Thursday, June 14, 2012

Review: Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks


SYNOPSIS: 
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. While 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.

MY REVIEW:

I've been reading Terry Brooks for so many years now and honestly I can't get enough of him. The Shannara series is one of the best fantasy series of books in print today. I'm so in love with them. I will not tire of recommending these wonderful books to every one who loves fantasy as much as I do.

Terry Brooks is an amazing author and he just keeps on getting better with each new book he releases. Honestly, this guy never runs out of ideas and compelling stories. This book is a bit scary though. It reminds me of the movie The Road, I Am Legend, The Book Of Eli and other apocalyptic movies that deals with our world's destruction and humanity's fight for survival.

It is not foreign to us that our world is in great peril. Everyday toxic waste, garbage, factory materials are disposed illegally and recklessly to our rivers, oceans and other land areas. This book deals with the repercussions that we will face in the future if we do not stop our wrong ways. Terry describes the world's end in such a vivid way that I myself was affected severely. The characters in this book are left to scavenge for resources that is so limited they will kill one another to acquire it. Of course there's the element of fantasy in this book but it doesn't hinder the warning that it wants all of us to comprehend: the world will perish if we do not stop abusing it...

My Rating: 5 Stars


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