Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks.
Series: The Dark Legacy of Shannara
Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (December 31, 2013)
For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode—and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them.
Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the enchanted means to close the breach and once more seal the denizens of the Forbidding in their prison. But when she falls into the hands of the powerful Federation’s diabolical Prime Minister, her efforts may be doomed. Only her determined sister, Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic, has any hope of saving Arling from the hideous fate her captor has in store.
Meanwhile, Railing Ohmsford—desperate to save his imprisoned brother—seeks to discover if his famed but ill-fated ancestor Grianne is still alive and willing to help him save the world . . . no matter the odds or the consequences.
As always Terry Brooks ramps up his last book of the trilogy so that you tend to read it faster then the first two books!
Of the 3 books I enjoyed this one the best. Usually it is the first book because it grabs you and makes you start reading it… but he did a lot in this last book to give you things you didn’t expect. Or if you did expect it.. it didn’t happen the way you thought it would. So.. three cheers for yet another trilogy concerning the original Shannara books.. oh.. and I see a new book has just come out! Obviously this man will write until his hand is a “stub” like his pencils!… oh wait, writers use computers.. until his fingers are “nubs” from typing!
Thank you Mr. Brooks.. I do like returning to Shannara with new reads now and then.