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First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks
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Jun 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Read in November, 2002

I'm a rabid fan of Terry Brooks so naturally I love this book. This prequel gives readers a look into the creation of the famous Sword of Shannara. Darker than the preceding novels, Brooks continues his theme of cost. Everything in life has it's price and rarely is it a fair price. I love the gritty adult view the Shannara books take on magic and "The First King of Shannara" is darker than most of the books in the series. Only read this book after you've read the original trilogy, it contains spoilers for "The Wishsong of Shannara".

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