Another tale of Shannara with familiar settings and some what familiar characters. This tale takes place after The High Druid's Blade. Paxon is world weary and facing, once again, implacable odds and daunting sorcery.
Paxon is not the carefree young man we met in The High Druid's Blade. He is now married to the daughter of his nemesis. That provides a wealth of complications to his life. In addition, his sister is showing the legacy of the Wish Song magic which makes her a prize in the armory of whoever can control her.
Back story is important in these books and Brooks doesn't provide much of a back story. If you have read them continuously that isn't a problem but a new reader would find themselves scratching their head with great frequency.
Paxon Leah is still a likeable main character and the world of the Druids is always entertaining.
Web Site: http://www.terrybrooks.net/
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.