VOYAGE OF THE JERLE SHANNARA 1: ILSE WITCH by Terry Brooks - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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Book one of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Trilogy.
New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks returns to the
fantasy that launched his career—the fantasy that remains closest to
his heart, and to the hearts of millions of fans around the world. More
than twenty years have passed since Brooks set the new standard for the
genre with his astonishing first novel, The Sword of Shannara,
the now-classic commencement of a centuries-spanning epic of good and
evil. Now Brooks embarks on what promises to be his masterpiece — The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch.
When the mutilated body of a half-drowned elf is found floating in the
seas of the Blue Divide, an old mystery resurfaces. Thirty years ago,
the elven prince Kael Elessedil—brother to the current king—led an
expedition in search of a legendary magic said to be more ancient, more
powerful, than any in the world. Of all those who set out on that
ill-fated voyage, not one has ever returned . . .
Until now. For the rescued elf carries a map covered with mysterious
symbols only one man has the skill to decipher. That man is Walker Boh,
the last of the Druids. But someone else understands the map's
significance, someone dark and ruthless: the Ilse Witch, a beautiful
but twisted young woman who wields a magic as potent as his own. She
will stop at nothing to possess the map—and the magic it leads to. To
stop her, Walker must find the magic first.
So begins the voyage of the Jerle Shannara. Aboard the sleek, swift
airship are an elven prince; a Rover girl; a monstrous creature part
man, part enigma; and a young man named Bek Rowe, who may unknowingly
hold the key to the success of the mission—or to its cataclysmic
failure. Now, as old secrets come to light, sowing seeds of mistrust
and suspicion among the crew, the Jerle Shannara flies into the face of
unknown terrors, while the Ilse Witch and her dark allies follow,
waiting to strike . . .