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by Charles Keating,Terry Brooks

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Charles Keating,Terry Brooks
Random House Audio; Abridged edition (August 26, 2003)
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by Terry Brooks (Author), Charles Keating (Narrator). The Sword of Shannara is an epic fantasy with Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Gnomes and magic and a coming of age protagonist must go on a perilous quest with companions to rescue the world from a dark lord.

by Terry Brooks (Author), Charles Keating (Narrator). Although this original novel does have some similar elements and plot lines to Lord of the Rings, it by its own right a really good story. The Four Lands is described richly by Brooks and the characters are interesting and the book overall draws you into quest for the Sword of Shannara.

Home Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara. Excerpt from The Measure of the Magic. Other Books By This Author. The sword of shannara, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25. Hunted by the Skull Bearer. ONE. HE SUN was already sinking into the deep green of the hills to the west of the valley, the red and gray-pink of its shadows touching the corners of the land when Flick Ohmsford began his descent.

Terry Brooks was born in Illinois in 1944, where he spent a great deal of his . Discover new books on Goodreads.

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. See if your friends have read any of Terry Brooks's books. 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.

The Sword of Shannara is a 1977 epic fantasy novel by American writer Terry Brooks. It is the first book of the Original Shannara Trilogy, followed by The Elfstones of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara. Brooks was heavily influenced by J. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and began writing The Sword of Shannara in 1967. It took him seven years to complete, as he was writing the novel while attending law school. Ballantine Books used it to launch the company's new subsidiary Del Rey Books

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Читать онлайн The Sword of Shannara. The Sword of Shannara. Chapter One. The sun was already sinking into the deep green of the hills to the west of the valley, the red and gray–pink of its shadows touching the comers of the land, when Flick Ohmsford began his descent. The bail stretched out unevenly down the northern slope, winding through the huge boulders which studded the rugged terrain in massive clumps, disappearing into the thick forests of the lowlands to reappear in brief glimpses in small clearings and thinning spaces of woodland.

By Terry Brooks Read by Charles Keating. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a trueheir of Shannara. By Terry Brooks Read by Charles Keating. By Terry Brooks Read by Scott Brick. On Shea, last of the bloodline,rests the hope of all the races. Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic,a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth. About The Sword of Shannara.

Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction. Terry Brooks writes mainly high fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. He was born in the rural midwestern town of Sterling, Illinois and spent a large part of his life living there. He is an alumnus of Hamilton College, obtaining his . in English Literature in 1966. He later obtained a . from Washington and Lee University

Exposed to the awesome power of the Sword of Shannara, and forced to confront the truth of her horrifying deeds, she has fled deep into her own mind.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Exposed to the awesome power of the Sword of Shannara, and forced to confront the truth of her horrifying deeds, she has fled deep into her own mind. Now at the mercy of those who seek vengeance against her, her only protector is her long-lost brother, Bek Ohmsford, who is determined to redeem his beloved sister. and deliver her to the destiny predicted for her by the Druid Walker Boh.

Written by Terry Brooks, narrated by Scott Brick. Book One of the Fall of Shannara. Narrated by: Charles Keating. Length: 6 hrs. Abridged. Narrated by: Simon Vance. Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins.

You’re a bit later than usual, son, he growled pleasantly. Come over here and have dinner while there’s still something to eat. Flick walked over wearily, lowered the traveling pack to the floor with a slight clatter, and perched himself on one of the high counter stools. His father’s large frame straightened itself as he shoved back the empty plate and looked quizzically at the other, his wide forehead wrinkling. I met a traveler on the road coming into the valley, Flick explained hesitantly.

Living 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....From the Paperback edition.
  • So, I watched the tv show first and found it cheesy but interesting I decided to read how it all got started. It took me a while, but it rang of LOTR with its own twists and turns,completely entertaining. The beginning was slow for me so I found myself reading per books in between, but then I couldn't put it down. The characters were courageous, and the story really came together at the end. I was sad for those that were lost, but happy with the ending. I'm really excited to have the next one to get started on.

