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Publisher Description

Five centuries ago, a catastrophic demon war left the world in ruins. Since then, the survivors - humans, elves and other mutants - have found sanctuary in a mountain valley protected by magic. But now these protective wards have failed, and a ruthless troll army is on the brink of invasion.

Sider Ament was the survivors’ only hope for salvation. He was bearer of the last remaining black staff - a powerful talisman passed down through the centuries by the Knights of the Word - and the key to keeping the magic of the world in balance. But now Sider is dead.

To stave off annihilation, the staff’s magic must be preserved. Panterra Qu, a young Tracker gifted with the staff at Sider's death, struggles to control its power. And great sacrifices must be made - for all will pay a price if the war between the Word and the Void tips towards darkness.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
September 1
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

Alan64a ,

The measure of the magic

As usual Terry Brooks reels you into the story immediately and keeps you enthralled right to the end, always wanting more. I have read all of the Shannara novels and this is every bit as good!

Wr1971 ,


Totally enjoyed this book. What an end to the Shannara series.....

Gunnyluv ,

Measure of the magic

Fantastic. I am now loving this series as much as the original. In this installment the story grows up and gets darker. You get the feeling that none of the characters are safe. I always enjoyed the darkness in the word and the void series and it comes back here. Can't wait for the next book.

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