Shannara (Chronological Order) series

40 works, 27 primary works

This list shows the chronological order of the entire Shannara series. Omnibus editions are listed at the bottom.

The sub-series in chronological order are:
Word & Void
Genesis of Shannara
Legends of Shannara
Paladins of Shannara
The Original Shannara Trilogy
Heritage of Shannara
Voyage of the Jerle Shannara
High Druid of Shannara
The Dark Legacy of Shannara
The Defenders of Shannara

For the series in publication order, go here.

Terry's suggested reading order for new readers and for revisiting readers.

Imaginary Friends
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions book 0.5
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Running with the Demon (Wor...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 14,397 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions book 1
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A Knight of the Word (Word ...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 8,308 ratings — published 1998 — 33 editions book 2
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Angel Fire East (Word & Voi...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 7,183 ratings — published 1999 — 33 editions book 3
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Armageddon's Children (Gene...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 8,896 ratings — published 2006 — 38 editions book 4
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The Elves of Cintra (Genesi...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 8,015 ratings — published 2007 — 38 editions book 5
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The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 7,014 ratings — published 2008 — 35 editions book 6
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Bearers of the Black Staff ...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 5,014 ratings — published 2010 — 30 editions book 7
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The Measure of the Magic (L...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 3,755 ratings — published 2011 — 23 editions book 8
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First King of Shannara (Sha...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 19,593 ratings — published 1996 — 37 editions book 9
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Allanon's Quest (Paladins o...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 914 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions book 9.5
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The Sword of Shannara (The ...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 40,052 ratings — published 1977 — 83 editions book 10
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Paladins of Shannara: The B...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions book 10.5
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The Elfstones Of Shannara  ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 39,970 ratings — published 1982 — 64 editions book 11
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The Weapons Master's Choice...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 519 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions book 11.5
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The Wishsong of Shannara (T...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 25,195 ratings — published 1985 — 51 editions book 12
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Indomitable (Shannara, #3.25)
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 696 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions book 13
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Legends II
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,088 ratings — published 2003 — 15 editions book 13 Indomitable
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Dark Wraith of Shannara (Sh...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,481 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions book 14
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The Scions of Shannara (Her...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 16,420 ratings — published 1990 — 48 editions book 15
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The Druid of Shannara (Heri...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 19,239 ratings — published 1991 — 36 editions book 16
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The Elf Queen Of Shannara (...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 17,649 ratings — published 1992 — 42 editions book 17
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The Talismans Of Shannara (...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 26,250 ratings — published 1993 — 38 editions book 18
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Ilse Witch (Voyage of the J...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 10,808 ratings — published 2000 — 27 editions book 19
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Antrax (Voyage of the Jerle...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 9,582 ratings — published 2001 — 30 editions book 20
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Morgawr (The Voyage of the ...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 10,027 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions book 21
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Jarka Ruus (High Druid of S...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 8,515 ratings — published 2003 — 31 editions book 22
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Tanequil (High Druid of Sha...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,341 ratings — published 2004 — 32 editions book 23
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Straken (High Druid of Shan...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,025 ratings — published 2005 — 28 editions book 24
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Wards of Faerie (The Dark L...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 2,953 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions book 25
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Bloodfire Quest (The Dark L...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,056 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions book 26
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Witch Wraith (The Dark Lega...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,674 ratings — published 2013 — 14 editions book 27
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The High Druid's Blade (The...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions book 28
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The Darkling Child (The Def...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions book 29
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The Word and the Void
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 624 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions book 1-3
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The Sword of Shannara Trilo...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 11,331 ratings — published 1986 — 13 editions book 10-12
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The Heritage of Shannara (H...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 2,524 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions book 15-18
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The Voyage of the Jerle Sha...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 2,294 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions book 19-21
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The High Druid of Shannara ...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 610 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions book 22-24
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The World of Shannara
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions book reference
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