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The Sword of Shannara

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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 synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Ellyb

If it quacks like a duck...

by Ellyb on Mar 17, 2008

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 ... More

Ron Townsend

A stand alone

by Ron Townsend on Jul 12, 2007

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 ... More

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