The Measure of the Magic
Legends of Shannara
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Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
For five hundred years, the survivors of the Great Wars lived peacefully in a valley sanctuary shielded by powerful magic from the dangerous outside world. But the enchanted barriers have crumbled, and the threat of annihilation looms large once more. As he lay dying, Sider Ament, bearer of the last black staff and protector of the valley, gave stewardship of the powerful talisman to the young Tracker Panterra Qu. Now the newly anointed Knight of the Word must take up the battle against evil wherever it threatens: from without, where an army of bloodthirsty Trolls is massing for invasion; and from within, where the Elf king of Arborlon has been murdered, his daughter stands accused, and a heinous conspiracy is poised to subjugate the kingdom. But even these affairs will pale beside the most harrowing menace Panterra is destined to confront—a nameless, merciless agent of darkness on a relentless mission: to claim the last black staff . . . and the life of whoever wields it.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Wards of Faerie.
Random House Publishing Group
; August 2011
ISBN 9780345529213Read online
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Title: The Measure of the Magic
Author: Terry Brooks
In the press
PRAISE FOR LEGENDS OF SHANNARA
BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF
A New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller
“A finely wrought tale of sacrifice, adventure, betrayal, magic, loss, and a world on the precipice.”—Brent Weeks, author of The Way of Shadows
“[A] superlative Tolkien-style fantasy tweaked with a contemporary vibe.”—Publishers Weekly
“A story that will delight Brooks’ legions of fans . . . Here’s to many more tales of this incredible world.”—SFRevu
AND 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, author of Eragon and Brisingr
“Terry’s place is at the head of the fantasy world.”—Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass
From the Hardcover edition.