FIRST KING OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks

FIRST KING OF SHANNARA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Brooks wasn't the first writer, and won't be the last, to make a career out of a single idea that captured the fantasy audiences's attention (his Magic Kingdom yarns notwithstanding). So, for those who simply can't get enough of Shannara books, here's a very large prequel, chronologically set 500 years before the original The Sword of Shannara (1977), in which readers may discover how the last Druid, Bremen--last until young Allanon, hero of the later installments, shows up--battles the evil Warlock Lord and his Skull Bearers, and how his ally, King of the Elves, Jerle Shannara, wields the Sword of Shannara against the bad guys. And so forth. For those who care.
Pub Date: April 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-345-39652-9
Page count: 496pp
Publisher: Del Rey/Ballantine
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1996




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