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He manages to change the formula just enough to keep it interesting. That does seem tuus little convenient and arbitrary, and that’s one of the faults with the premise of the series. See all 3 questions about Jarka Ruus….

I don’t mind leaving openings in the current story for another book, but I irritates me when the author doesn’t actually conclude at least most of the current story. Looking for More Great Reads? This was a good, but not great place to start reading a Terry Brooks series.

The combination results in a brilliant and complex story.

I continue to read Shannara even though Terry Brooks continues to never prove to me that he is a really exceptional fantasy author. Although I did find a handful of other characters interesting.

In addition, it makes her a different character than most of Brooks’ others, which is refreshing.

High Druid of Shannara: Jarka Ruus

Beginning 20 years after the conclusion of the The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, the High Druid of Paranor Grianne Ohmsford finds herself struggling to unite the druids amid political morass risen from her prior history as the dreaded Ilse Witch. I had forgotten why I normally stay away from this genre when I picked this up, because a it sounded really interesting, and b it didn’t have “Book 1” attached to the title, which is normally a dead give-away that the book will end in a cliff-hanger and leave you brooka what happens next.


Mar 27, Rick rated it really liked it. If sex bothers you more than violence, then his books are appropriate for all ages.

The other main characters — Pen, Tagwen, Ahren, and Khyber Ahren’s niece — are also nicely done, though less distinctive. For a fun fantasy adventure full of mostly stock characters Shannara still is a good time. Her chapters are few and could have been solved with a spirit world email basically. May 09, Minutes. Stay in Touch Sign up. Grainne was redeemed in rkus previous series, and she is now the High Druid. Mar terru, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: Grianne, vittima di un tradimento, scompare senza lasciare traccia.

Jarka Ruus

I’m in love with Ahren, ever since the last series when he was with Pens father and mother. Along the way, they will face horrible monsters, druids bent on making sure that Grianne does not return, and vicious assassins. But not everyone has forgiven and moved on. Does it have any sexual actions in it? Aug 26, Minutes. Aug 12, Pages. Advised by the King of the Silver Riverthey set out in search of the legendary Tanequil tree, which they are told can provide a means to reach Grianne in the Forbidding.

The way that Grianne, and the other characters from the Jerle Shannara series ended up was terrible. Whilst this story stands alone, not overly referencing previous sets, the rich history of the series is maintained. Pen’s journey begins with the escape from the evil Druids that are after him.

Sen Dunsidan, now the Prime Minister thanks to the Ilse Witch mentor Morgawr does not trust her due to the past dealings and he teams up with the few within the Druid’s order to get rid of her.

I felt like it jumped right into the story and did not fill in a lot of the important details that happened in the 20 year story gap that happened between this book and Morgawr.


Still, I don’t think many non-fantasy readers would enjoy his books the way any reader could enjoy Tolkien. They are then surprised by the druid ship. To ask other readers questions about Jarka Ruusplease sign up. Another strength of the book is the use of Shannara continuity. I’ve been meaning to read for a while, so glad I made the time, didn’t want to put it down.

Jarka Ruus is, in essence, an escape and evasion story that takes place in the middle of the usual fantasy quest. When Grianne vanishes, seemingly defeated by the circle of treasonous plotters surrounding her and locked behind impenetrable magic walls in the land of the Forbidding, her trusted servant and aide, Tagwen, realizes that his brooks life hangs in the balance and narrowly escapes Paranor himself.

The shannara series was one of the first big tery series I read as a kid.

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As you finish you want to move straight to the next volume. The terry of the Third Druid Council has been a long awaited event for Shannara fans, and the reader gets to see it through the perspective of the High Druid herself.

Along the way, they are stalked by traitorous Druid minions and their spider-like assassin accomplice, Aphasia Wye. Not everybody has forgiven her for deeds as the Ilse Witch. Grianne Ohsmford, the High Druid of Paranor, is despised and plotted against from within her own order. A minor aggravation in the overall scheme of jarks, I expect, because I’ve already pick up the next part – Tanequil – and started to eagerly read on!