By Terry Brooks
The mythical hero Allanon takes heart degree within the first of 3 gripping new stand-alone booklet brief tales set on the earth of the delusion fiction phenomenon that's Shannara—by liked manhattan instances bestselling writer Terry Brooks.
The background is therefore: The once-Druid Brona, seduced through his pursuit of darkish magic, used to be endlessly remodeled into the Warlock Lord—whose evil often is the downfall of the 4 Lands and the loss of life of the Races. opposed to him, the Elven King Jerle Shannara wielded the fabled sword that bore his surname and triumphed. Or so it was once believed. yet even though the darkish Lord was once pushed out . . . he used to be no longer destroyed.
The Druid Allanon understands simply too good the prophecy handed right down to him through his overdue grasp: that at last the Warlock Lord will go back. Now, after 1000s of years, that day turns out drawing close. And the time is to hand for the Sword of Shannara to once again be introduced forth from its sanctuary to serve its historic goal. All that continues to be is for a blood descendent of the Elven condo of Shannara to hold the blade into battle.
With ever extra portents of doom at the horizon, Allanon needs to search out the final last Shannara inheritor, who by myself will undergo the load of shielding the 4 Lands’ future. yet with brokers of darkness ultimate in from at the back of, unforeseen enemies mendacity in wait forward, and treachery encroaching on each facet, there will be no simple task of luck. Nor any insurance that this determined quest usually are not the Druid’s final.
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