Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
I've read most of the books in the series. And i loved them all. I own close to a 1000 books(not including hardcover)and I always seem to go back to reading one the ones in the Shannara Series. Between this one and the Lord of the Rings one. It will have to be one of my all time favorites.
Submitted by Josh McCuistion
Let's put this bluntly...Brooks is definitely NOT the most imaginative author out there. But alongside that, he also has a certain unknown quality that makes you keep reading, even if you hated the last book you just read. The First King is the best book in the Series, and pretty much the only one worth buying, except for the fact that most people are going to start with the Sword before they have interest in the 2nd War of the Races (the object of First King). The Sword of Shannara is a blatant ripoff of Tolkien in so many ways, and if you're one of those who think Brooks reached Fantasy perfection by writing that book and don't believe me, email me and ask me why, and what other series' out there are so much better. The Sword is still a good book if you have nothing else to read. Just don't let yourself get caught up and buy the rest. The second set in the series (Scions, Druids, Elf Queen, and Talismans) is a slow drag of a series that puts two decent books (2nd and 4th) in with two lousy ones, and of course they don't make any sense unless you read all of them. In summary, if you want to read something to pass the time while waiting for the next book in your favorite series to come out, buy the First King of Shannara and maybe the Sword of Shannara, but don't waste your cash on anything else.
Submitted by Kirsty
I am 13 and love reading so when I saw the whole Shannara series at a car boot sale I decided to check it out.I am currently reading The Talisman of Shannara and am enjoying it alot. My favourite characters are the Leahs, Menion, Rone and Morgan. I am looking forward to reading the next one.
Submitted by hiro protagonist
Well this coming year I will be hitting the age of 40 and still enjoy a run around the four lands,this started for me at age 16 and I hope to pass these books on to me children...keep on reading people
Submitted by Tamber
I have read over 100 Science Fiction books and Terry Brooks is by far one of the best Authors I have ever had the pleasure of reading. From beginning to end, I have been kept spell bound by the Shannara EPIC. There is only one other Author that has held me captive in such away that I could not put the book down, NOT even for a second. I take my book every where I go. I am in the middle of reading The First King Of Shannara. Though I think this book should have been the first one out. I advice anyone who loves Fantasy to pick Terry Brooks. And don't forget to read all of the Epic of Magic Kingdom of Landover. I got every book Terry Brooks has written and these two Epics are the best.