The Scions of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Since the death of Allanon, life in the Four Lands has drastially changed. Yet Par Ohmsford still has some power of the Wishsong. And when a message from the ancient Druid, Allanon, reaches them, Par is ordered to recover the long-lost Sword of Shinnara, and the glory that once was the Four Lands....

The first novel in the sensational second series of Shannara adventures. Par Ohmsford, Wren, and Walker Boh--the scions of Shannara--must perform perilous tasks if they ...

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Overview

Since the death of Allanon, life in the Four Lands has drastially changed. Yet Par Ohmsford still has some power of the Wishsong. And when a message from the ancient Druid, Allanon, reaches them, Par is ordered to recover the long-lost Sword of Shinnara, and the glory that once was the Four Lands....

The first novel in the sensational second series of Shannara adventures. Par Ohmsford, Wren, and Walker Boh--the scions of Shannara--must perform perilous tasks if they are to avert Shannara's terrible future. Par must recover the lost sword, Wren must find the vanished Elves, and Walker mustbring back the Druids and the ancient stronghold of Paranor.

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Three hundred years after the death of the druid Allanon, a sinister Federation rules the Four Lands. Dark creatures stalk a countryside now bereft of magic--except for the "wishsong'' magic of young Par Ohmsford, the final hope of a troubled world. Brooks ("The Magic Kingdom of Landover" series) revisits the world of his earlier Shannara trilogy for a rewakening of the continual struggle between good and evil. Engaging characters and a solid grasp of the art of storytelling enliven this traditional epic fantasy. Recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/89.
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In the long-awaited continuation of the Shannara fantasy trilogy (Ballantine), Brooks takes readers 300 years beyond the death of Allanon. The Four Lands have sadly changed. The Federation rules with an iron fist, and the land is plagued by horrible creatures known as Shadowen. Par Ohmsford, descendent of the fabled Shea and possessor of the magic of the wishsong, along with two other Scions, is challenged to save the Four Lands. Brooks weaves an action-packed tale set against a richly detailed fantasy world, and readers will be quickly drawn into this survival adventure. The main characters are well developed, and the tale is sprinkled with many interest-generating elements: romance, suspense, magic, and evil vs. good. Readers unfamiliar with the first trilogy will not have any difficulty with this volume, for Brooks clearly sets the stage and gives plenty of historical background. The book ends with a cliffhanger; teens will be clamoring for the sequel. A well-written fantasy epic. --Barbara A. Lynn, National Library Consultant, Econo-Clad Books, Topeka, KS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833561213
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Series: Heritage of Shannara Series , #1
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 419

Meet the Author

Terry Brooks
A writer since high school, Terry Brooks published his first novel, The Sword of Shannara, in 1977. It was a New York Times bestseller for more than five months. He has published seventeen consecutive bestsellers since, including The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch and the novel based upon the screenplay and story by George Lucas: Star Wars®: Episode I The Phantom Menace™. His novels Running with the Demon and A Knight of the Word were each selected by the Rocky Mountain News as one of the best science fiction/ fantasy novels of the twentieth century.

The author was a practicing attorney for many years but now writes full-time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

Visit us online at www.shannara.com.

Biography

"I found my way to fantasy/adventure. When I got there, I knew I'd found a home," said Terence Dean Brooks, creator of the blockbuster, New York Times bestselling Shannara, Landover, and Word & Void series. Not only is Brooks at home in the highly competitive realm of fantasy literature, many would call him the genre’s modern-day patriarch – Tolkien’s successor. While that title is debatable, Brooks is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most prolific and successful authors of otherworld (and our world) fantasy. Few writers in any genre can boast a more entertaining collection of work – and a more ravenous and loyal fan base -- than can Terry Brooks.

The most rewarding aspect to writing for Brooks is “when someone who never read a book reads [one of mine] and says that the experience changed everything and got them reading.” Because of his very engaging, quick-flowing writing style, countless numbers of young people have been introduced to the wonderful world of reading through Brooks’s adventures. The miraculous thing, however, is that these same fans – whether they’re now 20, 30, or 40 years old – still devour each new release like a starving man would a steak dinner. Credit Brooks’s boundless imagination, endearing characters, fresh storylines and underlying complexities for keeping his older, more discerning audience hooked.

Brooks began writing when he was just ten years old, but he did not discover fantasy until much later. As a high school student he jumped from writing science fiction to westerns to adventure to nonfiction, unable to settle on one form. That changed when, at the age of 21, Brooks was introduced to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien provided Brooks with a forum “that would allow him to release onto paper his own ideas about life, love, and the wonder that fills his world," according to his web site.

