“If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat.”—Rocky Mountain News. If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat.”—Rocky. Title: The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax Author(s): Terry Brooks ISBN: 1- / (USA edition) Publisher: Availability: Amazon .

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What I like about this trilogy is how Brooks has departed from the typical magical entity that has to be destroyed and is instead using an artificial intelligence system from the old world our world as the bad guy in this novel. Views Read Edit View history.

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Imaginatively, intellectually and emotionally satisfying, this is the “better story” I hoped Brooks was looking towards as he played by the numbers in the dreary Ilse Witchmaking the slog through that book soooooooo worth the effort. Abosolutely worth the read. I do love the premise of the Shannara characters coming face to fac Just a quick review. Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling.

The treacherous seer, Ryer Ord Star, and the young, frightened elven prince, Ahren Elessedil, join the brokos.

Antrax (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, #2) by Terry Brooks

The Druids are the keepers and givers of knowledge, historians by definition, but magicians of a sort, too. Retrieved from ” https: This book started out ok and in no time at all it kicked into a higher gear than I’ve seen since Elfstones of Shannara.


A recurring theme in the story is the conflict between past and present, and more particularly between science and magic. About Terry Brooks Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for abtrax with his powers of imagination and storytelling.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It felt quite stretched, and when I finished the last page I realised that not ajtrax had happened since the first chapter.


I always work from a story, one that involves definite characters and themes. I very rarely rate books as 5 stars on here, but Antrax was quite a treat.

Unsure whether to trust Bek or to slay him, antrzx Ilse Witch takes him prisoner. The Word and the Void is intended to suggest what happened to a pre-Shannara world to bring about the apocalypse and the Great Wars.

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Return to Book Page. Pretty exciting ending though. Probably my favorite adult fantasy author-actually, definitely. One of a small handful of great Shannara books.

The simultaneous release of Del Rey’s 25th Anniversary Special Edition of the original Shannara trilogy, plus a city author tour, should help ensure another run up bestseller lists. In the end, it only paves the way for an amazing conclusion to the trilogy.


The expedition’s leader, the Druid Walker, wants broooks steal Antrax’s ancient technology, but to gain it, he must engage in deadly combat with the machine. I’m really digging the addition of air ships and the exploration of old world science as parts of the mythology. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Am I completely off base, or am I on to something?

And you know a lot more is to come in book three! Read it Forward Read it first. The team travels to the island that holds this mysterious magic while being pursued by the Ilse Witch in her goal to seek revenge on Walker Boh and to take possession of this This second book in the Jerle Shannara trilogy is a darker tale than the terry.

Broo,s Brooks fans who have struggled through Isle Witch Antrax bbrooks a breath of fresh air in this trilogy. I was not expecting this book to take quite as many turns as it did, and the blend of Old World and New World fantasy of Shannara was exceptional. More By and About This Author. The thing is, I think another writer could have written the exact same plot but in a more exciting style.