Horror stalks the Four Lands. The Ildatch, ancient source of evil, has stirred to life. It sends its foul Mord Wraiths to make war on all living things and bring about, at last, Mankind's destruction.
Once again Allanon, Druid Protector of the Races, must seek the help of a descendant of the Elven King, Jerle Shannara. Brin, daughter of Wil Ohmsford, has been born with the magic of the Wishsong, which alone can open a way to the Ildatch.
Reluctantly, she joins Allanon on his perilous journey east. Meanwhile her younger brother, Jair, learns that Brin will fail and die unless he can reach her in time. As Brin walks blindly into the trap the Ildatch has set, Jair's only hope of reaching her in time is to travel through the very heart of evil....
The Wishsong of Shannara is the third volume of the classic series that set the standard for modern fantasy. A timeless work from a master storyteller.
©1985 Terry Brooks (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
"A marvellous fantasy trip." (Frank Herbert)
"Confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world." (Philip Pullman)
"If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat." (Rocky Mountain News)
Read these books back in the 80's. Unfortunately all three books seem to be the same story repeated. Don't get me wrong, they're all readable (or should I say listenable?), but more in a Mills & Boon kind of way.
Also, there's more than one similarity to the Lord of the Rings (although it would be difficult not to in this type of story).
I've read the shannara books before but have had to listen to them again as really enjoy them. fun fantasy and strong storyline as well as characters you feel you know. brilliant escapism.
fantasy masterpiece by the mayor of fantasy town. fantastically read aswell all the way through. A must read by any who claim to be fans of fantasy. truly original in its concept a slant on magics I have not read before.
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