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The elfstones of Shannara

The elfstones of Shannara / Terry Brooks. Originally published 1982.

And now we’re back to epic fantasy, and Terry Brooks in particular. The elfstones of Shannara is the second book in the original Shannara trilogy, showcasing Brooks’s gradually improving writing skills and attempts to differentiate himself from Tolkein.

Brief plot description

(Spoiler-free, I guess)

Starring Will Ohmsford, the grandson of the hero of Sword of Shannara Frodo Baggins Shea Ohmsford, Elfstones of Shannara chronicles Will’s attempts to restore the magical tree that prevents demons from escaping into the world. What follows is another adventure suspiciously similar to the first book in the trilogy.

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