Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzling
world in The Sword of Shannara.
Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the most
popular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector’s
edition of the novel that started it all—featuring never-before-shared insights
into the classic tale, an all-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author, and replicas of the original
sketches for some of the long-lost, black-and-white paintings by the Brothers
Hildebrandt that decorated the original edition, and a replica of the original
Hildebrandt central color plate on the back of the jacket..
Long ago, wars ravaged the world. In peaceful Shady Vale,
half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. Then the giant,
forbidding Allanon, reveals that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting
to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of
Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of
Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.
Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of a mighty evil, flies
into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save his home, Shea must flee,
drawing the Skull Bearer after him in menacing pursuit.
Thus begins the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding
tale of adventure, magic, and myth. Download and start listening now!