Five hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that almost exterminated humankind. Those who escaped the carnage were led to sanctuary by the boy saviour known as Hawk: the gypsy morph. But now, the unimaginable has come to pass: the cocoon of protective magic surrounding the valley has vanished. When Sider Ament, last surviving Knight of the Word, detects unknown predators stalking the valley, and Trackers from the human village of Glensk Wood, find two of their own gruesomely killed, there can be no ...
Five hundred years have passed since the devastating demon-led war that almost exterminated humankind. Those who escaped the carnage were led to sanctuary by the boy saviour known as Hawk: the gypsy morph. But now, the unimaginable has come to pass: the cocoon of protective magic surrounding the valley has vanished. When Sider Ament, last surviving Knight of the Word, detects unknown predators stalking the valley, and Trackers from the human village of Glensk Wood, find two of their own gruesomely killed, there can be no doubt: the once safe haven of generations has been laid bare. Together, the young Trackers, the aging Knight, and a daring Elf princess race to spread word of the encroaching danger. But suspicion and hostility among their countrymen threaten to doom their efforts from within, while beyond the breached borders, a ruthless Troll army masses for invasion. Standing firm between the two, the last wielder of the black staff and its awesome magic must find a successor to carry on the fight against the cresting new wave of evil.
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Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) An Outstanding Copy-Signed By Terry Brooks On The Title Page. Signature Only. Received In Person. A First Edition, First Printing, With The Corresponding Number Line. Book Is In Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Are Clean. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy.
Terry Brooks continues to write really great fantasy that many readers crave, and each and every book Shannara or Landover is overflowing with emotion, adventure, danger, and at times life altering fantasy not like any other.
?Bearers of the Black Staff? brings us 500 years after Hawk shielded his convoy in the mountain valley. Now the magical barrier is gone, the survivors are forced to face the unknown world outside. In a way, it takes me back to ?Running With the Demon?, because it reacquaints us with what being a Knight of the Word is all about and the tremendous responsibility, burden, and sacrifice that come with being a Bearer of the Black Staff.
This, the first book in the Legends of Shannara series was what I consider to be toned down quite a bit for Terry Brooks, and a bit slow in a few spots. I expect bigger and better things from ?The Measure of the Magic?, which I?m sure he?ll not disappoint. Overall, this is a must read for any fantasy lover and especially any Shannara fan. Super! I really loved it!
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