  • It seems in order to review the Sword of Shannara that you need to first discuss the fact that Terry Brooks borrowed a lot from Tolkien. I feel that this many years later it is time to let it go. If your the type that is going to be bugged by this fact then my advice is to steer clear of this entire series. I myself was warned so I didn't let any of that take away from my experience of The Sword of Shannara.

    Judged on its own merits it is a good epic fantasy novel. The characters are a lot of fun and so is the world they inhabit. The beginning of Sword has a lot of mystery to it. I love how the valemen are as blind as the reader about who to trust, and what to do. Really when you get down to it this novel is just a heck of a lot of fun. It isn't very dark. The whole novel just moves things along quickly. For the most part it works well.

    I have two complaints about the novel. First is that it is written in omniscient perspective. This means that the narrator is not one of the characters. So in any scene you can know what any one of the characters is thinking. I rarely like this type of writting style. It seems that the vast majority of fantasy is written in a style called 3rd person limited. It gives each chapter a flavor for whoever the chapters viewpoint is written from. You can crack this one up to personal taste. If this kind of thing doesn't bug you then it won't be an issue. The only other compliant that I would have is that the last act suffered a little to much from a battle without involving the character as much. It felt like a blow by blow account of a war instead of being on the front lines with the characters.

    One nice thing is that the story wrap ups were very good. I liked what happens with the valemen at the end. Another thing that I think should be pointed out about this novel. This book got publishers excited about fantay again. A lot of books that I enjoy might not have ever taken place if Brooks hadn't sold so many copies of this first volume.

    I enjoyed my stay in Shannara. I will be visiting again soon.

  • Apparently this series has been around for quite a while. Better late than never. Terry Brooks is also new to me and has been a staple in the fantasy novel genre for many years as well. Luckily I stumbled across a short story of his which sent me searching for more of his magic. I must say I found I think I found a new favorite. This story has many wonderful characters from fantastical descent with rich histories that wrap you up in their world, lives, friendships and their journey to save all this from the evil that wants to devour it all. Kinships are made from many walks of life to travel through dangerous lands filled with the creatures who will try to stop them from saving their people and lands from being wiped out by evil.

  • I bought this book for a young cousin who got bogged down in LOTR. I originally read this in junior high (soon after its publication) - when my own first attempt at Tolkien failed. A classmate described it at the time as "Tolkien-lite." While SoS is clearly influenced by (and perhaps more uncharitably put: derivative of) LOTR, it is a thoroughly engaging epic tale in its own right.
    I enjoyed it as a youngster, and enjoyed quickly browsing through it again before sending it along. My cousin said she really liked it.
    This edition had the single page b/w paintings by The Brothers Hildebrandt, but lacked the full color fold-out print of the entire "fellowship" that my long-lost version had. The painting can be easily found via online search. Their art added a great deal to the story for me long ago; the style is so distinctive that as you read the book you see their visualization of each character. It is unfortunate that this integral print was not included in later editions.
    I read several of the sequels; and while I enjoyed The Elfstones of Shannara, I liked the books following that one less and less.
    If you have read LOTR, there is no real reason to read this book. For a younger reader intimidated by Tolkien's prose (or anyone who just doesn't enjoy his style - they exist), however, this book is a good alternative in the fantasy genre.
    14 year old me enjoyed it immensely; and current me still feels confident recommending it.

  • 40 years from first publication & this book fails the test of time. Entertaining, but the plot slavishly follows the LoTR & There’s too much telling, not enough showing. Brooks clearly gets better, but I don’t think this gets a book deal today.

  • I had high hopes for this book and read through first few chapters quickly... unfortunately I found the story, details, series of events and the writing extremely lacking. I even bought the audiobook to go with it and gave up on the book halfway through.

  • I first read this book in the late 1970's. It has remained my favorite book of all time. I recently re-read it, and it is still great!

  • It is a classic battle of good vs. evil. Worth the time and effort it takes to read a real book. Glad I did.