"ANTRAX is great, and it confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world." - Phillip Pullman - Author of THE GOLDEN COMPASS and THE AMBER SPYGLASS
"If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovreed the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat." - Rocky Mountain News
"An engaging read...fast paced...fine storytellng...ANTRAX is a satisfying story." - Associated Press
Brave explorers led by the last Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. But now it seems that Walker and his team were lured there for sinister, unforeseen purposes. As the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is being attacked by evil forces, the Druid's protege, Bek Rowe, and his companions are being pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch. Meanwhile, Walker is alone, caught in a dark maze beneath the ruined city of Castledown, stalked by a hungry, unseen enemy. It is alive, but not human, coveting the magic of Druids, elves, even the Ilse Witch. It hunts men for its own designs. It is Antrax: a spirit that feeds off enchantment and traps the souls of men. And with it, the fate of the Four Lands hangs in the balance.
A little bit better than the first one in this series of 3 but still not one of the better books or better series in the larger Shannara world. Worth reading it you like the rest of the world of Shannara books.
The whole trilogy improves with each book. This had a lot more character development than book 1 since the story is well underway, but still a lot of "happenings," and the end leaves you wanting to read the next book right away (so order Morgawr with this one, and you'll be set).