The riveting conclusion not only to the Fall of Shannara series, but to the whole of the Shannara cycle, covering twenty-nine books and forty-three years - a truly landmark event.
The uneasy balance of power between technology and magic - a struggle that has underlain the entire Shannara saga - will at last find a resolution in this landmark novel. Bringing a conclusion to an epic that has spanned centuries of fictional history, close to thirty books, and over forty years is a vast undertaking, but Terry Brooks is entirely equal to the challenge. Generations of fans have grown up loving the Shannara novels, passing them down to their children... and their children then onto their own. So there is a huge fanbase awaiting this final chapter, and there will be surprises galore.
As the Four Lands reels under a brutal invasion from across the sea, spearheaded by a nation determined to make this land their own, our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. For as one group remains to defend their homeland, another undertakes a perilous journey across the sea to the homeland of the invaders, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever.
Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born 1944) is is a writer of fantasy fiction. Terry Brooks writes mainly high fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations.
Terry Brooks was a practising attorney for many years, but now writes full time. His first novel, The Sword of Shannara (1977), remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 months.