I first read The Sorcerer’s Daughter by Terry Brooks (the third book in the Defenders of Shannara trilogy) in July 2017, and this review was originally posted on my Goodreads account. Some minor edits have been made to this review.
I have read nearly all of Terry Brooks’ works over the years, and am a loyal follower of his Shannara series especially. And while I will say this book (the third in this particular trilogy, many years down the chronology of Shannara) was an entertaining read, I will admit it was not as good as some of the other books by Brooks. The first death of a (minor) character felt unnecessary, and I had thought over the course of the trilogy that Chrysallin, the main character’s sister, would have a more important and proactive role than she did. And overall, I wish this book had been more… memorable.
That said, this was entertaining enough, I liked the resolution of the conflict between the protagonists and the antagonist, how the love story managed to surprise me, and I finished it looking forward to reading the next installment in this massive series (The Black Elfstone).
Overall rating: 7/10