Wards of Faerie (Hardcover)
Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more tha...
When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruledand the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart.
Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girls heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerousas Aphenglow quickly learns when shes set upon by assassins.
Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her alliesDruids, Elves, and humans alikeremember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely.
[Terry Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien.Rocky Mountain News
|Genre||FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|Publisher Date||2012-08-21 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||1.4 lb|
|Series Name||The Dark Legacy of Shannara|
|Series Volume Number||1|
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