By Terry Brooks
Together with his groundbreaking big apple occasions bestseller The Sword of Shannara and its acclaimed sequels, Terry Brooks introduced a brand new viewers to epic fable. Then he gave the style a darkly compelling modern twist in his trilogy of the observe and the Void. final 12 months, in Armageddon’s little ones, Brooks undertook the beautiful chronicle that united certain worlds. Now that tale of clashing forces of darkness and lightweight, of Shannara’s beginnings and the human race’s attainable finish, marches ahead into an unforgettable moment quantity filled with secret, magic, and momentous events.
Across the ruined panorama that's America–hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged via demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life–two pilgrims were summoned to serve the embattled explanation for reliable. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to guard a ragged band of road urchins and the being referred to as “the gypsy morph,” who's either mortal and magical, and destined to avoid wasting mankind until he's destroyed. Likewise, Angel Perez has her personal quest, person who will take her from the wreckage of l. a. to , mystery position untouched through the horrors of the national blight–a position the place the race of Elves has dwelled seeing that earlier than guy existed. yet shut in the back of those lone Knights of the be aware swarm the ravening forces of the Void.
As the menacing thunder of conflict drums heralds the coming of the demons and their brutal minions in Seattle, the younger survivors who name themselves the Ghosts are compelled to courageous the damaging global of gangs, mutants, and worse to flee the invasion. And Logan Tom needs to infiltrate a refugee compound to rescue Hawk, the chief of the road urchins, who has but to benefit the reality approximately who and what he's. in the meantime, Angel Perez has joined an both pressing venture: to discover the Ellcrys, a fabled talisman an important to maintaining the Elven realm opposed to an inflow of unspeakable evil from the dread measurement often called the Forbidding. yet Angel and her Elf allies needs to beware–for a demon secret agent, with a great creature at its command, walks between them.
As the legions of darkness draw the noose tighter, and the time of war of words attracts close to, these selected to guard the soul of the area needs to draw their conflict traces and get ready to struggle with, and for, their lives. in the event that they fail, humanity falls.
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