The Darkling Child: The Defenders of Shannara

The Darkling Child: The Defenders of Shannara Author Terry Brooks
ISBN-10 0345540816
ISBN-13 9780345540812
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Del Rey
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From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes a thrilling stand alone novel in his legendary Shannara seriesthe perfect place for new readers to begin After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order Now a critical hour is at hand as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him For in a distant corner of the Four Lands the magic of the wishsong has been detected Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its sourceand ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands But danger is already afoot in the village of Portlow Gentle traveling minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny gift and curse of the wishsong And now his coveted abilities have captured the malevolent interest of none other than Arcannenwhose quest for power is exceeded only by his thirst for vengeance The lone survivor of a brutal assault on a notorious pirate city the sorcerer is determined to retaliate against the Federations elite military guardand use the devastating power of the wishsong as his ultimate weapon Praise for The Darkling Child Brimming with magic a bubbling cauldron of fantasy and intrigue This novel shines best through a full bodied embrace of its most wildly imaginative magic and artifice which is careful not to overshadow the storys greater half fueled by a complex but well constructed manifold of motives The intrigue grounded in a world that strays just enough from a traditional fantasy universe to elicit delighted curiosity guarantees a solid fantasy read especially for those already drawn into Brookss vast world of Shannara Booklist Brookss fans and those who prefer their fantasy on a smaller scale will appreciate the more personal but still high stakes turn in this famous world Publishers Weekly Praise for Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic animated by Terry Brookss 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 Desert Spear I cant even begin to count how many of Terry Brookss books Ive read and 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 and Fablehaven seriesFrom the Hardcover edition

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The Darkling Child

The Darkling Child Author Terry Brooks
ISBN-10 9780345540805
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 320

Bloodfire Quest

Bloodfire Quest Author Terry Brooks
ISBN-10 9780345523518
Release 2013
Pages 415