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Summary

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.

Critic reviews

"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)

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DIE HARD READING FAN IMPRESSED

absolutely brilliant , probably one of the best books written by TB.

As a die hard fan of the books (all of them) very impressed

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Loved this one

A well crafted and exciting story that kept me in suspense from start to finish.

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great story and narrator

great story. I just hope one day this book will be made into a great movie. the previous attempts were good but this book is great.

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Amazing

really good book really enjoy it would recommend to finish the trilogy just really good

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great nostalgic journey

great nostalgic journey with a well read book. .I book that's a nice memory from my childhood..

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Magic changes all it touches

The end of an age! 😢🤧

A tale of lost losing and finding. Beware of your own mind...

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feels like a rehash of previous books in the set

This feels like a rehash of previous books in the set. Very difficult to finish.

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The wishing of shannara

Loved this book. Exciting all the way through. Hope the other books are as good. Had it as Audible. Narrator very good. Could hardly put it down.

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love all these books

I am making my way through all these books! I love them all. I get so engrossed. fantastic narrator

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Exceptional

I loved the whole series, and never the writer failed to hold my attention, and acting narrator Scott Brick added to the quality. Well produced