Sword Of Shannara Trilogy

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,683 ratings

The First King of Shannara Publisher's Summary

In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts. And at their head is an evil archmage and former Druid called Brona. Bremen realizes that if the peoples of the Four Lands are to evade slavery, they will have to unite. But to defeat Brona, they will need a mighty weapon: the Sword of Shannara.
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  • Book 0

    • The First King of Shannara

    • The Shannara Series, Prequel
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

    In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Pleasure

    • By K & L MITCHELL on 08-23-08

    Regular price: $43.93

  • Book 1

    • The Sword of Shannara

    • The Shannara Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long-dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Sword of Shannara

    • The Shannara Series, Book 1
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,284
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,306

    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. 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 true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally Unabridged!

    • By Nicholas on 04-20-04

    Regular price: $55.93

    • The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition

    • A Sword of Shannara Novel
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 27 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling world in The Sword of Shannara. Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the most popular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector's edition of the novel that started it all - featuring never-before-shared insights into the classic tale and an all-new introduction by the New York Times best-selling author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 03-08-16

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • The Elfstones of Shannara

    • Number 2 in the Series
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    An ancient evil threatens the Elves and the Races of Man. The Ellcrys, the tree of long-lost Elven magic, is dying, unravelling the spell of Forbidding that locks the hordes of Demons away from the world. Already the fearsome Reaper is free. Only by quickening a new seed in the mysterious Bloodfire can the Ellcrys be reborn and the Forbidding made whole. Amberle, a young Elven girl, is chosen to undertake the quest for the Bloodfire. The way is perilous, though.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scott Brick FTW!

    • By FLIP on 04-12-16

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 3

    • The Wishsong of Shannara

    • Number 3 in the Series
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Horror stalks the Four Lands. The Ildatch, ancient source of evil, has stirred to life. It sends its foul Mord Wraiths to make war on all living things and bring about, at last, Mankind's destruction. Once again Allanon, Druid Protector of the Races, must seek the help of a descendant of the Elven King, Jerle Shannara. Brin, daughter of Wil Ohmsford, has been born with the magic of the Wishsong, which alone can open a way to the Ildatch.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Wishsong of Shannara

    • The Shannara Series, Book 3
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,972

    Fans of the Shannara epic will revel as the forces of good battle an evil book, the Ildatch, which sends the Mord Wraiths to destroy mankind. To overcome this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford, for she holds the power of the wishsong, a magic invoked by singing that can make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and Great reader

    • By Kenneth on 03-17-04

    Regular price: $41.97

  • Book 3.25

    • Legends II, Volume 2

    • New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (Unabridged Selections)
    • By: Diana Gabaldon, Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Charles Keating
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Fantasy fans rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, the acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Diana Gabaldon is horrid. Brooks fair but short

    • By JustMe on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 3.5

    • Witch Wraith

    • The Dark Legacy of Shannara, Book 3
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642

    For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erode - and generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great closing to a great series.

    • By William on 02-12-14

    Regular price: $35.00