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  • First King of Shannara

  • The Shannara Series, Prequel
  • By: Terry Brooks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (207 ratings)

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By: Terry Brooks
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Summary

In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts. And at their head is an evil archmage and former Druid called Brona. Bremen realizes that if the peoples of the Four Lands are to evade slavery, they will have to unite. But to defeat Brona, they will need a mighty weapon: the Sword of Shannara.
©1996 Terry Brooks (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

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Awesome

Loved it, love the narrators voice, listened to it many times before I purchased 2nd

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very good ..

a fine prequel to a much read much loved fantasy trilogy ....a must for shannara fans

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Good but not as good as the others

it was good but not as good as the others I have read. still good though!

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Great book.

Great book, well worth a listen, if you like fantasy novels. This was my first audiobook and it didn't disappoint.

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first king of shannara

loved this book as I do all the others in the series. Didn't enjoy American reader but got used to him.

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always an adventure

I'm a huge fan of Terry Brooks and if you are like me you will love it

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Great read

Well crafted and absorbing story that weaves a spell over the reader from start to crashing finish

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...AMAZINGLY GOOD...

Thank you for this complex and compelling story set in a time and place you will never forget.

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awsome book

i loved this book couldnt stop listening .big story strong friendships awsome story.cant say more

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Good story but….

a lot of the time it felt like it could do with more pace and a bit less detail of the imagery. That said I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the collection.

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