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THE SWORD OF SHANNARA is the first volume of the classic series that has become one of the most popular epic fantasy tales of all time.
Now in special hardback B format, Atom is proud to bring this fantasy classic to a new audience of young readers. Packaged as competitively priced hardbacks with stunning new cover artwork, the first three Shannara novels are the perfect entry point to Terry Brooks incredible world.
Long ago, the world of the Four Lands was torn apart by the wars of ancient Evil. But in the Vale, the half-human, half- elfin Shea Ohmsford now lives in peace - until the mysterious, forbidding figure of the druid Allanon appears, to reveal that the supposedly long dead Warlock Lord lives again. Shea must embark upon the elemental quest to find the only weapon powerful enough to keep the creatures of darkness at bay: the fabled Sword of Shannara.
'Confirms Terry's place at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman
'If Harry Potter has given you a thirst for fantasy and you have not discovered the magic of Terry Brooks, you are in for a treat' ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
A marvellous fantasy trip' Frank Herbert
Terry Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including the Dark Legacy of Shannara adventures Wards of Faerie and Bloodfire Quest; the Legends of Shannara novels Bearers of the Black Staff and The Measure of the Magic; the Genesis of Shannara trilogy Armageddon's Children, The Elves of Cintra and The Gypsy Morph; and The Sword of Shannara. The author was a practising attorney for many years but now writes full time. He lives with his wife, Judine, in the Pacific Northwest.