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The Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks
The Sword of Shannara
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Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of... show more
Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara—Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him....

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 Warlock Lord was plotting to destroy the world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857231519 (1857231511)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 726
Edition language: English
Series: Shannara (#1)
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The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
1.0 The Sword of Shannara
I don't know if I'm just to old, but this was terrible. and boring. and badly written. and I love Tolkien so it's not just the endless descriptions. I'm actually sorry I picked this one up.
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3.0 The Sword of Shannara Review
Epic I don’t know about you, but I consider 700-page books pretty epic. This is probably the largest book I’ve read this year. It follows the journey of one Shea Ohmsford across this strange world with evil creatures lurking around every corner. It reminded me of when I read The Lord of The Rings an...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
I really enjoyed this book. Yes, I could see the obvious imitation of Lord of the Rings. There were times when I was laughing because the imitation was so blatant, and it became only too easy to refer to the characters by the names of their Middle Earthen counterparts. But, for some reason, I still ...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
5.0 The Sword of Shannara
I really enjoyed this book. Yes, I could see the obvious imitation of Lord of the Rings. There were times when I was laughing because the imitation was so blatant, and it became only too easy to refer to the characters by the names of their Middle Earthen counterparts. But, for some reason, I still ...
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Book Frivolity..... rated it
3.5 Quick Review: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
I first read The Sword of Shannara 18 years ago, and as a young teen I loved it with all my squidgy heart. So much so, I think I rambled on about it more than any of my friends or family could stand (I could tell, because of the "Shut Up Kristy"'s thrown my way everytime I got a gooey about it!) ...
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