• Trois cents ans se sont écoulés depuis l'épopée de Brin et Jair Ohmsford. La lignée des druides s'est éteinte après la mort d'Allanon et la destruction de leur forteresse. Fondée dans les Royaumes du Sud, une fédération a peu à peu étendu ses ambitions à l'ensemble des Quatre Terres. Son programme : l'éradication définitive des dernières traces de magie. Ses moyens : les questeurs, de redoutables inquisiteurs.
    Le jeune Par Ohmsford, dernier héritier de l'enchantement de Shannara, devient alors le centre de toutes les attentions. La fédération veut le détruire, la résistance s'en faire un allié. Et par-delà la mort, Allanon a besoin du descendant de Shannara pour se prémunir d'un danger encore plus grand qui menace l'ensemble des Quatre Terres.

  • Le druide de Shannara

    Terry Brooks

    L'avenir des Quatre Terres s'assombrit de jour en jour. Walker Boh est tombé dans un piège alors qu'il cherchait le talisman lui permettant de restaurer la Citadelle des druides. Morgan Leah, toujours affecté par le bris de son épée magique, est capturé par les gardes de la Fédération.
    Mais un nouveau joueur se joint à la partie : le roi de la Rivière Argentée qui, de l'eau, fait naître la plus belle de ses créations, Force Vitale. La jeune femme apporte son aide à Morgan et Walker, constituant autour d'eux un groupe assez puissant pour les mener jusqu'à la pierre elfique noire, objet de toutes les convoitises. En dépit de ses pouvoirs, Force Vitale semble cependant ignorer qu'un traître se cache parmi eux.

  • Quoique Wren, Par et Walker Boh aient accompli les quêtes que leur avait confiées le spectre d'Allanon, l'heure n'est pas au repos. Les Ombreurs ont gagné en nombre et en puissance. La maladie qu'ils répandent sur les Quatre Terres menace de ravager le monde. À leur tête, Rimmer Dall semble plus déterminé que jamais à parvenir à ses fins, et à ne surtout pas laisser les Héritiers de Shannara se mettre en travers de son chemin. Si ces derniers y succombent, les pièges machiavéliques qu'il leur tend pourraient signer l'arrêt de mort de millions de personnes...

  • Wren Ohmsford, de la lignée de Shannara, a quitté sa terre natale. Tout comme Par et Walker, elle a répondu à l'appel du spectre du druide Allanon, pour l'aider à préserver le monde du joug des Ombreurs. Sa mission, retrouver les elfes, n'a rien de simple, car personne ne sait où ils se cachent depuis qu'ils ont quitté leur citadelle cent ans plus tôt. Personne sauf la Vipère-harpie, ce puits de sagesse des Terres de l'Ouest. Sur ses conseils, Wren, accompagnée de son mentor Garth, se rend sur le rivage de la ligne de partage bleue, où l'attend une difficile épreuve. Pour trouver les elfes, elle devra apprendre à maîtriser les pierres elfiques, qu'elle craint plus que tout...

  • Depuis la mort de sa femme deux ans plus tôt, Ben Holiday, avocat talentueux, est en pleine dépression. Un soir, il découvre dans un catalogue qu'un royaume de conte de fées est à vendre pour un million de dollars. Prêt à tout pour redonner un sens à son existence, il s'embarque pour New York afin d'y rencontrer le mystérieux vendeur, Monsieur Meeks. Ce dernier, après l'avoir convaincu de l'existence d'un tel lieu, lui fait signer un contrat en bonne et due forme et l'envoie en Virginie, en plein coeur de la forêt nationale George Washington, près de la ville de Lynchburg. Ben y découvre un passage qui le conduit tout droit vers le royaume magique de Landover. À peine arrivé, il découvre que le vendeur ne lui a pas tout dit...
    Cette première intégrale comprend les ouvrages Royaume magique à vendre !, La Licorne noire et Le Sceptre et le sort.

  • Autrefois, Ben Holiday croyait que nul ne travaillait plus dur qu'un avocat. C'était il y a deux ans, avant son arrivée à Landover.
    Depuis, il a tout risqué, troqué son appartement de Chicago pour un château d'argent et sa charge au barreau pour celle de souverain. Naturellement, on ne change pas de monde, de vie, de destin aussi facilement. Il a dû affronter le machiavélique Michel Ard Rhi et faire face au mystère de la licorne noire pour y parvenir. Ces menaces désormais derrière lui, Ben peut dorénavant se consacrer à son bonheur.
    Malheureusement, un roi n'a jamais de répit. Tapies dans l'ombre, créatures magiques et sorcières fomentent toujours quelque attaque sournoise...
    Cette seconde intégrale comprend les ouvrages La Boîte à malice, Le Brouet des sorcières et Princesse de Landover.

