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eBook The Sword Of Shannara (Turtleback School Library Binding Edition) ePub

by Terry Brooks

  • ISBN: 080852125X
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Terry Brooks
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition (July 12, 1983)
  • ePub book: 1476 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 790

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School & Library Binding: 512 pages I highly recommend the 35th Anniversary Annotated issue of the Sword of Shannara, the book that started it all, for both new and previous readers.

School & Library Binding: 512 pages. I highly recommend the 35th Anniversary Annotated issue of the Sword of Shannara, the book that started it all, for both new and previous readers. 2 people found this helpful.

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent . He then wrote The Sword of Shannara, the seven year grand result retaining sanity while studying at Washington & Lee University and practicing law.

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word & Void trilogy. A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, western, fiction, and non-fiction, until one semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read.

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Praise for Terry Brooks ""The Sword of Shannara" is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by. .Series: The Defenders of Shannara. Library Binding: 384 pages.

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The Shannara Trilogy: The Sword of Shannara Bk. 1 by Terry Brooks (1977, Hardcover) . First King of Shannara is the perfect book to start the Shannara series, or the perfect book to read halfway through the series. I have read it five times so far, and enjoyed it more each time.

Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks - 726 pp. Listened to Jan Terry Brooks, loved his . The sword of shannara. Listened to Jan Terry Brooks, loved his Magic kingdom for sale series, decided to try to read all of his from the beginning. What others are saying.

Author: Terry Brooks. Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil had ruined the world and forced mankind to compete with many other races - gnomes, trolls, dwarfs, and elves. But in peaceful Shady Vale, half–elfin Shea Ohmsford knew little of such troubles. Then came the giant, forbidding Allanon, possessed of strange Druidic powers, to reveal that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destroy the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could be used only by a true heir of Shannara.

Home Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara. Paladins of Shannara: Allanon's Quest. The High Druid of Shannara Trilogy. The Measure of the Magic: Legends of Shannara.

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. As the last heir of Shannara, Shea must save the humans, gnomes, trolls, dwarfs, and elves of the world from the Warlock Lord by reclaiming the wondrous sword.

Comments

Fordredor Fordredor
So, I watched the tv show first and found it cheesy but interesting I decided to read how it all got started. It took me a while, but it rang of LOTR with its own twists and turns,completely entertaining. The beginning was slow for me so I found myself reading per books in between, but then I couldn't put it down. The characters were courageous, and the story really came together at the end. I was sad for those that were lost, but happy with the ending. I'm really excited to have the next one to get started on.
Todal Todal
It seems in order to review the Sword of Shannara that you need to first discuss the fact that Terry Brooks borrowed a lot from Tolkien. I feel that this many years later it is time to let it go. If your the type that is going to be bugged by this fact then my advice is to steer clear of this entire series. I myself was warned so I didn't let any of that take away from my experience of The Sword of Shannara.

Judged on its own merits it is a good epic fantasy novel. The characters are a lot of fun and so is the world they inhabit. The beginning of Sword has a lot of mystery to it. I love how the valemen are as blind as the reader about who to trust, and what to do. Really when you get down to it this novel is just a heck of a lot of fun. It isn't very dark. The whole novel just moves things along quickly. For the most part it works well.

I have two complaints about the novel. First is that it is written in omniscient perspective. This means that the narrator is not one of the characters. So in any scene you can know what any one of the characters is thinking. I rarely like this type of writting style. It seems that the vast majority of fantasy is written in a style called 3rd person limited. It gives each chapter a flavor for whoever the chapters viewpoint is written from. You can crack this one up to personal taste. If this kind of thing doesn't bug you then it won't be an issue. The only other compliant that I would have is that the last act suffered a little to much from a battle without involving the character as much. It felt like a blow by blow account of a war instead of being on the front lines with the characters.

One nice thing is that the story wrap ups were very good. I liked what happens with the valemen at the end. Another thing that I think should be pointed out about this novel. This book got publishers excited about fantay again. A lot of books that I enjoy might not have ever taken place if Brooks hadn't sold so many copies of this first volume.

I enjoyed my stay in Shannara. I will be visiting again soon.
Danial Danial
Apparently this series has been around for quite a while. Better late than never. Terry Brooks is also new to me and has been a staple in the fantasy novel genre for many years as well. Luckily I stumbled across a short story of his which sent me searching for more of his magic. I must say I found I think I found a new favorite. This story has many wonderful characters from fantastical descent with rich histories that wrap you up in their world, lives, friendships and their journey to save all this from the evil that wants to devour it all. Kinships are made from many walks of life to travel through dangerous lands filled with the creatures who will try to stop them from saving their people and lands from being wiped out by evil.
Mikale Mikale
I bought this book for a young cousin who got bogged down in LOTR. I originally read this in junior high (soon after its publication) - when my own first attempt at Tolkien failed. A classmate described it at the time as "Tolkien-lite." While SoS is clearly influenced by (and perhaps more uncharitably put: derivative of) LOTR, it is a thoroughly engaging epic tale in its own right.
I enjoyed it as a youngster, and enjoyed quickly browsing through it again before sending it along. My cousin said she really liked it.
This edition had the single page b/w paintings by The Brothers Hildebrandt, but lacked the full color fold-out print of the entire "fellowship" that my long-lost version had. The painting can be easily found via online search. Their art added a great deal to the story for me long ago; the style is so distinctive that as you read the book you see their visualization of each character. It is unfortunate that this integral print was not included in later editions.
I read several of the sequels; and while I enjoyed The Elfstones of Shannara, I liked the books following that one less and less.
If you have read LOTR, there is no real reason to read this book. For a younger reader intimidated by Tolkien's prose (or anyone who just doesn't enjoy his style - they exist), however, this book is a good alternative in the fantasy genre.
14 year old me enjoyed it immensely; and current me still feels confident recommending it.
Zeleence Zeleence
40 years from first publication & this book fails the test of time. Entertaining, but the plot slavishly follows the LoTR & There’s too much telling, not enough showing. Brooks clearly gets better, but I don’t think this gets a book deal today.
Kann Kann
I had high hopes for this book and read through first few chapters quickly... unfortunately I found the story, details, series of events and the writing extremely lacking. I even bought the audiobook to go with it and gave up on the book halfway through.
Miromice Miromice
I first read this book in the late 1970's. It has remained my favorite book of all time. I recently re-read it, and it is still great!
It is a classic battle of good vs. evil. Worth the time and effort it takes to read a real book. Glad I did.