Wards of Faerie

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100026108
Released: Aug 21, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307913678
Narrator/s: Rosalyn Landor
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks at last revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades. When the world was young, and its name was Faerie, the power of magic ruled-and the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart. Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl's heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerous-as Aphenglow quickly learns when she's set upon by assassins. Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. For whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But Aphenglow and her allies-Druids, Elves, and humans alike-remember the monstrous history of the Demon War, and they know that the Four Lands will never survive another reign of darkness. But whether they themselves can survive the attempt to stem that tide is another question entirely. "[Terry Brooks is] the most important fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien."-Rocky Mountain News

Author(s): Terry Brooks
Series: Dark Legacy of Shannara Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2012

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Author(s): Terry Brooks
Product Number EB00158566
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: #9780345523495

Professional reviews

"Building on his phenomenal success with the Legends of Shannara series, Brooks launches a new trilogy that returns to the Four Lands a hundred years later. A young Druid finds a clue to the location of elfstones that have been missing for centuries. Rosalyn Landor tells the story as if she has a rapt audience sitting directly in front of her. She has an easy familiarity with the characters and reflects a genuine interest in their quest and a sense of wonder at the challenges they face. Further, Landor's presentation of dialogue is infused with energy and emotion. For newcomers to this world, this book provides a meaningful portal. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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