The Scions of Shannara
Three hundred years have passed since the death of Allanon, and the Four Lands are sadly changed. The Elves have vanished, and the Dwarvesare enslaved. The Southland is now under the totalitarian rule of theFederation, and magic is strictly forbidden.
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Yet Par Ohmsford still has some power of the Wishsong. While hisbrother Coll recites the old legends, Par uses his Wishsong to bringthem to life. Then a mythic horror known as a Shadowen confronts them.A man calling himself Cogline drives it off, but also brings a messagefrom the ancient Druid, Allanon-to go to the dread Hadeshorn, alongwith the other Scions of Shannara: Wren, who lives in the Westland, andWalker Boh, somewhere in the Eastland.
At the Hadeshorn, Allanon`s spirit reveals a terrible future whereShadowen have destroyed all life in the Four Lands. To prevent that, heorders Par to recover the long-lost Sword of Shannara, Wren to discoverthe vanished Elves, and Walker Boh to bring back the Druids and theirancient vanished stronghold of Paranor.
All those tasks are manifestly impossible!