By Terry Brooks
The mythical hero Allanon takes middle degree within the first of 3 gripping new stand-alone book brief tales set on this planet of the myth fiction phenomenon that's Shannara—by cherished manhattan occasions bestselling writer Terry Brooks.
The heritage is hence: The once-Druid Brona, seduced via his pursuit of darkish magic, used to be ceaselessly remodeled into the Warlock Lord—whose evil stands out as the downfall of the 4 Lands and the demise 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 notwithstanding the darkish Lord was once pushed out . . . he was once no longer destroyed.
The Druid Allanon is familiar with basically too good the prophecy handed right down to him by way of his past due grasp: that finally the Warlock Lord will go back. Now, after hundreds of thousands of years, that day turns out impending. And the time is to hand for the Sword of Shannara to once again be introduced forth from its sanctuary to serve its historical function. All that continues to be is for a blood descendent of the Elven residence of Shannara to hold the blade into battle.
With ever extra portents of doom at the horizon, Allanon needs to hunt down the final last Shannara inheritor, who on my own will undergo the weight of protecting the 4 Lands’ future. yet with brokers of darkness ultimate in from in the back of, unforeseen enemies mendacity in wait forward, and treachery encroaching on each facet, there should be no sure bet of luck. Nor any insurance that this determined quest are usually not the Druid’s final.
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Allanon's Quest (Shannara: Paladins of Shannara, Book 1) by Terry Brooks