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The Darkling Child - The Defenders of Shannara

Terry Brooks

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From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes a thrilling stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series-the perfect place for new readers to begin. After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him. For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its source-and ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands. But danger is already afoot in the village of Portlow. Gentle traveling minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny gift, and curse, of the wishsong. And now his coveted abilities have captured the malevolent interest of none other than Arcannen-whose quest for power is exceeded only by his thirst for vengeance. The lone survivor of a brutal assault on a notorious pirate city, the sorcerer is determined to retaliate against the Federation's elite military guard-and use the devastating power of the wishsong as his ultimate weapon. Praise for The Darkling Child "Brimming with magic . . . a bubbling cauldron of fantasy and intrigue. This novel shines best through a full-bodied embrace of its most wildly imaginative magic and artifice, which is careful not to overshadow the story's greater half, fueled by a complex but well-constructed manifold of motives. The intrigue, grounded in a world that strays just enough from a traditional fantasy universe to elicit delighted curiosity, guarantees a solid fantasy read, especially for those already drawn into Brooks's vast world of Shannara."-Booklist "Brooks's fans and those who prefer their fantasy on a smaller scale will appreciate the more personal but still high-stakes turn in this famous world."-Publishers Weekly Praise for

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

10h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:27


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:37


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:36


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:43


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:41


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:33


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:01


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:08


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:49


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:27