The Druid of Shannara Author:Brooks, Terry Against the Shadowen: — Even with the silver dust exploding all through them, the Shadowen came on. Despairing, Cogline used the last of his power, igniting a wall of flame that brought a temporary halt to their advance. Swiftly he darted inside and snatched the Druid history from its place. Now we'll see! — He barely made the door again before ... more »the Shadowen were through the wall and on him. He heard Rimmer Dall screaming at them. There was nowhere to run and no point in trying, so he simply stood his ground, clutching the book to his chest, a scarecrow in tattered robes before a whirlwind. His attackers came on.
When they were on him, as his body was about to be ripped apart, he felt the rune marking on the book flare to life. Brilliant fire burst forth. Everything within fifty feet was consumed. It remains for you now, Walker Boh, was Cogline's last thought.