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The Wishsong of Shannara

Written By:Terry Brooks - 1985

  • The Wishsong of Shannara  - Terry Brooks cover


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.


Red coils of evil

As Allanon turned to walk away, there was a suddn, terrifying explosion. A whirling mass of red fire engulfed the Druid, and he disappeared. Dazed and half blinded by the explosion, Brin Ohmsford struggled to her knees and shielded her eyes as she stared to where red fire burned all about Allanon, wrapping him in crimson coils and flaring out wickedly. Within the fire, the Druid was hunched down against the shimmering black rock of the valley floor, barely holding back the flames with a faint blue aura.

Desperatly, she sought the maker of that horror and found it not twenty yards away. There, stark against the dawn's faint light, a tall black form stood silhouetted, arms raised and leveled, with the red fire spurting forth.

She knew immediately what it was—a Mord Wraith, foul minion of the evil Ildatch!

It had come upon them without a sound, caught them unawares, and struck down the Druid. With no chance to defend himself, Allanon was alive now only through his instinctive response of the blue shield. But how much longer could he survive against that crimson blast that was turning all the world to bloody fire?


Wishsong of Shannara is the third of the classic series that has become one of the most popular fantasy tales of all time

Thus continues the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth...




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