One thing leads to a-nuuuuuuuu-ther. This second book takes place several decades after the first one. Allanon seeks an Ohmsford for a quest. Seemingly simple enough. But like when you give a mouse a cookie, he wants a glass of milk. When you tell Wil Ohmsford he just has just one quest, it becomes seventeen quests. At least the epic battle in this one is pretty badass.