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Tanequil Tanequil (Paperback)

Author:  Terry Brooks
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 034543577X
ISBN-13: 9780345435774
Sku: 31192796
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  357
Age Range:  NA
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Events that began in "Jarka Ruus," Book One of High Druid of Shannara, come swiftly to a head in this second thrilling volume. Alliances are made, trusts are betrayed, and prices are paid in this latest of Brooks's bestselling epics.
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Dark magic has opened a gateway to the Forbidding and trapped within it Grianne Ohmsford, rightful High Druid of Shannara. Rescuing Grianne will be merely the beginning of the effort to return the Four Lands to some semblance of peace. Only her young nephew, Penderrin, has any hope of returning her to power. But to breach the Forbidding and bring Grianne back to the natural world, Pen must find the fabled Tanequil . . . and the talisman it alone can provide. That means journeying into the Inkrim?a dreaded region thick with shadows and haunted by harrowing legends. And there, Pen will strike a bargain more dire than he could ever imagine.
With Grianne Ohmsford, the rightful High Druid of Shannara, imprisoned in the Forbidding by Dark Magic, her enemies seize control of the Druid Council and embark on a war against the Free-born.
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This epic fantasy is the second volume in the High Druid trilogy and the 13th installment in the bestselling Shannara series. Grianne Ohmsford has been robbed of her place as High Druid by the treacherous, power-hungry Shadea a'Ru, and imprisoned in the demon realm known as the Forbidden. Grianne's nephew Penderrin Ohmsford and a small band of companions embark on a dangerous quest for the Tanequil, a tree necessary to the manufacture of a talisman that will allow Pen to enter the Forbidding and free his aunt. Unfortunately, Shadea is aware of Pen's intentions, and has set an assassin on his trail.This epic fantasy is the second volume in the High Druid trilogy and the 13th installment in the bestselling Shannara series. Grianne Ohmsford has been robbed of her place as High Druid by the treacherous, power-hungry Shadea a'Ru, and imprisoned in the demon realm known as the Forbidden. Grianne's nephew Penderrin Ohmsford and a small band of companions embark on a dangerous quest for the Tanequil, a tree necessary to the manufacture of a talisman that will allow Pen to enter the Forbidding and free his aunt. Unfortunately, Shadea is aware of Pen's intentions, and has set an assassin on his trail.
Author Bio
Terry Brooks
Terry Brooks describes himself as "an adventure writer with fantasy trappings." His first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, became the first work of fiction to top the New York Times Trade Paperback bestseller list. Brooks began writing in high school, influenced primarily by Alexander Dumas and J. R. R. Tolkein, both of whom would remain important to his subsequent writing. He received an undergraduate degree in English in 1966 from Hamilton College and studied law at Washington and Lee University. After graduating, Brooks joined a family law practice and married Barbara O'Banion in 1972. The couple eventually had two children. In 1977, Brooks published THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, a fantasy epic modeled on Tolkein's THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The book became a best seller, remaining at the top of the charts for five months. It was followed by two sequels, THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA (1980) and THE WISHSONG OF SHANNARA (1985), which were also very successful. The next year, Brooks published MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE--SOLD!, a humorous fantasy novel about a depressed lawyer who purchases a used magic kingdom through a catalog. While on a promotional tour for that book, he met Judine Alba, a bookstore manager. He divorced O'Banion, and married Alba six months later. 1986 was also the year that he stopped practicing law to become a full-time writer. Though MAGIC KINGDOM FOR SALE--SOLD! was not quite as well-received as the Shannara trilogy, Brooks wrote several sequels to it before returning, in 1990, to his original series. THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA, the first of the Heritage of Shannara series, exploring the prehistory of the first trilogy. Four sequels later, Brooks wrote two more books in the Magic Kingdom series, before moving on to other realms. RUNNING WITH THE DEMON (1997) was a break from the straightforward fantasy of his previous books--it was set in the contemporary word--and, though the change cost him some longtime fans, it widened his readership considerably. His next books, STRANGE DELIVERANCE (also 1997) and KNIGHT OF THE WORD (1998), continued this move away from fantasy settings, while keeping the magical and supernatural elements from his earlier work. A consistently best-selling author, his writing is moving onto ground occupied by Dean Koontz and Stephen King, and with his already-huge fan base, Brooks has become a major contender to their thrones--and in 1999, Brooks's novelization of the eagerly awaited STAR WARS EPISODE ONE: THE PHANTOM MENACE, guarantees that his name will appear on the bookshelves of even more people.

Praise

Romantic Times BOOKclub
"Brooks infuses new life into his land....TANEQUIL...[has] Brooks's witty characterizations and suspense-filled cliffhangers, which nicely set up the conclusion of the trilogy." - Jen Talley Exum October 2004

Publishers Weekly
"Brooks's efficient pacing, skillful characterizations and suspenseful plotting all bode well for the trilogy's conclusion." 08/02/2004

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Product attributePublisher:   Del Rey Books
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