Unlimited [Contemporary Book] ☆ The Sword of the Shannara and The Elfstones of Shannara - by Terry Brooks ✓

By Terry Brooks | Comments: ( 239 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

Terry Brooks Shannara series has become a modern classic, and now, 25 years after it was written, it is a must have addition to your eBook library For a limited time only, take advantage of this exciting opportunity buy Elfstones of Shannara and get The Sword of Shannara for free Sword of ShannaraLiving in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubleTerry Brooks Shannara series has become a modern classic, and now, 25 years after it was written, it is a must have addition to your eBook library For a limited time only, take advantage of this exciting opportunity buy Elfstones of Shannara and get The Sword of Shannara for free Sword of ShannaraLiving 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 Elfstones of ShannaraAncient Evil threatens the Elves The ancient tree created by long lost Elven magic, is dying When Wil Ohmsford is summoned to guard the Amberle on a perilous quest to gather a new seed for a new tree, he is faced with the Reaper, the most fearsome of all Demons And Wil is without power to control them.

  • Title: The Sword of the Shannara and The Elfstones of Shannara
  • Author: Terry Brooks
  • ISBN: 9780345455406
  • Page: 389
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his childhood and early adulthood dreaming up stories in and around Sinnissippi Park, the very same park that would eventually become the setting for his bestselling Word Void trilogy He went to college and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, where he majored in English Literature, and he received his graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington Lee University.A writer since high school, he wrote many stories within the genres of science fiction, western, fiction, and non fiction, until one semester early in his college years he was given The Lord of the Rings to read That moment changed Terry s life forever, because in Tolkien s great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre.He then wrote The Sword of Shannara, the seven year grand result retaining sanity while studying at Washington Lee University and practicing law It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.

Comments The Sword of the Shannara and The Elfstones of Shannara

  • Shaun

    Cheap lord of the rings knock off.d it seemed like it would never end.

  • Lola Croft

    Again, I like the general story and characters, but I'm still not sure I'm enjoying it too much. Descriptions drag a little too much and back story goes on for too long. I think these things should be established but not as entire chapters and such.It was better than the first book though. It didn't drag as much and the writting style gets better. will and Amberly are much better characters too.

  • Ntd_pub

    Seeing as how this was Brook's debut of the Shannara series, I gave it a little bit of a pass. Overall, I felt the writing style was often clunky at times. Written in the shadow of the Tolkien craze, it was evident that Brooks at times borrowed from Tolkien's writing style/plot. However, Brooks' prose lacked the poetic fluidity of Tolkien. At times you could almost directly link concepts and characters and settings in TSOS with those in LOTR, and I felt as though that detracted mightily from wha [...]

  • 05CjP

    In this book there is a boy named Shea Ohmsford how learns he is a decendent of the great elf king and he must travel to the castle of the elves to retrieve the sword of shannara because he is the only one who can kill the warlock lord, Brona. Shea and his brother, Flick, decide to make this perilous journey. Through their trials and tribulations they meet a magician, the prince of culhaven, Shea's friend Menion Leah, and other elves who make the walk with him to find the sword and save the Nort [...]

  • Steve mitchell

    read this a looping time ago and loved the series. just heard Favreau and MTV are making it a series?????

  • Cara

    When I first read this book in 3rd grade--it had been published only a few months before--I thought it was great. I've grown up, and re-reading it now was close to unbearable. Others have commented on the blatant copying of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings--from the multiracial fellowship banding together to stop an ancient evil to the story beats (separation of the fellowship, isolation of the protagonist/weakest character, climactic physical battle that should end in death for all of the heroes, ex [...]

  • g-na

    I'd rate this about a 2.5/5. Published 22 years afterThe Lord of the Rings, The Sword of Shannara has been criticized as being a rip-off of the former. Sure, there are parallels between the stories, but Sword is a pale facsimile thereof. The biggest problem with this book is its juvenile writing. The plot is simple, one-dimensional, and predictable. If I didn't know better I would have guessed it was written for Young Adults, although the Young Adult fantasy I've read has been more sophisticated [...]

  • Susanna Holdren

    I originally read this book in junior high, so it was fun to read again 2 decades later. The Shannara series is what actually got me into reading, so thank you Terry Brooks, and thanks to my brother for introducing me to this series! I was so into these books when I was a teenager, I was a "Shannara girl" for Halloween one year, with my homemade sword & sheath, and my pouch of elfstones (the elfstones were clear blue glass pebbles I borrowed from a board game we had.) The books are really lo [...]

  • Jayden

    I think this is a great fantasy book and once it gets going you will want to keep reading. It does take a little bit though to get there, at least for me it did. The book started off slow and was hard to hold my attention. I had to almost force myself to read it but in the end I think it was worth it. It did take me to get around the 200-300 page marker though to finally start really getting into the book. So fare warning it takes a little bit but will eventually capture your attention. Plus I l [...]

  • Sabrina

    Obviously and heavily influenced by Lord of the Rings, I think this book is probably more accessible in terms of language than the LOTR trilogy. The writing definitely veered into some seriously purple prose and occasional overuse of words (for example, using "complete" and "completely" in the same sentence), but I'd say it's a classic for a reason. Highly readable, fun story and just different enough from LOTR that it could stand alone. Looking forward to reading the rest of the Shannara books. [...]

