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The Elf Queen of Shannara is the third book of the tetralogy The Heritage of Shannara written by Terry Brooks. It was first published in 1992.

Plot summary

Wren Elessedil, a descendant of the legendary Jerle Shannara, is tasked by the shade of the Druid Allanon to travel to the distant island of Morrowindl. There she finds the new home to the Elves after they were driven off by the Federation. However, the island has become a prison since Demons began appearing. Only the magic of the Loden keeps Arborlon safe, but its power is failing, and if the Elves are not returned to the Westland soon, they will not survive. However, most distressing of all is the realization that Wren is, in fact, the inheritor of the Loden, the Queen of the Elves, orphaned at birth and raised as an Ohmsford/Rover.

In a last act of desparation, a small company consisting of Ellenroh Elessedil, the current Elf Queen, Wren, Garth, and Triss, before she can escape the demons. It is revealed that the demons are actually a form of Shadowen, and that the Shadowen are, in fact, Elves who tried to regain their lost magic.


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