Paladins of Shannara: Allanon’s Quest by Terry Brooks
It's been 35 years since the publication of The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. 28 novels later and Brooks is still going strong, still writing books in the Shannara universe that are for the most part well received. As part of his 35th anniversary celebrations, Brooks has decided to write three short stories about three of our favourite Shannara heroes under the collective title Paladins of Shannara. The first of these is Allanon's Quest, and at the cost of $0.99 this is worth the read for all Shannara fans.
This is a fun little short story about the indomitable druid Allanon and his quest to find a living blood descendent of Jerle Shannara. After tracking down a disgraced elven historian Allanon learns that there is still one living blood descendent, but he will have to act fast if he is going to reach the descendent before the Warlock Lord does. At 40 pages this is a very quick read. Much of the world and character building relies on knowledge that has been given to the reader over the course of the last 35 years, which is a good thing because it allows Brooks to focus on the quest and the action. The story is well written, the action sequence is a lot of fun, and it's great to see Allanon kicking ass again after so many years. That said, I was a bit disappointed with Brooks' decision to tie this short story in so closely with The Sword of Shannara. There are so many other tales from Allanon's history that could have been explored, but instead we got a short story so closely tied in with Sword that I think almost any fan will have no trouble predicting the entire plot. Hopefully the other two Paladins of Shannara short stories will explore some new content.
Allanon's Quest is a good short story for fans, and the ideal way to get your head back into the world of Shannara before Brooks releases the first book in his new Shannara trilogy later this month.
This Paladins of Shannara: Allanon’s Quest book review was written by Ryan Lawler
Have you read Paladins of Shannara: Allanon’s Quest?
We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you.
Paladins of Shannara: Allanon’s Quest reader reviews
7/10 from 1 reviews
There are currently no reader reviews for this book. Why not be the first?
Write a reader review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
More recommended reading in this genre
The Lord of the Rings
Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ri...
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with ru...
The Witchwood Crown
New York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ ground-breaking epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting new cycle! • Volume One of The Last K...
Wheel of Time
Life in Emond's Field has been pretty boring for Rand Al'Thor and his friends until a strange young woman arrives in their village. Moraine is an Aes Sedai, a magic...
The Dark Elf Trilogy
Drow ranger Drizzt Do’Urden, first introduced in The Icewind Dale Trilogy, quickly became one of the fantasy genre’s standout characters. But Homeland first rev...
As I became a creature of the empty tunnels, survival became easier and more difficult all at once. I gained in the physical skills and experience necessary to live on. I c...
Deep Into The Heart of a Rose
On a crisp autumn morning, in his cottage in the idyllic land of the Vale, Mr. Edward T. Cozzlebottom composed the following letter for his secret love, the graceful and lo...
Crown of Stars
The Kingdom of Wendar is in turmoil. King Henry still holds the crown, but his reign has long been contested by his sister Sabella, and there are many eager to flock to her...
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun
Set 'In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton Lord and Lady (the 'Aotrou'...
Looking for more suggestions? Try these pages: