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By Terry Brooks
From New York Times bestselling writer Terry Brooks comes an exhilarating stand-alone novel in his mythical Shannara series—the excellent position for brand new readers to begin.
After taking on his enchanted sword opposed to the darkish sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has develop into the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a serious hour is to hand, as a cherished excessive Druid nears the top of her reign and prepares to go from the mortal global to the single past. there's little time for Paxon to mourn his pal and benefactor prior to accountability summons him. For in a far off nook of the 4 Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon needs to accompany a Druid emissary to discover its source—and make sure the ambitious strength isn't really wielded by means of the incorrect hands.
yet possibility is already afoot within the village of Portlow. mild touring minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny present, and curse, of the wishsong. And now his coveted skills have captured the malevolent curiosity of none except Arcannen—whose quest for energy is passed merely by way of his thirst for vengeance. The lone survivor of a brutal attack on a infamous pirate urban, the sorcerer is decided to retaliate opposed to the Federation’s elite army guard—and use the devastating energy of the wishsong as his final weapon.
Praise for The Darkling Child
“Brimming with magic . . . a effervescent cauldron of delusion and intrigue. This novel shines top via a full-bodied embody of its so much wildly inventive magic and artifice, that's cautious to not overshadow the story’s higher part, fueled by way of a fancy yet well-constructed manifold of causes. The intrigue, grounded in an international that strays barely enough from a conventional fable universe to elicit overjoyed interest, promises a superb fable learn, particularly for these already drawn into Brooks’s monstrous global of Shannara.”—Booklist
“Brooks’s fanatics and those that desire their myth on a smaller scale will get pleasure from the extra own yet nonetheless high-stakes flip during this well-known world.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Terry Brooks
“The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly interesting epic, lively via Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative mind's eye and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling writer of Swamplandia!
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of contemporary fable, Terry Brooks is its favourite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling writer of The wasteland Spear
“I can’t even start to count number what number of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve learn (and reread) through the years. From Shannara to Landover, his paintings was once a major a part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling writer of The identify of the Wind
“Terry Brooks is a grasp of the craft and a trailblazer who validated myth as a workable style. he's required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling writer of The evening Angel Trilogy
“The Shannara books have been one of the first to truly catch my mind's eye. My daydreams and for that reason my tales will continually owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
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