The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry BrooksThe Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks

The Sword of Shannara Trilogy

byTerry Brooks

Hardcover | August 27, 2002

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Twenty-five years ago, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks wrote a novel that brought to life a dazzling world that would become one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time, beloved by millions of fans around the world. Ten more Shannara books would follow. Now, for the first time in one elegant collector’s edition hardcover, and featuring an introduction by the author, here are the first three novels of that classic series: The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, and The Wishsong of Shannara—the beginning of a phenomenal epic of good and evil.

The Sword of Shannara
Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

The Elfstones of Shannara
The magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcrys’ seeds to a mysterious place where it can be quickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to crush their mission at any cost.

The Wishsong of Shannara
An ancient Evil is stirring to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protects this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford—for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. Reluctantly Brin joins the Druid on his dangerous journey. But a prophecy foretells doom, as Evil nurses its plans to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.

Thus begins Terry Brooks’s thrilling Shannara epic, an unforgettable tale of adventure, magic, and myth.
Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.
Title:The Sword of Shannara TrilogyFormat:HardcoverPublished:August 27, 2002Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345453751

ISBN - 13:9780345453754

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! My 2nd epic series and still one of my favorites. Memorable characters and places. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fave! one of my fave favourite fantasy series!
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fave one of my all-time favourite novel series!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I hadn't heard of this series before the TV program came out, and I enjoyed the show. Thought I'd check out the book series, and I really enjoyed it. I found it very reminiscent of LotR. And the great thing is there are 25+ books in this universe. These three stories were the first published, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to start the series.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from so so easy read With the upcoming television show I thought I would give the series a go. I found the book fun and an easy read but a bit childish and simple at times. More on par with a Twilight than a Lord of the Rings.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! It was awesome to reread the original books again.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fantasy Series Great Fantasy Series
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sword of shannara trilogy Read them as a kid as good this time as the last.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The sword of shannara trilogy. A trifle long for a vacation read. The author has a fertile imagination with great depth and an unending talent for creating adventure. Don't look for developed characters. the line between good and evil is clearly defined but the plot line is filled with twists and turns, insurmountable obstacles and challenges on every page.Our heroes are often ordinary, child like and average. Just like us readers. They don't belong on the path they find themselves but are catapulted into the throes of danger and entrusted with a task that is seemingly impossible for the most skilled. Intelligent strong individual never mind the inept and naive heroes who are the stars in these stories. Fortunately the author is prolific so I will take a little break before I plunge into another series.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece! A fantasy masterpiece, that has the depth comparable to Lord of the Rings. Although it is very different, you almost have to mention Lord of the Rings to get peoples' attention. Well, now that you are reading, Terry Brooks is one of the most talented visually descriptive writers that i have ever read and has inspired me in my writing in many ways, so if you're looking for a casual read, an enthralling epic, or a world to escape to, Shannara is definately for you.
Date published: 2005-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read These books are magnificent! It was a great idea to put them into one. The are great books that can almost compare to J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece. A must read for all avid fantasy readers!
Date published: 2002-12-28

Editorial Reviews

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch“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“[Ilse Witch] finds Mr. Brooks’s power ascending . . . The action and creatures come fast and furious.”–The Dallas Morning NewsThe Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Antrax“Antrax is great, and it confirms Terry’s place at the head of the fantasy world.”–PHILIP PULLMAN Author of The Golden Compass and The Amber Spyglass“An engaging read . . . Fine storytelling . . . Antrax is a satisfying story.”–Associated Press