The Elfstones of Shannara is by Terry Brooks. The second book in the Shannara series. The Ellcrys is dying; the Ellcrys is the magical tree which has protected the land of the Elves from the demons it's magic has kept banished for thousands of years. Even as the Ellcrys makes her Chosen aware she is dying, the Forbidding weakens and a few powerful demons break through determined to make sure the Ellcrys and her Chosen are destroyed forever. When the murder of the Chosen is discovered, the mysterious Druid Allanon returns to inform the elven king that one Chosen still lives; Amberle must be found and must embark on a quest to restore the Ellcrys. Allanon must stay behind to help the elves hold off the demon armies, so he sends Wil Ohmsford (grandson of the famous Shea Ohmsford and possessor of the magical Elfstones of Shannara which only he can wield) to protect Amberle on her quest. If you enjoyed The Sword of Shannara, you will enjoy this adventure as well. Lovers of Lord of the Rings will also enjoy this epic fantasy series.
Ratings: 7th grade - 8 out of 10.