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In this prequel to The Sword of Shannara, in which many details of the Four Lands' history are revealed, Druids, horrified by the misuse of magic, have eschewed it in favor of science. But Bremen the Druid studies magic, and becomes an outcast on its account. Bremen discovers that an invincible army of trolls are fast conquering all that lay to their south. Before them come the Nazgul-like Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who have fallen prey to the dark arts. And at their head is an evil archmage and former Druid called Brona. Bremen realizes that if the peoples of the Four Lands are to evade slavery, they will have to unite. But to defeat Brona, they will need a mighty weapon: the Sword of Shannara.
©1996 Terry Brooks; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
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By Kindle Customer on 08-23-08

A True Pleasure

I have read and listened to a great number of books, this book in particular is one of my favorites. I find the desire to listen to it several times a year. I find that Scott Brick has a voice like no other clear, strong, precise, PERFECT.

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By Kristin on 07-09-04

A winning combination!

I was drawn to this author by my desire to listen to Scott Brick... what a find it turned out to be... every book in this series, read by Brick is simply outstanding... Brooks draws a picture and Brick fills in the color! You won't regret this purchase - or any of the others read by Brick.

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By Michael on 12-21-16

Good book with really bad narration

It it probably good book no doubt about it but Narrator is soooo boring thats make you actually sick

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By susan sinnott on 09-03-16

first king of shannara

loved this book as I do all the others in the series. Didn't enjoy American reader but got used to him.

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By Paul on 02-06-15

great story. good narration

narrater is great. story is very good.I enjoyed ihis story. its well writen and read

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