ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FANTASY TALES OF ALL TIME. SOON TO BE AN EPIC NEW SERIES FROM MTV. An ancient evil is stirring, intent on the complete destruction of all life. The Druid Allanon sets out on a dangerous journey to save the world, reluctantly aided by Brin Ohmsford, daughter of Wil Ohmsfordfor she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. But a prophecy foretells doom, as evil nurses its plan to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death. Praise for Terry Brooks ';Shannara was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.'Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! ';If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.'Peter V. Brett, author of The Skull Throne ';A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters.'Christopher Paolini, author of EragonFrom the Paperback edition.