The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as the Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures from the Four Lands are imprisoned. Now the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save their world has become a series of great challenges: a desperate search for kidnapped comrades, a relentless battle against unspeakable predators, and a grim race to escape the Forbidding alive. Following Wards of Faerie, this is the second novel in the powerful new Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy - set to delight both seasoned fans and those discovering Shannara for the first time.
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Explodes from the first page ... and the action doesn't stop until the novel's cliffhanger ending... Intense and exhilarating ... The author balances character development with intense action, and he has a gift for creating characters the reader cares about. Brooks is one of the best fantasy writers in the business, and Bloodfire Quest is better than its predecessor ASSOCIATED PRESS Shannara fans will delight in Brooks's sorcerous action, skilled characterizations, and rapid-fire storytelling twists PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Brooks mixes things up here with several sharp battle scenes, for which he brings his distinct talent, giving a true grandeur to clashes involving terrifying creatures and powerful magic... A fine middle chapter to Brooks' latest Shannara adventure KIRKUS REVIEWS From the first pages to the harrowing ending, Bloodfire Quest ... is a thrill ride that will leave readers wanting more... This volume, paired with the first, might be just the right place to introduce new readers to this fine writer BOOKLIST If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of ERAGON and BRISINGR Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer ... Required reading Brent Weeks, bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of THE NAME OF THE WIND Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world Philip Pullman, author of NORTHERN LIGHTS
Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventures Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest; the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara trilogy: Armageddon's Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph; and The Sword of Shannara. The author was a practising attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.