The Skaar Invasion - Terry Brooks

The Skaar Invasion

By Terry Brooks

  • Release Date: 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Epic
The Skaar Invasion book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 70 Ratings)

The Skaar Invasion Terry Brooks Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Following The Black Elfstone, The Skaar Invasion is the second book of the epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series from one of the acknowledged masters of the fantasy genre.
 
The Four Lands are under siege. Wielding a magical ability virtually impossible to combat, mysterious invaders defeat the most fearsome Troll armies, then focus their savagery on the Druid order—and all hope seems lost.

Eventually the invaders reveal a more human face, but understanding their motives in no way mitigates the brutality of their actions. Dar Leah, once the High Druid’s Blade, has crossed paths—and swords—with their ruthless leader before. So he knows that if any hope exists, it rests in the hands of the Druid Drisker Arc, now trapped inside vanished Paranor.

As Drisker races to find the ancient knowledge that could free him, Dar goes in search of Tarsha Kaynin, the young woman blessed with the powerful gift of the wishsong, whose magic could draw Drisker back into the world of the living. But little do they know that what appeared to be a formidable invading force may only be the forerunner of a much larger army—one intent on nothing less than total conquest.

Praise for The Skaar Invasion

“Like The Black Elfstone before it, and perhaps even more so, The Skaar Invasion is one of [Terry] Brooks’s most aggressively political novels. It engages with familiar conflicts and themes, digging deep into the challenges facing humanity and asking—begging—for us to do better. . . . The Skaar Invasion is an exhilarating, intricate portrait of a world at war with itself.”Tordotcom
 
“Brooks continues the mastery of the world, as may be expected when working in one as developed as Shannara.”RT Book Reviews

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User reviews about this book

  • Same old stuff

    2
    By Hadie121
    The Four Lands are ending….and honestly that might be for the best. I have been a fan of Terry Brooks for 25 years and he definitely has gone downhill since the Heritage series. Terry has taken what could be a wonderful base for launching dynamic and exciting stories and turned them into a platform to write boring short books. His desire to make these smaller un interesting books, in my opinion, comes from a place of trying to generate money. Half of this book is exposition that does nothing to propel the story. It seems to drag on and just provide empty filler so he doesn’t have to advance the story and can stretch this into four mundane books. Will I buy the last two Shannara books? Probably, but only because I’ve read everything else. It’s a shame his writing has gone this way.
  • Good read!!

    5
    By Tangomm
    This one of his best writings. How can you go wrong with three fronts. Of course I might have an idea what the outcome might be but would definitely like to see it in print. Mr Brooks as usual you have outdone yourself! Thank you sir,
  • Great read

    5
    By antfam
    Another exciting Shannara chapter
  • Too much blah

    1
    By cantbelievethisc
    Terry Brooks used to write my favorite books, but lately it’s all blah blah blah... Boring! Will not buy his books anymore.

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