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Dark Wraith of Shannara Having read all of the previous Shannara books, I had to read this Although I am not a reader of graphic novels apart from the very occasional Sandman I thought it had the potential to be better than some of Brooksrecent books with its setting in the classic Shannara period of the original trilogy The Wishsong has always been a really interesting concept, especially what it can do to you and the dangerous nature of all magic The story, then, appealed to me with its exploration of J Having read all of the previous Shannara books, I had to read this Although I am not a reader of graphic novels apart from the very occasional Sandman I thought it had the potential to be better than some of Brooksrecent books with its setting in the classic Shannara period of the original trilogy The Wishsong has always been a really interesting concept, especially what it can do to you and the dangerous nature of all magic The story, then, appealed to me with its exploration of Jair s Wishsong and the danger he faces from it The graphic component was a bitdifficult One of the reasons I tend to prefer books to their film adaptations is aside from the fact that books generally ARE just better is the fact that I have images in my head of who these people are and when I see other people s images they don t tally with mine I spend ages going whaaat that s not so and so and it was no different here I have to admit that some characters were executed perfectly, such as Allanon and Slanter but others such as the fur bikini clad Kimber Boh don t seem right to me at all Not to mention the fact that I disapprove strongly of Whisper the Moor Cat saying Raaah So I liked it, and probably did like itthan the latest Brooks trilogy, but didn t enjoy it as much as I might have enjoyed a novella of the same story This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Dark Wraith of Shannara is neat tale expanding on the original Shannara trilogy and gives us a great look at the characters and fill in some of the gaps that take place in the generational leaps that occur D It is like an extra chapter added on to these book buts works really and has a breakneck pace and the Croton Witch is a chilling bady though no match for Jair and those handy Elfstones DThe art style is sharp and clear and clearly conveys the characters expressions and actions D This r Dark Wraith of Shannara is neat tale expanding on the original Shannara trilogy and gives us a great look at the characters and fill in some of the gaps that take place in the generational leaps that occur D It is like an extra chapter added on to these book buts works really and has a breakneck pace and the Croton Witch is a chilling bady though no match for Jair and those handy Elfstones DThe art style is sharp and clear and clearly conveys the characters expressions and actions D This really conveys the pace of the story which proceeds at a crazy pace D The book also has a making of and sketches which really give you an insight into how it all comes together DDark Wraith of Shannara is breakneck paced book full of adventure, humour and action D Brilliant and highly recommended D I ve been a Terry Brooks fan for near a decade, and most of his books have always entertained me When I first heard of Dark Wraith a year or two ago, I was hesitantly excited After it was released, I picked it up in the book store, browsed through it, and then decided that I didn t want to own this Brooks book I forgot about it until I spied it at my local library the other day, whereupon I seized it and decided to read it.The graphic novel is disappointingly short, and the story is just on t I ve been a Terry Brooks fan for near a decade, and most of his books have always entertained me When I first heard of Dark Wraith a year or two ago, I was hesitantly excited After it was released, I picked it up in the book store, browsed through it, and then decided that I didn t want to own this Brooks book I forgot about it until I spied it at my local library the other day, whereupon I seized it and decided to read it.The graphic novel is disappointingly short, and the story is just on the surface Returning to Shannara is often fun, but this book, while visually appealing though slightly corny , failed to give the same excitement I ve come to expect from Brooks I understand that it s Brooks first graphic novel, and I felt that this was evident with each page I ve been a graphic novel fan for a while, and this definitely does not compare to many of the other graphic novels.The art was beautiful, but a little cliche.Overall, the graphic novel was okay and worth the read, namely because it was fast and easy However, it definitely could have been much, much better if it was longer andin depth I m still glad I didn t buy the book, but checking it out from the library was an okay deal with me Terry Brooks calls his foray into graphic novels a grand experiment I think the experiment failed It s almost like he thought to himself Gee, if I stuff enough pictures in the book, maybe it will distract the readers from the fact that there is no plot While I do find it comforting to revisit familiar concepts and characters in new guises, this attempt just left me cold. A diverting coda to the original Shannara trilogy, though the story doesn t add much to the series overall narrative Great artwork, but would have looked evenmarvelous in color instead of black and white. This was my first experience with a graphic novel well, except for my abortive attempt at a Locke Key by Joe Hill I enjoyed the story which continues Jair s adventures after The Wishsong of Shannara but truthfully, the graphic format didn t add anything for me I found that I was reading the dialogue and captions and all but ignoring the artwork Well, at least I can say that I have tried the format properly now This was my first experience with a graphic novel well, except for my abortive attempt at a Locke Key by Joe Hill I enjoyed the story which continues Jair s adventures after The Wishsong of Shannara but truthfully, the graphic format didn t add anything for me I found that I was reading the dialogue and captions and all but ignoring the artwork Well, at least I can say that I have tried the format properly now The tale was OK, but one of the things I love about Terry Brooks is his ability to draw you into the story with amazing descriptions and details I thought the graphic novel took away from his story telling skills. A good fantasy manga I really enjoyed the 17 hours i put into it THE FIRST EVER GRAPHIC NOVEL SET IN THE WORLD OF SHANNARA Possessing an awesome power he is only beginning to understand, young Jair Ohmsford must summon the devastating yet darkly seductive magic of the wishsong on a fateful mission to save his friends and protect the future from the forces of evilIf you ve never ventured into the wondrous world of Shannara, consider this an ideal opportunity Prepare to enter the breathtaking realm of the Four Lands, where beings both noble and sinister have quested and clashed, crossed swords in the names of darkness and light, and engaged in adventures rich with mystery and majesty Terry s place is at the head of the fantasy world Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass A graphic novel that extends, enhances and enlivens Terry Brooks magnificent Shannara universe Go back go WAY back, go back to The Wishsong of Shannara, the concluding novel of the original Shannara tetralogy, that debuted over can you believe it forty years ago with The Sword of Shannara Brooks has used the conditions at the end of The Wishsong as a jumping off point for a new and exciting addition to the original Shannara series The Mwellrets and the evil Croton Witch have kidnapped Co A graphic novel that extends, enhances and enlivens Terry Brooks magnificent Shannara universe Go back go WAY back, go back to The Wishsong of Shannara, the concluding novel of the original Shannara tetralogy, that debuted over can you believe it forty years ago with The Sword of Shannara Brooks has used the conditions at the end of The Wishsong as a jumping off point for a new and exciting addition to the original Shannara series The Mwellrets and the evil Croton Witch have kidnapped Cogline The witch is using her awesome powers to invade and drain Cogline s arcane knowledge, to combine it with the spells in the last remaining scrap of the Ildatchthe book of dark magic that had subverted the Warlock Lordand to reveal the hiding spot of Paranor, the Druid s Keep Allanon s shade has appeared once again and charged Jair Ohmsford with stopping that from happening and protecting the Four Lands from the evil that threatens But to do so may require his use of the Wishsong, the devastating , seductive magic that threatens to subsume his very being and forever close the door to Jair s return to reality.A note of warning to potential readers Dark Wraith of Shannara would be utterly meaningless and, as a result, unenjoyable for anyone who was not a confirmed fan and a reasonably knowledgeable reader of the existing Shannara universe BUT the reverse is also true Existing fans will love it The story line is new and compelling The illustrations by Edwin David are convincing and add in a very meaningful way to the setting, the atmosphere and the narrative And enough threads are left hanging slightly loosely that one might hope forto come in the graphic novel format.Highly recommended.Paul Weiss

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