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Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives ...Show synopsisLong ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara. THE SWORD OF SHANNARA is the first volume of the classic series that has become one of the most popular fantasy tales of all time. A masterful work from a master storyteller.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. (A189_1/10)Book is in good...Very good. No dust jacket as issued. (A189_1/10)Book is in good condition. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 736 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fair. Size: wb37012; Book is well read but remains a good...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.
Description:Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) An Excellent Copy-To Bob,...Near Fine. Book. Signed by Author(s) An Excellent Copy-To Bob, Magic Always-By The Author On The Title Page. A 39Th Printing. Book Is In Near Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Tiny Bit Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Thanks And Enjoy.
Description:Very Good. Later [10th] printing thus. 726 pages. VG copy ...Very Good. Later [10th] printing thus. 726 pages. VG copy [spine cocked with some edgewear, some cover creasing, cheap text paper tanning] with distributor's date stamp to the bottom edge.
Description:Inscribed Inscribed by Brooks on the title page, "Nick, Best...Inscribed Inscribed by Brooks on the title page, "Nick, Best wishes. Terry Brooks 5/85." The first book in the Shannara trilogy. Printed simultaneously with the hardcover. Barron, Fantasy Literature 4A-51. Magill, Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp 1866-1868. An about very good copy.
Description:Good in Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Bookclub ed....Good in Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Bookclub ed. Good/Good condition, heavy over all wear to book and dustjacket, previous owner name and date on FEP. Inscribed by author on title page.
I got maybe a third of the way into this book before giving up in disgust. The whole book doesn't appear to entirely rip-off "Fellowship of the Ring," but the exposition most certainly does. (meek but noble hero, even meeker brother/loyal friend cleaves to his side, evil creatures tracking hero down ...
When the Sword of Shannara came out in 1977 the most popular fantasy at the time
was The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Terry Brooks' wrote a
very good book on writing and he wrote to me that although some fans of Tolkien's
books feel like his Shannara is a ripoff it didn't matter ...
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