The Black Elfstone

The Fall of Shannara
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0553391496
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers—a breed of magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party under the protection of the order’s sworn guardian, Dar Leah, to confront the mysterious, encroaching force and discover its purpose. But another crucial journey is being undertaken. Exiled onetime High Druid Drisker Arc has been living in quiet seclusion, far from the politics and power struggles of his former life, until two brutal attacks by would-be assassins force him to seek out an infamous murder-for-hire guild—and find the hidden enemy who has marked him for death. At his side is Tarsha Kaynin, a young woman gifted with the wishsong and eager to be schooled in its formidable power by a master. She, too, is pursuing a mission: to locate her wayward brother, whose own magic has driven him to deadly madness and kindled his rage for vengeance . . . against his sister. In their darkest hours, facing dangerous adversaries, the lives and quests of Dar Leah, Drisker Arc, and Tarsha Kaynin will be inextricably drawn together. And the challenges each confronts will have resounding consequences for the future of the Four Lands. Praise for The Black Elfstone “Epic scope, heroic characters, and so much heart . . . proof that the Shannara series can still reach new heights.”—Tordotcom “A strong opening book . . . The Four Lands face a new threat.”—Fantasy Book Review “Fantastic . . . one of the best books in this saga.”—SFRevu

Shannara

Die Reiter von Shannara / ins Dt. übertr. von Karin König {[u.a.]
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442243105
Category:
Page: 607
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The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara


Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0356510131
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. The age of peace that has reigned across the Four Lands is now at an end. An army of invaders, wielding a terrible new magic, is cutting a bloody swathe across the far north . . . The fate of the world now rests on the shoulders of an exiled druid, a conflicted warrior and a young woman struggling to master a powerful magic. As the conflict grows, they will face dangerous adversaries and deadly challenges - and the consequences of their actions will determine the future of the Four Lands. Through twenty-eight novels written over the course of forty years, Terry Brooks's Shannara series has entranced millions of readers around the world. Now, with the Black Elfstone - the first book in the Fall of Shannara - Terry begins to bring his epic vision to a grand conclusion. 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Phillip Pullman '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 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks

The Skaar Invasion: Book Two of the Fall of Shannara


Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0356510174
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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'TERRY'S PLACE IS AT THE HEAD OF THE FANTASY WORLD' Philip Pullman Following The Black Elfstone comes the second book in The Fall of Shannara - the epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series from one of the all-time masters of the fantasy genre. Tensions in the Four Lands are high. The mysterious force that laid waste to Paranor has revealed a more human face. While some gain a new understanding of the invaders and what they are after, others continue their existing quests even as the peril rises. For what looked to be a formidable invading force proves only the forerunner of a much vaster army - one that is now marching against the Four Lands in all its fury. '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 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks

The Druid Of Shannara

The Heritage of Shannara
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405515708
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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To the scions of Shannara have fallen three tasks: Par Ohmsford has recovered the fabled Sword of Shannara. This he has accomplished, but the Federation's Chief Seeker has planted an awful thought in Par's mind - that he himself is Shadowen, the very evil he seeks to destroy. Wren is in the Westland, seeking out the elves. And in the Northland. . . Walker Boh has been commanded by the shade of Allanon to find the lost city of Paranor and recreate the Order of Druids, disbanded for three hundred years. To achieve this he must find the Black Elfstone, but the gem is in the hands of an ancient being of timeless evil - the Stone King. Beset on all sides by enemies, and from within by his own self-doubt, Walker Boh sets out on his part of the perilous quest. A quest that will end in success - or the complete destruction of all he holds dear.

Die Shannara-Chroniken: Die Reise der Jerle Shannara 1 - Die Elfenhexe

Roman
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641181194
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Seit die Föderation mithilfe der Talismane von Shannara besiegt werden konnte, ist es Walker Bohs Bestreben, dem Rat der Druiden neues Leben einzuhauchen. Er ahnt nicht, dass er bald andere Probleme lösen muss: Boh sticht in See, um einen geheimnisvollen Schatz zu suchen, der von schicksalhafter Bedeutung für Shannara ist. Der Beginn einer Reise ins Unbekannte, die von großen Abenteuern und Gefahren begleitet wird — denn die mächtige Ilse-Hexe will den Druiden unter allen Umständen vernichten.