In 1977, after six trying years, Brooks published novel his first novel, The Sword of Shannara. And quickly it gave him – and his publisher (the newly created Ballantine imprint, Del Rey) – quite a thrill; the fantasy adventure featuring the young Halfling, Shea Ohmsford; the mysterious wizard Allanon; Flick, the trusty companion; and the demonic Warlock Lord, was not only well received -- it was a smash, spending over five months on The New York Times bestseller list. In 1982 Brooks released the follow-up, The Elfstones of Shannara (which Brooks says may be his favorite), to equal success. He closed out the initial trilogy in 1985 with The Wishsong of Shannara, and has since completed two more Shannara sets, The Heritage of Shannara books and the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara books.

As fans of Brooks know, the man doesn’t like to stay put. “I lived in Illinois for the first 42 years of my life, and I told myself when I left in 1986 that I would never live any one place again,” Brooks said. He now spends his time between his homes in Seattle and Hawaii; he and his wife also spend a great deal of time on the road each year connecting with the fans. These same nomadic tendencies are also apparent in his writing. Instead of staying comfortably within his proven, bestselling Shannara series, Terry frequently takes chances, steps outside, and tries something new. His marvelous Landover and Word & Void series are the results. While both are vastly different from Shannara, they are equally compelling. Word & Void – a contemporary, dark urban fantasy series set in a fantasy-touched Illinois – is quite possibly Brooks’s most acclaimed series. The Rocky Mountain News called the series’ first two books (Running with the Demon and The Knight of the Word “two of the finest science fiction/fantasy novels of the 20th century.”

Good To Know

When The Sword of Shannara hit The New York Times bestseller list, Brooks became the first modern fantasy author to achieve that pinnacle.

The Sword of Shannara was also the first work of fiction to ever hit The New York Times trade paperback bestseller list. Thanks to a faithful and growing fan base, the books continue to reach the list.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was not Terry's first novelization. He also novelized Steven Spielberg's 1991 movie, Hook.

Brooks’s The Phantom Menace novelization is also not his only connection to George Lucas. Both The Sword of Shannara and the original Star Wars novel, A New Hope, were edited by Judy Lynn del Rey and published in the same year (1977) to blockbuster success.

The Sword of Shannara was initially turned down by DAW Books. Instead, DAW sent Terry to Lester del Rey, who recognized Terry’s blockbuster potential and bought it. And the rest, they say, is history.

Brooks’s influences include: J.R.R. Tolkien, Alexander Dumas, James Fenimore Cooper, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Mallory's Morte d'Arthur.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Terence Dean Brooks (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Pacific Northwest and Hawaii
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 8, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Sterling, Illinois
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Hamilton College, 1966; J.D., Washington and Lee University
    2. Website:

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The old man sat alone in the shadow of the Dragon's Teeth and watched the coming darkness chase the daylight west. The day had been cool, unusually so for midsummer, and the night promised to be chill. Scattered clouds masked the sky, casting their silhouettes upon the earth, drifting in the manner of aimless beasts between moon and stars. A hush filled the emptiness left by the fading light like a voice waiting to speak.

It was a hush that whispered of magic, the old man thought.

A fire burned before him, small still, just the beginning of what was needed. After all, he would be gone for several hours. He studied the fire with a mixture of expectation and uneasiness before reaching down to add the larger chunks of deadwood that brought the flames up quickly.
He poked at it with a stick, then stepped away, driven back by the heat.
He stood at the edge of the light, caught between the fire and the growing dark, a creature who might have belonged to neither or both.

His eyes glittered as he looked off into the distance. The peaks of the Dragona's Teeth jutted skyward like bones the earth could not contain.
There was a hush to the mountains, a secrecy that clung like mist on a frosty morning and hid all the dreams of the ages.

The fire sparked sharply and the old man brushed at a stray bit of glowing ash that threatened to settle on him. He was just a bundle of sticks, loosely tied together, that might crumble into dust if a strong wind were to blow. Gray robes and a forest cloak hung on him as they would have on a scarecrow. His skin was leathery and brown and had shrunken close against his bones. White hair and beard wreathed his head, thin and fine, like wisps of gauze against the firelight. He was so wrinkled and hunched down that he looked to be a hundred years old.

He was, in fact, almost a thousand.

Strange, he thought suddenly, remembering his years. Paranor, the Councils of the Races, even the Druids--gone. Strange that he should have outlasted them all.

He shook his head. It was so long ago, so far back in time that it was a part of his life he only barely recognized. He had thought that part finished, gone forever. He had thought himself free. But he had never been that, he guessed. It wasn't possible to be free of something that, at the very least, was responsible for the fact that he was still alive.

