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The Druid of Shannara

by Terry Brooks

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Series: The Heritage of Shannara (2), Shannara (5), Shannara Universe: Chronological (14)

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In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the mysterious, evil Shadowen have seized control and are ruining the Four Lands. Using Cogline as messenger, the shade of Allanon summons the four scions of Shannara: Par, Coll, Wren, and Walker Boh. To Walker Boh he gives the duty of restoring the lost Druid's Keep, Paranor. For that, Walker needs the black Elfstone, but his search leads him only to a trap. Meanwhile, the King of the Silver River, a fabulous being as old as mankind, creates a daughter named Quickening and sends her to help. She is joined by Morgan Leah and Pe Ell, an assassin who plans eventually to kill her. They find Walker Boh dying after an attack by the Shadowen, Rimmer Dall. Quickening heals him and tells him that the Elfstone is in the hands of another ancient being, the Stone King, who seeks to turn all the world to stone. The journey will lead them to the far north, through the Charnal Mountains and beyond, into a perilous and unknown land. And no one knows what horrible monsters the Stone King has set to guard his citadel.… (more)
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As always, Terry Brooks paints a great picture, even though this picture was mostly of a stone city and the travel to it. The characters are well developed, though I'd expect nothing less. I enjoyed Quickening and Walker Boh the most this time around, though Pe Ell was a very interesting character, a part of me wishes he had been kept around just a little longer. ( )
  Silversi | Oct 6, 2011 |
Well I finished it. Put me to sleep quite a few times. I agree with Oogod that it seems like Brook's is stretching out the series by being wordy. Seems to have forgotten some of the characters from the first novel as well since they only appear for a few pages.

I'll read the rest of the series just to finish it though. ( )
  theapparatus | Jul 26, 2011 |
SHANNARA
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
Great addition to a great series. ( )
  willowcove | Sep 1, 2010 |
Not a bad story line but I think Brook’s is a bit wordy almost to the point of stretching out the series. ( )
  Oogod | Oct 27, 2009 |
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Gahrton, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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THE KING OF THE SILVER RIVER stood at the edge of the Gardens that had been his domain since the dawn of the age of farie and looked out over the world and mortal men.
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In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the mysterious, evil Shadowen have seized control and are ruining the Four Lands. Using Cogline as messenger, the shade of Allanon summons the four scions of Shannara: Par, Coll, Wren, and Walker Boh. To Walker Boh he gives the duty of restoring the lost Druid's Keep, Paranor. For that, Walker needs the black Elfstone, but his search leads him only to a trap. Meanwhile, the King of the Silver River, a fabulous being as old as mankind, creates a daughter named Quickening and sends her to help. She is joined by Morgan Leah and Pe Ell, an assassin who plans eventually to kill her. They find Walker Boh dying after an attack by the Shadowen, Rimmer Dall. Quickening heals him and tells him that the Elfstone is in the hands of another ancient being, the Stone King, who seeks to turn all the world to stone. The journey will lead them to the far north, through the Charnal Mountains and beyond, into a perilous and unknown land. And no one knows what horrible monsters the Stone King has set to guard his citadel.

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