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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.

Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destory the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara--Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him....

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The Sword of Shannara
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The book that started it all
November 5th, 2014
Written in the same style as Lord of the Rings, the Sword of Shannara nevertheless enraptures the reader in its depths. In a way, the Sword is an even greater burden than the One Ring, for the sword requires a change in the person to use, while the One Ring feeds on what is already there.
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Loved it!!
October 1st, 2014
Have been trying to get my hands on this series and I finally got to finish book 1! I am so happy, it is such a good book! The Sword of Shannara series has always been one I had hoped to read, and thus far I have yet to be disappointed. :-)
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Sword of Shannara
April 29th, 2014
This book was extremely derivative and very poorly written. If J R R Tolkein were still alive he would be suing Brooks, as it is he is probably spinning in his grave. I had a very hard time getting through it but I will not subject myself to another
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Great read
January 30th, 2014
I read this first book of the series back in high school and recently had it pop up in my suggested reads. Loved it even more this time around! Can't wait to finish and start the next one.
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