The Defenders of Shannara
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  • 1
    The High Druid's Blade: The Defenders of Shannara, Book 1 | Terry Brooks

    The High Druid's Blade: The Defenders of Shannara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (522)

    Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon’s fireplace. Running his family’s modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world…and rewrite his destiny.

    A departure from the typical Shannara storyline

    A couple of spoilers in this review (4th paragraph)- You have been warned!

    First, I have to say that overall I am a Brooks fan. Next to the H..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 04 2015 by Christopher (Southlake, TX, United States)
  • 2
    The Darkling Child: The Defenders of Shannara | Terry Brooks

    The Darkling Child: The Defenders of Shannara

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (288)
    Story
    (288)

    After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him. For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected.

    Not as engaging as previous story lines...

    Terry has been one of the big fantasy writers for a long time, and I've enjoyed reading his Shannara world as it has evolved. His early books were som..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2015 by Christopher (Southlake, TX, United States)
  • 3
    The Sorcerer's Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara | Terry Brooks

    The Sorcerer's Daughter: The Defenders of Shannara

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (169)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (159)

    The inspiration for the epic MTV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now best-selling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that's sure to thrill veteran audiences and recent converts alike.

    Deja Vu

    Story lines in the past several books have become very repetitive. I love the world of Shannara, and have for almost 30 years. But it seems like Mr...Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2016 by Brian Robinson (Northern VA)