|| THE DRUID OF SHANNARA In the three hundred years since the death of Druid Allanon, the mysterious evil Shadowen have seized control and are ravaging the Four Lands. Using Cogline as messenger, the shade of Allanon summons the four descendents of Shannara Par, Coll, Wren, and Walker Boh. Walker begins a quest for the black Elfstones to aid him with his mission. Meanwhile, the King of the Silver River, a fabulous being as old as mankind, creates a daughter named Quickening and sends her to help. She is joined by Morgan Leah and Pe Ell, an assassin who plans eventually to kill her. Together with Walker Boh, they embark on a perilous journey through an unknown land to retrieve the Elfstone from the hands of an ancient being, the Stone King. No one can fathom what horrible monsters the Stone King has set to guard his citadel. Thus, the quest for the black Elfstone begins.