Ilse Witch (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 1)

By Terry Brooks

While a half-drowned elf is located floating within the seas of the Blue Divide, an previous secret resurfaces. Thirty years in the past, an elven prince led an excursion looking for a mythical magic acknowledged to be extra robust than any on the planet. Of all those that set out on that ill-fated voyage, now not one has ever again. Until now. The rescued elf contains a map coated with mysterious symbols–and Walker Boh, the final of the Druids, has the ability to decipher them. yet another person is familiar with the map’s importance: the Ilse Witch, a ruthless younger lady who wields a magic as powerful as his personal. she is going to cease at not anything to own the map–and the magic it leads to.

Thus starts the 1st quantity of a blinding new adventure
in essentially the most well known fable sequence of our time

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The prior comes again to hang-out me, then. There lies the difficulty with having to dwell as much as another’s expectancies, while these expectancies are based on questionable stories. good. ” He stored working his arms over Walker’s palm. “Your enemy during this undertaking wouldn’t take place to put on silver and black? ” Walker glanced out into the rain. “Mostly, my enemy could have eyes all over the place and kill along with her tune. ” Cicatrix hissed softly. “A witch with a witches’ brew, is it? remain faraway from her, Walker. ” “I’ll try out. Now pay attention rigorously. i would like a boat and a builder, a Captain and a workforce. i want them to be robust and courageous and keen to best friend themselves with the Elves opposed to all enemies. ” He paused. “March Brume’s attractiveness can be established during this because it has now not been proven ahead of. ” “And mine. ” “And yours. ” “If I disappoint you, I shall no longer see you back, pilgrim? ” “You will not less than want as a lot. ” Cicatrix chuckled mirthlessly. “Threats? No, no longer from you, Walker. You by no means threaten; you just display your issues. A negative cripple like myself is suggested to pay shut recognition, yet to not act out of worry. ” His palms stopped relocating on Walker’s hand. “Are the rewards in the event you get entangled moderate, given the dangers? ” “Well past that. The Elves will open large the doorways to their vaults. ” “Ah. ” the opposite guy nodded, head tilted surprisingly, gaze directed at not anything. He published Walker’s hand. “Come to the docks on the finish of Verta street after dusk. Stand the place you will be noticeable. Mysteries shall spread and secrets and techniques be printed. maybe a trip might be taken to an unknown land. ” Walker produced a pouch full of gold cash, and Cicatrix pocketed it easily. He became slowly and limped away. “Farewell, pilgrim. luck to you. ” Walker spent the rest of the day strolling the docks, learning the ships less than development and the lads development them, hearing speak of boating, and garnering small quantities of knowledge. He ate at a wide, dockside tavern, the place he used to be one of the, and pretended disinterest whereas maintaining shut stay up for the Federation spies he knew to be there. The Ilse Witch will be trying to find him, decided to discover him. He had no illusions. She used to be relentless. She may assault him anywhere and every time she might, hoping to complete what she had all started in Arborlon. If she may kill or disable him, the hunt he sought to mount might disintegrate and her personal route to the map’s treasure will be left unobstructed. She didn't have the map, yet she most likely had the castaway’s stories to lead her, and for all he knew, they might turn out adequate. He reflected at size the consequences of an stumble upon along with her, of a war of words he was once virtually definite he couldn't steer clear of. He mulled the results of merciless likelihood and unkind destiny, of possibilities misplaced and video games performed, and waited patiently for dusk. while it used to be darkish, he made his manner via March Brume, his growth hidden by way of a mist are available off the water with the temperature’s drop and the rain’s passing.

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