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The High Druid's Blade : The Defenders of Shannara - Terry Brooks

The High Druid's Blade

The Defenders of Shannara


Published: 1st September 2014
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Secrets revealed. Powers unleashed. Discover a Shannara you've never seen before.

Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world ...and rewrite his destiny.

When his sister is abducted by a mysterious stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. He is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him - and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands. Paxon must master it quickly, as his near-fatal clash with a dark sorcerer won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector ...From the New York Times bestselling Terry Brooks comes a brand new stand-alone fantasy novel - perfect for both seasoned fans and those discovering the thrilling world of Shannara for the first time.

About the Author

Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventures Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest; the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara trilogy: Armageddon's Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph; and The Sword of Shannara. The author was a practising attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.

Terry Brooks has delivered some of the best fantasy tales written in the past 35 years [and]

Brooks' Shannara series is a grand example of the best of the best in the genre . . . The design of

the Shannara books spreads the story line across centuries, yet also makes it easy for new

readers to jump in at any point - ASSOCIATED PRESS

If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy - Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of ERAGON and BRISINGR

Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer . . . Required reading - Brent Weeks, bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy

I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years - Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of THE NAME OF THE WIND

Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world - Philip Pullman, author of NORTHERN LIGHTS

[Brooks'] writing has eerie depths and insights that show just why he is held in such high regard - DAILY MAIL on WARDS OF FAERIE

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and he received his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington & Lee University.

A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, western, fiction, and non-fiction, until one semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read. That moment changed Terry's life forever, because in Tolkien's great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre.

He then wrote The Sword of Shannara, the seven year grand result retaining sanity while studying at Washington & Lee University and practicing law. It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.

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ISBN: 9780356502175
ISBN-10: 0356502171
Series: The Defenders of Shannara
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1