The Sword Of Shannara

by Terry Brooks

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Book 23 of 64 in the High Fantasy Books
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Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara--Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him....

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4 comments
Anonymous | 2013-08-05 11:32:58
Why is Terry Brooks books not in the top 10
shoban.K | 2013-08-23 03:19:18
I have to say that after reading his first shannara book I never touched another of his books. There was no excitement in his books, so why to waste our time
Anonymous | 2014-05-24 08:46:53
I enjoy the books even after having read numerous fantasy books between readings. Yes, it does have a LOTR feel to it (esp in the initially published books), but is not a copy. The books hint at a post apocolyptic time frame indicating a world that was nearly destroyed by technology while blending in the use of magic. The point in all of them is a good vs. evil, power and corruption, sacrifice to prevail. If not thought about intelligently it would appear to be the same story written repeatedly, but then the same could be said for our history.
Anonymous | 2016-07-24 12:52:39
Notorious publishing success and artistic retread.
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