History Literature / TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara

6th Mar '17 1:57:57 AM Ingonyama
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As ''Morgawr'' begins, the Ilse Witch is in a coma, the books of magic have been revealed to be a dead end, and the broken, battered crew of ''The Jerle Shannara'' just want to get off the island. But even as they struggle to rebuild their ship, and rescue their flight crystals the [[HungryJungle Crake rainforest]], a new threat approaches in the form of the Ilse Witch's former mentor, [[EvilSorceror The Morgawr]]. Introduced in the first book, but not seen since, The Morgawr believes the [[BastardUnderstudy Ilse Witch]] has betrayed him, and arrives with the intent of eliminating both her, and Walker's allies. With most of their number dead, and no magic with which to confront him, it appears as though time may be up for the crew of ''The Jerle Shannara''...

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As ''Morgawr'' begins, the Ilse Witch is in a coma, the books of magic have been revealed to be a dead end, and the broken, battered crew of ''The Jerle Shannara'' just want to get off the island. But even as they struggle to rebuild their ship, and rescue their flight crystals from the [[HungryJungle Crake rainforest]], a new threat approaches in the form of the Ilse Witch's former mentor, [[EvilSorceror The Morgawr]]. Introduced in the first book, but not seen since, The Morgawr believes the [[BastardUnderstudy Ilse Witch]] has betrayed him, and arrives with the intent of eliminating both her, and Walker's allies. With most of their number dead, and no magic with which to confront him, it appears as though time may be up for the crew of ''The Jerle Shannara''...



* BookEnds: The first book starts with someone/thing being found washed up at the shore of the ocean; the last book ends the same way.



* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Furl Hawken, Ard Patrinell, Tamis, Walker, Truls Rohk (although a part of him is supposedly still alive), Ryer Ord Star, Kian, Cree Bega, The Morgawr. Good riddance to those last two]].



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Furl Hawken, Ard Patrinell, Tamis, Walker, Truls Rohk (although a part of him is supposedly still alive), Ryer Ord Star, Kian, Cree Bega, The Morgawr. Good riddance to those last two]].



* PlotCoupon: Almost literally with the three keys the party must find to get into Castledown. Turn out to be more {{Mac Guffin}}s in the end, since they were ''not'' actually necessary to open the way; rather, the dangers the party had to fight past to obtain them were tests Antrax used to prove the strength of their magical abilities (and thus usefulness for its needs).



* ShaggyDogStory: The books of magic and science are revealed to have been computer discs, unusable by anyone with the series's current technology levels. Admittedly, Antrax is destroyed, and [[spoiler: Grianne pulls a HeelFaceTurn]], but was it really worth all that?

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* ShaggyDogStory: The books of magic and science are revealed to have been computer discs, unusable by anyone with the series's current technology levels. Admittedly, Antrax is destroyed, and [[spoiler: Grianne pulls a HeelFaceTurn]], the Morgawr is killed, and a new Druid Council will be established per Walker's agreement with the Elven King, but was it really worth all that?that (and the death and suffering it took to achieve it)?
27th Oct '16 9:47:17 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Walker, [[BornLucky Redden Alt Mer]], Ard Patrinell, Truls Rohk, Quentin Leah.



* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: [[TheDragon Cree Bega]]'s [[LizardFolk Mwellrets]], and the reptilian [[BigBad Morgawr]] himself, are among the most evil characters to come out of Brooks's work. And then there's the [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Graak]], the only creature to frighten [[TheCaptain Redden]] [[BadAss Alt Mer]] out of his mind.

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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: [[TheDragon Cree Bega]]'s [[LizardFolk Mwellrets]], and the reptilian [[BigBad Morgawr]] himself, are among the most evil characters to come out of Brooks's work. And then there's the [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Graak]], the only creature to frighten [[TheCaptain Redden]] [[BadAss Alt Mer]] Mer out of his mind.
14th Mar '16 6:50:26 PM Prfnoff
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'''''The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara''''' is a three book installment in Creator/TerryBrooks's best-selling ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series. It concerns itself with a voyage of discovery made by the Elven airship, the ''Jerle Shannara''.

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'''''The ''The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara''''' Shannara'' is a three book installment in Creator/TerryBrooks's best-selling ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' series. It concerns itself with a voyage of discovery made by the Elven airship, the ''Jerle Shannara''.
4th Nov '15 10:40:38 AM FF32
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Antrax. It's got all the powers, abilities, and threat value of a genuine BigBad, but isn't TheBigBad of the story.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: Antrax. It's got all the powers, abilities, and threat value of a genuine BigBad, but isn't TheBigBad the BigBad of the story.
19th Oct '15 7:11:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* SavageWolves: The caulls, which were reshaped by The Ilse Witch and The Morgawr into twisted {{Super Persistent Predator}}s modelled on the [[TheWishsongOfShannara Jachyras]]. The one the Ilse Witch creates is especially bad and continues to mutate long after she is done with it, eventually coming after her in revenge for what was done to it. It's powerful enough to kill [[spoiler:Truls Rohk]].

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* SavageWolves: The caulls, which were reshaped by The Ilse Witch and The Morgawr into twisted {{Super Persistent Predator}}s modelled on the [[TheWishsongOfShannara [[Literature/TheWishsongOfShannara Jachyras]]. The one the Ilse Witch creates is especially bad and continues to mutate long after she is done with it, eventually coming after her in revenge for what was done to it. It's powerful enough to kill [[spoiler:Truls Rohk]].
14th Oct '15 1:55:03 AM msq
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* AppropriatedAppelation: Antrax isn't its original designation, but a name - itself from a corrupted form of English - given at some point by wanderers in the distant past.


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* ExactWords: Antrax has been following its final programmed orders to protect the data it contains, no matter the cost. And it's been doing so, with horrific results.


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* SupervillainLair[=/=]EldritchLocation: What Castledown comes across for the main characters, given how it was originally designed to house Antrax and subsequently modified by the supercomputer over the generations.
21st Jan '15 5:57:22 PM Ogodei
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Ryer Ord Star]], following capture and torture by The Morgawr and Cree Bega. The turnkey from the opening of ''Morgawr'' also kills himself after bearing witness to the titular character's atrocities.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Ryer Ord Star]], following capture and torture by The Morgawr and Cree Bega. The turnkey from the opening of ''Morgawr'' also kills himself after bearing witness to the titular character's atrocities.atrocities. The first mate of the ''Black Moclips'' does the same, as soon as he sees what the Morgawr does to his captain. The Morgawr's power has the tendency to do this.
4th Jan '15 2:20:00 AM StFan
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* TimeSkip: It's been over a century since ''TheHeritageOfShannara''.

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* TimeSkip: It's been over a century since ''TheHeritageOfShannara''.''Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara''.
19th Nov '14 8:14:02 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* AntagonistTitle: Each book is named for its main threat.



* BigBad: [[DarkMagicalGirl The Ilse Witch]], [[KnightTemplar Antrax]], and The Morgawr all compete for this title, and each one is definitely the main antagonist of their respective novel. The Morgawr is closest in a story sense though.

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* BigBad: [[DarkMagicalGirl The Ilse Witch]], [[KnightTemplar Antrax]], and [[EvilSorceror The Morgawr Morgawr]] all compete for this title, and each one is definitely the main antagonist of their respective novel. The Morgawr is closest in a story sense though.
19th Nov '14 8:10:17 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* ScienceFantasy: Druids, magic swords, and The Wishsong meet undead cyborgs, robotic attack drones, lasers, and a magically-powered supercomputer.
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