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The Black Elfstone

Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Series: The Fall of Shannara, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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"Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world." (Phillip Pullman)
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Summary

The Black Elfstone is the first book in the Fall of Shannara, the epic four-part conclusion to the wildly popular Shannara series by Terry Brooks - one of the all-time masters of fantasy.

The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swath across a remote region of the land. No one knows who they are, where they come from, or what they are after - and most seem content to ignore these disturbing events.

The only people who sense a greater growing threat and wish to uncover the truth are society's outcasts: an exiled High Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic...and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford.

©2017 Terry Brooks (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
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Fabulous in every way

Fabulous in every way, this is Terry Brooks at his finest, and with some of the best voice acting I've ever heard, this is a book that's not to be missed.

It's been a few years since I read any books in the Shannara series, but this has to be one of my favourites. With some darker themes than in previous novels, The Fall of Shannara series has evolved the brand, just as the magical realm itself has evolved throughout Brooks' storytelling.

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Not the usual Terry Brookes Shannara story.

A bit of a slow start at first but once it got going it became more exciting and dramatic slightly different to the usual Terry Brookes Shannara story line
I look forward to seeing how it all develops.

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Awesome, exciting, a real page turner!!

Terry is the most outstanding and prolific fantasy writer. I love his books, re-read my favourites and share my love with my daughter. The Black Elfstone is another fabulous book, connected to all previous Shannera books, but a stand alone novel too. Great storylines and believable characters, you get drawn into the book from the first page and then cannot put it down. I love it and now that I’ve got the 2nd book in this series, I’ve just listened to the last 3 chapters of The Black Elfstone ready for the continued adventure. Keep writing Terry, we love you xx

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A good addition to the series

Good book but does refer back alot with very little original ideas. Good setup for the rest of the series

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