The Elves of Cintra (The Genesis of Shannara, Book 2)
by Terry Brooks
Review by Drew Bittner
Del Rey Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345484116
Date: 28 August 2007 List Price $26.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The end is nigh.
Humanity's hour is nearing its end, as demons and "once-men" overrun the last few enclaves and the remaining Knights of the Word try to save whoever they can. In Armageddon's Children, Terry Brooks opened the door to this era between two series: The Word and The Void and Shannara.From official release/information:
From publicity material: Last year, in Armageddon's Children, Brooks undertook the stunning chronicle that united two unique worlds. Now, that story of clashing forces of darkness and light, of Shannara's beginnings and the human race's possible end, marches forward into an unforgettable second volume full of mystery, magic, and momentous events in The Elves of Cintra.
Across the ruined landscape that is America--hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged by demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life--two pilgrims have been summoned to serve the embattled cause of good. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to protect a ragged band of street urchins. Likewise, Angel Perez has her own quest, one that will take her from the wreckage of Los Angeles to a distant, secret place untouched by the horrors of the nationwide blight--a place wher the race of Elves has dwelled since before man existed. But close behind these lone Knights of the Word swarm the ravening forces of the Void. As the legions of darkness draw the noose tighter, and the time of confrontation draws near, those chosen to defend the soul of the world must draw their battle lines and prepare to fight with, and for, their lives. If they fail, humanity falls.
(Source: Del Rey)