S01E01 Chosen (1) part 1 - introducing The Four Lands, Amberle Elessedil, Eventine Elessedil and the Druid Allanon - TSWP 004

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In this episode we go through the first movement in 'The Shannara Chronicles' S01E01 'Chosen (1)'.

There will be SPOILERS! 

  • We find that the Four Lands is set somewhere familiar yet different.
  • We introduce Amberle Elessedil, Ander Elessedil and King Eventine Elessedil.
  • We learn about the formation of the Ellcrys, and the Demons that it holds back.
  • We meet one of author Terry Brooks' most enduring characters, the druid Allanon. 

Listen to our deep dive for the Shannara Chronicles Opening Credits here.


Readers Note 1. 
..in this scene we see for the first time, the East bank of the “Rill Song River” and the “Elfitch” (a series of seven protective ramps and gates) that feature heavily in the battle scenes of ‘The Elfstones of Shannara’.
End Readers Note 1.

Readers Notes 2.
..in the ‘Elfstones of Shannara’ there is no reference to The Gauntlet (or any form of competitive race) being the method of selection for The Chosen.
End Readers Note 2.

Readers Note 3.
..during the final movement of 'Elfstones of Shannara' it is mentioned that The Chosen have traditionally been male Elves - but there is no concrete reason given for this. Beyond Druidic speculation.
End Readers Note 3.

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