Druid of Shannara by Terry Brooks

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.

In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands. If they are to be saved, the black Elfstone must be retrieved, at whatever cost to life or love....

About Terry Brooks

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Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Shannara’s Dark Legacy adventure The Wards of Faerie; the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara trilogy: Armageddon’s Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph; The Sword of Shannara; the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara trilogy: Ilse Witch, Antrax, and Morgawr; the High Druid of Shannara trilogy: Jarka Ruus, Tanequil, and Straken; the nonfiction book Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life; and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas, Star Wars:® Episode I The Phantom Menace.™ His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were selected by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best science fiction/fantasy novels of the twentieth century. The author was a practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.
Published October 11, 2000 by Ballantine Books. 384 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Turns out that the Black Elfstone is in the hands of the Stone King, an ancient and powerful being who's gone mad and wants to turn the world to stone.

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The second book in the four-part series THE HERITAGE OF SHANNARA focuses on Walker Boh, the most unique and intriguing character that Brooks has ever created.

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