By Terry Brooks
From New York Times bestselling writer Terry Brooks comes an exciting stand-alone novel in his mythical Shannara series--the excellent position for brand new readers to begin.
After taking over 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 handy, as a loved excessive Druid nears the tip of her reign and prepares to move from the mortal international to the only past. there's little time for Paxon to mourn his good friend and benefactor earlier than 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 bold energy isn't wielded by way of the incorrect hands.
yet possibility is already afoot within the village of Portlow. mild touring minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny reward, and curse, of the wishsong. And now his coveted skills have captured the malevolent curiosity of none except Arcannen--whose quest for energy is surpassed basically 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 strength of the wishsong as his final weapon.
Praise for The Darkling Child
"Brimming with magic . . . a effervescent cauldron of myth and intrigue. This novel shines top via a full-bodied embody of its such a lot wildly ingenious magic and artifice, that is cautious to not overshadow the story's better part, fueled through a fancy yet well-constructed manifold of explanations. The intrigue, grounded in a global that strays barely enough from a standard fable universe to elicit overjoyed interest, promises an effective delusion learn, specially for these already drawn into Brooks's great global of Shannara."--Booklist
"Brooks's lovers and people who desire their myth on a smaller scale will savor 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 unique epic, lively through 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 desolate tract 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 tremendous 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 tested 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 trap my mind's eye. My daydreams and hence my tales will continuously owe a debt to Terry Brooks."--Brandon Mull, number one New York Times bestselling writer of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
From the Hardcover edition.