Die Hexenholzkrone 1

Der letzte König von Osten Ard 1
Author: Tad Williams
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608108785
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
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Der Auftakt von Tad Williams' neuem Epos aus Osten Ard Osten Ard ist in Aufruhr. Seit 30 Jahre regieren König Simon und Königin Miriamel mit Weisheit und Güte über ihr Land. Doch die dunklen Mächte sammeln sich um die Nornenkönigin und wollen sich Osten Ard untertan machen. Vor allem Prinz Morgan ist in Gefahr, denn die Feinde wollen seine Thronbesteigung verhindern und selbst die Macht erlangen. Da ruft König Simon seine alten Freunde zu Hilfe, und Binabiq, Aditu, Jiriki und Jeremias treten gemeinsam mit ihm gegen die Nornen und andere Widersacher an. Wird es einen gerechten Kampf geben? Können die Freunde Osten Ard verteidigen? Und wird Prinz Morgan unversehrt aus der Schlacht zurückkehren?

Dark Lake

Thriller
Author: Sarah Bailey
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641232414
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Sie war so schön. Jetzt ist sie tot. In einem Badesee bei einer australischen Kleinstadt wird die Leiche einer wunderschönen Frau gefunden. Der Tatort ist mit Rosenblättern geschmückt. Für Detective Gemma Woodstock und ihren Partner Felix McKinnon ein komplexer Fall. Denn die Tote, Rosalind Ryan, war Gemmas Klassenkameradin und immer von Geheimnissen umgeben. Alle behaupten, Rosalind geliebt und bewundert zu haben: der Direktor der Schule, an der sie unterrichtete; die Schüler, denen sie den Kopf verdrehte; ihr wohlhabender Vater und ihre drei Brüder. Stück für Stück entfaltet Sarah Bailey in ihrem packenden Thriller die Abgründe ihrer Figuren, jede auf ihre Weise gefangen in einem Netz aus Lügen und verdrängter Schuld.

Die Shannara-Chroniken: Die Reise der Jerle Shannara 2 - Das Labyrinth der Elfen

Roman
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641181208
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Eine bunt zusammengewürfelte Schar von Abenteurern begibt sich in dem Luftschiff Jerle Shannara auf Reisen, um die Edelsteine von Shannara zu suchen. Ihr Anführer ist Walker Boh, der letzte noch lebende Druide des Zeitalters. Als sie die geheimnisvolle Ruinenstadt Castletown erreichen, geraten sie in tödliche Gefahr: Während seine Gefährten auf dem Luftschiff gegen finstere Mächte um ihr Leben kämpfen, wird Walker Boh von Antrax, einem unheimlichen Wesen aus der Vergangenheit, gejagt.

The Skaar Invasion


Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Fall of Shannara
ISBN: 9780553391534
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Following The Black Elfstone, The Skaar Invasion is the second book of the epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series from one of the acknowledged masters of the fantasy genre. The Four Lands are under siege. Wielding a magical ability virtually impossible to combat, mysterious invaders defeat the most fearsome Troll armies, then focus their savagery on the Druid order--and all hope seems lost. Eventually the invaders reveal a more human face, but understanding their motives in no way mitigates the brutality of their actions. Dar Leah, once the High Druid's Blade, has crossed paths--and swords--with their ruthless leader before. So he knows that if any hope exists, it rests in the hands of the Druid Drisker Arc, now trapped inside vanished Paranor. As Drisker races to find the ancient knowledge that could free him, Dar goes in search of Tarsha Kaynin, the young woman blessed with the powerful gift of the wishsong, whose magic could draw Drisker back into the world of the living. But little do they know that what appeared to be a formidable invading force may only be the forerunner of a much larger army--one intent on nothing less than total conquest. Praise for The Skaar Invasion "Like The Black Elfstone before it, and perhaps even more so, The Skaar Invasion is one of [Terry] Brooks's most aggressively political novels. It engages with familiar conflicts and themes, digging deep into the challenges facing humanity and asking--begging--for us to do better. . . . The Skaar Invasion is an exhilarating, intricate portrait of a world at war with itself."--Tordotcom "Brooks continues the mastery of the world, as may be expected when working in one as developed as Shannara."--RT Book Reviews

