Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks publishes today!
It is the final volume in the Dark Legacy of Shannara series that began with Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest. The book is a lot longer than many of Terry’s novels in the last two decades and is considered by many to be the sequel to one of his most beloved masterpieces, The Elfstones of Shannara.
It also features two of Terry’s more intriguing characters, Redden and Railing Ohmsford, inseparable twins who are separated due to life and how they fight to be reunited.
Here is a bit more about Witch Wraith:
From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the final thrilling novel in a brand-new trilogy—The Dark Legacy of Shannara!
For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode—and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them.
Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the enchanted means to close the breach and once more seal the denizens of the Forbidding in their prison. But when she falls into the hands of the powerful Federation’s diabolical Prime Minister, her efforts may be doomed. Only her determined sister, Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic, has any hope of saving Arling from the hideous fate her captor has in store.
Meanwhile, Railing Ohmsford—desperate to save his imprisoned brother—seeks to discover if his famed but ill-fated ancestor Grianne is still alive and willing to help him save the world . . . no matter the odds or the consequences.
I decided to ask Terry a few questions about the book and his work. Here is that interview.
NEW RELEASE INTERVIEW: WITCH WRAITH BY TERRY BROOKS
Shawn Speakman: WITCH WRAITH, the concluding volume in the Dark Legacy of Shannara series, is published today. After 36 years of publishing, what do new releases mean to you?
Shawn Speakman: You’ve written about many Shannara siblings in past books but this time you decided to write about twins. Was there a challenge to that?
Shawn Speakman: WITCH WRAITH is longer than most of your books in the last decade. From a writing point of view, how did that happen?
Shawn Speakman: You are touring for the release of WITCH WRAITH. Why do you continue to tour? What does it mean to you?
Shawn Speakman: What are your future publishing plans?
There you have it. From the bestselling author himself! Witch Wraith by Terry Brooks is in stores today! If you loved The Elfstones of Shannara, do yourself a favor and go out and read the Dark Legacy of Shannara!
You won’t be disappointed!
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”