First King of Shannara (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Horrified by the misuse of magic they had witnessed during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences, from the period before the collapse of civilization a thousand years before. Only the Bremen and a few trusted associates still studied the arcane arts. And for his persistence, Bremen found himself outcast, avoided by all but the few free-thinkers among the Druids.

But his removal from Paranor was not altogether a terrible thing, for Bremen learned that dark forces were on the move from the Northlands. That seemingly invincible armies of trolls were fast conquering all that lay to their south. That the scouts for the army--and its principal assassins--were Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who had fallen prey to the seductions of the magic arts. And that at the heart of the evil tide was an archmage and former Druid named Brona!

Using the special skills he had acquired through his own study of Magic, Bremen was able to penetrate the huge camp of the Troll army and learn many of its secrets. And he immediately understood that if the peoples of the Four Lands were to escape eternal subjugation they would need to unite. But, even united, they would need a weapon, something so powerful that the evil magic of Brona, the Warlock Lord, would fail before its might...

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Scott Brick
hr min
April 10
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

ace577 ,

perfect end to a perfect 1st trilogy

I started reading the Shannara series in 1982 and I can only hope to convey the excellent storytelling that Mr. Brooks achieves with this"prequel". Anyone who has followed the entire series (and is a true fan), will tell you: this is the perfect way to cement the first three books together. My advice is to check out the original book online or at your local library and then give this a shot. For those of you who don't find this mesmerizing, you have my apologies. For those of you that do, I join you in eagerly awaiting Terry's next venture into the highlands of Leah, Shady Vale, and Arborlon (as well as all the others).

Just another U2 Fan ,

Don't listen to bad reviews..... READ IT!!!

It may be true that this book is certainly not Brook's best, but it is by far better than any of that new crap known as "Eragon." You may want to read the book from the library before dishing out iTune's asking price, but it is still a very good book. This book was written to reveal all of the things not covered by the beginning shannara trilogy (Sword, Elfstones and Wishsong of Shannara), such as the forging of the Sword of Shannara, the raising of Allanon, and the history of the Druids. Give it a chance!

CJChris4 ,

The best book ever!!!!

I love this book! You need to read it!
This is probably the best book I have ever read! Don't listen to the bad reviews, this book is amazing. If you don't read it, then you are missing out on a lot!!! Terry Brooks is a brilliant writer. This is the first book of the series that I have read and I became obsessed with the books! READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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