Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (Short Story)

Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (Short Story)

by Terry Brooks
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Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (Short Story) by Terry Brooks

An old friend urges Shea Ohmsford to take a dangerous risk in the concluding story of this gripping Shannara eBook series by New York Times bestselling fantasy master Terry Brooks.
 
Shea Ohmsford has had quite enough of quests. A year after surviving a harrowing odyssey, he is still plagued by troubling memories and dreams. A mysterious trafficker in spells and potions provides a restorative nostrum for the stricken Shea . . . along with a warning: Shea will break his vow to never again leave Shady Vale. And then the potion-maker’s prophecy comes to pass.
 
A thief, adventurer, and notoriously charismatic rogue, Panamon Creel unexpectedly appears in the Vale with a request for his longtime friend, Shea—journey into the untamed northland, infiltrate the stronghold of a sinister dealer in stolen goods, and capture a precious artifact: the sacred Black Irix. Creel wishes to return this treasure to its rightful owners. Shea cannot refuse such a just cause. But what lies behind the black castle walls they must breach? And will this quest truly be their last?
 
Includes a preview of the final novel in Terry Brooks’s Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, Witch Wraith!
 
PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS
 
The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!
 
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear
 
“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
 
“Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy
 
“The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345536822
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Series: Paladins of Shannara
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 44,561
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.

Hometown:

Pacific Northwest and Hawaii

Date of Birth:

January 8, 1944

Place of Birth:

Sterling, Illinois

Education:

B.A. in English, Hamilton College, 1966; J.D., Washington and Lee University

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Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (Short Story) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall not a very interesting book, but it is worth $0.99. Not much more, though.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Mmm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terry Brooks is the most amazing fantasy genre author ever. Long stories, short stories and everything in-between are pure pleasure.
TheSaintly More than 1 year ago
What can one say - this is a story of Shannara so is MUST read.
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Short but worth the read.
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36frdpk More than 1 year ago
Brooks stories always keeps you wanting more I wished he would add just a little more to the story the end was to quick
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JBLJR More than 1 year ago
The Black Irix by Terry Brooks is a short story sequel to The Sword of Shannara. In it Shea and Flick Ohmsford undertake a new quest at the behest of their old comrade, Pannon Creel. This was the first Shannara work that I had read in well over a decade, and admittedly, it made me feel nostalgic. Nostalgia aside, as a short work of fiction, The Black Irix was disappointing. The opening paragraph leads one to believe that the story will concern itself with Shea’s post-traumatic stress syndrome, arising from his experiences in The Sword of Shannara. However, this is not that story. Furthermore, it fails in one of the basic tenants of storytelling. The resolution to the quest occurs “off screen”, while Shea and Flick await an uncertain fate in a dungeon cell. They (and the reader) only learn of it when Pannon Creel relates the tale to them, violating the basic writing tenant of “showing” not “telling”. So, two out of five stars for nostalgia’s sake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun little side story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That's all right. I write stories too; I get it when you can't explain because you'll delete the chapter.
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DaveMO More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Terry Brooks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
as always a great read from Terry Brooks
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This short story was pretty good. It follows Panamon Creel and Shea Ohmsford on a quest for a Black Irix that belonged to thier troll friend Keltset. We are reminded why Panamon is the best thief in the history of the four lands! I am looking forward to witch wraith next month.
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