The story is set several years after the events of The Wishsong of Shannara and Indomitable. The novel was released on March 25, Dark Wraith of Shannara began with Jair Ohmsford having a recurring dream in which he relives a section of Indomitable where he managed to become the slain "Weapons Master" Garet Jax. He talked to his sister, Brin , about how he used the Wishsong to do something real as all he had been able to do before was illusion. She asked Jair to promise not to use the Wishsong again as she feared that he would lose himself in the magic, and not be able to return to who he is if he became Garet Jax again.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Possessing an awesome power he is only beginning to understand, young Jair Ohmsford must summon the devastating yet darkly seductive magic of the wishsong on a fateful mission to save his friends.
If you've never ventured into the wondrous world of Shannara, consider this an ideal opportunity. Prepare to enter the breathtaking realm of the Four Lands, where beings both noble and sinister have quested and clashed, crossed swords in the names of darkness and light, and engaged in adventures rich with mystery and majesty. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. The Original Shannara Trilogy 3. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Dark Wraith of Shannara , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Dark Wraith of Shannara. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Oct 27, Jackie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Die-hard Shannara fans. Shelves: fantasy , graphic-novel. Fast, easy read. I only liked it because it featured Jair from Wishsong. Elfstones and Wishsong are my favorite Shannara novels out of them all.
So more Wishsong is always good. Very cool ability. Had it been in color, I might have appreciated the artwork more. I must say I'm not thrilled how some of my favorite authors are jumping on the Graphic Novel craze. I'd be Fast, easy read. I'd be happier if they just wrote the stories as they've always been writing them. Make no mistake, I like Graphic Novels to a degree but I feel there are authors who are graphic novelists and authors who are strictly novelists and it should stay that way.
I resent having to purchase an extremely short story just so I can get more to a series I'm already involved in. If they want to do GNs, fine, then do the whole series from start to finish in that format, don't crap out on me halfway through a written story and give me a GN.
Not cool. Dec 07, unevendays rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy. Having read all of the previous Shannara books, I had to read this. Although I am not a reader of graphic novels apart from the very occasional Sandman I thought it had the potential to be better than some of Brooks' more recent books with its setting in the 'classic' Shannara period of the original trilogy.
The Wishsong has always been a really interesting concept, especially what it can do to you and the dangerous nature of all magic. The story, then, appealed to me with its exploration of J Having read all of the previous Shannara books, I had to read this.
The story, then, appealed to me with its exploration of Jair's Wishsong and the danger he faces from it. The graphic component was a bit more difficult. One of the reasons I tend to prefer books to their film adaptations is aside from the fact that books generally ARE just better is the fact that I have images in my head of who these people are and when I see other people's images they don't tally with mine.
I spend ages going 'whaaat? I have to admit that some characters were executed perfectly, such as Allanon and Slanter - but others such as the fur-bikini-clad Kimber Boh don't seem right to me at all. So I liked it, and probably did like it more than the latest Brooks trilogy, but didn't enjoy it as much as I might have enjoyed a novella of the same story.
View 1 comment. Jul 22, logankstewart rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy , graphic-comics , library , read. I've been a Terry Brooks fan for near a decade, and most of his books have always entertained me.
When I first heard of Dark Wraith a year or two ago, I was hesitantly excited. After it was released, I picked it up in the book store, browsed through it, and then decided that I didn't want to own this Brooks book.
I forgot about it until I spied it at my local library the other day, whereupon I seized it and decided to read it. The graphic novel is disappointingly short, and the story is just on t I've been a Terry Brooks fan for near a decade, and most of his books have always entertained me. The graphic novel is disappointingly short, and the story is just on the surface. Returning to Shannara is often fun, but this book, while visually appealing though slightly corny , failed to give the same excitement I've come to expect from Brooks.
I understand that it's Brooks' first graphic novel, and I felt that this was evident with each page. I've been a graphic novel fan for a while, and this definitely does not compare to many of the other graphic novels.
The art was beautiful, but a little cliche. Overall, the graphic novel was okay and worth the read, namely because it was fast and easy. However, it definitely could have been much, much better if it was longer and more in depth.
I'm still glad I didn't buy the book, but checking it out from the library was an okay deal with me. View all 4 comments. May 07, Janet rated it it was ok Shelves: finished , graphic-novel , set-in-alternate-realm. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Dark Wraith of Shannara is neat tale expanding on the original Shannara trilogy and gives us a great look at the characters and fill in some of the gaps that take place in the generational leaps that occur!
Jul 14, Leslie rated it liked it Shelves: graphic-novel , sci-fi-fantasy. I enjoyed the story which continues Jair's adventures after The Wishsong of Shannara but truthfully, the graphic format didn't add anything for me. I found that I was reading the dialogue and captions and all but ignoring the artwork. Well, at least I can say that I have tried the format properly now! Mar 31, Patrick rated it liked it Shelves: graphic-novels.
A diverting coda to the original Shannara trilogy, though the story doesn't add much to the series' overall narrative. Great artwork, but would have looked even more marvelous in color instead of black and white. Jun 05, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: fantasy.
The tale was OK, but one of the things I love about Terry Brooks is his ability to draw you into the story with amazing descriptions and details. I thought the graphic novel took away from his story-telling skills. A good fantasy manga. I really enjoyed the 17 hours i put into it Feb 18, Paul Weiss rated it really liked it Shelves: graphic-novel , fantasy.
Go back … go WAY back, go back to The Wishsong of Shannara , the concluding novel of the original Shannara tetralogy, that debuted over can you believe it?! Brooks has used the conditions at the end of The Wishsong as a jumping off point for a new and exciting addition to the original Shannara series. The Mwellrets and the evil Croton Witch have kidnapped Cogline.
A note of warning to potential readers — Dark Wraith of Shannara would be utterly meaningless and, as a result, unenjoyable for anyone who was not a confirmed fan and a reasonably knowledgeable reader of the existing Shannara universe. BUT the reverse is also true. Existing fans will love it. The story line is new and compelling. The illustrations by Edwin David are convincing and add in a very meaningful way to the setting, the atmosphere and the narrative. And enough threads are left hanging slightly loosely that one might hope for more to come in the graphic novel format.
Dark Wraith of Shannara (Shannara Series)
The story takes place shortly after the events of the short story " Indomitable " and three years after The Wishsong of Shannara. It tells the tale of Jair Ohmsford and Slanter 's efforts to stop the Mwellrets who survived their encounter with Jair during his mission to destroy the last page of the Ildatch from restoring Paranor and plundering the magic and the Druid Histories within. The story opens with Jair's encounter with the final surviving page of the Ildatch. After nearly being caught, Jair uses the wishsong to take on the form of Garet Jax and fights the Mwellret acolytes before destroying the parchment, and reluctantly returning to his own form. This turns out to be nothing more than a recurring dream about the previous event and Jair is actually on his way to the Highlands of Leah to see his sister, Brin Ohmsford , who is now married to Rone Leah. Brin and Jair discuss the change in his ability to use the Wishsong, and Brin gets Jair to promise her that he will never use the Wishsong again.
Dark Wraith of Shannara
Graphic novel set in Terry Brooks' Shannara milieu. Decent enough as it goes but I suspect that only devoted fans will get the most out of it and since I read my last Shannara book when I was but a wee lad in school, it doesn't really do a whole lot for me. I think this is the first graphic novel I've read, so weigh my review accordingly. It's effectively a sequel to the short story "Indomitable", continuing to explore Jair's strange relationship via the Terry Brooks was born in Sterling, Illinois on January 8, He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Hamilton College and a graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington and Lee University.