After the terrible misuse of magic during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences. But dark forces were on the move from the Northlands, and it was left to Bremen and those few who supported him in his work with the arcane arts to stand against the enemy's seemingly-invincible Troll ...Read MoreAfter the terrible misuse of magic during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences. But dark forces were on the move from the Northlands, and it was left to Bremen and those few who supported him in his work with the arcane arts to stand against the enemy's seemingly-invincible Troll army. For at the heart of the evil tide was an archmage and former Druid named Brona...Using the special skills he had acquired through his own study of Magic, Bremen was able to penetrate the huge camp of the Troll army and learn many of its secrets. And he immediately understood that if the peoples of the Four Lands were to escape eternal subjugation they would need to unite. But, even when united, they would need a weapon, something so powerful that the evil magic of Brona, the Warlock Lord, would fail before its might...Read Less
Fair. Size: wb37012; Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Good in good dust jacket. First printing. Spine edges are discolored a bit, few small foxing spots on page edges. Binding has a weak spot, still pretty solid and clean overall. Dust jacket is rubbed, with light edgwear. Good+
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Fantasy. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author This book is in fine condition and has not been opened. The author has signed on the title page. The boards are black with the lettering in gold on the spine. This is the book club size edition although it does not state it is a book club. The dust jacket is in near fine condition and is in new mylar. Jacket painting by Keith Parkinson. No price listed on the jacket. A prelude to The Sword of Shannara.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Light rubs to edges of black cloth binding strip. No prev. owner name or markings. DJ with slight rubs to corners. DJ in plastic cover with price corner intact. Signed by Terry Brooks on title page. Endpapers are illus. with color maps. Prelude to "The Sword of Shannara" series.
Looking for sward play, knive battles, bravery, sacrafice, and true love of mankind (elfkind, dwarfkind, Boardermen, etc.) paired with the Druid magic and secrets of the dark magic that is to be both savior and killer throughout this series of books (The First King of Shannara, The Sword of Shannara, Ehte Elfstones of Shannarah and The Wishsong of Shannara)? Start at the beginning and enjoy the fantacy of what is to come.
The first book in this series by Terry Brooks, the First King of Shannara, begins the saga of the downfall of the evil Druid Brona and the terrible grip he has on the weak minded Gnomes and Trolls. Individual groups of the four lands unite in a death battle to save their beloved land and families, the future of all and start the beginning of a new era...The Kingdom of Shannara itself as Jerle Shannara steps into his rightful place in this tale of awsome magic, dark Druid secrets, entwined emotions of love and hate, brotherhood and Kingship.
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