A Princess of Landover
Magic Kingdom of Landover #6
this was just another tired rehash. About Ben and Willow’s daughter.
She is a teenager and rebellious and is sent off to a library to fix it. She rebels, Edgewood Dirk the prism cat convinces her to go anyway, she goes, discovers an evil magician [there only seem to be evil or inept magicians in Landover by the way] who is trying to open a gate to Abaddon.
In the end she takes care of everything and learns a valuable lesson about listening to her elders and yet doing exactly what she wants to anyway.
I am not sure I can stomach much more of Brooks’ stuff. Give me at least another year or two.
Magic Kingdom of Landover #5
Ben and Willow’s child is kidnapped by Nightshade. Nightshade uses the child’s magic against Ben before he gets a clue and realizes what is going on. Ends with everything ok and Nightshade as a crow in our world.
This book had absolutely nothing interesting in it. Which is why it was the last of the Landover novels. But it was typical Brooks, so who knows why this series didn’t take off like the Shannara one.
The Tangle Box
Magic Kingdom of Landover #4
some evil faery creature gets loose and traps Ben, Nightshade and Strabo in his old trap. Willow gives birth. The inept conjurer who started all this mess fixes things by releasing Ben & Co and trapping the Gorse again. I enjoyed this novel the most since Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold, which is surprising. Cause I remember hating this when I read it for the first time. Now I’m looking forward to the next one 🙂
Wizard at Large
Magic Kingdom of Landover #3
Questor Thews attempts to turn Abernathy back into a man, but bungles up as usual. As a result, Ben and Willow go back to Ben’s world after Abernathy, while Questor must deal with a demon and Nightshade. Everything gets solved right at the end. I liked it much better than Black Unicorn. Just no character development though.
The Black Unicorn
Magic Kingdom of Landover #2
Meeks tries to take over Landover again and it is shown that the Books of Magic are actually captured unicorns, whose magic is siphoned and used. It is like Brooks has taken the whole WORLD of Shannara and tried to push it into one small fairy land. It was interesting, but rather flat.
Magic Kingdom for Sale – Sold!
Magic Kingdom of Landover #1
A man who is widowed, “buys” a Magic Kingdom because he has nothing left to live for. Ends up saving the Kingdom and himself. Isaac Demme pointed out that this Landover series was not good because there was no depth to the characters and that we only enjoyed the first one because it was all new. Since this is my 3rd or 4th time reading this, I was looking to disprove that. Sadly, I couldn’t. A good read, as long as you don’t read any of the following 🙂