Genesis of Shannara

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,568 ratings

Armageddon's Children Publisher's Summary

Terry Brooks is one of a handful of writers whose work defines modern fantasy fiction. His 23 international best sellers have ranged from the beloved Shannara series to stories that tread a much darker path.

Armageddon's Children is a new creation - the perfect opportunity for listeners unfamiliar with Brooks's previous work to experience an author at the height of his considerable storytelling powers.

Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall.

Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity. Logan has sworn an oath to seek out a remarkable being born of magic, possessed of untold abilities, and destined to lead the final fight against darkness.

Across the country, Angel Perez, herself a survivor of the malevolent death-dealing forces combing the land, has also been chosen for an uncanny mission in the name of her ruined world's salvation. From the devastated streets of Los Angeles, she will journey to find a place - and a people - shrouded in mystery, celebrated in legend, and vital to the cause of humankind...even as a relentless foe follows close behind, bent on her extermination.

Meanwhile, in the nearly forsaken city of Seattle, a makeshift family of refugees has carved out a tenuous existence among the street gangs, mutants, and marauders fighting to stay alive against mounting odds - and something unspeakable that has come from the shadows in search of prey.

In time, all their paths will cross. Their common purpose will draw them together. Their courage and convictions will be tested and their fates will be decided, as their singular crusade begins: to take back, or lose forever, the only world they have.

©2006 Terry Brooks (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Armageddon's Children

    • The Genesis of Shannara, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271

    Logan Tom is doomed to remember the past and determined to rescue the future. Far behind him lies a boyhood cut violently short by his family's slaughter, when the forces of madness and hate swept our world after decadent excesses led to civilization's downfall. Somewhere ahead of him rests the only chance to beat back the minions of evil that are systematically killing and enslaving the last remnants of humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The start of something really good

    • By R. Jones on 02-23-09

    Regular price: $26.94

    • Armageddon's Children

    • Genesis of Shannara, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    This new series opens a new chapter in the Shannara legend. This is the story of the events before those described in The Sword of Shannara. Here begins the chronicle of the Great Wars and the destruction of the Old World, the story of how one world was destroyed and another created. This is the most ambitious project Terry Brooks has undertaken in his remarkable career, a series that will delight and amaze his existing fans and attract a whole new generation of readers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!!

    • By Matthew on 03-15-08

    Regular price: $14.91

  • Book 2

    • The Elves of Cintra

    • Genesis of Shannara, Book 2
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024

    Across the ruined landscape that is America - hopelessly poisoned, plague-ridden, burned, and besieged by demon armies bent on exterminating all mortal life - two pilgrims have been summoned to serve the embattled cause of good. Logan Tom has journeyed to desolate Seattle to protect a ragged band of street urchins and the being known as the gypsy morph, who is both mortal and magical, and destined to save mankind unless he is destroyed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't be so harsh on the narrator

    • By Neil on 08-29-09

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 3

    • The Gypsy Morph

    • The Genesis of Shannara, Book 3
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 994
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 999

    Eighty years into the future, the United States is a no-man's-land: its landscape blighted by chemical warfare, pollution, and plague; its government collapsed, its citizens adrift, desperate, and fighting to stay alive. Survivors in fortified compounds hold the line against wandering predators, rogue militias, and hideous mutations spawned by the toxic atmosphere. But from around the country, allies of good have been summoned to challenge the rampaging evil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost...

    • By Anonymous User on 09-07-08

    Regular price: $24.47