Order a Signed Copy!

Order a Signed Copy!

The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks is publishing on June 9, 2015!

It is the second volume in the Defenders of Shannara, a set of books that lead into the final Shannara trilogy that Terry will begin writing next year. Like The High Druid’s Blade, the story centers around Paxon, inheritor of the Sword of Leah, the marvelous blade first seen in The Sword of Shannara and imbued with magic by Allanon in The Wishsong of Shannara.

Here is more about The Darkling Child:

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

After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him. For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its source—and ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands.

But danger is already afoot in the village of Portlow. Gentle traveling minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny gift, and curse, of the wishsong. And now his coveted abilities have captured the malevolent interest of none other than Arcannen—whose quest for power is exceeded only by his thirst for vengeance. The lone survivor of a brutal assault on a notorious pirate city, the sorcerer is determined to retaliate against the Federation’s elite military guard—and use the devastating power of the wishsong as his ultimate weapon.

For the release of The Darkling Child, Terry is only signing at two bookstores—University Bookstore in Seattle, WA and Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Portland, OR. He will also be signing and personalizing copies of his new book at The Signed Page for those of you who aren’t near those two bookstores. You can pre-order your copy now HERE!

Terry will also be attending more conventions this summer in support of the Shannara TV series! San Diego Comic Con, MisCon, and GenCon to start!

Pre-order your copy of The Darkling Child now!

The Four Lands will never be the same!

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