The Darkling Child

The Darkling Child After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order Now a critical hour is at hand as a beloved High Druid nears the e

The Darkling Child The Defenders of Shannara Praise for The Darkling Child Brimming with magic a bubbling cauldron of fantasy and intrigue This novel shines best through a full bodied embrace of its most wildly imaginative magic and artifice, which is careful not to overshadow the story s greater half, fueled by a complex but well constructed manifold of motives. The Darkling Child The Defenders of Shannara Audible Normally I would give any book written by Terry Brooks set in the Shannara universe stars I have read all of them However, The Darkling Child and The High Druid s Blade both seem less polished than all the others. GUEST POST Talking to Aliens, and Talking Past Aliens by My novel A Darkling Sea is about a lot of things the value of science and exploration, the fallacy of trying to distinguish between human activity and what is natural, and the way our goals are driven by personal desires as much as grand ideologies or rational calculation But one of the main themes is communication. darling Dizionario inglese italiano WordReference darling Traduzione del vocabolo e dei suoi composti, e discussioni del forum. D F Title List of Child Young Actresses Starlets Stars D F alphabetical listing of child young actresses starlets stars celebrities in movies and television Dreamchild Dreamchild is a British drama film written by Dennis Potter, directed by Gavin Millar and produced by Rick McCallum and Kenith Trodd It stars Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher, Nicola Cowper and Amelia Shankley and is a fictionalised account of Alice Liddell, the child who inspired Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland. The story is told from the point of view of the darling English Spanish Dictionary WordReference darling Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions Sh Sz Index of Child Young Actresses Starlets Stars All preview sets and images on this site are created for the purposes of promoting the actress portrayed and the original body of work, which is the copyright property of the original producer.Inclusion here is subject to the permission and conditions of those depicted If you have any questions or problems we can help you with, please visit our The Outline of History The Outline of History, subtitled either The Whole Story of Man or Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind, is a work by H G Wells that first appeared in an illustrated version of fortnightly instalments beginning on November and was published as a single volume in It sold than two million copies, was translated into many languages, and had a considerable impact King Lear Entire Play ACT I SCENE I King Lear s palace Enter KENT, GLOUCESTER, and EDMUND KENT I thought the king had affected the Duke of Albany than Cornwall GLOUCESTER

  • Title: The Darkling Child
  • Author: Terry Brooks
  • ISBN: 9780345540799
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him For iAfter taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its source and ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands.But danger is already afoot in the village of Portlow Gentle traveling minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny gift, and curse, of the wishsong And now his coveted abilities have captured the malevolent interest of none other than Arcannen whose quest for power is exceeded only by his thirst for vengeance The lone survivor of a brutal assault on a notorious pirate city, the sorcerer is determined to retaliate against the Federation s elite military guard and use the devastating power of the wishsong as his ultimate weapon.

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    1. Reyn is a wanted man. He is the possessor of some very deadly magic that many wish to wield. The Druids wish to help him understand his power, and to protect those around him form it, whereas the silver tongued wizard Arcannen wishes to exploit it for his own machinations. Both are looking for Reyn, but another group is also out for his blood. He accidently killed a young son of a mobster-like family who were hounding him; thus, in this Arcannen finds his means for manipulation. Contrasting char [...]

    2. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths ReviewsThe Darkling Child is another solid installment in Terry Brooks long-running Shannara series. No, it doesn’t vary far from its predecessors in scope or tone, but if you enjoy classic fantasy with a young adult feel, then this novel will definitely satisfy you.Set five years after events in The High Druid's Blade, Paxon Leah is now a well-respected paladin of the Druid Order; his role that of a trusted protector to the druids; and his weapon to ward off [...]

    3. High Fantasy is not a genre I read often but I have fond memories of Terry Brooks' original Shannara trilogy, read when I was a teen, and I'm looking forward to the upcoming television series adaption. Though it can be read as a standalone, The Darkling Child is the second novel in The Defenders of Shannara trilogy that takes place several years after the previous book, The High Druid's Blade. It is also the 29th book in the Shannara saga, which Brooks intends to wrap up in just four more books. [...]

    4. Rating:2.5/5EDIT: Not as compelling or entertaining as its predecessor though the ending was unexpected and provided a reprieve from the very methodical and overall, slow story. Maybe someone can explain who the Darkling child is being referenced to? And why?That book title is such a tease for those who have read the Grisha Trilogy sigh

    5. #28/29 in my Epic Shannara Quest.Better written and plotted than the previous novel with more intense action sequences (which earns it that 3rd star), it still feels lightweight for Brooks. Taking place five years after the events of The High Druid's Blade, this book can be read as a stand alone novel. It continues the YA feel Brooks has adopted with his Defenders of Shannara series, but it screams to be so much more.One of the cornerstones of the series is that the backstory Brooks has spent ne [...]

