By Terry Brooks
The mythical hero Allanon takes middle level within the first of 3 gripping new stand-alone book brief tales set on the earth of the delusion fiction phenomenon that's Shannara—by cherished manhattan occasions bestselling writer Terry Brooks.
The historical past is hence: The once-Druid Brona, seduced through his pursuit of darkish magic, used to be without end remodeled into the Warlock Lord—whose evil often is the downfall of the 4 Lands and the dying 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 used to be pushed out . . . he was once no longer destroyed.
The Druid Allanon is familiar with in simple terms too good the prophecy handed all the way down to him via his past due grasp: that at last the Warlock Lord will go back. Now, after 1000's of years, that day turns out impending. And the time is handy for the Sword of Shannara to once again be introduced forth from its sanctuary to serve its historical goal. All that is still 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 final Shannara inheritor, who by myself will undergo the load of protecting the 4 Lands’ future. yet with brokers of darkness remaining in from in the back of, unforeseen enemies mendacity in wait forward, and treachery encroaching on each facet, there may be no sure bet of luck. Nor any insurance that this determined quest should not the Druid’s final.
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Allanon's Quest (Shannara: Paladins of Shannara, Book 1) by Terry Brooks