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The High Druid's Blade by Terry Brooks
  

The High Druid's Blade

Part of the The Defenders of Shannara Series
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Settle in for a rollicking good yarn; discover a tale stuffed full of adventure, sorcery, survival and heroics. The author has set this book within the world of his well known Shannara series, you don't need prior knowledge, but if you have, this uncomplicated story is an interesting departure from his normal fare. Taking centre stage are two young, small-town dwellers and a mythically magical sword; they depart normality on an extraordinary journey into the unknown, meeting both friends and enemies and realising that they rightfully belong to a legendary family. All in all, a fun, entertaining read from one of the masters of fantasy fiction. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Terry Brooks you might also like to read books by David Gemmell, Terry Goodkind and Raymond E. Feist.

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The High Druid's Blade by Terry Brooks

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. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini '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 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft ...required reading' Brent Weeks

Reviews

'High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] ... a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world' LIBRARY JOURNAL on HIGH DRUID'S BLADE

'Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers... It's truly magical' ASSOCIATED PRESS on HIGH DRUID'S BLADE

'Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn't end until the last page' RT BOOK REVIEWS on HIGH DRUID'S BLADE

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

About the Author

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, began the post-Tolkien huge boom in epic fantasy in 1977. It was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller for five months. Since then he has written seven more SHANNARA novels, five MAGIC KINGDOM light fantasies and the KNIGHT OF THE WORD dark fantasies series. Terry Brooks divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii with his wife, Judine.

Photograph © Judine Brooks

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Book Info

Publication date

28th April 2015

Author

Terry Brooks

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www.terrybrooks.net/

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Publisher

Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Fantasy
Action Adventure / Spy
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ISBN

9780356502182

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