The Wishsong of Shannara (The Shannara Chronicles) by Terry Brooks

The Wishsong of Shannara (The Shannara Chronicles)

By Terry Brooks

  • Release Date: 1985-04-12
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings
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Humankind has survived into the distant future—and yet it faces another ancient threat, this time from a sentient book that was brought to life by Demon magic. Once thought to be lost forever, the book has merely been biding its time. And now it has sent forth its monstrous followers to destroy the realm of mortals.
To penetrate this dark army and strike down evil, a new generation of heroes must rise. The call goes out to the children of Wil Ohmsford, wielder of the Elfstones, who have inherited his flair for magic. Although Brin Ohmsford and her younger brother, Jair, have not yet harnessed their powers toward a higher purpose, Brin’s abilities may hold the key to victory. Jair, too, will have a crucial part to play, though neither realizes it. But for now, Brin must leave her brother behind, joining a pair of mighty warriors on a dangerous trek deep into enemy territory, where she finds that magic is an unpredictable weapon . . . and a terrifying burden.
Praise for Terry Brooks
“Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.”—Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne
“A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters.”—Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon



    By DatSawgDaddy
    This is a great book, and one of the best fantasy books I've ever read.(The Belgariad is the only one better.) However, my one problem is with the Druid Allanon. He is the mysterious, Gandalf-y figure, but only uses 1 spell in combat. BLUE FIRE. Even in his final battle, he:blast with blue fire x 100, and, for his final spell of his life... you guessed it more blue fire. Other than that, and the fact that to many characters died, it was great.