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2012-02-03 22:01:22
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The Elves of Cintra; Terry Brooks review

Part of the Genesis of Shannara Series

So this is the sequel to Armageddon's Children (Review: Armageddon's Children; Terry Brooks review) and I have to say that while I liked it and enjoyed it, I didn't like this book as much as the first. I think this mostly has to do with the fact that I knew a pretty big plot point as soon as it was introduced so it was like "GASP IT WAS THE BUTLER WITH THE SPORK IN THE LIBRARY?" And I was like yup, that is so ten chapters ago (sort of like that annoying cell phone commercial). I won't say which one that was, since if you've read the book you probably know what I'm talking about and if you don't, well... Read it! :P

I also was sort of miffed that he barely spoke of the elves. Sure, we meet Sim and that's cool and all, but we don't really get a good insight into the elvish characters as we did with the Ghosts in the first novel.

Also, (some people might consider this spoiler-material but I don't) I hate it how we just meet a character and they die. This also happened to some extent in the first novel, but this one over does it a bit. By killing them off so quick I had no emotional connection to them, so when I read their death scene I'm like, "oh, that's too bad... *keeps reading without missing a beat*". It's not like when some of my favorite characters died in the HP Series, for example. Now, granted, he really hasn't had much time to get us acquainted with all the characters, but it verges on ridiculous.

I still liked it, however. I like the overall story, and hopefully the final installment will go a bit better.

I would still recommend it. (:

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