Sword Of Shannara Trilogy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 943 ratings

The First King of Shannara 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.
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  • Book 0

    • The First King of Shannara

    • The Shannara Series, Prequel
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book with really bad narration

    • By Michael on 21-12-16

    Regular price: £36.09

  • Book 1

    • The Sword of Shannara

    • The Shannara Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 394

    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 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shanara

    • By Ms. S. C. Taylor on 28-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Elfstones of Shannara

    • Number 2 in the Series
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    An ancient evil threatens the Elves and the Races of Man. The Ellcrys, the tree of long-lost Elven magic, is dying, unravelling the spell of Forbidding that locks the hordes of Demons away from the world. Already the fearsome Reaper is free. Only by quickening a new seed in the mysterious Bloodfire can the Ellcrys be reborn and the Forbidding made whole. Amberle, a young Elven girl, is chosen to undertake the quest for the Bloodfire. The way is perilous, though.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good series, slow in places, overall good.

    • By kevin brooker on 10-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • The Wishsong of Shannara

    • Number 3 in the Series
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Horror stalks the Four Lands. The Ildatch, ancient source of evil, has stirred to life. It sends its foul Mord Wraiths to make war on all living things and bring about, at last, Mankind's destruction. Once again Allanon, Druid Protector of the Races, must seek the help of a descendant of the Elven King, Jerle Shannara. Brin, daughter of Wil Ohmsford, has been born with the magic of the Wishsong, which alone can open a way to the Ildatch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Andy on 09-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3.25

    • Legends II, Volume 2

    • New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Diana Gabaldon, Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Charles Keating
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
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    Fantasy fans rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here.

    Regular price: £9.63

  • Book 3.5

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