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The Sword Of Shannara


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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, w...

  • Author: Terry Brooks
  • Publish Date: 1983-07-12
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    Reviews/Comments On The Sword Of Shannara

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful
    RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-08-05 11:32:58

    Why is Terry Brooks books not in the top 10

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    RE: RE: Best Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2013-08-06 03:53:09

    Because his first book was basically lord of the rings cramped into one book. Elfstones is in the top 40 because it was one of the first uses of the time-bomb plot tool in epic fantasy but he doesn't really get as good as that until the Voyage trilogy or Armageddon's Children which, lets face it, if the masses didn't enjoy the first book they wouldn't get up to them.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful
    By: 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

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    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful
    By: 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.

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    RE: Heroic Fantasy Books
    By: Anonymous
    2016-07-24 12:52:39

    Notorious publishing success and artistic retread.

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