How else, after all, save for the Druid Sleep, could he still be standing there?

He shivered against the descending night, darkness all about him now as the last of the sunlight slipped below the horizon. It was time. The dreams had told him it must be now, and he believed the dreams because he understood them. That, too, was a part of his old life that would not let him goaO"dreams, visions of worlds beyond worlds, of warnings and truths, of things that could and sometimes must be.

He stepped away from the fire and started up the narrow pathway into the rocks. Shadows closed about him, their touch chill. He walked for a long time, winding through narrow defiles, scrambling past massive boulders,
angling along craggy drops and jagged splits in the rock. When he emerged again into the light, he stood within a shallow, rock-strewn valley dominated by a lake whose glassy surface reflected back at him with a harsh, greenish cast.

The lake was the resting place for the shades of Druids come and gone.
It was to the Hadeshorn that he had been summoned.

"Might as well get on with it,?" he growled softly.

He walked slowly, cautiously downward into the valley, his steps uneasy,
his heart pounding in his ears. He had been away a long time. The waters before him did not stir; the shades lay sleeping. It was best that way,
he thought. It was best that they not be disturbed.

He reached the lake's edge and stopped. All was silent. He took a deep breath, the air rattling from his chest as he exhaled like dry leaves blown across stone. He fumbled at his waist for a pouch and loosened its drawstrings. Carefully he reached within and drew out a handful of black powder laced with silver sparkle. He hesitated, then threw it into the air over the lake.

The powder exploded skyward with a strange light that brightened the air about him as if it were day again. There was no heat, only light. It shimmered and danced against the nighttime like a living thing. The old man watched, robes and forest cloak pulled close, eyes bright with the reflected glow. He rocked back and forth slightly and for a moment felt young again.

Then a shadow appeared suddenly in the light, lifting out of it like a wraith, a black form that might have been something strayed from the darkness beyond. But the old man knew better. This was nothing strayed;
this was something called. The shadow tightened and took shape. It was the shade of a man cloaked all in black, a tall and forbidding apparition that anyone who had ever seen before would have recognized at once.

"So, Allanon,?" the old man whispered.

The hooded face tilted back so that the light revealed the dark, harsh features clearlyaO"the angular bearded face, the long thin nose and mouth, the fierce brow that might have been cast of iron, the eyes beneath that seemed to look directly into the soul. The eyes found the old man and held him fast.
--I need you--

The voice was a whisper in the old man's mind, a hiss of dissatisfaction and urgency. The shade communicated by using thoughts alone. The old man shrank back momentarily, wishing that the thing he had called would instead be gone. Then he recovered himself and stood firm before his fears.

"I am no longer one of you!aO? he snapped, his own eyes narrowing dangerously, forgetting that it was not necessary to speak aloud. aOoeYou cannot command me!"

--I do not command. I request. Listen to me. You are all that is left,
the last that may be until my successor is found. Do you understand--

The old man laughed nervously. "Understand? Ha! Who understands better than me?"

--A part of you will always be what once you would not have questioned.
The magic stays within you. Always. Help me. I send the dreams and the Shannara children do not respond. Someone must go to them. Someone must make them see. You--

"Not me! I have lived apart from the races for years now. I wish nothing more to do with their troubles!" The old man straightened his stick form and frowned. aOoeI shed myself of such nonsense long ago."

The shade seemed to rise and broaden suddenly before him, and he felt himself lifted free of the earth. He soared skyward, far into the night.
He did not struggle, but held himself firm, though he could feel the other's anger rushing through him like a black river. The shade's voice was the sound of bones grating.

--Watcha--

The Four Lands appeared, spread out before him, a panorama of grasslands, mountains, hills, lakes, forests, and rivers, bright swatches of earth colored by sunlight. He caught his breath to see it so clearly and from so far up in the sky, even knowing that it was only a vision. But the sunlight began to fade almost at once, the color to wash. Darkness closed about, filled with dull gray mist and sulfurous ash that rose from burned-out craters. The land lost its character and became barren and lifeless. He felt himself drift closer, repulsed as he descended by the sights and smells of it. Humans wandered the devastation in packs, more animals than men. They rent and tore at each other; they howled and shrieked. Dark shapes flitted among them, shadows that lacked substance yet had eyes of fire. The shadows moved through the humans, joining with them, becoming them, leaving them again. They moved in a dance that was macabre, yet purposeful. The shadows were devouring the humans, he saw. The shadows were feeding on them.

