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ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. NOW AN EPIC TV SERIES.
 
An ancient evil is stirring, intent on the complete destruction of all life. The Druid Allanon sets out on a dangerous journey to save the world, reluctantly aided by Brin Ohmsford, daughter of Wil Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. But a prophecy foretells doom, as evil nurses its plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.
 
Praise for Terry Brooks
 
“Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.” —Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
 
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.” —Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne
 
“A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters.” —Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon

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Praise for Terry Brooks
 
“Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.” —Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia!
 
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.” —Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne
 
“A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters.” —Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon

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Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, ancient source of evil, sent its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. Only Druid Allanon held the magic power of wishsong that could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. But she, too, was in mortal danger, and Ildatch waited for Brin to fall into his trap....

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An ancient Evil is stirring to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protects this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford -- for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. Reluctantly Brin joins the Druid on his dangerous journey. But a prophecy foretells doom, as Evil nurses its plans to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.

Thus continues the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth...

About the Author

Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.

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A change of seasons was upon the Four Lands as late summer faded slowly into autumn. Gone were the long, still days of midyear where sweltering heat slowed the pace of life and there was a sense of having time enough for anything. Though summer’s warmth lingered, the days had begun to shorten, the humid air to dry, and the memory of life’s immediacy to reawaken. The signs of transition were all about. In the forests of Shady Vale, the leaves had already begun to turn.

Brin Ohms­ford paused by the flowerbeds that bordered the front walkway of her home, losing herself momentarily in the crimson foliage of the old maple that shaded the yard beyond. It was a massive thing, its trunk broad and gnarled. Brin smiled. That old tree was the source of many childhood memories for her. Impulsively, she stepped off the walkway and moved over to the aged tree.

She was a tall girl—­taller than her parents or her brother Jair, nearly as tall as Rone Leah—­and although there was a delicate look to her slim body, she was as fit as any of them. Jair would argue the point of course, but that was only because Jair found it hard enough as it was to accept his role as the youngest. A girl, after all, was just a girl.

Her fingers touched the roughened trunk of the maple softly, caressing, and she stared upward into the tangle of limbs overhead. Long, black hair fell away from her face and there was no mistaking whose child she was. Twenty years ago, Eretria had looked exactly as her daughter looked now, from dusky skin and black eyes to soft, delicate features. All that Brin lacked was her mother’s fire. Jair had gotten that. Brin had her father’s temperament, cool, self-­assured, and disciplined. In comparing his children one time—­a time occasioned by one of Jair’s more reprehensible misadventures—­Wil Ohms­ford had remarked rather ruefully that the difference between the two was that Jair was apt to do anything, while Brin was also apt to do it, but only after thinking it through first. Brin still wasn’t sure who had come out on the short end of that reprimand.

Her hands slipped back to her sides. She remembered the time she had used the wishsong on the old tree. She had still been a child, experimenting with the Elven magic. It had been midsummer and she had used the wishsong to turn the tree’s summer green to autumn crimson; in her child’s mind, it seemed perfectly all right to do so, since red was a far prettier color than green. Her father had been furious; it had taken almost three years for the tree to come back again after the shock to its system. That had been the last time either she or Jair had used the magic when their parents were about.

“Brin, come help me with the rest of the packing, please.”

It was her mother calling. She gave the old maple a final pat and turned ­toward the house.

Her father had never fully trusted the Elven magic. A little more than twenty years earlier he had used the Elf­stones given him by the Druid Allanon in his efforts to protect the Elven Chosen Amberle Elessedil in her quest for the Bloodfire. Use of the Elven magic had changed him; he had known it even then, though not known how. It was only after Brin was born, and later Jair, that it became apparent what had been done. It was not Wil Ohms­ford who would manifest the change the magic had wrought; it was his children. They were the ones who would carry within them the visible effects of the magic—­they, and perhaps generations of Ohms­fords to come, although there was no way of ascertaining yet that they would carry within them the magic of the wishsong.

Brin had named it the wishsong. Wish for it, sing for it, and it was yours. That was how it had seemed to her when she had first discovered that she possessed the power. She learned early that she could affect the behavior of living things with her song. She could change that old maple’s leaves. She could soothe an angry dog. She could bring a wild bird to light on her wrist. She could make herself a part of any living thing—­or make it a part of her. She wasn’t sure how she did it; it simply happened. She would sing, the music and the words coming as they always did, unplanned, unrehearsed—­as if it were the most natural thing in the world. She was always aware of what she was singing, yet at the same time heedless, her mind caught up in feelings of indescribable sensation. They would sweep through her, drawing her in, making her somehow new again, and the wish would come to pass.

