprises Premonition or a oracle telling the future Do this, then that, was difficult, but managed nonetheless Fine, this too shall come to pass Can we move on to the next topic now No, we obviously need to endure another shitty trilogy.Then there s some business with elves and the Federation that no one really cares about Oh wow Much worldbuilding, such storyline Ensuring us there are actually other people supposed to live in this world than the main protagonists Ohmsfords


  4. Katrin Katrin says:

    This was a somehow difficult book I have read a couple from Brooks before and also the others were not my favourites I know, reading a book of a series out of context and not in the right order always is complicated and since I have done this so many times before, I try not to judge this at all But this book was very difficult, to understand all the terms and happenings that are only hinted at The story is gripping enough and well constructed and I did like it Sometimes it seemed to be too This was a somehow difficult book I have read a couple from Brooks before and also the others were not my favourites I know, reading a book of a series out of context and not in the right order always is complicated and since I have done this so many times before, I try not to judge this at all But this book was very difficult, to understand all the terms and happenings that are only hinted at The story is gripping enough and well constructed and I did like it Sometimes it seemed to be too many pages of prose, some spoken word would have lightened up the book also i was not happy that the creature from the forbidding was forgotten in the end and when finally the demon was sent back, i saw hope. but no too bad anyway, the constructed fantasy world is well spun and full of magic and still untold stories I just think that i never really got into this one.


  5. Mitchell Berg Mitchell Berg says:

    It ended they way it should It ended as I assumed it would One of those endings where you know it s going to happen but don t want it to happen Overall, great series One of my favorite Shannara quests Brooks does it again with this epic tale.


  6. Chris Chris says:

    This might be my new favorite of TB s series I really loved the playing out of the story overall Some great characters too.


  7. Mia Darien Mia Darien says:

    Since this book had the most activity in it, I think I liked it the best If it were any author other than Terry Brooks, I probably wouldn t have liked the entire trilogy as much It felt like a lot of what happened was written in there just to make the books longer To flesh out a trilogy, where as one sleeker long single volume would have been muchengrossing.I never really felt Pen s emotional connection with Cinnaminsin developed, felt like I was told what was there and then had to acce Since this book had the most activity in it, I think I liked it the best If it were any author other than Terry Brooks, I probably wouldn t have liked the entire trilogy as much It felt like a lot of what happened was written in there just to make the books longer To flesh out a trilogy, where as one sleeker long single volume would have been muchengrossing.I never really felt Pen s emotional connection with Cinnaminsin developed, felt like I was told what was there and then had to accept it There were threads thrown in that seemed to go nowhere, like the promise Rue makes Bek make about Pen and Grianne Weka Dart s thread, though there for all three books, was droppedquickly than I expected And the ending, while I liked it mostly, was so very quick after all the previous things took so long.After hauling myself throughthan a thousand pages of the High Druid of Shannara, I would have likedof an ending Still, like I said, it was Terry Brooks and so I cannot dislike it But it wasn t my favorite either


  8. Squire Squire says:

    23 29 in my Epic Shannara Quest.Exciting conclusion to what has been, for me, the most consistently entertaining Shannra series to date The dark tone slowly gives way to an ending that was in no way unexpected, but mostly satisfying A descendant of Leah played no part in the trilogy, though it was stated that Quentin Leah from The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy died 18 years after the adventures in Parkasia, which would have put just shy of 40 maybe he didn t leave an heir I also wo 23 29 in my Epic Shannara Quest.Exciting conclusion to what has been, for me, the most consistently entertaining Shannra series to date The dark tone slowly gives way to an ending that was in no way unexpected, but mostly satisfying A descendant of Leah played no part in the trilogy, though it was stated that Quentin Leah from The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy died 18 years after the adventures in Parkasia, which would have put just shy of 40 maybe he didn t leave an heir I also would liked to have known what happened to the demons Weka Dart and Tael Riverine, but I suppose it doesn t matter.Six books to go


  9. Shane Noble Shane Noble says:

    An underwhelming finish for the series It was oddly paced and the epic conclusion was over in quite the rush.


  10. Maria Rose Maria Rose says:

    In this third book of the series, Pen has the darkwind staff which he got by sacrificing two of his fingers and the loss of Cinnaminson As he was coming across the bridge from the island, he sees his friends captured by a pair of Druids and Gnome Hunters He stops halfway across the bridge and negotiates a deal to go with the Druids back to Paranor, where he needs to be to enter the Forbidden Lands, after conferring with Tawgen to tell the others Unknown to him, Khyber decides to also go with In this third book of the series, Pen has the darkwind staff which he got by sacrificing two of his fingers and the loss of Cinnaminson As he was coming across the bridge from the island, he sees his friends captured by a pair of Druids and Gnome Hunters He stops halfway across the bridge and negotiates a deal to go with the Druids back to Paranor, where he needs to be to enter the Forbidden Lands, after conferring with Tawgen to tell the others Unknown to him, Khyber decides to also go with him on the other Druid ship Once back at Paranor, she manages to get Pen out of the cell, that he was in, and to the room where he needed to enter the Forbidden, where his darkwind staff was also stored As he entered the Forbidden, Khymer held back the two Druids and the Gnome Hunters Pen started his journey across the Forbidden along with a protective companion big dragon who was enchanted by the runes that came forth from the darkwind staff as it guided him to his aunt Meanwhile his parents, who had escaped Paranor, went to rescue Kermadec and his Trolls helpers and Tawgen along with the two Druids who helped them escape Once everyone rested from the rescue, a plan was formed to take over Paranor and for Bex, Rue and Tawgen to be present to defend Grianne and Pen when they come back since the hostile Druids had set up a magical trap called a triagenel which uses 3 magical spells weaved together to form a net to trap anyone who enters where it is set up Khyber had been sentenced to death by fire by the hostile Druids but she managed to kill all the Gnome Hunters who were taking her to the furnace and get back the Elfstones which showed her the path to the room she needs to help Pen come back to and settled to wait for the return When Bek, Rue, and Tawgen come up the same tunnels from a secret entrance into Paranor, they find her Between Bek s use of the wishsong and Khyber s use of the Elfstones, they breakdown the links of the net in enough places that Grianne could dissolve the rest, which she does immediately upon her return Grianne sends Pen away with his parents while she battles the hostile Druids with the help of the Trolls But Pen has onetask to do, he has to find the demon who escaped the Forbidden and return him back, which means he has to face the demon and hand over the darkwind and let go once the demon takes hold of it He does and the demon is set back and finds himself facing a dragon, the one who helped Pen while in the Forbidden Grianne decides to leave the Druid council and leaves the remnant to be rebuilt by Khyber and the two loyal Druids who helped get her back Without telling Bek and Pen her total plans, she agrees to help get Cinnaminson back from the Tanquil By exchanging places, she gets freedom from condemnation and gives the lovers a chance to live