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The Sword Of Shannara

Advantages: A wholly satisfying read
Disadvantages: A long read

Introduction I first read the prequel to this book about 10 years ago, while I was at school and really enjoyed it. I had always meant to read the rest of the series but, as always happens, never got round to it. After recently spotting this book in my ...

mattydalton 22.07.2006 · Read full review
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Every Saga has it's beginning............

Advantages: Excellent and reasonably beleivable story
Disadvantages: It's only the start of a very long saga.

...I love books and reading almost as much as I love electronics, in fact as a teenager my favourite place was the local library. I would spend hours in fantasy worlds or trying to solve a crime before the last page in the book. I enjoy many different genres ...

sandemp 01.01.2005 · Read full review
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Sacrilege of Shannara

Advantages: Nice cover
Disadvantages: Stolen Idea, bad prose, irritating characters

...love Tolkien and my childhood was marked by his Lord of the Rings trilogy. Terry Brooks' book is a sacrilege to Tolkien. He just changed the names and voila, there is a new epic fantasy book. Like in Lord's of the rings, a band of people form trying ...

Mazanostra 04.08.2005 · Read full review
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Sword of Shannara : Simple, to the point review

Advantages: Great fantasy fiction, character development top notch
Disadvantages: Similar stories done before, stereotypical characters

There comes a time and a place when reading is essential but it doesn't have to be, it can also be for escape and relaxation. Now i write this review based on my experiences from reading this and i can tell you now i for one couldn't put it down. Ther ...

Crono77 11.12.2005 · Read full review
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A Fairly good book for beginner readers

Advantages: Easy to read
Disadvantages: You know Brooks is a fan of Tolkien!

...There are just so many similarities with this series and the Lord Of The Rings, but then if you read any high fantasy you will find some similarity with LOTR. It has fairly standard characters, there's the ignorant youngster, the all knowing powerful m ...

Paragon856 15.09.2006 · Read full review
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