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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Charles Keating Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Series Release Date: September 2001 ISBN: 9780553754018
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A novel by Terry Brooks is always a cause for celebration. For more than twenty years, the New York Times bestselling author of the classic Shannara epic has proven himself one of the modern masters of fantasy, winning the hearts and minds of devoted readers around the world. In his last acclaimed novel, Ilse Witch, a brave company of explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. Yet perhaps Boh and his team were lured there for sinister, unforeseen purposes…

Now in Antrax, as the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is attacked by evil forces, the Druid’s protégé Bek Rowe and his companions are pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch. Meanwhile, Boh is alone, caught in a dark maze beneath the ruined city of Castledown, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy.

For there is something alive in Castledown. Something not human. Something old beyond reckoning that covets the magic of Druids, elves, even the Ilse Witch. Something that hunts men for its own designs: Antrax. It is a spirit that commands ancient technologies and mechanical monsters, feeds off enchantment, and traps the souls of men.

With the Jerle Shannara under siege and Antrax threatening the bold and unwary, the Ilse Witch finds herself face-to-face with a boy who claims to be the brother she last saw as an infant. Now a young man, Bek wields the magic of the wishsong and carries the Sword of Shannara upon his back. Unsure whether to trust Bek or to slay him, the Ilse Witch takes him prisoner. One has come pursuing truth, the other revenge. Yet both seek Walker Boh—with the fate of the Four Lands hanging in the balance.

Return to the world of beloved novelist Terry Brooks, where creatures drift up from the earth like mist, a hypnotic song can kill, a sword can cut through a veil of lies—and one man, the true heir of an ancient magic, must choose between betrayal and redemption.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Jorsch | 2/19/2014

    " Good book. Entertaining. The Isle Witch really didn't have an ending and for awhile it looked like this one would. It did have an ending of sorts but really was just an exciting last chapter or two leading to the next book. So all in all it seems that this series is really jusy a 1200 - 1400 page book which is fine with me. Truly like the books so I will keep reading them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally906 | 2/16/2014

    " transferring reading records from spreadsheet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Leathers | 2/9/2014

    " Read this a couple of years ago. Enjoyed it, but I haven't felt the pull to re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 1/29/2014

    " In this sequel to Ilse Witch, Brooks doesn't disapoint. Stranded on the island, the survivors of the first book attempt to stay survivors. But is that possible, when the land contains vicious monsters, and twisted robots constructed of the body parts of humans? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/26/2014

    " the whole post-apocalyptic vibe really struck me, even though i read this in junior high/high school before a lot of that shit was on my mind in a really conscious way. disturbingly technological in a way that makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Sterzer | 1/18/2014

    " Great second book to the series. Gets a bit old to me how they all never trust the only one who is there and knows what is going on and what to do next. The flying ships add a bit to the story. I've always liked how Terry Brooks can really bring me into his books so that I can imagine them. Fun to try and imagine this group on their flying ships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia Merrill | 1/18/2014

    " Excellent fantasy fiction novel! I could hardly put it down! I was all tied up in knots until the end of the book. WOnderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 1/14/2014

    " This was a good book, because it started to get to the good part of this series. My favorite part was that it stayed interesting all the way through it and it was fun and action packed. The plot had twists and kept me entertained. once picking it up, it was hard to put i down. I recommend this for anyone, but read the first one before this one. I am currently reading the final book in this series i hope it will be as good if not better then this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 1/13/2014

    " Book two of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Dewey | 1/5/2014

    " This took me a while to read. At first, I didn't appreciate it that much, but I liked it a lot more by the time I finished. Interesting ideas, but less fantasy-like. I like how this book relates with The Genesis of Shannara series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/22/2013

    " Fun, but typical Brooks. His later "Shannara" works tend to be very formulaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emer Antar | 12/8/2013

    " lacking lustre "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 12/6/2013

    " Antrax (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 2) by Terry Brooks (2002) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 WK | 12/5/2013

    " My only complaint is that I wasn't aware you must have all three of the trilogy. Each individual story is not complete. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 papasteve | 9/5/2013

    " If you have ever been a bit paranoid about computers and computerized machines, like I am, then don't read this book. It will convince you of the dangers of creating artificial intelligence and the cruel logic by which it lives. Run for your lives!! Antrax, or the possibility of it, is at hand!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/12/2013

    " I really like the excitement and the battles in this book. Of course, with some books, some scenes a bit slow, but I would encourage anyone reading this series to keep on going with it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ropajo | 11/27/2012

    " 5/26/11 - page 157 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nisa79 | 8/12/2012

    " Very gripping. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desira | 3/15/2012

    " It's been a while since I read it, but I enjoyed the series, as with others by Terry Brooks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/6/2011

    " Liked the book, but I still have the same complaints as the first one. On to # 3! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Branwen | 11/17/2011

    " The second installment of the 'Voyage' series is just as exciting as the first book, if not more so! This book shows the various crew members of the Jerle Shannara as they fight to survive on Antrax's island. Lot's of danger and adventure and epic thrills. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Shaffer | 10/4/2011

    " A good blending of magic and modern science. This is a great shift into how the old world "our modern world" interacts with our favorite heros. The war between free-born and federation is still used to create conflict, but magic vs. the ancient world is enough to make this series a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Nufer | 6/6/2011

    " This was fantastic! With the same fantasy world but multiple books, my biggest worry is that the stories will start to seem repetetive. This delivered a totally new story, and I loved it! On to Morgawr! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Mierek | 5/15/2011

    " Um...maybe it's just me, but I found it to be a little boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte Bird | 3/26/2011

    " the most scary of the trilogy by far. the wronks gave me the wig. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vampiress_demitri | 12/11/2010

    " New characters, new danger! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 11/18/2010

    " This is Brooks at his best. What more can you ask for in an epic fantasy novel? I am excited to read the conclusion of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 8/7/2010

    " This book made me cry! I would have given it 5 stars except for one thing that happened that upset me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 8/2/2010

    " In this sequel to Ilse Witch, Brooks doesn't disapoint. Stranded on the island, the survivors of the first book attempt to stay survivors. But is that possible, when the land contains vicious monsters, and twisted robots constructed of the body parts of humans? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mommaseymour | 1/11/2010

    " Second book I ever read by Terry Brooks and was just as captivated with it as I was with the Ilse Witch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calum | 10/7/2009

    " Re reading at the moment,love Terry Brooks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 9/1/2009

    " I really like the excitement and the battles in this book. Of course, with some books, some scenes a bit slow, but I would encourage anyone reading this series to keep on going with it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 8/11/2009

    " Book two of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorene | 6/28/2009

    " This was not as fast moving as the first book,but I definatly still give it a thumbs up:] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nisa79 | 4/13/2009

    " Very gripping. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 4/8/2009

    " This is Brooks at his best. What more can you ask for in an epic fantasy novel? I am excited to read the conclusion of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 2/25/2009

    " Antrax (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 2) by Terry Brooks (2002) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/6/2009

    " This book just shows the depth of imagination that Terry Brooks has...absolutely blew my mind! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jori | 10/21/2008

    " Um...maybe it's just me, but I found it to be a little boring. "

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Author Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers.