brooks-highdruidsbladeOn March 11, 2014, The High Druid’s Blade by Terry Brooks will be published!

It is the first stand alone Shannara novel since First King of Shannara published in 1995. It features a Leah rather than an Ohmsford. It takes place about 100 years after the events of Witch Wraith. And it takes place largely in the Southland.

Here is the synopsis for The High Druid’s Blade:

From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the first stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series in almost twenty years—the perfect place for new readers to begin.

Paxon Leah never thought of the old family sword hanging above his living room hearth as anything other than an intriguing ornament—until his sister is kidnapped by a sorceror. Following the dark mage with nothing but this piece of steel to protect him, Paxon stumbles into a plot to remake the world . . . and accidentally unlocks the powers of the ancient blade.

As you can see from the synopsis and the cover, the Sword of Leah is featured prominently in The High Druid’s Blade.

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Written by Shawn Speakman
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