The Elves of Cintra Paperback
by Terry Brooks
Part of the Genesis of Shannara series
Fifty years from now, our world looks very different.
Governments have fallen. Thousands live in fortified strongholds; others roam the landscape as either predator or prey.
Standing against the forces that have tipped the balance from good to evil are a very few heroes, men and women imbued with powerful magic and sworn to a high destiny.
Logan Tom is one of those heroes. He's on a desperate quest to deliver the street kids he rescued in Seattle to safety. So, too, is Angel Perez, who is leading a second group in the Oregon wilderness where she encounters the long-hidden Elves of Cintra. And Hawk - just learning his magic - has an encounter with the mystical King of the Silver River, who promises safety for both humans and elves - if only they can reach him...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, map
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 03/07/2008
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841495767
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Review by MisterJJones
This book suffers from being the middle book of a trilogy, and makes abundantly clear how much Brooks re-uses the same plot devices over and over. If you read Armageddon's Children, you'll want to read this one, but there's not much to recommend it otherwise.Although a post-apocalyptic world should allow Brooks to work with new themes and new ideas that would go beyond what he's done with Shannara so far. It should also fill in some more of the backstory for the world. This book doesn't really do either, instead doing little more than continue the various quests begun in the first book. I'm hoping for a better finale.