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Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara, Book 1) by Terry Brooks

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By Terry Brooks

Years have handed because the devastating demon-led warfare that nearly exterminated humankind. those that escaped the carnage have been resulted in sanctuary via the boy saviour referred to as Hawk: the gypsy morph. yet now, the incredible has come to cross: the cocoon of protecting magic surrounding the valley has vanished. while Sider Ament, final surviving Knight of the be aware, detects unknown predators stalking the valley, and Trackers from the human village of Glensk wooden locate in their personal gruesomely killed, there will be without doubt: the as soon as refuge of generations has been laid naked. jointly, the younger Trackers, the getting older Knight and a bold Elf princess race to unfold be aware of the encroaching probability. yet suspicion and hostility between their countrymen threaten to doom their efforts from inside, whereas past the breached borders, a ruthless Troll military plenty for invasion. status company among the 2, the final wielder of the black employees and its extraordinary magic needs to discover a successor to hold at the struggle opposed to the cresting new wave of evil.

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It’s a raven,” said Chett. ” Lark grinned. ” Or yours. It seemed to Chett that they needed the big man more than they needed Lark. “Stop fretting about Small Paul. ” Twilight was creeping through the woods by the time he rid himself of the Sisterman and sat down to edge his sword. It was bloody hard work with his gloves on, but he wasn’t about to take them off. Cold as it was, any fool that touched steel with a bare hand was going to lose a patch of skin. The dogs whimpered when the sun went down.

A ghastly large rock in the narrow sea, as I recall. And Evenfall is sworn to Storm’s End. ” “It is Lady Catelyn I serve. And she commanded me to deliver you safe to your brother Tyrion at King’s Landing, not to bandy words with you. ” “Talk with Ser Cleos then. ” Jaime hooted. “Are there monsters hereabouts? Hiding beneath the water, perhaps? In that thick of willows? ” Innocent? The wretched boy was spying on us. All Jaime had wanted was an hour alone with Cersei. Their journey north had been one long torment; seeing her every day, unable to touch her, knowing that Robert stumbled drunkenly into her bed every night in that great creaking wheelhouse.

Some chapters cover a day, some only an hour; others might span a fortnight, a month, half a year. With such a structure, the narrative cannot be strictly sequential; sometimes important things are happening simultaneously, a thousand leagues apart. In the case of the volume now in hand, the reader should realize that the opening chapters of A Storm of Swords do not follow the closing chapters of A Clash of Kings so much as overlap them. I open with a look at some of the things that were happening on the Fist of the First Men, at Riverrun, Harrenhal, and on the Trident while the Battle of the Blackwater was being fought at King’s Landing, and during its aftermath .

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