The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. An advance force under the command of the mercurial princess Ajin has already established a foothold, but now the full Skaar army is on the march - and woe betide any who stand in its way. Perhaps though, the Skaar victory is not quite a foregone conclusion. But to defeat the Skaar, the Druid order must first go against the Stiehl-one of the most powerful weapons in all the Four Lands. After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making.