By Terry Brooks
Greater than 1 / 4 of a century after The Sword of Shannara carved out its position within the pantheon of significant epic myth, the magic of Terry Brooks’s ny occasions bestselling saga burns as brightly as ever. 3 whole sequence have chronicled the ever-unfolding historical past of Shannara. yet extra tales are nonetheless to be told—and new adventures have not begun to be undertaken. e-book one in all excessive Druid of Shannara invitations either the trustworthy longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take step one at the subsequent remarkable quest.Twenty years have handed in view that Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former lifestyles because the dreaded Ilse Witch—saved via the affection of her brother, the magic of the Sword of Shannara, and the destruction of her evil mentor, the Morgawr. Now, pleasant the future anticipated for her, she has confirmed the 3rd Druid Council, and committed herself to its ambitions of peace, concord one of the races, and safety of the 4 Lands. however the political intrigue, mystery treachery, and sinister deeds that experience haunted Druid background for generations proceed to thrive. And regardless of her devotion to the higher stable as Ard Rhys—the excessive Druid of Paranor, Grianne nonetheless has sour enemies. one of the optimum ranks of the Council she leads lurk those that can't put out of your mind her reign of terror because the Ilse Witch, who covet her seat of strength, and who will cease at not anything to work out her deposed . . . or destroyed. Even Grianne’s few allies—chief between them her relied on servant Tagwen—know of the plots opposed to her. yet they can by no means expect the surprising, ominous disappearance of the Ard Rhys, at the hours of darkness and and not using a hint. Now, slightly a step sooner than the darkish forces bent on preventing him, Tagwen joins Grianne’s courageous younger nephew, Pen Ohmsford, and the clever, strong elf Ahren Elessedil on a determined and hazardous project of seek and rescue—to carry the excessive Druid of Shannara from an unspeakable fate.Expect no finish of wonders, no scarcity of experience, pleasure, suspense, and appeal, as Terry Brooks demonstrates, once more, that there's no finish to his magic of invention and mastery of storytelling.From the Hardcover version.