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Publisher's Summary

This new series opens a new chapter in the Shannara legend. This is the story of the events before those described in The Sword of Shannara.Here begins the chronicle of the Great Wars and the destruction of the Old World, the story of how one world was destroyed and another created. This is the most ambitious project Terry Brooks has undertaken in his remarkable career, a series that will delight and amaze his existing fans and attract a whole new generation of readers.
©2006 Terry Brooks; (P)2006 Hachette Audio and W.F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A marvellous fantasy trip." (Frank Herbert)
"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)
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By Matthew on 03-15-08

Excellent!!

This book is amazing, I enjoyed the Shanarra series, but this is so much better. It mixes Sci-Fi with Fantasy in an original fashion, explaining the transition from our modern world to the world of Fantasy and Magic.
I bought this book to listen too on my morning commute, but unfortunately I was unable to put it away and completed it in 2 days. I hope there is a sequel.

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By Neil on 03-29-09

Good Book

A good read though, though very different when compared to the normal fantasy shannara series, this is more sci fi fantasy set 10- 30 years from now!. It has lots of references to the word and void, a magic not used in any of the later books.
The reading is ok but I wish we could get one reader per series.
But still a good book

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By Terry on 07-12-09

Armegeddons Children

I like the way Terry Brooks is using this Series to bridge to other sets of his works. The references to the TWTV series although quite frequent are not enough to leave someone who is yet to read TWTV in the dark. My only gripe with purchasing this book is finding out that Audible have parts 1 and 3 but not part 2. Come on Audible if people are going to start a series in audiobook format they need to be able to finish it in audiobook format without having to purchase hardcopies in between.

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By Josh on 06-09-17

awesome novel

his best work to complete his historys and bring it all together. loved it once again

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By Todd Piper on 03-20-17

Awesome, frustrating the trilogy is not available

Great book, Unfortunately Audible doesn't stock the whole trilogy which is really disappointing. Nothing worse than not being able to continue a series.

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