By Terry Brooks
The mythical hero Allanon takes heart level within the first of 3 gripping new stand-alone publication brief tales set on this planet of the fantasy-fiction phenomenon that's Shannara—by loved New York Times bestselling writer Terry Brooks.
The background is hence: The once-Druid Brona, seduced by means of his pursuit of darkish magic, used to be eternally reworked into the Warlock Lord—whose evil may be the downfall of the 4 Lands and the loss of life of the Races. opposed to him, the Elven King Jerle Shannara wielded the fabled sword that bore his surname and triumphed. Or so it was once believed. yet even though the darkish Lord was once pushed out . . . he used to be now not destroyed.
The Druid Allanon understands simply too good the prophecy handed right down to him by way of his overdue grasp: that at last the Warlock Lord will go back. Now, after 1000's of years, that day turns out approaching. And the time is to hand for the Sword of Shannara to once again be introduced forth from its sanctuary to serve its historical goal. All that continues to be is for a blood descendent of the Elven condo of Shannara to hold the blade into battle.
With ever extra portents of doom at the horizon, Allanon needs to hunt down the final closing Shannara inheritor, who on my own will endure the load of protecting the 4 Lands’ future. yet with brokers of darkness remaining in from at the back of, unforeseen enemies mendacity in wait forward, and treachery encroaching on each part, there could be no walk in the park of good fortune. Nor any coverage that this determined quest aren't the Druid’s final.
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Over breakfast, as if the matter were already settled, Krull said it was time to get a move on, that the Ampère was due in before nightfall and they would need an hour and a half, minimum, for breaking camp. He neglected to say why the urgency, whether it was the missing data or the absent Aniel. Pirx ate enough to make up for the night before and said nothing the whole meal. The others were still working on their coffee when he got up and, after rummaging in his duffel bag, took out a spool of white nylon, a hammer, and a few pitons; on second thought, he made room in his backpack for his climbing boots—just in case.
Still no response; it was gaining, and it looked splendid, even elegant. A pale-green, incandescent lens, which we viewed sideways; a smoothly tapered spindle. Suspicious about its size, I glanced at the radar range-finder: we were four hundred kilometers away. I blinked. Normally a ship looked no bigger than a comma from that distance. Damn—I thought—nothing works aboard this ship! I transferred the image to a small auxiliary radar with a directional antenna. The same effect. My mind went blank.
Pirx would have turned it down had he spotted it for what it was—a mop-up detail, designed to follow up on probes initiated by the Base Exploration Department, to add one more digit to the raw data fed their memory banks for programming next year’s manpower and resource allocation. And for the sake of that perforated figure, they had sat nearly fifty days in a wilderness that, in other circumstances, might have had its attractions—say, for mountain-climbing. But mountain-climbing, understandably, was strictly against regs, and the best Pirx could do was to contemplate the first pitches while he was out doing his seismic and triangulation surveys.
Allanon's Quest (Shannara: Paladins of Shannara, Book 1) by Terry Brooks