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

The Sword of Shannara

byTerry Brooks

Mass Market Paperback | July 12, 1983

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The Sword of Shannara is the first volume of the classic series that has becomeone of the most popular fantasy tales of all time.

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 trueheir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline,rests the hope of all the races.

Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic,a spellbinding 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.
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Title:The Sword of ShannaraFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 6.87 × 4.2 × 1.54 inPublished:July 12, 1983Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345314255

ISBN - 13:9780345314253

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This first installment of the Shannara series captures readers with its breathtaking myths and magical lore. The action in The Sword of Shannara, from author Terry Brooks, begins when the supposedly dead Warlock Lord begins to plan his revenge and destroy all in his path. However, in the peaceful Shady Vale the half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows of no such danger. When word does reach him, he knows that the only weapon that can prevent total destruction at the hands of the Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can only be used by a true Shea bloodline. He knows it is he who will have to fight against all odds to save all the races.