The Sword of Shannara Author:Terry Brooks Book I — After mankind rises from the ashes of the Great Wars where science has destroyed the former world, magic has now replaced science as the means to discover knowledge and acquire power. The Shannara family line is called on by the mysterious Druids of Paranor to combat the evil that arises to swallow the Four Lands in darkness. — The series... more » has fantastic depth, amazingly real characters, and is high adventure of the first order. If you read fantasy, then you must read the Shannara series!
he epic fantasy drew its first, sustained breath when Terry published The Sword of Shannara in 1977. It was a form that J.R.R. Tolkien had used with The Lord of the Rings but which most publishers believed could not make money as a genre. With his highly successful first novel, Terry proved editors, agents and critics wrong and has since had fourteen bestselling Shannara novels?and the fantasy genre has flourished.« less