The Original Shannara Trilogy

22 works, 3 primary works

...with a few related extras.

This is where the larger Shannara series started, with the publication of The Sword of Shannara in 1977. This book is still a good place to begin the overall series, even though there are several books that take place earlier in the chronology.

Chronologically, these books fall into place after The Legends of Shannara.

To continue the series past this point, see The Heritage of Shannara.

Series also known as:
*La trilogia originale di Shannara


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Other Series by Terry Brooks

Shannara (Publication Order) (1 - 10 of 29 books)
  • The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)
  • The Elfstones of Shannara  (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #2)
  • The Wishsong of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #3)
  • The Scions of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #1)
  • The Druid of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #2)
  • The Elf Queen of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #3)
  • The Talismans of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #4)
  • First King of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #0)
  • Running with the Demon (Word & Void, #1)
  • A Knight of the Word (Word & Void, #2)
Shannara (Chronological Order) (1 - 10 of 28 books)
  • Running with the Demon (Word & Void, #1)
  • A Knight of the Word (Word & Void, #2)
  • Angel Fire East (Word & Void, #3)
  • Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara, #1)
  • The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara, #2)
  • The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara, #3)
  • Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara, #1)
  • The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara, #2)
  • First King of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #0)
  • The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)
Shannara - Terry's Suggested Order for New Readers (1 - 10 of 33 books)
  • The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)
  • The Elfstones of Shannara  (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #2)
  • The Wishsong of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #3)
  • Indomitable (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #3.25)
  • Dark Wraith of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #3.5)
  • The Scions of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #1)
  • The Druid of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #2)
  • The Elf Queen of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #3)
  • The Talismans of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #4)
  • First King of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #0)
Shannara - Terry's Suggested Reading Order for Revisiting Readers (1 - 10 of 30 books)
  • Running with the Demon (Word & Void, #1)
  • A Knight of the Word (Word & Void, #2)
  • Angel Fire East (Word & Void, #3)
  • Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara, #1)
  • The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara, #2)
  • The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara, #3)
  • Bearers of the Black Staff (Legends of Shannara, #1)
  • The Measure of the Magic (Legends of Shannara, #2)
  • First King of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #0)
  • The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)