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.
    Although some of the goals to keep Shannara safe had been met, the work of Walker Boh, Wren, and Par was not yet done. For The Shadowmen still swarmed over the Four Lands, poisoning all with their dark magic. Each Shannaran had a special death waiting for him- at the hands of The Shadowmen-unless Par could find a way to free them all with the Sword of Shannara.

  • Fifty years from now, our world looks very different. Governments have fallen. Thousands live in fortified strongholds; others roam the landscape as either predator or prey. Standing against the forces that have tipped the balance from good to evil are a

  • From the New York Times bestselling Terry Brooks comes a brand new stand-alone fantasy novel - perfect for both seasoned fans and those discovering the thrilling world of Shannara for the first time.

    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 duty summons him . . .

    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 that the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands.

    In a fearsome clash between mortal might and black magic, it is up to Paxon, as the High Druid's Blade, to defend the people of the Four Lands against a perfidious evil.

    Praise for Terry Brooks:

    'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of Eragon and Brisingr 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks

  • Twenty years ago, Terry Brooks turned fantasy fiction on its head with The Sword of Shannara, the first fantasy novel to make the mainstream bestseller lists, and the first in an unbroken string of thirteen bestselling books. Now, in Running with the Demon, Brooks does nothing less than revitalize fantasy fiction again, inventing the complex and powerful new mythos of the Word and the Void, good versus evil still, but played out in the theaterintheround of the "real world" of our present. On the hottest Fourth of July weekend in decades, two men have come to Hopewell, Illinois, site of a lengthy, bitter steel strike. One is a demon, dark servant of the Void, who will use the anger and frustration of the community to attain a terrible secret goal. The other is John Ross, a Knight of the Word, a man who, while he sleeps, lives in the hell the world will become if he fails to change its course on waking. Ross has been given the ability to see the future. But does he have the power to change it?At stake is the soul of a fourteenyearold girl mysteriously linked to both men. And the lives of the people of Hopewell. And the future of the country. This Fourth of July, while friends and families picnic in Sinnissippi Park and fireworks explode in celebration of freedom and independence, the fate of Humanity will be decided ...A novel that weaves together family drama, fading innocence, cataclysm, and enlightenment, Running with the Demon will forever change te way you think about the fantasy novel. As believable as it is imaginative, as wondrous as it is frightening, it is a rich, exquisitelywritten tale to be savored long after the last page is turned.From the Hardcover edition.

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's Bearers of the Black Staff.Ben Holiday, mere mortal turned monarch of the magic kingdom of Landover, has grappled with numerous contenders for his throne, but nothing could have prepared him for the most daunting of challengers: his headstrong teenage daughter, Mistaya. After getting suspended from an exclusive private school in our world, Mistaya is determined to resume her real educationyes'>mdash;learning sorcery from court wizard Questor Thewsyes'>mdash;whether her parents like it or not. Then, horrified that a repulsive Landover nobleman seeks to marry her, Mistaya decides that the only way to run her own life is to run away from home.So begins an eventful odyssey peppered with a formidable dragon, recalcitrant Gnomes, an inscrutable magic cat, a handsome librarian, a sinister sorcerer, and more than a few narrow escapes as fate draws Landover’s intrepid princess into the thick of a mystery that will put her mettle to the testyes'>mdash;and possibly bring the kingdom to its knees.

  • Since the death of Allanon, life in the Four Lands has drastially changed. Yet Par Ohmsford still has some power of the Wishsong. And when a message from the ancient Druid, Allanon, reaches them, Par is ordered to recover the longlost Sword of Shinnara, and the glory that once was the Four Lands....

  • Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Rossalong with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future.Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares.But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends. And once the demons on Ross's trail track him to Seattle, neither he nor anyone close to him will be safe. His only hope is Nest Freemark, a college student who wields an extraordinary magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon her choice between Word and Void. Now Nest must return the favor. She must restore Ross's faith, or his lifeand herswill be forfeit . . .

  • Ancient Evil threatens the Elves: The ancient tree created by longlost Elven magic, is dying. When Wil Ohmsford is summoned to guard the Amberle on a perilous quest to gather a new seed for a new tree, he is faced with the Reaper, the most fearsome of all Demons. And Wil is without power to control them....

