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Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades.
 
Tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. The dwindling Druid order is threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones, which once warded the lands and kept evil at bay. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous—as Aphenglow quickly learns when she’s set upon by assassins. Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. Whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Terry Brooks's Bloodfire Quest.
 
“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve 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

“Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.”—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 Demon Cycle series

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    Disappointed

    I live Terry Brooks. I've read every book. Some more then once.. But his last few books have been unimaginative and frankly a repetition of all his old themes and story lines. And the rushed nature of the multiple storylines makes it difficult to connect with the characters. Please Mr Brooks. Explore new ground versus traversing the same old stomping grounds.

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    Another excellent one

    Another excellent book by Terry Brooks. I wait patiently for the next to come.

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    The dark legacy

    Best book I every read.

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    Great Read

    Love his books. Another great start into a wonderful new series.

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    The Dark Legacy of Shannara.

    Couldn't put it down. I'll be moving on to the next book right away! But did I find an error! In this book Alphen says to Arling, her sister, that she can't go into the Scrye room since she is not a Druid and yet Bek did.....and used it...

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