About Indomitable An epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara The time of the Shannara follows in the wake of an apocalypse that has destroyed the old world and very nearly annihilated its people as well. A thousand years of savagery and barbarism have concluded at the start the series with the emergence of a new civilization in which magic has replaced science as the dominant source of power. A Druid Council comprised of the most talented of the new races—Men, Dwarves, Trolls, Gnomes, and Elves, names taken from the old legends—has begun the arduous task of rebuilding the world and putting an end to the racial warfare that has consumed the survivors of the so-called Great Wars since their conclusion. But the wars continue, albeit in a different form.
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Shelves: kindle This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I believe I heard Terry Brooks mention that writing short fiction has never been something he was particularly interested in a year or two ago during a book signing. After reading this story I would have to agree with him. He tried to take the same structure he used in his first three epic novels and compress it into a novella. The story focuses on Jair. In the first act he is asked to go on a quest without fully understanding why him.
He embarks on a journey to meet with Cogline to finally I believe I heard Terry Brooks mention that writing short fiction has never been something he was particularly interested in a year or two ago during a book signing.
He embarks on a journey to meet with Cogline to finally learn the true nature of the quest. Then then embarks on the quest with Cogline and Kimber. He decides he must complete the quest alone and ditches both of his companions and then completes his quest, barely escaping alive.
This is pretty much the format of the Wishsong of Shannara. So it was disappointing to get a quick rehash of that same story. I would have liked to see Terry Brooks attempt something different with this short story opportunity. Brooks wrote, taking readers back to known locations in a retrace of Jairs previous quest in a quick and fun manner. I found that most of the character development in this novel was based on previous knowledge from The Wishsong.
Jair was a grown up version of the boy I fell in love with during his quest and Coglean was just as crazy as one would expect. I felt as if it almost left me with more questions than I started with. It was a good story for those who enjoyed The Wishsong without really revealing anything new.
She tells him of a dream that has been haunting Cogline where the shade of the fallen Druid Allanon comes to him and tells him that a page from the Ildatch was not destroyed, and that Jair must destroy it. Jair is unconvinced, but agrees to travel to Hearthstone with Kimber and meet with Cogline. The first night Jair is there the shade of Allanon visits him and tells him that he must travel to the lair of the Mwellrets, Dun Fee Aran, and destroy the remaining page of the Ildatch before its power grows. The three companions journey to Dun Fee Aran, and along the way encounter a peddler who warns them against going there.
indomitable by terry brooks