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The Sword Of Shannara

The first novel of the original Shannara Trilogy

By Terry Brooks

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THE SWORD OF SHANNARA is the first volume in one of the most popular fantasy series of all time, set in the same world as THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES - a major new TV series

***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD***

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES

Volume one in the classic bestselling series - from one of the all-time masters of fantasy

'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman

Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again.

Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.


Praise for Terry Brooks:

'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks

'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind

'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man

'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon


The original Shannara trilogy:

THE SWORD OF SHANNARA
THE ELFSTONES OF SHANNARA (now a major TV series: THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES)
THE WISHSONG OF SHANNARA


Biographical Notes

Terry Brooks was a practising attorney for many years, but now writes full time. His first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 months. Every one of the 23 novels that have followed has been an international bestseller.

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  • ISBN: 9781841495484
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2006
  • Page count: 672
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Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world — Philip Pullman
I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years — Patrick Rothfuss, author of THE NAME OF THE WIND
I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara — Peter V. Brett, author of THE PAINTED MAN
If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy — Christopher Paolini, author of ERAGON
A marvellous fantasy trip — Frank Herbert
If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat — ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
Confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world — Philip Pullman
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Terry Brooks
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