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eBook The Sword of Shannara ePub

by Terry Brooks

  • ISBN: 0606013776
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Terry Brooks
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Demco Media; Turtleback School & Library ed. edition (May 1, 1995)
  • ePub book: 1258 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 933

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Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara will always hold a special place in my heart, as it awakened me to the world . I enjoyed The Sword of Shannara as a straight-forward quest/battle book

Terry Brooks' The Sword of Shannara will always hold a special place in my heart, as it awakened me to the world of fantasy, fiction, and magic more. I enjoyed The Sword of Shannara as a straight-forward quest/battle book. I thought it was enjoyable and had more surprises than I thought it would despite being cliche (or originator of many cliches?). It completely lacks the depth of LotR, of course, (what doesn't) but it works at what it's doing and done competently.

Home Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara. Excerpt from The Measure of the Magic. Other Books By This Author. The sword of shannara, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25. Hunted by the Skull Bearer. ONE. HE SUN was already sinking into the deep green of the hills to the west of the valley, the red and gray-pink of its shadows touching the corners of the land when Flick Ohmsford began his descent.

If you like Terry Brooks, or the history of Shannara, or even just enjoy fantasy, get this book. The Sword of Shannara was one of the first fantasy books that I read as a kid. It's a fun adventure, in the same genre as The Hobbit, but a little less thick on descriptive detail. 19 people found this helpful. The second book, Elfstones of Shannara, run in the same vein, perhaps scaling up the action a bit to keep the sequel feeling fresh. Wishsong takes a new turn that feels a little out of character compared to the first two books, but is still a good read. Each of the books has new protagonists - the children or grandchildren of the protagonists in the previous book.

The Sword of Shannara The Shannara Trilogy: Book 1 . 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 sa. . Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil The Elfstones of Shannara The Shannara Trilogy: Book 2 . Thousands of years after the destruction of the age of man and science, new races and magic now rule the world, but an imminent danger threatens More about Terry Brooks. Books by Terry Brooks.

Читать онлайн The Sword of Shannara. Jerle Shannara carried the famous sword given him until his death some years later

Читать онлайн The Sword of Shannara. The Sword of Shannara. Jerle Shannara carried the famous sword given him until his death some years later. His son gave the weapon to the Druid Council at Paranor, where the blade was set in a huge block of Tre–Stone and placed in a vault in the Druid’s Keep. I’m sure you are quite familiar with the legend of the sword and what it stands for, what it means to all the races. The great sword rests today at Paranor, just as it has for five hundred years. Have I been sufficiently lucid in my narration, Valemen?

The Sword of Shannara is a 1977 epic fantasy novel by American writer Terry Brooks. It is the first book of the Original Shannara Trilogy, followed by The Elfstones of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara.

The Sword of Shannara is a 1977 epic fantasy novel by American writer Terry Brooks. Brooks was heavily influenced by J. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and began writing The Sword of Shannara in 1967. It took him seven years to complete, as he was writing the novel while attending law school. Ballantine Books used it to launch the company's new subsidiary Del Rey Books

I only know what Allanon told us - that the stones were only to be used in emergencies, and that they were very powerful.

I only know what Allanon told us - that the stones were only to be used in emergencies, and that they were very powerful. Well, I hope that he was right, snorted the other. I would hate to discover the hard way that he was mistaken.

The Sword of Shannara. 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

The Sword of Shannara. 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

Before them, rolling countryside stretched away-hill country to the north, lowlands to the south. They took little time admiring either.

Before them, rolling countryside stretched away-hill country to the north, lowlands to the south. gh time to locate a sheltering clump of broad-leaf maple turned brilliant crimson by autumn’s touch. In seconds they were asleep

Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction. Terry Brooks writes mainly high fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations.

Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction. He was born in the rural midwestern town of Sterling, Illinois and spent a large part of his life living there. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, obtaining his . in English Literature in 1966. He later obtained a . from Washington and Lee University

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

Alianyau Alianyau
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.
Roram Roram
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.
Eseve Eseve
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.
Stylish Monkey Stylish Monkey
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.
Bradeya Bradeya
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.
Madi Madi
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.
Hawk Flying Hawk Flying
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.