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Summary

The fourth volume of The Heritage of Shannara, which continues one of the most popular fantasy series of all time. 

The Shadowmen still swarm over the Four Lands, poisoning everything with their dark magic. And their leader is determined to destroy all the Scions of Shannara. For Walker Boh, he dispatches the Four Horsemen. For Wren, he sends an untrue friend. And for Par, he devises the most terrible fate of all. With these traps cleverly laid, the charges given by the shade of the Druid Allanon are doomed to failure - unless Par can discover a way to harness the power of the Sword of Shannara. 

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' books." ( Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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exciting read. not predictable. awesome!

none of these books are predictable. they are great, interesting, exciting.. truly love these books!

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Yet Another great book from Terry Brooks. I don't think I have ever known a bad one. The narrator John Lee does an amazing job. I would recommend this series to fantasy readers everywhere

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fantastic

Whether you read or listen to this book it is a very enjoyable experience .

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  • Grizzo40
  • 12-07-22

Nostalgia wins for me.

This was the book that triggered a lifelong love of fantasy literature for me. I can not overstate it's import. However, relistening to it (for the first time) as an adult, it's pretty clear that the book has some structural issues and falls victim to the same narrative redundancies that the other books did. I still love it, but I'm not as "in love with it" as I used to be. as a resolution to the four-part series, it does exactly what it needs to do. I just wish it had been a little bit better.

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  • Bob Seavers
  • 16-01-22

Great Series

I was on the edge of my seat at times. I couldn’t listen to the book fast enough.

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  • ELI B.
  • 28-12-21

Excellent ending

Went through this series for the eighth time. Read it seven times and Audio booked it this time. This Shannara series is that good.

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  • Felicia burns
  • 21-11-21

narrator is bad

loved the 1st 3. this one is unplayable. the guy reading it is awful.

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  • Siobhan Lafromboise
  • 08-05-21

enjoyed series

great ending to the series.. the narrator was solid and told a good story..

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  • Rob4Hope
  • 29-11-20

Fantastic

just plain fun. couldn't stop listening. hour after hour....and it just kept getting better. Terry Brooks can write!

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  • Charles
  • 18-11-20

Fantastic

Loved it. Cant get enough of these books. It feels like they just keep getting better

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  • Jessica Koenig
  • 04-10-20

love John Lee's narrations!!

love John Lee's narrations!! Wish he narrorated the rest of Terry Brooks books!! The Shannara chronicles are one of my favorite book series! I've downloaded every book!!

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  • Gilliam1
  • 02-03-20

And life goes on.

This is the conclusion to the series that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Kristi
  • 16-09-19

My Favorite Of All Time

This book made enduring some of the very wordy books in this series! Beyond perfection! I now recommend the entire series