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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brooks Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shannara Series Release Date:
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From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the exciting prequel to The Sword of Shannara.

Horrified by the misuse of magic they had witnessed during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences, from the period before the collapse of civilization a thousand years before. Only the Bremen and a few trusted associates still studied the arcane arts. And for his persistence, Bremen found himself outcast, avoided by all but the few free-thinkers among the Druids.

But his removal from Paranor was not altogether a terrible thing, for Bremen learned that dark forces were on the move from the Northlands; that seemingly invincible armies of trolls were fast conquering all that lay to their south; that the scouts for the army—and its principal assassins—were Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who had fallen prey to the seductions of the magic arts … and that at the heart of the evil tide was an archmage and former Druid named Brona.

Using the special skills he had acquired through his own study of magic, Bremen was able to penetrate the huge camp of the Troll army and learn many of its secrets. And he immediately understood that if the peoples of the Four Lands were to escape eternal subjugation they would need to unite. But, even united, they would need a weapon, something so powerful that the evil magic of Brona, the Warlock Lord, would fail before its might … the Sword of Shannara.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April Teran | 2/19/2014

    " If you enjoy fantasy books like harry potter then you need to read these books. the characters are great and very intriguing. The books are well wriiten and I could not put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 2/11/2014

    " Is it fair to say that I tend to forgive Brooks mistakes in the story just for the opportunity to spend a few days back in the world that he's created? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Branwen | 2/10/2014

    " The prequel to the Sword of Shannara series! Loved it! It was great to see Allanon and Cogline again and to see what Bremen was really like! Also of course a host of new characters to come to know and love. Great installment of the Shannara series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelsey | 2/9/2014

    " I started reading this series in Jr. High thanks to Stephanie, so I thought it would be fun to finish. This isn't my favorite series of Terry Brooks so far. The Magic Kingdom of Landover is the best, but not nearly as famous. "

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