It was the gift of the Elven magic—­or its curse. The latter was how her father had viewed it when he had discovered she possessed it. Brin knew that, deep inside, he was frightened of what the Elf­stones could do and what he had felt them do to him. After Brin had caused the family dog to chase its tail until it nearly dropped and had wilted an entire garden of vegetables, her father had been quick to reassert his decision that the Elf­stones would never be used again by anyone. He had hidden them, telling no one where they could be found, and hidden they had remained ever since. At least, that was what her father thought. She was not altogether certain. One time, not too many months earlier, when there was mention of the hidden Elf­stones, Brin had caught Jair smiling rather smugly. He would not admit to anything, of course, but she knew how difficult it was to keep anything hidden from her brother, and she suspected he had found the hiding place.

Rone Leah met her at the front door, tall and rangy, rust brown hair loose about his shoulders and tied back with a broad headband. Mischievous gray eyes narrowed appraisingly. “How about lending a hand, huh? I’m doing all the work and I’m not even a member of the family, for cat’s sake!”

“As much time as you spend here, you ought to be,” she chided. “What’s left to be done?”

“Just these cases to be carried out—­that should finish it.” A gathering of leather trunks and smaller bags stood stacked in the entry. Rone picked up the largest. “I think your mother wants you in the bedroom.”

He disappeared down the walkway and Brin moved through her home ­toward the back bedrooms. Her parents were getting ready to depart on their annual fall pilgrimage to the outlying communities south of Shady Vale, a journey that would keep them gone from their home for better than two weeks. Few Healers possessed the skills of Wil Ohms­ford, and not one could be found within five hundred miles of the Vale. So twice a year, in the spring and fall, her father traveled down to the outlying villages, lending his services where they were needed. Eretria always accompanied him, a skilled aide to her husband by now, trained nearly as thoroughly as he in the care of the sick and injured. It was a journey they need not have made—­would not, in fact, had they been less conscientious than they were. Others would not have gone. But Brin’s parents were governed by a strong sense of duty. Healing was the profession to which both had dedicated their lives, and they did not take their commitment to it lightly.

While they were gone on these trips of mercy, Brin was left to watch over Jair. On this occasion, Rone Leah had traveled down from the highlands to watch over them both.

Brin’s mother looked up from the last of her packing and smiled as Brin entered the bedroom. Long black hair fell loosely about her shoulders, and she brushed it back from a face that looked barely older than Brin’s.

“Have you seen your brother? We’re almost ready to leave.”

Brin shook her head. “I thought he was with father. Can I help you with anything?”

Eretria nodded, took Brin by the shoulders, and pulled her down next to her on the bed. “I want you to promise me something, Brin. I don’t want you to use the wishsong while your father and I are gone—­you or your brother.”

Brin smiled. “I hardly use it at all anymore.” Her dark eyes searched her mother’s dusky face.

“I know. But Jair does, even if he thinks I don’t know about it. In any case, while we are gone, your father and I don’t want either of you using it even a single time. Do you understand?”

Brin hesitated. Her father understood that the Elven magic was a part of his children, but he did not accept that it was either a good or necessary part. You are intelligent, talented people just as you are, he would tell them. You have no need of tricks and artifices to advance yourselves. Be who and what you can without the song. Eretria had echoed that advice, although she seemed to recognize more readily than he that they were likely to ignore it when discretion suggested that they could.

In Jair’s case, unfortunately, discretion seldom entered into the picture. Jair was both impulsive and distressingly headstrong; when it came to use of the wishsong, he was inclined to do exactly as he pleased—­as long as he could safely get away with it.

Still, the Elven magic worked differently with Jair . . .

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2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Story: Good. Physical Quality: Bad.
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2020
Pros: -It''s Terry Brooks. -It''s the third book in a great trilogy. -The cover is shiny. Cons: -The binding is coming off on the first reading. This is the third book in the Sword of Shannara trilogy, so if you''re interested in this... See more
Pros:
-It''s Terry Brooks.
-It''s the third book in a great trilogy.
-The cover is shiny.

Cons:
-The binding is coming off on the first reading.

