The Black Elfstone

The Black Elfstone

The Fall of Shannara

eBook - 2017
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"The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers--a breed of magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party under the protection of the order's sworn guardian, Dar Leah, to confront the mysterious, encroaching force and discover its purpose. But another crucial journey is being undertaken. Exiled onetime High Druid Drisker Arc has been living in quiet seclusion, far from the politics and power struggles of his former life, until two brutal attacks by would-be assassins force him to seek out an infamous murder-for-hire guild--and find the hidden enemy who has marked him for death. At his side is Tarsha Kaynin, a young woman gifted with the wishsong and eager to be schooled in its formidable power by a master. She, too, is pursuing a mission: to locate her wayward brother, whose own magic has driven him to deadly madness and kindled his rage for vengeance. against his sister. In their darkest hours, facing dangerous adversaries, the lives and quests of Dar Leah, Drisker Arc, and Tarsha Kaynin will be inextricably drawn together. And the challenges each confronts will have resounding consequences for the future of the Four Lands. Praise for Terry Brooks "The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy."--Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! "If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle."--Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Skull Throne "I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and
"The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swathe across a remote region of the land. No one knows who they are, where they come from, or what they are after--and most seem content to ignore these disturbing events. The only people who sense a greater, growing threat and wish to uncover the truth are society's outcasts: an exiled high Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic . . . and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford"-- Provided by publisher.
reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood."--Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind "Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading."--Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy "The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks."--Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders series and the Fablehaven series"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2017]
ISBN: 9780553391497
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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NYSandy23
Nov 17, 2017

A welcome return to Shannara and a great cast of familiar but different characters. The last few series of books have been okay reads but not like the first few in the series. With the end of the series and perhaps the Four Lands as we know them on the horizon, Mr. Brooks has crafted a throwback to the original books in the series with good plot lines, characters with flaws and not always so likeable and villains that seem unknowable. If you are a fan of the series you will not be disappointed. It is a quick read, but that is because it is a page turner and you want to keep reading. Drisker Arc, Dar Leah and Tashia are a compelling trio to build upon. Will definitely wait for Book #2

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Principoo
Jun 25, 2017

I've read all the Shannara books and this new series lives up to the whole Shannara Series. I loved the new characters and found the book exciting and could not put it down. I hate to see the Shannara saga coming to an end. But I am looking forward to the next book in this new series.

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