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The Shannara Chronicles 

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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
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An Elvish tree, known as the Ellcrys, is dying. The bad news is that the tree has been the only piece of magic that protects the Four Lands from the Demon World. Amberle Elessedil is the only one who can save the tree. But she has to unlock magic that the Elves haven't used in thousands of years. With the help of Wil Ohmsford, she travels to find the lost magic. But it won't be an easy task. Written by Chris Green

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Avoid - it is barely a fantasy let allow one based on Shannara
8 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have signed up to IMDb just to bring you this review - beware of what this turns in - the first two episodes were/are free (on Amazon) and promised a little. No Game of Thrones but enough going on that I was going to pay for the Series.

However I luckily* channel surfed onto a terrestrial channel to a later episode and discovered that in this Shannara there are guns, electricity (lights, sound systems, disco etc) and jeans. Why why why why???? I mean either have your tech (scifi) or your magic (fantasy) but both together is muddled without a coherent story line. I can't think of one off the top of my head; maybe the Matrix fits this rare cross over and, needless to say, the Chronicles of Shannara doesn't. It is, however, a rather dreary in a by the numbers of how to make a "gripping" series.

*I say luckily because otherwise I'd have paid for the series.

I don't get it; why get the rights to a world with the richness and depth of Shannara only to churn out a bland identikit series. 'Tis a shame and I'll end there before I get into the rhythm of a really good rant ;o)


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