The Elves of Cintra: Book summary and reviews of The Elves of Cintra by Terry Brooks

The Elves of Cintra

The Genesis of Shannara, Book 2

by Terry Brooks

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Fifty years from now, our world is a very different place. Governments have fallen. Pollution has poisoned the skies, water, and soil. Thousands live in highly fortified strongholds; others roam the landscape, as either predator or prey. Standing against the forces that have tipped the balance from good to evil are a very few heroes, men and women imbued with powerful magic and sworn to a high destiny. Among them are men and women like Logan Tom and Angel Perez.

In The Elves of Cintra, Logan Tom flees Seattle - now under attack by an immense force of once-men led by demons - with a group of street kids in tow. Meanwhile, Angel Perez leads another group of refugees to a hiding place in the Oregon wilderness, where she encounters the long-hidden Elves of Cintra. And Hawk - who has now realized his powerful magical abilities - has an encounter with the mystical King of the Silver River, who promises safety for Hawk, his group, and the embattled elves - if they can reach him.

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"Starred Review. Extinction or survival? Brooks keeps readers hanging with the hair-raising second installment (after 2006's Armageddon's Children) of a trilogy blending his bestselling Shannara and Void series." - PW.

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With over 12 million books in print, Terry Brooks has been a seminal force in fantasy fiction for the past twenty years. When his first book, The Sword of Shannara, was published in 1977, it earned Brooks a legion of fans and the novel made publishing history by becoming the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list. Since then, Brooks has written twelve additional bestselling books. This year, Brooks is celebrating twenty years of continued success by taking his writing to a new level; Running with the Demon is a stunning contemporary fantasy, a page-turner with sleek, spare writing and a dark vision not found in his earlier work.

After twenty years writing epic adventure fantasy, Brooks is very excited about doing something so different. Set ...

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