The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition by Terry Brooks audiobook

The Annotated Sword of Shannara: 35th Anniversary Edition: 35th Anniversary Edition

By Terry Brooks
Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio 9780345535139

The Shannara Series

27.50 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780449013359

Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzlingworld in The Sword of Shannara.Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the mostpopular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector’sedition of the novel that started it all—featuring never-before-shared insightsinto the classic tale, an all-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author, and replicas of the originalsketches for some of the long-lost, black-and-white paintings by the BrothersHildebrandt that decorated the original edition, and a replica of the originalHildebrandt 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 plottingto destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power ofDarkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir ofShannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of a mighty evil, fliesinto 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 spellbindingtale of adventure, magic, and myth.

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Thirty-five years ago, Terry Brooks brought to life a dazzlingworld in The Sword of Shannara.Nineteen more Shannara volumes would follow, making the series one of the mostpopular fantasy epics of all time. Now comes a fully annotated collector’sedition of the novel that started it all—featuring never-before-shared insightsinto the classic tale, an all-new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author, and replicas of the originalsketches for some of the long-lost, black-and-white paintings by the BrothersHildebrandt that decorated the original edition, and a replica of the originalHildebrandt 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 plottingto destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power ofDarkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir ofShannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of a mighty evil, fliesinto 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 spellbindingtale of adventure, magic, and myth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.” Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
 “The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. I didn’t just enjoy reading the novels—the world became so real that I would spend hours creating Shannara fan-fiction in my mind. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.” Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
“Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. Not only do I owe him for many hours of reading pleasure, I owe him my job. He is required reading.” Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy
“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.” Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind
“Terry Brooks has been my constant companion over a lifetime of exploring my beloved fantasy genre. I say with all honesty I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara. If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.” Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear
The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy. This was one of my favorite fictional worlds growing up, and I look forward to many return trips.” Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!

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Author Bio: Terry Brooks

Author Bio: Terry Brooks

Terry Brooks has thrilled readers for decades with his powers of imagination and storytelling. He is the author of more than thirty books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He is a recipient of the 2017 World Fantasy Association’s Life Achievement Award. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as two of the best fantasy novels of the twentieth century.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 27.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English