As I said in my last post (read it here), I was not that into this The ElfStones of Shannara. I enjoyed it more as I delved deeper into the story and figured out more about Wil, his powers and his history, but this isn't a book that I would read over and over again. I plan on reading the entire series because curiosity got the cat and I really want to know what happens next.
What I liked ::
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- It's a interesting story. I kept feeling like I was missing something, because I was. I have not read The Sword of Shannara, which is the first book in the series. I started on the second one because I am planning on watching the MTV series and I wanted to be ahead of what they are doing. I actually understood a little more about the history of the world that Terry Brooks created due to watching the first episode. From what I have seen so far, they have strayed off of the path of the book. For example, Wil is a half elf and his dad had the Elfstones. In the book, Wil is a quarter elf and his grandfather had the stones... how they are going to change that if they go back and tell The Sword of Shannara should be interesting.
- It's well written. So many books of this day are thrown together with no attention to details. Don't get me wrong, I am pro self publishing and I think Watt Pad is wonderful and it is fantastic that anyone can write and be read. That doesn't mean that everything out there is going to be great. Even some of my favorite authors *coughs* Mercedes Lackey *coughs* have plot holes and make mistakes, but this story was well written with no major screw ups or plot holes.