Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks

This book is the third of the second series mentioned in the previous review about Bearers of the Black Staff.  This book is tougher to describe without spoilers, but the main plot is man's race to a safe haven while being chased by the demons who manipulated man into starting the Great War in the first place.  Again, it is much more complex than the standard quest story and feels less formulaic than the more well-known Shannara books.

There are some annoying characters in this book, but they are balanced out by some of the discussion of morality - are some people/beings purely evil?  Brooks argues yes, that there are those out there, demons, who are driven to sow chaos wherever they can.  He argues that the bad guys are not inherently evil, but are tipped in that direction by these demons.

The series is wrapped up fairly neatly, but perhaps with too much of a happy ending for my tastes.

I recommend this book to those who enjoy the genre.

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