The Druid of Shannara

The Druid of Shannara

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
The second volume of The Heritage of Shannara, which continues one of the most popular fantasy series of all time

Ancient evil forces remain in control of the Four Lands. To restore the Kepp of the Druid Allanon, Walker Boh sets out on a journey to find the black Elfstone. After narrowly escaping death, he learns that the Elfstone lies in the hands of the Stone King. Now Walker Boh must venture into perilous, unknown lands with a strange band of fellow travelers that includes Morgan Leah, whose once-magic sword has been broken; Quickening, the daughter of the ancient King; and Pe Ell, an assassin who hatches his own dark, sinister plot. 

Thus continues the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth…

Baker & Taylor
Walker Boh is summoned to the shade of Allanon and commissioned to find the black Elfstone that will restore Druid control of the Four Lands, and together with Quickening, a princess of the Silver River, he undertakes the quest. Reissue.

Baker
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The evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands, and Walker Bok, one of the scions of Shannara, must retrieve the Elfstone from the Stone King

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1992, c1991
Edition: 1st mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345375599
0345375599
Characteristics: 370 p. : map ; 18 cm

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vickisus
Apr 29, 2019

Walker Boh continues his assigned quest from Allanon to find the Black elfstone and restore Paranor. Quickening (King of Silver river daughter ), Pe Ell an Assassin, Morgan Leah and a few others join him on the quest. Only reading the book will tell you if he succeeds or fails and other surprises as well.

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Dec 26, 2016

I have read nearly all the books in the Shannara series, and this is definitely one of the best. One can only marvel at Brooks’ imagination for fantasy writing, as he has us join an unforgettable cast of characters on yet another fascinating quest. The world of Shannara takes place thousands of years in the future after the “Great Wars,” when mankind all but annihilated itself and magic and mythical creatures returned to the lands. In this story, Brooks comes up with some of his most imaginative and intriguing characters and places – like the Stone King, the elemental Quickening, the Maw Grint and the ruins of Eldwist (a city dating from our times). This is Terry Brooks at his best.

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acej
Jul 27, 2013

This did feel like a very long read, and it took a while because I left off about half way through, due to.....well one must be in the mood for a Shannara novel or it just won't work. This installment had its perks, but not as good as Scions of Shannara, it's predecessor.

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resting_secure
Jan 05, 2012

Interesting story, but it felt really long!

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Jul 27, 2013

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FavouriteFiction Oct 08, 2009

Book #2 The Heritage of Shannara

Walker Boh, an Ohmsford descendant, searches for the black Elfstone, the only thing that will enable him to restore Paranor, the druid's keep. He is joined in his quest by Morgan Leah, Pe Ell an assassin and Quickening the daughter of the King of the Silver River.

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