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Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara) by Terry Brooks
Review by Drew Bittner
Del Rey Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345484178
Date: 24 August 2010 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

While on separate errands in the mountains surrounding their protected valleys, both Sider Ament (aka the Gray Man) and trackers Panterra Qu and Prue Liss make a terrifying discovery: not only have the mists protecting their haven finally failed, but monsters from outside are roaming (and killing) within their lands.

From official release/information:

Product Description: The Genesis of Shannara trilogy – Armageddon's Children, The Elves of Cintra, and The Gypsy Morph – charted the fall of our own world into the hands of once-men and demons…and the escape of a few humans, Elves, and others into a remote mountain valley walled in by impenetrable magic. For five-hundred years the survivors have lived peacefully, learning to coexist and to build a new world with the limited resources and skills available to them. Now the magic that kept them safe for so many centuries is wearing down. Frightening creatures are penetrating the barriers and wreaking havoc on the valley within. It is time for the four peoples to stand together and create the new world of Shannara.

(Source: Del Rey)

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