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Sword of Shannara [trilogy] by Terry Brooks

The Sword of Shannara Trilogy consists of the first three Shannara novels (The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara and The Wishsong of Shannara) by Terry Brooks. Though not originally written as a trilogy, the novels were published as The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Del Rey Books.

The first novel of The Original Shannara Trilogy chronicles the adventures of the brothers Shea and Flick Ohmsford in their quest to retrieve the Sword of Shannara to defeat the Warlock Lord who threatens the Four Lands.

I'm in the process of reading this book now. One of our Merryville patrons also informed me that a t.v. series has been made and aired on MTV. Season 2 will be starting soon and is much anticipated so I hear.

These are fantasy fiction novels, and Terry Brooks is one of the most popular and biggest-selling living fantasy writers.

If The Sword of Shannara trilogy interests you, feel free to request or check it out. We'll be back next Thursday with a different Staff Pick.