by Terry Brooks
Part of the High Druid of Shannara series
The rightful High Druid of Shannara has been banished to the harsh world called the Forbidding by a treasonous fellow druid.
Her only hope for rescue is her nephew Pen - but Pen is under seige as well.
Both he and his parents are sought by the druids, who want to make sure that their magic will never help the real leader to return.
Yet there is worse to come. For the dark magic that banished the High Druid into the Forbidding allowed the simultaneous transference of a fearsome denizen of the Forbidding back into the druids' world. And now there is a terrible peril in the Four Lands - a creature that can take on any shape, can kill at will, and is only the harbinger of a much greater, devastating invasion to come ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 03/05/2005
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780743414982
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Review by SonicQuack
After the Voyage of Jerle Shannara I was left disappointed that Brooks had somehow maintained a formula, but the magic of the company's tale was not as stong as his previous work. With the first book in the High Druid of Shannara series, Jarka Ruus, came a stronger storyline, a more entangling series of events and an underlying political plotline which allowed Brooks' mastery to come forth. In Tanequil it all moves up a notch. It's fast paced, full of backstabbing, intrigue, character development and, of course, magic. It's compulsive emotionally charged reading. The only regret you'll have is finishing it and not having Straken to read.
Review by aleene
Took me a while to get into this book, but enjoyed it after all. The story is not very surprising unfortunately.