This is the third book in the Sword of Shannara trilogy, so if you''re interested in this book, you probably already have some idea what it''s about. This review won''t talk about the story, but about the physical condition of the book. I purchased this book brand new, and as I began to read it, the first 50 pages or so came undone from the binding! This is frustrating. I like to keep my books in good condition, so it frustrates me to have one start falling apart on the first read. The reason I gave it two stars is because I like Terry Brooks and the series. Do not buy this version of the book. Choose a different one.
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theMonarch
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Worth reading but not as good as Elfstones.
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2021
This book felt like a step backward from the improvements made in Elfstones. One complaint about Sword is that it feels like it very much copies Lord of the Rings. Elfstones took a huge step forward in differentiating from LOTR. WIshsong, on the other hand, went very much... See more
This book felt like a step backward from the improvements made in Elfstones. One complaint about Sword is that it feels like it very much copies Lord of the Rings. Elfstones took a huge step forward in differentiating from LOTR. WIshsong, on the other hand, went very much back to copying LOTR. Sword also had large sections where it felt like nothing happens while Elfstones constantly felt like it had momentum and something important was always happening. Wishsong, again felt like a step backward. While still better paced than Sword, it had a lot of really slow sections. My last "complaint" is that I didn''t really feel connected to any of the character''s fates. Maybe because there were so many characters again that it was hard to really get to know any of them. Again, Elfstones was much better with this by focusing on a smaller primary group of characters. Still definitely worth reading. Just not as good as Elfstones.
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Yuck
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
After "Elfstones" I was greatly looking forward to "Wishsong". Wow was I disappointed. This book feels like the author just added sentence after sentence to stuff pages. Characters'' dialog goes on and on restating the same thing over and over....This one slogs along with... See more
After "Elfstones" I was greatly looking forward to "Wishsong". Wow was I disappointed. This book feels like the author just added sentence after sentence to stuff pages. Characters'' dialog goes on and on restating the same thing over and over....This one slogs along with almost no surprises and a completely predictable plot. I found myself skimming ahead. It''s been a long time since I''ve done that...determined just to get it over. Go back and read Elfstones again, and skip this one.
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penneyn
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Fantasy Must Read!
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2015
Another excellent Shannara book by Terry Brooks. Brin and Jair Ohmsford, children of Wil Ohmsford and the Rover girl, Eretria, are young adults with the power of the Elfstones that Wil carried on his journey to help Amberle Elessedil find the Bloodfire and restore the... See more
Another excellent Shannara book by Terry Brooks. Brin and Jair Ohmsford, children of Wil Ohmsford and the Rover girl, Eretria, are young adults with the power of the Elfstones that Wil carried on his journey to help Amberle Elessedil find the Bloodfire and restore the Ellcrys and the Forbidding that held the demons sealed up from the old world, transformed into a different power, that of the Wishsong. For Brin, it eventually becomes something that is almost terrifying as she travels with the Druid, Allanon and the Highlander prince, Rone Leah, to destroy an evil book called the Ildatch. For Jair it becomes a means to help his companions on a quest that he had not known he was to undertake, to save Brin from herself and her wishsong. Traveling companions that neither of them could foresee join them along the way, and both question whether they are capable of the tasks assigned them. A must read for any fantasy fan!
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Miss Mary
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I really loved this series of the three original Shannara books
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2016
I really loved this series of the three original Shannara books, The Sword, The Elfstones and The Wishsong. I read them when I was in high school for the first time. I enjoyed them just as much this time. I always get to the end and cannot decide which in this series is my... See more
I really loved this series of the three original Shannara books, The Sword, The Elfstones and The Wishsong. I read them when I was in high school for the first time. I enjoyed them just as much this time. I always get to the end and cannot decide which in this series is my favorite. That being said, The Wishsong is another wonderful dimension to the series. Terry Brooks does a wonderful job at unfolding the events in way that makes you want to keep turning the pages. The journey is an adventure you''ll not soon forget. I know that some criticism comes from the parallels people draw from Tolkein, but really take the time to read Brooks. There are some parallels, but he does develop a wonderful and imaginative story that is all his own work and one I really loved. Great characters, he develops wonderful heroes and heroines that you can believe in.
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L. Ames
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Another Great Adventure
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020
If you know Brooks, there is an urgent journey and dark magic involved. I wasn’t too crazy about Brin. She wasn’t what I thought but overall I liked Jair and Slanter. There were some great elements in the story. I enjoy these books because Brooks leaves out sex. I prefer... See more
If you know Brooks, there is an urgent journey and dark magic involved. I wasn’t too crazy about Brin. She wasn’t what I thought but overall I liked Jair and Slanter. There were some great elements in the story. I enjoy these books because Brooks leaves out sex. I prefer that because enough books have that. I’m here for the adventures and the voyage across the lands. Also kick butt fight scenes and soul searching.
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Nick v.
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VERY ENTERTAINING CONCLUSION TO THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2015
Overall a well-written conclusion to the original trilogy, although it lackS Brook''s usual wrap-up of the post-drama character''s lives. I believe he was already setting the stage for the next set, The Scions of Shannara. Highly recommended to all Shannara fans, and if you... See more
Overall a well-written conclusion to the original trilogy, although it lackS Brook''s usual wrap-up of the post-drama character''s lives. I believe he was already setting the stage for the next set, The Scions of Shannara. Highly recommended to all Shannara fans, and if you have read the two prequel sets, The Word and the Void and the Children of Armageddon trilogies, go back to the origins of the entire world created by Brooks, written some twenty-five years prior to those volumes, for the opening of the world of Shannara set up by those more recent works. It is very interesting to see the evolution of Brook''s writing style. I highly recommend the 35th Anniversary Annotated issue of the Sword of Shannara, the book that started it all, for both new and previous readers.
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Mark B.
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Epis fantasy novel that continues the Shannara story
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2021
I''ve read this book before but mine was old and falling apart so I bought this book again and re-read it once I got it. Brought by memories of my teens when I read this book. I love the world and the story. It continues the story of the Ohmsford''s and their... See more
I''ve read this book before but mine was old and falling apart so I bought this book again and re-read it once I got it. Brought by memories of my teens when I read this book.