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.
    Horror stalked the Four Lands as the Ildatch, ancient source of evil, sent its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. Only Druid Allanon held the magic power of wishsong that could make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold. But she, too, was in mortal danger, and Ildatch waited for Brin to fall into his trap....

  • Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of ShannaraShea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him....From the Paperback edition.

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.
    A new novel by Terry Brooks is always a cause for celebration. For more than twenty years, the New York Times bestselling author of the classic Shannara epic has proven himself one of the modern masters of fantasy, winning the hearts and minds of devoted readers around the world. In his last acclaimed novel, Ilse Witch, a brave company of explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. Yet perhaps Boh and his team were lured there for sinister, unforeseen purposes . . .
    /> Now in Antrax, as the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is attacked by evil forces, the Druids protégé Bek Rowe and his companions are pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch. Meanwhile, Boh is alone, caught in a dark maze beneath the ruined city of Castledown, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy.
    For there is something alive in Castledown. Something not human. Something old beyond reckoning that covets the magic of Druids, elves, even the Ilse Witch. Something that hunts men for its own designs: Antrax. It is a spirit that commands ancient technologies and mechanical monsters, feeds off enchantment, and traps the souls of men.
    With the Jerle Shannara under siege and Antrax threatening the bold and unwary, the Ilse Witch finds herself fae-to-face with a boy who claims to be the brother she last saw as an infant. Now a young man, Bek wields the magic of the wishsong and carries the Sword of Shannara upon his back. Unsure whether to trust Bek or to slay him, the Ilse Witch takes him prisoner. One has come pursuing truth, the other revenge. Yet both seek Walker Bohwith the fate of the Four Lands hanging in the balance.
    Return to the world of beloved novelist Terry Brooks, where creatures drift up from the earth like mist, a hypnotic song can kill, a sword can cut through a veil of liesand one man, the true heir of an ancient magic, must choose between betrayal and redemption.

  • In the three hundred years since the death of the Druid Allanon, the evil Shadowen have seized control of the Four Lands. If they are to be saved, the black Elfstone must be retrieved, at whatever cost to life or love....

  • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.
    Twenty-five years ago, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks wrote a novel that brought to life a dazzling world that would become one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time, beloved by millions of fans around the world. Ten more Shannara books would follow. Now, for the first time in one elegant collectors edition hardcover, and featuring an introduction by the author, here are the first three novels of that classic series: The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, and The Wishsong of Shannara--the beginning of a phenomenal epic of good and evil.
    The Sword of Shannara Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.
    The Elfstones of Shannara The magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcrys seeds to a mysterious place where it can be uickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to crush their mission at any cost.
    The Wishsong of Shannara An ancient Evil is stirring to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protects this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford--for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. Reluctantly Brin joins the Druid on his dangerous journey. But a prophecy foretells doom, as Evil nurses its plans to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.
    Thus begins Terry Brookss thrilling Shannara epic, an unforgettable tale of adventure, magic, and myth.

  • In 1977, the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller list—back then the exclusive province of selfhelp guides, cartoon collections, and any number of cat books—played host to its very first work of fiction: The Sword of Shannara, an epic quest through a mythical land, by firsttime author Terry Brooks. Nineteen New York Times bestselling novels later, it would be easy enough to just say: “... and the rest is history.” But when it comes to quests, everyone knows that getting there is half the fun. Now, Terry Brooks tells the story of how he got there—from beginner to bestselling author—and shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction.Writing is writing, whether one’s setting is a magical universe or a suburban backyard. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace.In addition to being a writing guide, Sometimes the Magic Works is Terry Brooks’s selfportrait of the artist. Here are sketches of his midwestern boyhood, when omic books, radio serials, and a vivid imagination launched a life long passion for weaving tales of wonder; recollections of the fateful collaboration with legendary editor Lester del Rey that changed not only the author’s life but the course of publishing history; and an eyeopening look at the ups and downs of dealing with Hollywood, as a writer of official novels based on major movies by both Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.“If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical,” says Terry Brooks. This book offers a rare and wonderful opportunity to peer into the mind of (and learn a trick or two from) one of fantasy fiction’s preeminent magicians.

  • Grianne Ohmsford, rescued from oblivion by her brother Bek, has renounced her former life as the evil Ilse Witch, and now serves as the head of a new Druid Council. Her purpose is to defend the Four Lands from anarchy and warfare. But there are those who cannot easily forgive her past actions.

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