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Return to Book Page. Preview — Antrax by Terry Brooks. Brave explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. But now it seems that Walker and his team were lured there for sinister, unforeseen purposes. As the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is being attacked by evil forces, the Druid's protege, Bek Rowe, and his companions are being pursued by the mysterious Ilse Brave explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic.
As the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is being attacked by evil forces, the Druid's protege, Bek Rowe, and his companions are being pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch. Meanwhile, Walker is alone, caught in a dark maze beneath the ruined city of Castledown, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy. It is alive, but not human, coveting the magic of Druids, elves, even the Ilse Witch.
It hunts men for its own designs. It is Antrax: a spirit that feeds off enchantment and traps the souls of men. And with it, the fate of the Four Lands hangs in the balance. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Antrax , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3.
Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Antrax Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, 2. Dec 18, Markus rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy , post-apocalyptic , , shannara. Across fathomless seas, beyond the far horizon, the voyagers aboard the Jerle Shannara face the deadliest - and darkest - challenge of their lives. The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy takes a new direction with its second book.
Whereas Ilse Witch was an epic tale of adventure, Antrax is a story of a band of lost voyagers trapped on a mysterious peninsula where countless horrors await. This is where the new world of Shannara faces what is left of the old. Magic meets science while the crew of Across fathomless seas, beyond the far horizon, the voyagers aboard the Jerle Shannara face the deadliest - and darkest - challenge of their lives. Magic meets science while the crew of the Jerle Shannara struggles desperately for survival.
I liked Antrax. But out of so many good novels in the Shannara series, this is simply not one of the best in my opinion. It felt quite stretched, and when I finished the last page I realised that not much had happened since the first chapter. The ending was unsatisfactory because there was no ending, and the nature and identity of the book's main antagonist was revealed way too early.
But to be fair, the good elements are more numerous than the bad, and the fact that I gave this book three stars does not mean that I did not enjoy reading it. In the end, it only paves the way for an amazing conclusion to the trilogy. Jun 03, Carl Alves rated it really liked it. The group is now splintered into about five or six smaller groups. What I like about this trilogy is how Brooks has departed from the typical magical entity that has to be destroyed and is instead using an artificial intelligence system from the old world our world as the bad guy in this novel.
I think I may have enjoyed this perhaps a bit more than the Ilse Witch. The story branched off in a lot of different areas. Out of all the different storylines, I think I like the one with Bek and his sister the most. I could see where the story is going to head.
I also think that she will switch sides and help Bek and company against Morgwahr in the final installment of the trilogy. Carl Alves — author of Two For Eternity Jun 26, Peter rated it really liked it. I only discovered Brooks a few years ago, starting with the original Shannara series published in a single volume.
At the time I remarked on how easy it was to see the progress he made as a writer from the first to the last of that series. The leap he made from those books to the Voyage of Shannara series is equally great. In these books the plot is more complex, the characters while still somewhat typecast are more interesting and the writing is smoother. My only gripe is with the names he give I only discovered Brooks a few years ago, starting with the original Shannara series published in a single volume.
My only gripe is with the names he gives some places and people. The voyage goes to a place left behind by the dead technology-dominated culture, but the name of the place is "Castledown" -- hardly a technological-linked name.
On the other hand Walker Boh as the Druid's name is on the mark. If you love fantasy and haven't read this one, you won't be disappointed. Jun 18, Mark rated it it was amazing. I very rarely rate books as 5 stars on here, but Antrax was quite a treat. I was not expecting this book to take quite as many turns as it did, and the blend of Old World and New World fantasy of Shannara was exceptional. Sure, there were parts of the book that were predictable, but this was one storyline that had me hoping for different outcomes at almost every turn, never receiving them, but being content nonetheless.
I'm sure a lot of fans were upset about how things ended up with this book, I very rarely rate books as 5 stars on here, but Antrax was quite a treat. I'm sure a lot of fans were upset about how things ended up with this book, but you have to hand it to Brooks. He sure found a way to make you feel that the characters in this book, out of the entire Shannara series , were human; flawed to the core and never getting what they want or need, but developing and adapting throughout the experience.
Jun 02, Alyssa rated it it was amazing. This book is more fast-paced than the first in the series, Ilse Witch. The biggest new character is terrifying and all too relate-able in our world.
My only trouble with this book is I don't see how all the characters are going to remain mentally intact after going through so many horrors. Sometimes it seems that Brooks throws too much at his characters and has you wondering if t This book is more fast-paced than the first in the series, Ilse Witch. Sometimes it seems that Brooks throws too much at his characters and has you wondering if there are any fluffy bunnies in their world. And you know a lot more is to come in book three!
Jan 16, Richard rated it liked it Shelves: fantasy. This was better than the first in the series but not great overall. Too many characters whom none of which I cared for. I will finish the series but won't read anymore into the Shannara world.
The saving grace of the last novel is it's the shortest of the three. Jul 24, Jenn Andrew rated it it was amazing. This second book in the Jerle Shannara trilogy is a darker tale than the first.
It has the ambiance of a Science Fiction and Fantasy mix by introducing machines and computers like the first book but more so in this second novel. There were certainly surprising twists that leaves the reader dumbfounded but eager to read on. The team travels to the island that holds this mysterious magic while being pursued by the Ilse Witch in her goal to seek revenge on Walker Boh and to take possession of this This second book in the Jerle Shannara trilogy is a darker tale than the first.
The team travels to the island that holds this mysterious magic while being pursued by the Ilse Witch in her goal to seek revenge on Walker Boh and to take possession of this powerful magic.
When they get to the island, the Great Druid Walker realizes that they were led there for more than the magic. They were led into a trap by the very thing that guards the treasure that he seeks. The group becomes scattered by a turn of events and Walker Boh is left in a dark maze to battle this thing on his own. Meanwhile, the Ilse Witch is never ending in her search for Walker and his companions.
Antrax was the name given to the unseen enemy that traps souls and feeds off magic that anyone possesses.
The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax
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Cancel anytime. Only two people understand its significance: Walker Boh, the last of the Druids and a familiar character to Shannara fans, and the Ilse Witch, a beautiful but dark young woman who wields a potent magic. Thus begins the voyage of the Jerle Shannara in a race to uncover the mystery, which of course includes an unusual cast of characters. Best selling author Terry Brooks became the master of epic fantasy with his legendary debut, The Sword of Shannara. Since then, each new novel in the Shannara saga has brilliantly built upon the world of breathtaking magic, adventure, and intrigue he created. Now in Morgawr , the quest at last draws to its climactic conclusion. Despite denouncing her former life as the dreaded Ilse Witch, Grianne Ohmsford still has bitter enemies within the Third Druid Council.
It was first published in The voyage to find the lost magic takes the companions to the continent of Parkasia. Here, they are split up, and Walker , despite all his plans and his enormous power, finds himself caught and trapped by an unseen force, a supercomputer built by the ancient humans. Antrax was created to store data and information from its time and it is given a duty, an order to protect the information that it holds.