--Watcha--

The vision shifted. He saw himself then, a skeletal, ragged beggar facing a cauldron of strange white fire that bubbled and swirled and whispered his name. Vapors lifted from the cauldron and snaked their way down to where he stood, wrapping about him, caressing him as if he were their child. Shadows flitted all about, passing by at first, then entering him as if he were a hollow casing in which they might play as they chose. He could feel their touch; he wanted to scream.

--Watch--

The vision shifted once more. There was a huge forest and in the middle of the forest a great mountain. Atop the mountain sat a castle, old and weathered, towers and parapets rising up against the dark of the land.
Paranor, he thought! It was Paranor come again! He felt something bright and hopeful well up within him, and he wanted to shout his elation. But the vapors were already coiling about the castle. The shadows were already flitting close. The ancient fortress began to crack and crumble,
stone and mortar giving way as if caught in a vise. The earth shuddered and screams lifted from the humans become animals. Fire erupted out of the earth, splitting apart the mountain on which Paranor sat and then the castle itself. Wailing filled the air, the sound of one bereft of the only hope that had remained to him. The old man recognized the wailing as his own.

Then the images were gone. He stood again before the Hadeshorn, in the shadow of the Dragon's Teeth, alone with the shade of Allanon. In spite of his resolve, he was shaking.

The shade pointed at him.

--It will be as I have shown you if the dreams are ignored. It will be so if you fail to act. You must help. Go to themaO"the boy, the girl,
and the Dark Uncle. Tell them the dreams are real. Tell them to come to me here on the first night of the new moon when the present cycle is complete. I will speak with them then--

The old man frowned and muttered and worried his lower lip. His fingers once more drew tight the drawstrings to the pouch, and he shoved it back into his belt. "I will do so because there is no one else!" he said finally, spitting out the words in distaste. "But do not expect . . .
!"

--Only go to them. Nothing more is required. Nothing more will be asked. Go--

The shade of Allanon shimmered brightly and disappeared. The light faded, and the valley was empty again. The old man stood looking out over the still waters of the lake for a moment, then turned away.

The fire he had left behind still burned on his return, but it was small now and frail-looking against the night. The old man stared absently at the flames, then hunkered down before them. He stirred at the ashes already forming and listened to the silence of his thoughts.

The boy, the girl, and the Dark Uncle--he knew them. They were the Shannara children, the ones who could save them all, the ones who could bring back the magic. He shook his grizzled head. How was he to convince them? If they would not heed Allanon, what chance that they would heed him?

He saw again in his mind the frightening visions. He had best find a way to make them listen, he thought. Because, as he was fond of reminding himself, he knew something of visions, and there was a truth to these that even one such as he, one who had foresworn the Druids and their magic, could recognize.

If the Shannara children failed to listen, these visions would come to pass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

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    Excellent read for anybody looking for some entertainment

    Just like any other T.B. master piece, this book delivers a great thrill. It is a great start of a new series. Easy to read, easy to get into. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    Outstanding!

    This series was even better than the first! Once again Terry Brooks has weaved in the most interesting sub plots to an amazing main plot! I must admit the beginning is a bit slow and if you are not used to long descriptions, it will feel slow, but after you get through the first few pages, you'll be hooked for life! I love how he continues to write about the Shannara children and the Ohmsfords and Leahs, it gives it a sense of realness. By far, Morgan, Walker, and Par are my favorite characters!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    An amazing opening to the Scoins of Shannara series. Defenatly w

    An amazing opening to the Scoins of Shannara series. Defenatly worth your time

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    Another Superb Terry Books Novel

    Terry Brooks never fails to create wonderful fiction filled with Colorful characters, plot twists and adventure. The continuing saga of the druids and the struggle to end evil in the world is continued in this book. Will Par find what he needs to restore what was lost? Will his family be safe while he seeks to complete the tasks given him by Alanon's shade? You will have to read this story to find out.

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

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    This is an awesome book - Highly Recomended!

    The Scions of Shannara is a great book! It is easy to understand with very dramatic war scences. A lot of creativity went into writing this book. Terry Brooks is the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2010

    Fast paced, great imagination, wonderful characters

    I was a bit unsure about the first Terry Brooks novel I read (The Sword of Shannara), but each of his books just plain get better and better. A delightful fantasy writer, I loved all four books of the "Heritage of Shannara" series. Keep up the good work Terry...I'll keep buying if you keep writing.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The True Master of Fantasy.

