The legendary hero Allanon takes center stage in the first of three gripping new stand-alone eBook short stories set in the world of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that is Shannara—by beloved New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks.
The history is thus: The once-Druid Brona, seduced by his pursuit of dark magic, was forever transformed into the Warlock Lord—whose evil would be the downfall of the Four Lands and the death of the Races. Against him, the Elven King Jerle Shannara wielded the fabled sword that bore his surname and triumphed. Or so it was believed. But though the Dark Lord was driven out . . . he was not destroyed.
The Druid Allanon knows only too well the prophecy passed down to him by his late master: that eventually the Warlock Lord will return. Now, after hundreds of years, that day seems imminent. And the time is at hand for the Sword of Shannara to once more be brought forth from its sanctuary to serve its ancient purpose. All that remains is for a blood descendent of the Elven house of Shannara to carry the blade into battle.
With ever more portents of doom on the horizon, Allanon must seek out the last remaining Shannara heir, who alone will bear the burden of defending the Four Lands’ destiny. But with agents of darkness closing in from behind, unexpected enemies lying in wait ahead, and treachery encroaching on every side, there can be no certainty of success. Nor any assurance that this desperate quest will not be the Druid’s last.
That old feeling.
While reading Allanon's quest a curious thing began to happen to me. I started to get the same feeling of excitement I had the first time I picked up Sword do Shannara. This short story manages to recapture the feeling of the first book of the series, behaving like a prolog that was always there. I would suggest this quick read to any fan of the series looking to get more of their favirote Druid. It would also make a great starting part for curious readers looking for a place to beet thier feet wet in the Shannara universe.
Excellent read for only 99 cents. I definitely hope he writes more of these soon to fill in the stories of different characters.
Shannara fans MUST READ!
Bravo Sir, bravo indeed!
If you have read the Shannara series, you MUST read this book! If you haven't read the Shannara series, you may find a lack of character depth, but that would be the only flaw I can imagine.
Terry Brooks has done it again!