I love the world and the story. It continues the story of the Ohmsford''s and their Shannara heritage.
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D. Kingsley
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Nice read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 6, 2016
Enjoyable book. Brooks introduces the powerful wishsong, elven magic born in the children of Wil Ohmsford a bi effect of Wil using the elfstones. Brooks however is too quick like most of his books to kill of too many of his interesting characters. All that''s missing is the...See more
Enjoyable book. Brooks introduces the powerful wishsong, elven magic born in the children of Wil Ohmsford a bi effect of Wil using the elfstones. Brooks however is too quick like most of his books to kill of too many of his interesting characters. All that''s missing is the red shirts!! It is obvious this book was meant to tie off the series as ''spoiler alert'' he seals the fate of Edain Elessedil the only son of Ander Elessedil. However Brooks brings back the Elessedil family in the next series! Whilst Brooks is a great story writer, he tends to fall down on details such as features and race. Like most of his books Brooks description of landscape features are incredibly detailed, I just wish he would not leave so much untold about the main characters by skipping years at a time
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Justin
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Another brilliant tale
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2017
The third Shannara book is the best so far. This time Allanon persuades the children of Wil and Eretria to embark on a quest to destroy a book of dark magic. The inclusion of more main characters gives the storyline a busy and diverse feel. As with the other books, the...See more
The third Shannara book is the best so far. This time Allanon persuades the children of Wil and Eretria to embark on a quest to destroy a book of dark magic. The inclusion of more main characters gives the storyline a busy and diverse feel. As with the other books, the central characters spend as much time battling their own demons, as they do battling the bad guys, but this gives depth to their personalities. For me this was the best book so far and characters such as Slanter and Cogline made the journey even more enjoyable. There are two short stories that follow on from this one, but they are not easy to find. The story ''Indomitable'' is part of the Legends II short stories and ''Dark Wraith of Shannara'' is a small graphic novel.
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KarenKM
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Third in the Series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2013
I confess to being a full on Terry Brooks addict. I will read anything he publishes confident in the knowledge that it will be interesting, well crafted, creative, exciting and plausible. I use the last word advisedly. I read a lot of Science Fiction/Fantasy and many of the...See more
I confess to being a full on Terry Brooks addict. I will read anything he publishes confident in the knowledge that it will be interesting, well crafted, creative, exciting and plausible. I use the last word advisedly. I read a lot of Science Fiction/Fantasy and many of the books I am recommended by Amazon are laughable. They are so badly written that you cannot immerse yourself in the worlds they create and feel any real fear or anticipation on behalf of their protagonists. Not so with Brooks. Even though I have read this series on a number of occassions, I keep coming back to it. The only other author I have found to compare with him is David Eddings and his Belgariad series. If you like Brooks you will like Eddings.
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natasha colcombe
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Brilliant series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2017
I watched the Shannara Chronicles, season 1 on Netflix and loved it so much that I had to buy the books. They are all brilliant and a must read for anyone who likes this genre. As is usually the case, the books are sooo much better than the TV programs or films.
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A very enjoyable book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 24, 2018
My favourite series of books, really enjoyable. Terry Brooks takes you into that world with his writing. Good quality and good price.
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