Der Thron der Finsternis

Roman
Author: Peter V. Brett
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641140765
Category: Fiction
Page: 1024
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Der lange erwartete vierte Band von Peter V. Bretts Dämonensaga. Die Welt der Menschen ist in Aufruhr. Nacht für Nacht steigen die Dämonen aus der Tiefe auf, um die Bewohner der Städte und Dörfer in Angst und Schrecken zu versetzen. Seit nicht nur ein, sondern zwei Männer aufgestanden sind, um gegen die finsteren Wesen zu kämpfen und die Völker der Menschen endlich zu befreien, herrscht allerdings Krieg – denn Arlen und Jardir könnten verschiedener nicht sein. Nicht einmal ein Zweikampf der beiden konnte den Zwist beenden, doch nun müssen sie sich ihrer größten Herausforderung stellen: dem Kampf gegen die Dämonenkönigin. Gemeinsam oder allein ...

Das Zeichen des Sturms

Roman
Author: Susan Dennard
Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag
ISBN: 3641218411
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Der 2. Teil der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Serie. Die Magislande stehen vor dem Krieg, während vier Menschen gegen ihre Bestimmung ankämpfen: Der ungestüme Kapitän Merik wird für tot erklärt, als sein Schiff zerstört wird. Doch Merik hat überlebt und wird sich mithilfe seiner Windmagie rächen. Gleichzeitig stellt der Blutmagis Aeduan die flüchtige Iseult, die ihm einen Pakt anbietet: Wenn es Aeduan gelingt, Iseults verschwundene Freundin Safi zu finden, erhält der Blutmagis das Vermögen zurück, das ihm gestohlen wurde. Doch Safi kämpft in einem Land voller Seeräuber um ihr Leben. Werden ihre Gefährten sie rechtzeitig finden – oder muss ihre Wahrmagie sie retten? Der 2. Teil der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Serie. Freundschaft, Verrat, Magie und Romantik – epische Fantasy für die Fans von Kristin Cashore und Kendare Blake.

Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (short story)


Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0356503240
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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An old friend urges Shea Ohmsford to take a dangerous risk in the concluding story of this gripping Shannara eBook series by New York Times bestselling fantasy master Terry Brooks. Shea Ohmsford has had quite enough of quests. A year after surviving a harrowing odyssey, he is still plagued by troubling memories and dreams. A mysterious trafficker in spells and potions provides a restorative nostrum for the stricken Shea . . . along with a warning: Shea will break his vow to never again leave Shady Vale. And then the potion-maker's prophecy comes to pass. A thief, adventurer, and notoriously charismatic rogue, Panamon Creel unexpectedly appears in the Vale with a request for his longtime friend, Shea - journey into the untamed northland, infiltrate the stronghold of a sinister dealer in stolen goods, and capture a precious artifact: the sacred Black Irix. Creel wishes to return this treasure to its rightful owners. Shea cannot refuse such a just cause. But what lies behind the black castle walls they must breach? And will this quest truly be their last? Includes a preview of the final novel in Terry Brooks's Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, Witch Wraith! PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS 'A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters. 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

The Stiehl Assassin


Author: TERRY. BROOKS
Publisher: Orbit Books
ISBN: 9780356510231
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Page: 480
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'TERRY'S PLACE IS AT THE HEAD OF THE FANTASY WORLD' Philip Pullman Following The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the third book in the triumphant four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they understand. An advance force under the command of princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march - and woe betide any who stands in its way. But perhaps the Skaar victory is not a foregone conclusion. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from exile. Drisker's student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with the chief defender of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful Wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha's brother and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if . . . as Tarsha's brother now carries the Stiehl - one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands - and is determined to take his revenge on everyone who has wronged him. Praise for Terry Brooks: '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 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks