The Wishsong of Shannara Author:Brooks, Terry Red Coils of Evil: — As Allanon turned to walk away, there was a sudden, terrifying explosion. A whirling mass of red fire engulfed the Druid, and he disappeared. — Dazed and half blinded by the explosion, Brin Ohmsford struggled to her knees and shielded her eyes as she stared to where red fire burned all about Allanon, wrapping him in crimson c... more »oils and flaring out wickedly. Within the fire, the Druid was hunched down against the shimmering black rock of the valley floor, barely holding back the flames with a faint blue aura.
Desperately, she sought the maker of that horror and found it not twenty yards away. There, stark against the dawn's faint light, a tall black form stood silhouetted, arms raised and leveled, with the red fire spurting forth.
She knew immediately what it was--a Mord Wraith, foul minion of the evil Ildatch!
It had come upon them without a sound, caught them unawares, and struck down the Druid. With no chance to defend himself, Allanon was alive now only through his instinctive response of the blue shield. But how much longer could he survive against that crimson blast that was turning all the world to bloody fire?« less