The third title in a new Shannara fantasy series - from the international bestselling author who began the modern fantasy phenomenon.
Following Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest, this is the final novel in a powerful new trilogy from bestselling master of fantasy Terry Brooks. Set in Brooks's original Shannara world, this spellbinding series will delight both seasoned fans and those discovering Shannara for the first time.
For centuries, the Four Lands enjoyed freedom and peace, protected by a magical barrier from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding. But now the unthinkable is happening: the ancient wards securing the border have begun to erode - and the monstrous creatures imprisoned there are poised to spill forth, seeking their revenge.
Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the means to close the breach, but her efforts may be doomed when she is taken captive. The only hope lies with her determined sister Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic. Now the fate of their world rests upon her shoulders. . .
Praise for TERRY BROOKS:
'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' - Christopher Paolini
'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' - Patrick Rothfuss
'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' - Peter V. Brett
'A master of the craft. . . required reading' - Brent Weeks
If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy - Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of ERAGON and BRISINGR
Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer . . . Required reading - Brent Weeks, bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy
I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years - Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of THE NAME OF THE WIND
Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world - Philip Pullman, author of NORTHERN LIGHTS