Shannara isn't a land of the past or fantasy - it's the land of the future. It's the land that emerged after an apocalyptic time period full of demons re-emerging and humans allowing the land to go be poisoned by their greed. In Armageddon's Children, we get to see how it all happened and where it all came from.
The last remaining Knights of the Word travel the land under the direction of the Lady. Each has their own mission that will bring them together to save the last of humanity. Angel Perez and Logan Tom each have a mission to complete - a mission that brings keeps turning them closer and closer to a group of street kids that call themselves the Ghosts.
The Ghosts will play an important role in the times to come. A time full of danger and strange new discoveries of magic and mutants. They are not what they appear on the surface, but they have not yet realized their full potential.
Traveling with the characters we see the beginnings of the strange creatures that inhabit the world of Shannara - lizards, spiders, and once-men that help to make up the landscape of the Shannara series.
While I wasn't a fan of the urban fantasy tale that showed more modern times in a previous series, Armageddon's Children begins to bridges the gap between now and the future of Shannara. It's not just a dystopian tale, but the beginnings of an origin story like none I've read before. I did run into a few cases where the editing could have been better - names misspelled and words that should be capitalized weren't.