Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday - The Black Elfstone by Terry Brooks

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Expected publication: June 13th 2017 by Del Rey Books

The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy.

Through forty years of New York Times bestselling Shannara novels, Terry Brooks always had an ending in mind: a series that would bring it all to a grand conclusion. Now that time is here.

The Four Lands has been at peace for generations, but now a mysterious army of invaders is cutting a bloody swath across a remote region of the land. No one knows who they are, where they come from, or what they are after—and most seem content to ignore these disturbing events. The only people who sense a greater, growing threat and wish to uncover the truth are society’s outcasts: an exiled High Druid, a conflicted warrior, a teenage girl struggling to master a prodigious magic . . . and a scrappy young orphan, improbably named Shea Ohmsford.

Like the Riftwar Cycle, my literary wanderings have taken me far from Shannara over the years, but I'm hoping this 'final' series proves to be just as satisfying as Feist's Chaoswar Saga.


  1. I think that godawful MTV series has ruined Shannara for me, it was ghastly bad with horrid actors in it, especially the ladies.

    1. It was pretty awful, but also (fortunately) easily forgettable. :)

  2. Is this the longest running series around by now? It would almost have to be I think.

    Never read it my self though, nor did I see the MTV show.

    1. It gets a lot of flack for being too Tolkien-esque, and for being too bloated and flowery with its language, but people forget the first trilogy came out in the 77. I loved it back in the day, and I'm looking forward to getting back into some more traditional fantasy.

  3. It's been so long since I read anything from this series, I can't believe it's still going on! I hope it lives up to your expectations:-)

  4. I can't wait to read this one. Can't wait to see how Brooks ends it after all this time.