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Imzadi Hopewind

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I'm reading The Scions of Shannara (heritage of Shannara). So I wonder if anyone else have read them? Is it in same way as the previous ones? I'm reading in chronological order (for the books) and I loved the first batch, after that it is just the same. So I wonder if I should waste anymore time on the books?
 

Arinna Katal

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I truly love the Heritage books and think they’re the best of Shannara. First King is also quite fun (back in time!), and I like the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy too, but it’s kind of downhill from there. To be fair, this could very well be related to how old I was when I read them! But I really still think Heritage holds up.
 

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Hmm, ok, I'll give them a chance (read a couple of chapters) and see if it's better or not :cheeseeni: And then I'll stop with this batch.
 
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I'm with Arinna here, Heritage and Voyage are probably my favorite series within the books.
I never actually finished the last two series but that's because life got busy and they kind of snuck out on me. :look:
 

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Good characters are the number one thing for me in a book, and, in my opinion, he REALLY got the characterization right in Heritage--the characters in Voyage are also very good. There is a character death in one of the Heritage books that STILL makes me cry every time I read it, and I've read these books at least 20 times. Everything after that is fairly derivative of what he had done before.
 

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I found the whole series lacking something, stories were quite repetitive and just never quite became as good as the hype after the initial series. I loved the pre shannara ones and very early shannara ones pre 'sword' best.
 
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