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The Black Elfstone

(2017)
(The first book in the Fall of Shannara series)
A novel by

 
 
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)

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Terry Brooks can rightfully be called The Godfather of modern fantasy. I proudly count myself among the ranks of authors who would never have had a career if not for his inspiration. Nearly every author in the genre must confess to standing on his shoulders." - Myke Cole


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Used availability for Terry Brooks's The Black Elfstone

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Elfstone (The Fall of Shannara)
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN: 1-4328-4109-2 / 978-1-4328-4109-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN: 0-356-51014-X / 978-0-356-51014-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN: 0-553-39148-8 / 978-0-553-39148-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN: 0-356-51016-6 / 978-0-356-51016-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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January 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN: 0-553-39150-X / 978-0-553-39150-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
ISBN: 0-356-51015-8 / 978-0-356-51015-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara, Book 1
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara, Book 1
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: Book One of the Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara
Author(s): Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA