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Terry Brooks

Autor/a de The Sword of Shannara

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Terry Brooks was born in Sterling, Illinois on January 8, 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Hamilton College and a graduate degree from the School of Law at Washington and Lee University. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a practicing attorney for many years. mostra'n més His first book The Sword of Shannara (1977) was the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller List. He made the list again with his title The High Druid'd Blade: The Defenders of Shannara. His other works include the Word and Void trilogy, The Heritage of Shannara series, Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series, High Druid of Shannara series, Genesis of Shannara series, and the novelization to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Terry Brooks

The Sword of Shannara (1977) 7,865 exemplars
The Elfstones of Shannara (1982) 6,336 exemplars
The Wishsong of Shannara (1985) 5,250 exemplars
Magic Kingdom For Sale—SOLD! (1986) 4,436 exemplars
The Scions of Shannara (1990) 4,065 exemplars
First King of Shannara (1996) 3,804 exemplars
The Druid of Shannara (1991) 3,683 exemplars
The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992) 3,547 exemplars
The Talismans of Shannara (1993) 3,477 exemplars
The Black Unicorn (1987) 3,105 exemplars
Ilse Witch (2000) 2,850 exemplars
Wizard at Large (1988) 2,839 exemplars
Running With the Demon (1997) 2,743 exemplars
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy (1977) 2,492 exemplars
Antrax (2001) 2,458 exemplars
Armageddon's Children (2006) 2,375 exemplars
Morgawr (2002) 2,314 exemplars
Jarka Ruus (2003) 2,173 exemplars
The Tangle Box (1994) 2,168 exemplars
A Knight of the Word (1998) 2,143 exemplars
Angel Fire East (1999) 1,894 exemplars
Tanequil (2004) 1,847 exemplars
Witches' Brew (1995) 1,823 exemplars
Straken (2005) 1,753 exemplars
The Elves of Cintra (2007) 1,715 exemplars
The Gypsy Morph (2008) 1,514 exemplars
Bearers of the Black Staff (2010) 1,096 exemplars
A Princess of Landover (2009) 963 exemplars
The Measure of the Magic (2011) 817 exemplars
The Wards of Faerie (2012) 801 exemplars
Bloodfire Quest (2013) 600 exemplars
Witch Wraith (2013) 542 exemplars
The High Druid's Blade (2014) 516 exemplars
Hook (1991) 474 exemplars
Dark Wraith of Shannara (1985) 448 exemplars
The Darkling Child (2015) 418 exemplars
The Black Elfstone (2017) 405 exemplars
The World of Shannara (2001) 338 exemplars
The Sorcerer's Daughter (2016) 326 exemplars
The Skaar Invasion (2018) 294 exemplars
The Word and the Void (2001) 260 exemplars
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (2006) 242 exemplars
The Stiehl Assassin (2019) 241 exemplars
The Last Druid (2020) 226 exemplars
Child of Light (2021) 225 exemplars
Indomitable (1656) 182 exemplars
Allanon's Quest (2012) 169 exemplars
The Weapons Master's Choice (2013) 136 exemplars
The Black Irix (2013) 119 exemplars
Street Freaks (2018) 112 exemplars
Daughter of Darkness (2022) 102 exemplars
Small Magic (2021) 85 exemplars
Das Schwert von Shannara. (1978) 63 exemplars
Imaginary Friends (2011) 62 exemplars
Die Elfensteine von Shannara (1983) 47 exemplars
Der Sohn von Shannara. (1978) 46 exemplars
Der Erbe von Shannara. (1977) 46 exemplars
Sister of Starlit Seas (2023) 41 exemplars
Der Druide von Shannara (1985) 40 exemplars
Die Erlösung von Shannara (1986) 39 exemplars
Das Zauberlied von Shannara (1986) 37 exemplars
Der König von Shannara. (1986) 36 exemplars
Die Schatten von Shannara (1991) 35 exemplars
Die Dämonen von Shannara. (1983) 33 exemplars
Die Talismane von Shannara (1994) 31 exemplars
Die Verfolgten von Shannara (1993) 30 exemplars
Die Kinder von Shannara (1995) 28 exemplars
Das Mädchen von Shannara. (1991) 27 exemplars
Der Zauber von Shannara (1991) 26 exemplars
Die Elfenkönigin von Shannara. (1992) 23 exemplars
Die Reiter von Shannara (1994) 23 exemplars
De elfenkoningin van Shannara (2009) 14 exemplars
Work Sqad (Set of 6 Books) (1969) 11 exemplars
Warrior (2018) 10 exemplars
Die Verräter von Shannara (1991) 10 exemplars
[Title Unknown] 7 exemplars
Los talismanes de Shannara (2018) 2 exemplars
Potomkowie Shannary (1997) 2 exemplars
Shannara, Tome 2: Le royaume du crâne (2006) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Tranquel 1 exemplars
Una piccola magia (2023) 1 exemplars
Il ciclo del demone 1 exemplars
Angel Fire East 1 exemplars
Dark Horse (2017) 1 exemplars
Shannarův druid (2000) 1 exemplars
Shannarovy talismany (2000) 1 exemplars
Shannara'nn Klc I 1 exemplars
Kapitan Hak (1992) 1 exemplars
Revelation (1988) 1 exemplars
Los vástagos de Shannara (2022) 1 exemplars
The Last Ride 1 exemplars
Shannara'nn Klc II 1 exemplars

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Sword of Shannara Trilogy a Easton Press Collectors (gener 3)
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Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD! Week 2 a Hogwarts Express (juny 2009)


Effectively Lord of the Rings fan fiction. Only the names of the characters have been changed to protect the guilty. The actual writing is about on a par with Alan Dean Foster.
SteveMcSteve | Hi ha 110 ressenyes més | Apr 12, 2024 |
I went into this book with no background about it aside from the knowledge that the series had been made into a show, but by all accounts it was quite a fantasy classic. So I had quite high hopes for The Sword of Shannara, but this one really didn't click for me.

Most of the criticism leveled against it seems to be due to its very heavy use of The Lord of the Rings as its source material. This I didn't actually mind that much, since there's a reason that Tolkien is as popular and influential as he is, and though the resulting plot is understandably unoriginal, it is still a good story. However such a close adaptation automatically invites comparison with the original, and in all respects, I feel like Brooks' work falls short.

The characters are less well rounded out and engaging, the plot is less cohesive, and the prose far more clunky. Even the world, although populated with a nice assortment of races and cultures, did not feel particularly well crafted, with some elements more fleshed out than others, and random bits of information which often seemed irrelevant. I also expected this interesting premise of a world 2000 years after a nuclear war to bring something extra to the standard fantasy setting, but there was little to be found. Brooks' narration style didn't help, with a weird third person omniscience sometimes jumping to character perspective which seemed to break up the narrative flow.

In saying that, The Sword of Shannara does have its moments, and the story is solid enough that I was able to finish it without feeling like it was a trial, so I won't relegate it to one star status. But it remains to be seen what Brooks can bring to the table in the rest of the trilogy to prove his place as a fantasy great.
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XavierDragnesi | Hi ha 110 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2024 |
I liked it and am excited to watch the t.v series now. The world building was great and i loved the characters but the battle scenes did bore me at points. But overall very good read.
lmauro123 | Hi ha 50 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |



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