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Armageddon's Children

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Dick Hill

13 Hours 15 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

August 2006

Audio Book Summary

Terry Brooks is one of a handful of writers whose work defines modern fantasy fiction. His twenty-three international bestsellers have ranged from the beloved Shannara series to stories that tread a much darker path. Armageddon's Children is a new creation - the perfect opportunity for listeners unfamiliar with Brooks's previous work to experience an author at the height of his considerable storytelling powers. It is a gripping chronicle of a once-familiar world now spun shockingly out of control, in which an extraordinary few struggle to salvage hope in the face of terrifying chaos. Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Navigating the scarred and poisoned landscape that once was America and guided by a powerful talisman, Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness. Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the malevolent death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will journey to find a place - and a people - shrouded in mystery, celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind . . . even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her extermination. Meanwhile, in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay alive against mounting odds - and something unspeakable that has come from the shadows in search of prey. In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to take back, or lose forever, the only world they have. In Armageddon's Children, Brooks brings his gifts as a mythmaker to the timeless theme of the unending, essential conflict between darkness and light - and carries his unique imaginative vision to a stunning new level. Prepare for a breathtaking tour de force. To those who are new to Terry Brooks, welcome. And to those who have read him for many years: prepare for a dramatic surprise.

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  • Scott Mackay

    Well done. Fun and entertaining with the usual memorable Brooks characters.

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  • Stephen domingue

    What a great start to the series. It is set between the word and the void and the Shannara books. Learning about what it was like. After the destruction of the world. Before the Shannara world. It helped that I have already read the word and the void series. Although you don't have to have read them. To understand the book. A great book to listen to by a great Author.

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  • Dewey Stevens

    Don't go into this expecting an ending... it is most definitely the opening of a trilogy. And actually, it is a continuation of an earlier series, "The Word and the Void." If you look at the author's website, you can see the chronological order of the entire Shannara series, divided up into several trilogies, which is more than 20 books long. The narrator of this one needs to work on his accent. I couldn't tell if he was trying to be English, Australian, or what, for the elves' voices.

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  • Hotel King

    12 CDs long. The 1st one was good. Then it got weird. Then after making it through 12 CDs it ended without an ending. Not funny.

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  • lorin

    Never listened/read Terry Brooks before. I rented it based on positive reviews. If you are an adult expecting adult fantasy you will be very disappointed. The characters are one dimensional, the story is forced. It is very young stuff good for a teen of 16 but certainly not an adult. If you love Donaldson or Tolkien this is NOT for you. Avoid.

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  • Bill

    This book was a complete surprise to me. I never thought of listening to fantasy, and this book blew me away. A great story and an excellent reader. The ending of this book leaves you hanging and you don't get complete satisfaction until going to the second in the series, The Elves of Cintra... I always love to hear Dick Hill read, and this was no exception. Highly recommended.

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