    6. To my surprise, I never once felt lost or uninformed about the story I as I read. There were definitely parts that I would have been better informed had I read the first book, yes, but overall, this book was incredibly easy to read and understand. Actually, that is one of many things I enjoyed about this fantastic book. Even the names of places and characters are easy to sound out; a terrific, and appreciated quality in my opinion.To read more of this review visit: wordgurgle/2015/0

    7. With the Shannara series ending with the next trilogy I treasure each new book I can read from this amazing fantasy set. 2nd book of this trilogy and it continues a nice story line. Good writing as always from Mr Brooks makes this a above average read. Very recommended

    8. Book Review by: Sharon Powers.If you would like to view this book review with the graphics included, please go to Sharon's Love of Books at: sharonsloveofbooks/_______________________________________ I have looked forward to reading Terry Brooks,' second book of the Defenders of Shannara trilogy, The Darkling Child. The trilogy books, while they are considered to be stand alone books, nonetheless, are very closely connected with each other. They are connected, not through the use of a storyline, [...]

    9. So I've basically been a Terry Brooks fan for lifeor at least since 7th or 8th grade when I first read the "Sword", "Elfstones" and "Wishsong" of Shannnara. Since then I've read nearly all of his novels only missing a few here and there when life got in the way. As such I have a certain sense of loyalty to Brooks and to the Shannara world in general. I really liked his sort of "origin" stories where he wrote about magic in "our" world and the end of our world followed by the creation of the worl [...]

    10. 2.5 Stars. Couldn't get into it - introduced so many characters it was hard to bond to any. Never really developed an emotional attachment. Terry Brooks is a talented writer and the actual linguistics of the writing were good (I have LOVED his books before, such as the Elfstones of Shannara) but the story, characters, world building, and plot line really fell flat for me on this one and I couldn't love it like I wanted to.

    11. The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks is the second book in his Defenders of Shannara series– a trilogy of stand alone novels loosely tied together by a small cast of recurring characters. While I actually enjoyed this book more than I have the last few Shannara books that have been published, I struggled at times to get through it. I think the fact that we only have one more Shannara book after the conclusion of the Defenders series weighed heavily upon me as I read. That being said, I started o [...]

    12. It was hard not to feel sorry for Reyn while reading this one. At the start it was because he was so lost, that he had no one to be there for him. Later it was because I hated how he was manipulated. By the end of the book I wasn't sure if he wasn't still being manipulated, this time by someone who had the ability to do some serious damage to him. We'll have to wait and see for future books to know for sure.I sort of felt sorry for Paxton too. He seemed like he was lost, that people he needed to [...]

    13. This is not to the authors usual standard, I found it bland and unsatisfying. While there is some action and surprises the storyline lack the details that have made his previous books so good and I thought the character were undeveloped. The last two books I’ve read in the series make me wonder if they are just being put out because of contractual obligation. Earlier books in this series were satisfying and long, this book was neither it is kissing everything that made the earlier books great. [...]

    14. As a longtime fan of Brooks and in particular his Shannara series, I feel disappointed. It's the second installment in a trilogy, but it has the feel of a stand alone novel, and not a very good one at that.My feeling is that Brooks should end his Shannara serie, there are no more surprises, not in the magic, not in the world, not in the creatures he invents, the characters feel flat and rehashed. Allanon, the Ohmsfords Brin, Jair, Shea, the king of the silver river, Kimber Boh, Walker Boh and so [...]

    15. Solid four starts. Could have been even more, but Brooks has the annoying habit to build up the hype around some characters and then kill them quickly in an anticlimactic way. On the other hand the novel is clearly very well written, with great characters and absolutely incredible villain - Arcannen Rai is as bad as The Joker from "The Dark Knight" or Hannibal, possibly even worse than Brooks'own Findo Gask. But readers beware - that is not a happy fantasy book, it is extremely grim and with a d [...]

    16. 3.5/5 stars (Please, , give us half stars to work with!)This was an enjoyable story with compelling characters. The concept of the "wish song" was intriguing and I would have liked to see it developed further. Since this book is part of the Shannara universe, perhaps that development is being saved for a later book. In general, an enjoyable story but not ground-breaking or very memorable.

