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The Sword of Shannara Free read Ñ 5 ☆ THE PHENOMENAL EPIC OF GOOD AND EVIL LIKE IT’S NEVER BEEN EXPERIENCED BEFORE   Thirty five years ago Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara Fourteen Shannara volumes would follow making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time Now comes a fully annotateImes bestselling author of The Name of the Wind   “Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure I owe him my job He is reuired reading” Brent Weeks New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy   “The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination I didn’t just enjoy reading the novels the world became so real that I would spend hours creating Shannara fan fiction in my mind My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks” Brandon Mull #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series   “When Terry Brooks hit the New York Times bestseller list in 1977 it opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities of the fantasy genre and the determination to see my own dreams fulfilled” Michael J Sullivan author of The Riyria Revelatio. this is perhaps my first experience with a Bad Book young nerds like myself shouldn't have to scorn fantasy literature but this wet piece of crapola put me off of fantasy for years something this derivative should never have seen the light of day i don't care if folks needed a tolkien fix there were other better literary drugs out there they could have turned to Brooks spends a very long time blowing tolkien style but it is an extremely un relaxing bj and i found myself getting agitated every other page watch those teeth Terry you're supposed to be a professional those aren't sighs of relaxation those are sighs of irritation and disgust and isn't plagiarism against the law this is High Crap of the first order

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THE PHENOMENAL EPIC OF GOOD AND EVIL LIKE IT’S NEVER BEEN EXPERIENCED BEFORE   Thirty five years ago Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara Fourteen Shannara volumes would follow making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time Now comes a fully annotated collector’s edition of the novel that started it all featuring never before shared insights into the classic tale an all new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author and replica sketches of some of the long lost paintings and color plates by the Brothers Hildebrandt that decorated the original edition   Long ago wars ravaged the world In peaceful Shady Vale half elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles Then the giant forbidding Allanon reveals that 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 b. If The Sword of Shannara was a film it would go like thisMirkwood Productions proudly presentsTHE FELLOWSHIP OF THE SWORDDirected by Meriadoc Brandybuck Director of Photography Celeborn Costume Design Arwen Evenstar Visual Effects Saruman the White Sound Design Noldor Unlimited Starring Frodo Baggins Samwise Gamgee Gandalf the Grey Sauron the Necromancer Aragorn Arathornsson Gimli van Gloin and many SynapsisThe Ohmsford brothers Shea BAGGINS and Flick GAMGEE live a peaceful and simple life in the Vale SHIRE helping their father HAMFAST GAMGEE run the family inn when one day a mysterious stranger arrives in the Vale His name is Allanon GANDALF THE WHITE and he has a dark and disturbing tale to tell The Warlock Lord an exceptional performance by the DARK LORD has risen again He knows that the ancient Sword of Shannara currently being protected by the Druids in Paranor GONDOR is the only weapon that can permantly destroy him if wielded by a descendant of the House of Shannara Allanon reveals to Shea that he is in fact part elf and carries the bloodline of Shannara His life is in danger and he must flee the Vale at once Allanon tells him to meet him the dwarf city of Culhaven RIVENDELL as soon as possible and disappearsHesitant to believe Allanon's tale at first the brothers decide to wait and see if part of the stranger's story is true – that the servants of the Warlock Lord are looking for Shea They bear a Skull Mark ™ One night Shea and Flick witness one of the Skull Bearers NAZGUL in the village and flee instantly They must get to Culhaven somehow and decide to seek the help of their friend Menion Leah HALDIR Their journey takes them through the Black Oaks forest and past the Misty Marsh where they are attacked by and narrowly escape a Mist Wraith our very own WATCHER IN THE WATER has come out of retirement to appear in this film before they finally arrive safe and sound in Culhaven where they meet Balinor Buckhannah ARAGORN and Hendel the dwarf VAN GLOIN A council of the Races is held under the direction of Allanon and it is decided that a small party FELLOWSHIP ™ must journey north and rescue the Sword of Shannara from the army of Goblins that has captured it in a raid of Paranor etc ad nausI threw this first against the wall and then away There's only so much derivation a woman can take

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The Sword of ShannaraE used only by a true heir of Shannara On Shea last of the bloodline rests the hope of all the races   Soon a Skull Bearer dread minion of evil forces flies into the Vale seeking to destroy Shea To save his home Shea must flee drawing the Skull Bearer after him in menacing pursuit   Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic a spellbinding tale of adventure magic and myth  PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS  “Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle” Peter V Brett New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear   “I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read and reread over the years From Shannara to Landover his work was a huge part of my childhood” Patrick Rothfuss New York T. Now this is what I like to see in a fantasy novel This has everything that makes the genre so appealing to me; it’s got a diverse set of races and cultural systems; it’s got both great darkness and profound good But most importantly it’s got history When I read books like this I want to feel like the fantasy universe has existed a thousand years prior and will exist a thousand years after With Shannara it feels like I’ve stepped into the middle of a vast complex and beautiful world that has always been and always will be The Epic uest The wonderful adventure begins with two young men a wise and powerful historian and destiny the mightiest force of all One of the men is a decedent to the long dead elven King Shannara His name is Shae and he is destined to wield his ancestor’s sword the only weapon capable of destroying the mighty Warlock Lord and bringing an end to the tension that is about to cause an all out war Does this sound familiar I will address the Tolkien parallels later on in my review So bear with me Shae has no experience in adventure; he has spent most of his life in his father’s inn so he has a mighty task ahead of him One in which he is naturally reluctant to undertake You see his life was fairly ordinary till the historian Allanon appeared and informed him of his uest Shae and his brother Flick turn to their friend for help Well I say friend I mean to say Shae’s friend Flick hates Menion Leah; he thinks he is a reckless waste of space This makes for a rather awkward and funny group dynamic one that sees a reluctant hero in the middle of his two greatest friends that don’t stop bickering The trio depart run into a heap of trouble and get unbelievably lost The situation is amusing and desperate Shae does find his courage though as he learns to wield the ancient elf stones that the historian gave him They run into danger and later allies as the historian urges Shae ever closer to his all too important destiny A party of desperation It uickly becomes clear that this is no simple adventure story I was really uite glad of this because it made the last parts of it really intense The group is forced to split up and rouse the allied forced to stand against the huge incoming invasion It’s all tied up with Shae’s destiny Evil is striking first with the purpose of preventing him from claiming the only weapon capable of severing the darkness It’s one big race of survival with legions of foes marching on the lands of the heroes The sword is the only hope of victory “Herein lies the heart and soul of the nationsTheir right to be free menTheir desire to live in peaceTheir courage to seek out truthHerein lies the Sword of Shannara” However there’s to it than that Brook’s forces of evil are not just some twisted things form the darkness They are races of goblins and trolls which are like the heroes They have been manipulated into serving a greater power They are not without redemption; they do not have black hearts; they have simply had their free will stole from them and then unleashed in a brutal war This for me made the entire conflict uite interesting; it meant that there could be both gre