The Stiehl Assassin


After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.

The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march—and woe betide any who stand in its way.

But perhaps the Skaar victory is not quite the foregone conclusion everyone assumes. The Druid Drisker Arc has freed both himself and Paranor from their involuntary exile. Drisker’s student, Tarsha Kaynin, has been reunited with Dar, chief defender of what is left of the Druid order, and is learning to control her powerful wishsong magic. If they can only survive Tarsha’s brother, Tavo, and the Druid who betrayed Drisker Arc, they might stand a chance of defeating the Skaar. But that is a very big if . . . as Tavo now carries the Stiehl—one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands—and is hellbent on taking his revenge on everyone he feels has wronged him.

As a pass reader of the world of Shannara, I loved diving back into the world where the magic of the druids still exists. However, now we see that the Four Lands must face another catastrophe. The Skaar have arrived determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. In their quest for a new home world they fail to realize that they must coexist with others. This ignorance to the common rule of coexistence has placed the Four Land in the crosshairs of Princess Aijin who is hell-bent on having the Skaar army enforce their 1st decree, “Secure this world and resources for the betterment of the Skaar nation at all cost.”




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