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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,025 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Charles Keating Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The High Druid of Shannara Series Release Date:
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The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjuring at the peak of his skills.

For reasons known only to himself, the King of the Silver River has charged young Penderrin Ohmsford, barely more than a boy, with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt, Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned: the Forbidding. With the noble dwarf Tagwen and the prodigal elven princess Khyber Elessedil by his side–and with the outcome of the bloody war between the Federation and the Free-born at stake–Pen has accepted his mission without question. But not without risk . . . or sacrifice.

Because Shadea a’Ru, the ruthless Druid responsible for imprisoning the true Ard Rhys and usurping leadership at Paranor, has sent her agents and assassins in relentless pursuit of Pen and his comrades. And in securing the talisman he needs to breach the Forbidding, Pen has paid a devastating price. Now if the Free-born forces–already decimated by the Federation’s death-dealing new weapon–should fall, Shadea’s domination of the Four Lands will be assured. Nothing short of Pen’s success can turn the tide. 

But Pen’s challenge grows greater when he learns that his parents, Bek Ohmsford and Rue Meridian, have fallen into Shadea’ s hands. He must try to help them–but once within the walls of Druid’s Keep, where Shadea’s minions and dark magic lurk at every turn, Pen’s survival is far from assured. Yet it will all pale in comparison to the horrors that wait inside the Forbidding–horrors poised to break free upon the Four Lands when the time is right. . . . Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim C | 2/10/2014

    " The conclusion of a trilogy set in the world of Shannara. The first two books must be read to understand what is going on in this book. This trilogy wasn't his best trilogy although I did like the conclusion of it. I believe that these three books could have been one epic book and would have been more enjoyable. I think the problem was that there were some storylines I enjoyed but they seem to be touched upon instead of thoroughly explored. If you enjoy the author's work, I would say go on and read this. If you are just starting out, I would strongly recommend to start at a different starting point in this realm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 2/1/2014

    " Best book in the series. couldn't put it down!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yvonne | 2/1/2014

    " Good ending for the High Druid of Shannara series and it was definitely left open for another series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 1/29/2014

    " I had higher expectations for this book, and overall I think this was disappointing ending to the Shannara series. Though, is there really ever an ending to the Shannara series as long as Terry Brooks is still alive and writing? "

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