The Shannara Series

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The Shannara Series

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And I thought Christopher Paolini stole plotlines, the first book of this series is essentially a Tolkien rewrite. And not a very good one. It continues for that vein for quite some time; the only books I enjoyed was The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy.
My overall summary of a completely biased review: The main series is pretty bad, but it gets better as it goes. Eventually, you might even find yourself interested while reading.
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Yup. Read one and a half books and gave up on it. Complete crap. Like most fantasy series sadly.
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Ah come-on it's like light reading for the Tolkien fan.... plus, I found it riveting when I was eleven.

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I found plenty of books riveting when I was 11. Doesn't mean they're any good.

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Heh, I got the omnibus edition of the original trilogy since ye apparently can't get the singles anymore here in Australia :/ unless it's just a crappy bookstore that was pushing their shit on me...

Either way, I got about 50 pages in and haven't picked it up again. It was sooooo slow moving at the start that I just couldn't be bothered.
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