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Across the ruined landscape that is America - hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged by demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life - two pilgrims have been summoned to serve the embattled cause of good. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to protect a ragged band of street urchins and the being known as the gypsy morph, who is both mortal and magical, and destined to save mankind unless he is destroyed.

Likewise, Angel Perez has her own quest, one that will take her from the wreckage of Los Angeles to a distant, secret place untouched by the horrors of the nationwide blight - a place where the race of Elves has dwelled since before man existed. But close behind these lone Knights of the Word swarm the ravening forces of the Void.

As the menacing thunder of war drums heralds the arrival of the demons and their brutal minions in Seattle, the young survivors who call themselves the Ghosts are forced to brave the dangerous world of gangs, mutants, and worse to escape the invasion. And Logan Tom must infiltrate a refugee compound to rescue Hawk, the leader of the street urchins, who has yet to learn the truth about who and what he is.

Meanwhile, Angel Perez has joined an equally urgent mission: to find the Ellcrys, a fabled talisman crucial to protecting the Elven realm against an influx of unspeakable evil from the dread dimension known as the Forbidding. But Angel and her Elven allies must beware - for a demon spy, with a monstrous creature at its command, walks among them.

As the legions of darkness draw the noose tighter, and the time of confrontation draws near, those chosen to defend the soul of the world must draw their battle lines and prepare to fight with, and for, their lives. If they fail, humanity falls.

©2007 Terry Brooks (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

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What listeners say about The Elves of Cintra

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Not as good as the first one.

I didn’t think it was as well written or narrated. But I am buying the final one anyhow. So maybe not that bad?

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  • Jacob
  • 2013-01-14

Second of a Trilogy

What did you love best about The Elves of Cintra?

Elves continues the story created by Terry Brooks in the Genesis of Shannara trilogy. The well-written characters develop very well, growing out of old problems and confronting new ones.

If you’ve listened to books by Terry Brooks before, how does this one compare?

I've listened to Book 1 from this series, Armageddon's Children. Unfortunately they had to switch readers for this book, and it suffered a little for it. The content has the same great setting and pace, but suffers a little for being the second of third book in a cliffhanger series. So it seems to wrap up the first book, but only set the stage for the third, with nothing to help it breathe on it's own.

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  • Neil
  • 2009-08-29

Don't be so harsh on the narrator

I have listened to 80 or so audiobooks and lots of different narrators. The hardest thing for a narrator to do is follow someone else who has started the series and already given the characters life. Though the female characters are a little rough and kind of sound the same, I think his pace is right on and a lot of the characters sound the same from the first book. I think he had an almost impossible task in matching the first narrator but he does an admirable job. Phil at least did his homework. I listened to one series where the second narrator did not even pronounce the main characters names the same. That will throw you WAY off.

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  • Blaise
  • 2021-06-02

Great Middle Book

The first half of this book seemed to move more slowly, but then the pace quickened. Again this book ended at a good point. I am definitely going to listen to the final book. Terry Brooks must have some more tricks up his sleeve as the threads seem close to conclusion.

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  • bedsole5
  • 2018-05-03

Almost there

The world is a mess but with perseverance all will be fine. They are almost there but they have no idea where there is.

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  • Frequent Amazon Flyer - pjm
  • 2016-08-20

outstanding !!!

the book was outstanding, with excellent character dramatizations by the narrator - I found it hard to believe that this was one person making all these different voices! it is a great apocalyptic story filled with hope, faith, and the supernatural! lots of great biblical references too.

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  • Siobhan Lafromboise
  • 2021-07-19

best one of the series

there is allot going on in this book.. love this narrator keeps you into story..

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  • Jim
  • 2021-05-29

Engaging Story

Phil Gigabyte provides an exceptional reading of yet another of Terry Brooks terrific stories. Totally engaging reading and edge of your seat excitement. I'm looking forward to the next story in the trilogy. Wow!

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  • Michael
  • 2021-05-23

Great Story, Great Narrator

Exceptional work, with both writer (as usual) and narrator both delivering a stellar performance. Well worth the listen. In a 13 hour book, it's been rare that the narrator is perfect, but Phil Gigante has done as near perfect a job as I've heard this year. Not sure who narrates the Gypsy Morph, the 3rd book in the series, but if it's big, bad, Phil, I'm sure it will be great.

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  • jmillis2006
  • 2020-06-13

another great read

loved it, I was sucked into the storyline immediately, and Phil Gigante really makes you feel like you are there.

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  • Terry
  • 2020-05-29

Hang on!

It has been a long time since I have a book cause me to hold my breath. I would and will recommend this book without hesitation. Terry Brooks delivers again!