Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
I LOVE this series. I'm eleven and right in the middle of The Scions of Shannara. I've read all of the others except for The Talismans of Shannara. This series is a huge knock off of LOTR. Terry Brooks is a great author, but there are so many similiar characters. If you read the Sword of Shannara, you'll find a Gollum aka Smeagol, along with a Frodo and Sam. If you read The Wishsong of Shannara, you will find an Aragorn. In 'The Sword', there's a part where Shea (Frodo) is stabbed in the shoulder by a poisoness blade, just like in Lord of the Rings. If you liked LOTR, you'll probably have a lot of fun finding the many similarities of the two series.
Submitted by Artealiion@aol.com
I read the Sword of Shannara in 1995. From there I was hooked on Terry Brooks. I have read every book of his since then. With vivid details that takes the imagination to a whole new world of magic, beautiful women, and that ever lingering evil that we all hope never shows it's ultimate power. You can find heroes here. Heroes that no evil could stand against. Well, thought out characters. Allanon with his dark and mysterious ways. This character sets the tone for the story. I almost could see my self traveling with them. And having the same fears of Allanon as they did. Thank God Terry Brooks was born.
Submitted by Heather Johnson
I must say that Terry Brooks is one of the most imaginitive and original authors of recent years. The moment I pick up his books, my real life ceases to exist and I am transported to Arborlon, Shady Vale, Paranor and many other places. I truly love all the characters and I feel sadness whenever one dies and joy whenever one triumphs. As of now, I have read every Shannara book that has been written and I eagerly wait for more. In my own opinion, I believe Terry can stand against Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and any of the other great fantasy novelists. I have read LOTR and the Narnia Chronicles(which are absolutely superb and in a class of their own) along with a great assortment of other fantasy novels. I find Terry Brooks to be just as inventive and his characters to be just as endearing. I truly love Terry Brooks and I hope he is around for years to come.
Submitted by Anonymous
The world in which you are thrown into when you read this series it quite unique, in that the descriptive work of Brooks allows a very complete feel to world and the feelings and moods of the characters.
I've read many sci-fi books but I've never been able to get away form this series. The attraction I've found is in the interesting character developments and amazingly realistic scenary.
I found that at the end of the reading the Scion epic, I was almost about to give up on the series. But having just finished the Voyage of Jerle Shannara series my interest in these books has been rekindled and I'm eagerly awaiting the next book.
Submitted by Anonymous
Well #1 I'm not under 12...I'm just too lazy to fill everything else out....well ANYWAY Terry Brooks Is One Of the best writers, in my opinion. He writes awesome fighting scenes and he makes you feel like your in the adventure.And I have NEVER been so attached to the characters....I actully found myself crying when one of the characters died...which is very unusal for me...There's one problem about Terry Brooks books. Almost all of his characters are killed...which kind-a-gets annoying after awhile...I get a favorite character then BOOM he's dead the next chapter...then I get a new one then BOOM he's dead...it's like O.O WHAT THE HECK??
Terry Brook's writing has inspired me to become a writer though. My friends are always complimenting on my writing skills (but not spelling -_-) so I was encourged to write A book. I ended up writing a 296 page book thanks to my favorite Author Terry Brooks...So I'd recomend this book to anyone, everyone would enjoy it. If you can't read...then have someone read it to you! But then how would you be reading this O.o oh well...My Personal favorite character is Ahren....*Shrugs* oh well bye yall!