By Terry Brooks
Greater than 1 / 4 of a century after The Sword of Shannara carved out its position within the pantheon of serious epic fable, the magic of Terry Brooks’s New York Times bestselling saga burns as brightly as ever. 3 whole sequence have chronicled the ever-unfolding heritage of Shannara. yet extra tales are nonetheless to be told—and new adventures haven't begun to be undertaken. publication one in every of excessive Druid of Shannara invitations either the devoted longtime reader and the curious newcomer to take step one at the subsequent awesome quest.
Twenty years have handed for the reason that Grianne Ohmsford denounced her former lifestyles because the dreaded Ilse Witch—saved through the affection of her brother, the magic of the Sword of Shannara, and the destruction of her evil mentor, the Morgawr. Now, gratifying the future anticipated for her, she has confirmed the 3rd Druid Council, and devoted herself to its ambitions of peace, concord one of the races, and safeguard of the 4 Lands. however the political intrigue, mystery treachery, and sinister deeds that experience haunted Druid historical past 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.
Among the top ranks of the Council she leads lurk those that can't fail to remember 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 count on the unexpected, ominous disappearance of the Ard Rhys, at the hours of darkness and with out a hint. Now, slightly a step prior to the darkish forces bent on preventing him, Tagwen joins Grianne’s courageous younger nephew, Pen Ohmsford, and the clever, robust elf Ahren Elessedil on a determined and hazardous undertaking of seek and rescue—to bring the excessive Druid of Shannara from an unspeakable fate.
Expect no finish of wonders, no scarcity of experience, excitement, 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 edition.