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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2016 Terry Brooks (P)2016 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat." ( Rocky Mountain News)
"If you were delighted and entranced by Michael Ende's The Never Ending Story, you will definitely want to sample one of more of Terry Brooks's books." ( Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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Classic

One of my all time favorites. Terry Brooks almost never disappoints. And this one is one of his best.

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So, so, err, yeah, not sure

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So, first the performance is very good. Second the story, viewed from beginning to end, is also very good, and well thought out. Third, it annoys the hell out of me at times. Now, this could be a reflection of personal taste, so your interpretation may differ, but, the story is very "overly wordy/pompous/full of itself" at times. "He took a step forward, not because that is how one walks, but because that was the force of man to the world, the weight of existence in a single step that would have meaning for a thousand, thousand years...if not for the second step, which thundered in the minds and body of the million souls that watched from the woods of damnation...but then came the third step" .....so if, you can ignore each step of the 1000 mile journey, the story is quite pleasant. If you can not, then save the credit. If you can sorta ignore it on and off, then do so. I can only hope that book three eases up on the preaching.

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Lot if filler

I like the books but it has a lot of filler material like he was going for page count hope the next ones better

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Fabulous Reading by John Lee

Terry Brooks! Read by John Lee, I have enjoyed it greatly and I know I will again.

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The Druid of Shannara

Out of the four Heritage novels this one is my favorite. Walker and Morgan grow into far deeper characters in this one.

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Extraordinary!

Terry Brooks has done it again! I got interested in his work because of the series on television, The Shannara Chronicles. His work far exceeded my expectations. This amazing adventure, paired with John Lee's phenomenal performance narrating, keeps me wanting more! Four thumbs up!😁

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Keeps it going.

So good I got the rest of the series. Performance was spot on and I can't wait to read or listen to the rest. Next!

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Another Great Story To Lose Yourself

An awesome story that apart of a great Saga. My only disappointment is I'm not a fan of readers changing their tone of voices when reading character lines. other than that, great job!

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The story goes on

This series is my favorite, it just keeps on going. It’s a great story and Terry Brooks is a wonderful story teller.

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Slow paced, "wordy", redundant descriptions

I find this to be my least favorite of the books I've read by Brooks so far. The stories here move slowly and at time use too many descriptive words dragging out the story unnecessarily. At several points I found I wanted to skip forward. Dialogue was somewhat unbelievable and sentimental throughout.

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  • 08-19-21

disappointed

The story is OK.....but the narration left a lot to be desired., ...he did not bring the characters to life, he sounded bored with the story

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-14-21

brilliant

loved it start to finish kept me wanting to know more and off to the next I go

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  • nathan
  • 06-29-21

Excellent book

Story very good. Narrator very easy to listen to. if you liked other Brooks, books, then I recommend this one too.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-26-21

the story is great. John Lee is awful

John lee is awful, the story is great but please change narrator as soon as possible. His style is just terrible. He cannot read properly and thinks that by talking in staccato he will do well. pathetic.

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  • 05-29-20

One of my absolute favourite books of all time.

This may ha mve been my first ever fantasy novel and I still love eit to this day.
the narrator gets better over the course of the series but is still not phenomenal. He is however decent and if you like the series dont let the misgivings of the comments get in your way.

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  • Shelly Talbot
  • 05-14-21

loved it

love it as have loved all other love the narrator h we makes te books come alive in my mind

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  • Andrew Wallace
  • 01-08-21

Fantastic fantasy

Absolutely loving this quadrilogy from this series / chronicles. Well written and well narrated. Book 3 here I come.