Monday, January 21, 2013

Terry Brooks at his not quite best

The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara, #2)The Measure of the Magic by Terry Brooks

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I hold Terry Brooks as one of my formative authors.  I will read everything until he stops writing.  I saw him at an event in Noblesville, IN where he said he has ten more years to write.

This book seemed to not add much to the legend that is Shannara.  Some points were gripping but overall the story seemed forced or stretched -- like butter over too much bread.  If he writes a follow up to this duology I hope he returns to the epic feel of his earlier Shannara stories or even the Genesis of Shannara trilogy.

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