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The Elfstones of Shannara

"The Elfstones of Shannara" takes place some time after thefirst novel "The Sword of Shannara". In this epic tale the grandson of Shea Ohmsford is confronted with a task that may be more dramatic then his grandfathers.For Wil Ohmsford has to save the four lands from demon hordes, sealed long ago by the Ellcrys created by the elves to end a war of ages past. Now the Ellcrys is dying and the seal that banished the demons is fading.
Allanon once again comes and brings with him the forbidding news of disaster facing the four lands. And he summons Wil from his studies to protect the Elven girl Amberle. The one that was chosen to bring the seed of the Ellcrys to the Bloodfire so that the tree can be reformed, and the demons banished once more.
While Amberle and Wil adventure in their search for bloodfire the elves fight a hopeless war agenst the demons, with the help of Allanon. Wil and his charge search for the long forgotten resting-place of bloodfire and go up agenst many obstacles in a seemingly impossible quest. Before them is the Wilderun with impassible barriers as well as unknown dangers, covering the area where the bloodfire is disputed to flow. And behind them is the most fearsom of the demons, the Reaper who hunts them endlessly.
The only power that Wil has at his disposal to defend them is the elfstones which where passed to him by his Grandfather. But he seems to have lost the power to control the stones. And weaponless, Amberle and he must brave the Wilderun with out there aid.


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