The High Druid's Blade - The Defenders of Shannara-logo

The High Druid's Blade - The Defenders of Shannara

Terry Brooks

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Running his family's modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet life-until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world . . . and rewrite his destiny. When his brash young sister is abducted by a menacing stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. And in a harrowing duel, he is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him-and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands, and Paxon must master it quickly because his nearly fatal clash with the dark sorcerer Arcannen won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the fabled Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector. But treachery is afoot deep in the Druids' ranks. And the blackest of sorcery is twisting a helpless innocent into a murderous agent of evil. To halt an insidious plot that threatens not only the Druid order but all the Four Lands, Paxon Leah must summon the profound magic in his blood and the legendary mettle of his elders in the battle fate has chosen him to fight. Praise for The High Druid's Blade "High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] . . . a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world."-Library Journal "Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers. . . . It's truly magical."-Associated Press "Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn't end until the last page."-RT Book Reviews "A great place to introduce yourself to all of Brooks

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Running his family's modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet life-until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world . . . and rewrite his destiny. When his brash young sister is abducted by a menacing stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. And in a harrowing duel, he is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him-and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands, and Paxon must master it quickly because his nearly fatal clash with the dark sorcerer Arcannen won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the fabled Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector. But treachery is afoot deep in the Druids' ranks. And the blackest of sorcery is twisting a helpless innocent into a murderous agent of evil. To halt an insidious plot that threatens not only the Druid order but all the Four Lands, Paxon Leah must summon the profound magic in his blood and the legendary mettle of his elders in the battle fate has chosen him to fight. Praise for The High Druid's Blade "High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] . . . a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world."-Library Journal "Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers. . . . It's truly magical."-Associated Press "Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn't end until the last page."-RT Book Reviews "A great place to introduce yourself to all of Brooks
More Information

Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Running his family's modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet life-until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world . . . and rewrite his destiny. When his brash young sister is abducted by a menacing stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. And in a harrowing duel, he is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him-and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands, and Paxon must master it quickly because his nearly fatal clash with the dark sorcerer Arcannen won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the fabled Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector. But treachery is afoot deep in the Druids' ranks. And the blackest of sorcery is twisting a helpless innocent into a murderous agent of evil. To halt an insidious plot that threatens not only the Druid order but all the Four Lands, Paxon Leah must summon the profound magic in his blood and the legendary mettle of his elders in the battle fate has chosen him to fight. Praise for The High Druid's Blade "High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] . . . a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world."-Library Journal "Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers. . . . It's truly magical."-Associated Press "Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn't end until the last page."-RT Book Reviews "A great place to introduce yourself to all of Brooks

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:27