This is a great book and a worthy sequel to The Elves of Cintra. The novel is very exciting, fast-paced and full of interesting, well-developed characters. I listened to it as an audio book and loved it. The whole thing was very satisfying and the writing was stellar. My own writing career has been shaped by Brooks and The Elfstones of Shannara is still one of my all time favorite books. I have no doubt that Terry Brooks is a master of epic fantasy.