    17. I wish I could stop myself from reading anymore of these books. The charachter development is so weak, the storylines beyond predictable. It is super cookie cutter mold. I did something I dislike ever admitting to have done, I skimmed at times through the book. Because if I did not I would never end it.Please please please Mr. Brooks please i know it is hard but please break the mold for the next book.

    18. Still trying to decide whether or not he should tell his sister about all that happened to her, Paxon is sent on a mission to find out if a boy possesses the wish song magic. Of course, Arcannen gets there first. Paxon is not surprised that he would want to possess someone so potentially powerful. Many things happen to make Paxon question the path he chose. Will he leave Paranor or stay? Another great addition to the series!

    19. While still an entertaining listen, this book was somewhat of a disappointment as I didn't feel that the story was enhanced in a meaningful way from the initial book in this series. The main character went from someone struggling to find there way to mostly a failure at anything attempted in this novel.3.5 stars for remaining an entertaining story.

    20. Terry Brooks is a master of fantasy writing. This book, second of three, can stand on its own but would probably be more entertaining if the first one had been read. Nevertheless, it was an easy read populated by what you would expect in such a story: the bad guys, the good guys and the creatures all mix it up.

    21. An interesting book that doesn't have too many of Brooks' usual annoyances. There is some brooding, but it doesn't go on for pages and pages. The characters are actually three-dimensional and I cared about what happened to them.That being said, the heroes of the novel don't really have a lot to do other than follow the plot along. It's a good thing the other characters were pretty good.

    22. After the death of the Druid leader, Paxton Leah is sent in search of an untamed holder of Wishsong magic. The evil sorcerer Arcannen also seeks to control the boy to exact his revenge on the Druids and others. Many will die.

    23. I found the book to be very readable but the story is flat. The characters failed to engage me very much. Overall, I found the effort average and that the story lacked direction and purpose.

    24. While I enjoyed the first book, the characters were absolutely amazing in this one. I'm still thinking about Lariana right now. Very much looking forward to the last installment.

    25. The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks.For this review, I am going to do something different than the others, and the reasoning is simple: Terry Brooks does not write a bad book, but this one, like the last few, have not been all that great.What I mean is this book is a standard Terry Brooks book. Though this is the second book of a loosely connected trilogy, it has all the same things that has made Brooks' books famous. There is an orphan who is an Ohmsford. There is the Druids. There is the quest [...]

    26. Another Shannara novel, and the same tropes are used as before. I've been reading these books since I was in high school and I continue to read them because Terry is a good storyteller. He's not Cormac McCarthy good, but he always writes an entertaining tale, that is easy to read and usually leaves you with a good feeling afterwards. And this one was no different. I was entertained throughout.I do like the fact that the last two books have focused on Paxon Leah, so that is different and refreshi [...]

    27. This entry in Brooks' expansive Shannara series is filled with the prerequisite magic and classic battle of good vs. evil. The 2nd in the Defenders of Shannara subseries features Paxon Leah, who with his magical Sword of Leah, serves as the defender of the Druids. When a rogue sorcerer seeks revenge and plots to overthrow the Druid order, Paxon and Druid, Avelene, work to prevent the sorcerer's plan. Not the traditional epic scale found in most fantasies, this is more reminiscent of Brooks' earl [...]

    28. I've been reading Shannara stories since the early 80's when I was still a young man (in my late 20's). I still enjoy them for an easy read, escape from my own fantasy worlds. I think Terry has created a complete world with its own rules which seem to be consistent.Like all of the prior series, this one contains a full story line with each novel able to stand on its own. The Darkling Child closes out the "Defenders" series OK, but I was left wanting to know more. I not sure if the "Fall of Shann [...]

    29. WTH? I'm not sure if Brooks is setting up some deep mystery for next book or if this is just a crap plot full of holes setting up for a bigWho cares? I can forgive some of the formulaic writingI mean he must be running out of ways to tell the same story of boy meets girl, boy and girl meet magic, boy and girl fight evil and ignoranceBut at least give me some epic movement in the evolution of the 4 lands. Not so much in this trilogy, at least not yet.

    30. Sometimes books suffer if I read them on a kindle - I'm just not as consistent, and they get drug out. I think is an example of that.I enjoyed the book, and its a fine addition to the Shannara seriesbut I had trouble getting myself to come back to it. Again, I'm partially blaming the medium, and this one might definitely be more a four star.Either way, the real point - if you love the Shannara world, this one is definitely worth your time.

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