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The Elves of Cintra

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Terry Brooks

Narrated By: Phil Gigante

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2007

Duration: 13 hours 6 minutes

Summary:

Across the ruined landscape that is America - hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged by demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life - two pilgrims have been summoned to serve the embattled cause of good. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to protect a ragged band of street urchins and the being known as the gypsy morph, who is both mortal and magical, and destined to save mankind unless he is destroyed. Likewise, Angel Perez has her own quest, one that will take her from the wreckage of Los Angeles to a distant, secret place untouched by the horrors of the nationwide blight - a place where the race of Elves has dwelled since before man existed. But close behind these lone Knights of the Word swarm the ravening forces of the Void.

As the menacing thunder of war drums heralds the arrival of the demons and their brutal minions in Seattle, the young survivors who call themselves the Ghosts are forced to brave the dangerous world of gangs, mutants, and worse to escape the invasion. And Logan Tom must infiltrate a refugee compound to rescue Hawk, the leader of the street urchins, who has yet to learn the truth about who and what he is. Meanwhile, Angel Perez has joined an equally urgent mission: to find the Ellcrys, a fabled talisman crucial to protecting the Elven realm against an influx of unspeakable evil from the dread dimension known as the Forbidding. But Angel and her Elven allies must beware - for a demon spy, with a monstrous creature at its command, walks among them. As the legions of darkness draw the noose tighter, and the time of confrontation draws near, those chosen to defend the soul of the world must draw their battle lines and prepare to fight with, and for, their lives. If they fail, humanity falls.

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  • Angie Teal

    This is the second book in the trilogy about the Gypsy Morph and it is a really good book that will leave you glued to your car seat. It has been a long time since I was into Terry Brooks and the Shannara cycle, but this book has renewed my interest in the author. I like that the book takes place in the real world even if it is post-apocalytic and not some obscure fantasy world. A great fusion of fantasy and science-fiction. The book ends with a total cliffhanger and I cannot wait to listen to the last book 'The Gypsy Morph'.

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  • Stephen domingue

    I really enjoyed this book. Finding out about the origins of the the elves. was very interesting to me. Overall I enjoyed the story. There were times were it was too predictable, but still fit with the story well. I enjoyed listening to Phil Gigante's narration.

  • Scott Mackay

    Fun. Better than the first in the series. Sets up a climatic finish.

  • Bobthewalrus

    If you are a Terry Brooks fan just dying to know the origin of his elves, you might enjoy this. I'm not, and for me, it's just a horrible book. The writing is technically poor. The descriptions are vague, mechanical, and lifeless. The story is boring, trite, cliché, and uninvolving. Even when a sympathetic character dies, it's hard to care. I wanted to love this book. Brooks is an immensely popular and prolific author, and I was hoping this book would hook me on him. It's even based in the future of the region where I live, the Pacific Northwest. And I kept listening, CD after CD, hoping the light would come on. It never did. Somewhere in the middle of Disc 7, I just couldn't take it any more. I ejected the disc, stowed the set back in the box, and threw it back in the mail. I know Brooks fans will be offended by this review, and many of them will probably enjoy the book. But if you're not one, steer clear. If all his books were this bad, he never would have gotten published.

  • Anonymous

    Really good story but you need to follow the series in order to get the best out of it. Very impersonal. There is no one character you can empathize with and the author leaves a LOT of loose ends. For example, he makes a big deal out of the dragon following Pen but never 'resolves' it. Where did it come from? Why is it mezmerized by the wand? Where does it go? Why doesn't it attack? And so on.....

  • Mitchell Marsh

    I'm so glad terry brooks wrote this trilogy. It explains how shannara even came into existence. I very much loved this book. This series begins in the year 2050 of our world. If you have read any of terry brooks, shannara series you'll find its about elves and trolls and wizards and all that. But it actually began In Seattle Washington. Its so cool. Now so many things that happened in future books makes sense. You must read this series and then the rest.

  • Anonymous

    This is the second in the series after Armagedon's Children. I love the story, though I never thought fantasy would appeal to me. Dick Hill read the first in the series, and the reader was different, and not quite so good, in "The Elves..." Still, an excellent listen.