First King of Shannara

First King of Shannara

Paperback - 1997
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In the fantasy country of Four Lands, good battles evil amid gnomes, warlocks, trolls, dwarfs and elves. The hero is a Druid magician who must find a magic jewel so the elves can defeat the warlocks.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1997, c1996.
Edition: First mass market edition
ISBN: 9780345396532
Characteristics: 435 pages ;,18 cm.
Alternative Title: 1st king of Shannara.


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loganlib_Cat Jan 14, 2018

The First King of Shannara is a wonderfully adventurous book, the writing is poetic and ingenious. Terry Brooks has created an imaginative world with deep characters. An older series but does not lose anything in a modern world as it transports you to another time. A whole series for you to discover.

CMLibrary_JLytal Jan 31, 2016

I really enjoyed this adventure. The works published after this (whether set before or after this one) stray further into Sci-Fi territory, tend to be shorter, and (to me, anyway) rather less original than Brooks' earlier works. "The First King of Shannara" is in many ways the last of the old-guard fantasy novels in Brooks' cannon. Although only just over half as long as Brooks' most famous work ("The Sword of Shannara"), it feels like a complete story and is a very satisfying read. It fleshes out the details of where many of the characters, ideas, and constructs of the "Sword" trillogy come from. Although written after "Sword," it takes place before. Readers can pick it up anywhere in the series, however. This is truly a must read for any Brooks fan.

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