By Terry Brooks
Along with his groundbreaking big apple instances bestseller The Sword of Shannara and its acclaimed sequels, Terry Brooks introduced a brand new viewers to epic delusion. Then he gave the style a darkly compelling modern twist in his trilogy of the notice and the Void. final 12 months, in Armageddon’s little ones, Brooks undertook the lovely chronicle that united certain worlds. Now that tale of clashing forces of darkness and light-weight, of Shannara’s beginnings and the human race’s attainable finish, marches ahead into an unforgettable moment quantity packed with secret, magic, and momentous events.
Across the ruined panorama that's America–hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged through demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life–two pilgrims were summoned to serve the embattled explanation for strong. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to guard a ragged band of road urchins and the being referred to as “the gypsy morph,” who's either mortal and magical, and destined to avoid wasting mankind except he's destroyed. Likewise, Angel Perez has her personal quest, one who will take her from the wreckage of l. a. to a far off, mystery position untouched via the horrors of the national blight–a position the place the race of Elves has dwelled on the grounds that earlier than guy existed. yet shut at the back of those lone Knights of the observe swarm the ravening forces of the Void.
As the menacing thunder of conflict drums heralds the arriving of the demons and their brutal minions in Seattle, the younger survivors who name themselves the Ghosts are compelled to courageous the harmful international of gangs, mutants, and worse to flee the invasion. And Logan Tom needs to infiltrate a refugee compound to rescue Hawk, the chief of the road urchins, who has but to benefit the reality approximately who and what he's. in the meantime, Angel Perez has joined an both pressing project: to discover the Ellcrys, a fabled talisman the most important to preserving the Elven realm opposed to an inflow of unspeakable evil from the dread size referred to as the Forbidding. yet Angel and her Elf allies needs to beware–for a demon undercover agent, with a substantial creature at its command, walks between them.
As the legions of darkness draw the noose tighter, and the time of war of words attracts close to, these selected to protect the soul of the realm needs to draw their conflict strains and get ready to struggle with, and for, their lives. in the event that they fail, humanity falls.
From the Hardcover edition.