  • Eva Zaruba

    I think this book was great, especially with all the adventure, plot twists, and the relationships and descriptions of and between characters. I easily got sucked into the book after only one chapter and then couldn't stop reading!

  • Norm

    Fun story, but the characters are a little thin and the writing a bit formulaic. Also, it seemed like I was reading the Lord of the Rings with different characters, same plot configuration, different props.

  • Brian O'Leary

    An awesome first book of a series, highly recommend.

  • Marc

    Very similar to lord of the rings for sure. Juvenile in areas, especially when describing emotion.

  • Tammy Dixon

    I enjoyed Elfstones much better than the Sword.

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  • Brianne

    reminded me a lot of the Lord of the rings. nothing like the Netflix series. really enjoyed this and stayed up late often to finish it.

  • Irene

    I don’t know how it is even possible that I’ve enjoyed fantasy my entire life but haven’t read any Terry Brooks - the author that some consider the master of fantasy novels! With a new TV show based on the “Shannara” series in the works, I figured it was time to fix that.“Fantasy” as a genre gets a pretty bad rep - it’s easy to make fun of, it’s for nerds, it’s not serious literature, whatever. I’m secure in my academic and intellectual identity and credentials, thanks. I e [...]

  • Thompson_Parker

    In this book Shea and Flick Ohmsford are thrown into the midst of a world defining moment. Suddenly a man named Allanon comes it Shea's and Flick's world. He says that the Warlock Lord and his Skull Bearers as he calls them are spreading over the whole county and are killing the Shannara line. According to Allanon Shea is the last of the Shannara line to be living. Shea and Flick must flee into the forest and travel to the deep Anar to the dwarves or the will not live to see tomorrow. After ther [...]

  • Kristiane

    After a bit of a slow start I really got into the story at Paranor. From then on it was hard to leave the book. A very good classical fantasy novel. I am looking forward to starting the next book in the series.

  • Jeremy E.

    Though I am only about half-way through the book, I have seemed to lose interest. I take issue with the story. I can understand how the lead character and his brother are from a region that is sort of isolated from the greater cities and realms up north, but even through their journey and stops in cities and towns, there is no sense of urgency in the people around them that this evil dark lord is coming. You would think that such impending doom for the realm would have people up in arms. Instead [...]

  • *Thea Wilson*

    I have just re-read this book for the first time in fifteen years and I had forgotten how truly brilliant it was. When I first read this book I was still at school and all the prequel books hadn't even been thought of yet so I have been slowly reading the whole series in chronological order as suggested by Terry Brooks himself and after reading the prequels (I'm talking Word & Void, Genesis and Legends series plus First King Of Shannara) you do go into this book with a totally different mind [...]

  • Gus

    I don't ordinarily write reviews, but I feel compelled to write one for The Sword of Shannara, in the hopes that it saves some poor soul from enduring this book.I started it with high hopes; I'm a huge fantasy fan and this is acclaimed as one of the classics. However, the book was one painfully long disappointment. Calling the story 'derivative' of Tolkien is unfair. It's a blatant rip-off, borrowing character archetypes, places, and even plot points. And the writing is possibly even worse than [...]

  • Amy N.

    It's a lot easier to read than LOTR. It's kinda funny having read the LOTR and Harry Potter books I see so many similarities between them all. It's still fun though. My favorite so far was the description of the gates to the Kings Tomb it's the exact description of the sign on screen to World of Warcraft. :-)The final battle seemed abrupt, but I'm quite glad they didn't kill off my favorite character. Too bad for Hendel and Keltset, though.Can't wait to start "Elfstones."

  • Johnathon

    Ponderous though somewhat enjoyable fantasy that tries to replicate the brilliance of Tolkien & other greats but falls short. The characters & setting are interesting but at over 700 pages, it just starts to meander (at least Tolkien split "Lord of the Rings" into three books). Plus, the truth about Shea is revealed far too soon, thus taking away the mystery of his fate. Not a bad read (reportedly, the following books get better) but not a great epic by itself.

  • kaylie

    It was an okay story, although very much like Lord of the Rings. Basically the plot line was the same, with different characters and slightly different twists. Also, it didn't move fast enough. Some chapters dragged you through the people being in the dungeon, bored out of their minds. You were bored too.

  • Ryan T

    This was a very good book which I had fun reading. The book is very unpredictable, adventourouse, and interesting. The book does start off very slow, but it does move fast when it is into the main part of the story. The only problem is that it is a very hard book to read, and it took me a while to read it. I highly recommend it to people whoare looking for a chalanging and adventurous book.

  • Tom Ryker

    If you are a reader who loves fantasy and have not read the Sword of Shannara series you are missing out. Terry Brooks is an amazing writer. I learned to love reading and writing by reading books like this. I read this when I was 10 years old and loved it. I still find it a fantastic read today!Tom Ryker (author - tomryker/)

  • Veronica Vazquez Zamora

    I first read this series as a young adult and I loved it. When MTV released "Shannara Chronicles" I decided to reread it. I didn't think it held up. I stuck with it out of a misguided sense of loyalty that I rarely display. Towards the end it got better or I got used to the pain of reading it. I'm not sure which.

  • Phiona Macrae

    Shea Ohmsford is a half-elf and the last remaining heir of Shannara. In him lies the power to wield the mighty Sword of Shannara. He holds the key to utterly destroying the Warlock Lord once and for all. Except he doesn't know how! And Allanon is keeping something very important from the others. Can he even be trusted?

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