The second Shannara book (The Elfstones of Shannara) is immediately more interesting than the first book, simply because it’s obviously not a Lord of the Rings rewrite. Thank goodness. That would have gotten old real fast. Again. Chapter one is a teeny-tiny look into the world of the Elves, where a bunch of pre-teens and […]
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles TV series is based on the best selling book, The Sword of Shannara. Each week, we’re tackling a new fantastical chapter.
We’re moving into chapter four in our Shannara Chronicles series and have reached a decision. Should you read this entire first book, or just watch the MTV series? (dramatic pause) Do not read this book. It pains us to say this to you. Really. We’re all about the books, the book is better than the […]
In which most of the chapter is irrelevant to the plot. Chapter three of Shannara begins with Allanon the Mysterious and Uninformative Creeper Wizard disappearing before Flick and Shea can get any more information out of him. And I don’t mean carefully avoiding them and staying teasingly out of reach, either. No, the guy’s completely […]
In which there is a new protagonist and a really long history lesson. Chapter two of The Shannara Chronicles begins with Shea, Flick’s younger half-elf brother, waking up earlier than every single other person at the inn. It’s pretty cold, because the inn is in a valley that’s so shaded by the hills that it has […]
(Here there be spoilers!) The Shannara Chronicles, Chapter One: Some dude with a weird name maybe sees a dragon MTV’s new series, The Shannara Chronicles, premieres in January and we’re here with the play by play of the best selling book. Each week we’ll rate a chapter. It’ll be fun. Stick with us. The Sword of […]