Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book!
***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD***
THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES
'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman
Three hundred years have passed in the Four Lands. The Federation now controls all of the Southland. In the West, the Elves have vanished. In the East, the dwarves are enslaved. Par Ohmsford has retained some of the magical powers of his ancestors, although he does not fully understand the way they work. He is troubled by dreams of Allanon, the Druid whose fate has always seemed linked with that of the Ohmsfords. But when he is told of the Shadowen, the greatest danger ever to threaten the Four Lands, he embarks upon a perilous quest - to meet the shade of Allanon and to carry his message to the other Scions of Shannara.
Praise for Terry Brooks:
'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks
'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind
'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man
'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon
The Heritage of Shannara series:
THE SCIONS OF SHANNARA
THE DRUID OF SHANNARA
THE ELF QUEEN OF SHANNARA
THE TALISMANS OF SHANNARA
Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world -- Philip Pullman If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy -- Christopher Paolini, author of ERAGON I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara -- Peter V. Brett, author of THE PAINTED MAN I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years -- Patrick Rothfuss, author of THE NAME OF THE WIND
ISBN: 9781841495514 ISBN-10: 1841495514 Series: Heritage of Shannara Audience:
Number Of Pages: 512 Published: 5th October 2006 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1
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.