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Publisher's Summary

"Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!" the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren.

It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them - except, finally, the Addershag.

The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning for three days. "One will come for you."

Tiger Ty, the Wing Rider, had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend, Garth, to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl, where, he said, the Elves might still exist, somewhere in the demon-haunted jungle.

Now she stood within that jungle, remembering the warning of the Addershag: "Beward, Elf-girl. I see danger ahead for you...and evil beyond imagining." It had proved all too true.

Wren stood with her single weapon of magic, listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack. How long could she resist?

And if, by some miracle, she reached the Elves and could convince them to return, how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast?

©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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  • Stephen
  • Alvaton, KY, United States
  • 09-21-18

Overall What I Expect from Brooks

I would have given the 5 start but for a few things. Overall the book was well worth the credit.

I guess I'm getting a bit weary of the two brothers with weird names thing. Even the physical descriptions of the brothers is so close to another of his books, I found it kind of annoying, but this is a small issue.

What bothered me the most was the slow pace of much of the book. There was a lot of dead space in the book, that really didn't advance the story line. I guess it could be called character development, but much of it was just fill.

I'm going to start on the next book right away.

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great book

great book,still some open ends that need closing. downloading the next book as soon as possible.

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amazing

this is an amazing book, but start from the beginning! it will be worth it!

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great book great performance super great story

this book is one of my absolute favorites by Terry Brooks I read it when it first came out back in 1992 and John Lee does an excellent job of retelling the story.

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Great!

Great story! I was interested the entire time and I was drawn into the story, becoming part of it... becoming one with it.

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Lots to Learn

Everyone has a lot to learn. All are on his\her own adventure for the once Druid.. None have a clue about what lies at the end of mission.

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Great story teller.

Great narrator, the best I've ever heard so far out of the 20+ Audible books that I've listed to.

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  • Sharon
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 07-25-17

Exciting story

I live all the Shannara book. I could hardly put this book down. The characters and the story are well developed . The reader performs the parts well. I definitely recommend this book.

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Must read before moving on to Final book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, In keeping with the series the writer devoted majority of this book solely to the Elves while touching on current adventures of the other characters on their quest. Would be a mistake not to read this book prior to finishing the series

Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

Had several favorites in this book as well as disappointment in some of the characters themselves. I do not want to spoil the story by addressing them here as it would give away the adventure of discovering them for yourself

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, except you do feel the frustration for what the elves were experiencing

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the complete series

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Love Terry Brooks!

I've read the Shanarra series since I was a child. I absolutely love and adore his style of writing. This is my third time reading this, and first time as audio book. Well done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-18

such an addictive read. love this auther

absolutely adore this auther. His books are captivating! I love them all but this has been my favourite so far.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 10-01-17

another hit

another great story in the shannara series about to start the talismans can't wait to see how it comes together

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  • Mr
  • 03-07-18

money for old rope

exposition followed by exposition. she thought. he pondered. i silently screamed, john lee tries hard.

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