    Tolkien may have started it all but for this reader, it was Terry Brooks and the Sword of Shannara series that sucked me into the fantasy genre. With the Heritage of Shannara series, Brooks keeps the superb story telling going. If you like good writing, good character development and an all around great story, you'll love this book and the series as a whole. What's especially good about Brooks' writing is his character development. They "feel" like real people. What I wouldn't do to be able to write characters like him. The world of Shannara is one that has stood the test of time also, becoming richer and richer with each novel and series. Keep up the great writing Mr. Brooks and thanks for inspiring me to read and write fantasy.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    The Scions of Shannara, The Heritage of Shannara series, Book 1

    Coming soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    It was soooooo boring!

    This is one of the worst books I have ever read! It took me a month to read it, that is how monotonous it was! Don't read it, it is not worth it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2006

    A wonderful fantasy novel

    Although it was hard to get into,this book was really good! I had trouble putting it down. I really like the story. It is really suspenseful and the end leaves off at a suspenseful point. I can't wait to read the next one. The only thing I would change is putting more girl characters in it. I hope Terry Brooks keeps writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2006

    Awesome book!!!

    I loved the Shannara series as soon as I started reading it. It started with me reading the back of 'The Sword of Shannara', after reading the first few pages I was hooked. I had to force myself to put the book down when I couldn't keep my eyes open anymore (although I just fell asleep on top of the book a few times). I absolutely love these books!!! I try to collect as many of them in hardcover as possible so that they don't fall apart like my copy of the Sword of Shannara has. (note: my copy of the Sword of Shannara is the original copy from when it was first published in 1977.) Keep up the good work Terry!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    First Time Brooks, won't be the last.

    First time I ever read any novel by Terry Brooks. It won't be the last. He has a way of writing that doesnt' bog you down. Overall, I found this to be a very good story, and very well detailed. One of the things I always look for is well-written dialog. This was definately a good example of a story that had such dialog. Things were natural, you felt what the character felt, and you felt emersed in this world of his.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2004

    Excellent Book

    One of the best Shannara books I've read yet. The Free-Born against the Federation is very interesting, as well as the intriguing plot and the introduction of Walker Boh, who is in my opinion the greatest character yet in this series. By far a must-read for anybody liking fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    A very good book

    I went to my school library becauseI had to do a reading project and got this book and as soon as I read the first 10pages I was hooked and couldn't put the book down out of all the books I have read this is by far the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    Awesome read!

    They just keep getting better and better! It's been about 300 years since 'Wishong' (Jair&Brin are dead obviously) and we meet Par and Coll Ohmsford. They are more similar to Sheae and Flick than in any Shannara book in my opinion. Anyways, the Four Lands are now governed under Federation rule with no majic allowed. There is the secret police to make sure you don't use any at all. Par, Coll, Wren (Par's cousin), and Walker Boh (Par's uncle) are given different tasks each. All seem impossible, but failure is not an option as creatures called Shadowen plague the Four Lands. As usual, there are ordered by a certain druid (again!) to do so. The book is REALLY slow for the first 200 pages and then it's way better! My rating: 93/100

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2004

    love this book!

    I just finished this book and I LOVED it! I'm in 8th grade and it's really hard to find a book that i like and i loved it! can't wait to read the next 1!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2003

    boop boop kachoop

    I LOOOOOOOOOOVE TERRY BROOKS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    A captivating Fantasy! you've got to discover for yourself

    I picked up this big book, I usually love big novels, starring at the name 'The scions of shannara' so i decided to give it a try. Immediately i read the first page I couldnt help my soul from being captivated by this fantasy until I read the very Last words .Par and Coll Ohmsford are my favourite characters and I hope they stay alive to recover their lost glory!. I look forward to getting the next one The Druid of Shannara. I cant wait to have that one!.Thanks to Terry Brooks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2003

    A GOOD START FOR A FOUR-BOOK SERIES!

    For me, this book was a little hard to get into at the beginning. When it talks about Wren or the Ohmsford boys I'll just barely concentrate. My favorite characters are the Druids. Allanon hands down is my favorite character out of all these books. Walker Boh is kind of cool, though he could lighten up a little bit.I didn't think it got good until about the last 200 pages, but I still thought it was good. I'm now about 50 pages into 'The Druid of Shannara.' I hope it'll be better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2003

    great

    when i started this book out i couldn't get into it. it was kind of strange and grasping the characters and plot was... 'hard' in a way. i didn't feel a tie between any of the characters. but i kind of forced myself to read it and after that its all like 'hmmmmmmm... this isnt so bad after all!' and i really got into it. i cried at the ending though! i mean, you think he's dead and then the whole mental breakdown occurs and you feel so sorry for them. it got to me i think cause i have a sibling and if that happened to her i would never be the same. but then you read the last chapter and its all like i wasted my tears for nothing?!? anyways, this is an awsome book and i'm hoping to get started on the second heritage book! i would recommend this book to any terry brooks fan.

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