Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks

The Gypsy Morph: SERIES TITLE: Genesis of Shannara
Title:  The Gypsy Morph
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher:  Del Rey
Publication Date:  July 2009
Format:  Paperback, 480 pages
Age Group:  Adult
Series:  The Genesis of Shannara (Book 3)

The Gypsy Morph is the final book in The Genesis of Shannara trilogy, finishing the story began in Armageddon's Children and continued in The Elves of Cintra.  Will the boy, Hawk, lead the children to safety?  Will the elves survive their journey in the Loden?  Will the Knights of the Word survive at all?  How does the world end?

Brooks again masterfully weaves together the separate tales that he has created for each main group of characters, finally connecting them so the reader can gain a different perspective of the whole picture.  Although, in a way, we know the outcome of this story, Brooks now fills in the details along the way.  Each character is carefully crafted and has a unique personality that fits the role they must play.  Brooks builds his world with so much detail that it is almost another character in the story, impacting the choices the other characters must make.  Emotions run high in this book with fear and doubt only slightly tempered by hope.

The Gypsy Morph is a a satisfying conclusion to The Genesis of Shannara trilogy.  It contains much darkness but finally begins the journey into the light.  The Genesis of Shannara books do a great job at bridging the gap between The Word and The Void series and the rest of the Shannara story.

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