Dark magic has opened a gateway to the Forbidding and trapped within it Grianne Ohmsford, rightful High Druid of Shannara. Rescuing Grianne will be merely the beginning of the effort to return the Four Lands to some semblance of peace. Only her young nephew, Penderrin, has any hope of returning her to power. But to breach the Forbidding and bring Grianne back to the natural world, Pen must find the fabled Tanequil . . . and the talisman it alone can provide. That means journeying into the Inkrim a dreaded region thick with shadows and haunted by harrowing legends. And there, Pen will strike a bargain more dire than he could ever imagine."
About the Author
Terry Brooks a commence a publier le cycle de Shannara en 1977. Il est le premier heritier de Tolkien, et revendique l'influence d'Alexandre Dumas. Ses deux series best-sellers sont Le Royaume magique de Landover (six volumes) et Shannara, son plus grand cycle (dix-sept volumes a ce jour): un grand classique de la Fantasy aux 23 millions d'exemplaires en circulation !
“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
“[The] Shannara books make up the most important contribution to fantasy literature since The Lord of the Rings.” –Rocky Mountain News
“Nonstop action [and] well-honed characterizations . . . will certainly satisfy his devoted following.” –Booklist