So my quest to read a book a week has not gotten off to a great start. It took me just over two weeks to finish my first book. I’ll have to pick up the pace if I want to get back on track for reading a book a week. Still, if I finish a book every two weeks I’ll have 26 books for the year, which is more than I’ve ever read in a year in the past. I don’t really have anything to attribute it to other than there were a couple nights I could have been reading, but took a trip to Victorian London to play Assassin’s Creed (I’m weak).
I finished the first book in the Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy (Wards of Faerie). It was definitely the first book in a trilogy. The best comparison I can make is to the Fellowship of the Ring. It definitely set the plot in motion. It introduced the major characters to the story and set up their history a little bit. You got to see how people react to the Druid’s around the world. You were introduced to the next set of Ohmsfords (major players in the history of Shannara) and their connection to each other and the magic of the Wishsong.