The Wishsong of Shannara

The Wishsong of Shannara

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Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, ancient source of evil, stirred to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protected the Ildatch, the Druid Allanon needed Brin Ohmsford -- for she alone held the magic power of the wishsong, which could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. Reluctantly Brin joined the Druid on his perilous journey. Then Brin's younger brother Jair learned from the mysterious King of the Silver River that Brin was doomed - unless Jair could reach her in time! So Jair set out through the very heart of evil. And ahead, the Ildatch waited, nursing its plans to trap Brin into a fate far more horrible than death!
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1985
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345356369
Characteristics: 499 p. : ill ; 22 cm


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Oct 12, 2013

Terry Brooks continues to write one-dimensional characters with few unique characteristics to define them one from another. Full of plot holes, replete with various deus ex machina, and full of overblown expository passages, this is one more in the series of turgid novels churned out by TB as he continues to mine the vein of Shannara fandom.

May 18, 2013

Out of the original Shannara series, I found Wishsong to be the most entertaining. Brooks does indeed improve with his stories in each new addition and soon I shall embark on the Heritage series and hope to maintain that opinion.
I enjoyed the storyline and felt in touch with the characters, especially Jair and I found the story overall to be faster paced than Elfstones. I definitely recommend it if you're into the traditional fantasy genre that I believe these books tend to fall under.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 08, 2009

Book #3 of the Shannara Series

Brin Ohmsford and her brother Jair join the Druid Allanon in a quest to defeat the evil Ildatch with the power of the Wishsong.

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