Does anyone know the name of the book in which someone (I think a girl) is hurt by a tree with magic powers near the very beginning of the book? I thought it might be The Sword of Shannara, but there is not such a scene at the beginning of this book. Could it be another book in the Shannara series?

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    Could you add some more details? Right now this might be a bit too general.
    – Adamant
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 21:28
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    Is the tree a Whomping Willow? I know a series of books that had that... Commented May 29, 2016 at 22:55
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    Could also be a tangle-tree from Xanth.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 23:02
  • What is the name of the series with the Whomping Willow?
    – Sarah
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 0:02
  • Harry Potter, unfortunately.
    – Adamant
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 1:58

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I think you may be referring to the sequel to The Sword of Shannara, which is The Elfstones of Shannara. If I recall correctly, near the beginning a female character interacts telepathically with a tree called the Ellcrys, and it renders her unconscious.

  • Could you add a quote for support?
    – Adamant
    Commented Jun 3, 2016 at 19:12
  • The character who interacts with the tree is called Lauren, but Lauren is a boy (elf) not a girl and he doesn't become unconcious. Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 9:52
  • Ah, I must have misremembered, then. Commented Jun 5, 2016 at 18:59

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