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Terry Brooks

Autor(a) de The Sword of Shannara

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About the Author

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. mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Terry Brooks

The Sword of Shannara (1977) 7,865 cópias
The Elfstones of Shannara (1982) 6,336 cópias
The Wishsong of Shannara (1985) 5,250 cópias
Magic Kingdom For Sale—SOLD! (1986) 4,436 cópias
The Scions of Shannara (1990) 4,063 cópias
First King of Shannara (1996) 3,804 cópias
The Druid of Shannara (1991) 3,684 cópias
The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992) 3,547 cópias
The Talismans of Shannara (1993) 3,477 cópias
The Black Unicorn (1987) 3,105 cópias
Ilse Witch (2000) 2,850 cópias
Wizard at Large (1988) 2,839 cópias
Running With the Demon (1997) 2,743 cópias
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy (1977) 2,492 cópias
Antrax (2001) 2,458 cópias
Armageddon's Children (2006) 2,375 cópias
Morgawr (2002) 2,314 cópias
Jarka Ruus (2003) 2,173 cópias
The Tangle Box (1994) 2,168 cópias
A Knight of the Word (1998) 2,143 cópias
Angel Fire East (1999) 1,894 cópias
Tanequil (2004) 1,847 cópias
Witches' Brew (1995) 1,823 cópias
Straken (2005) 1,753 cópias
The Elves of Cintra (2007) 1,715 cópias
The Gypsy Morph (2008) 1,514 cópias
Bearers of the Black Staff (2010) 1,096 cópias
A Princess of Landover (2009) 963 cópias
The Measure of the Magic (2011) 817 cópias
The Wards of Faerie (2012) 801 cópias
Bloodfire Quest (2013) 600 cópias
Witch Wraith (2013) 542 cópias
The High Druid's Blade (2014) 516 cópias
Hook (1991) 475 cópias
Dark Wraith of Shannara (1985) 448 cópias
The Darkling Child (2015) 418 cópias
The Black Elfstone (2017) 405 cópias
The World of Shannara (2001) 338 cópias
The Sorcerer's Daughter (2016) 326 cópias
The Skaar Invasion (2018) 294 cópias
The Word and the Void (2001) 260 cópias
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy (2006) 242 cópias
The Stiehl Assassin (2019) 241 cópias
The Last Druid (2020) 226 cópias
Child of Light (2021) 225 cópias
Indomitable (1656) 182 cópias
Allanon's Quest (2012) 169 cópias
The Weapons Master's Choice (2013) 136 cópias
The Black Irix (2013) 119 cópias
Street Freaks (2018) 112 cópias
Daughter of Darkness (2022) 103 cópias
Small Magic (2021) 85 cópias
Das Schwert von Shannara. (1978) 63 cópias
Imaginary Friends (2011) 62 cópias
Die Elfensteine von Shannara (1983) 47 cópias
Der Sohn von Shannara. (1978) 46 cópias
Der Erbe von Shannara. (1977) 46 cópias
Sister of Starlit Seas (2023) 41 cópias
Der Druide von Shannara (1985) 40 cópias
Die Erlösung von Shannara (1986) 39 cópias
Das Zauberlied von Shannara (1986) 37 cópias
Der König von Shannara. (1986) 36 cópias
Die Schatten von Shannara (1991) 35 cópias
Die Dämonen von Shannara. (1983) 33 cópias
Die Talismane von Shannara (1994) 31 cópias
Die Verfolgten von Shannara (1993) 30 cópias
Die Kinder von Shannara (1995) 28 cópias
Das Mädchen von Shannara. (1991) 27 cópias
Der Zauber von Shannara (1991) 26 cópias
Die Reiter von Shannara (1994) 23 cópias
Work Sqad (Set of 6 Books) (1969) 11 cópias
Warrior (2018) 10 cópias
Die Verräter von Shannara (1991) 10 cópias
[Title Unknown] 7 cópias
Los talismanes de Shannara (2018) 2 cópias
Potomkowie Shannary (1997) 2 cópias
Shannara, Tome 2: Le royaume du crâne (2006) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Tranquel 1 exemplar(es)
Una piccola magia (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Free First King of Shannara Poster (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Il ciclo del demone 1 exemplar(es)
The Magic Kingdom of... 1 exemplar(es)
Angel Fire East 1 exemplar(es)
First King of Shannara 1 exemplar(es)
The Secret of the Sword 1 exemplar(es)
Dark Horse (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Herrschaft der Elfen 1 exemplar(es)
Shannarův druid (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Shannarovy talismany (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Shannara'nn Klc I 1 exemplar(es)
Kapitan Hak (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Revelation (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Los vástagos de Shannara (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
The Last Ride 1 exemplar(es)
Shannara'nn Klc II 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Bussola De Ouro (1995) — Introdução, algumas edições36,173 cópias
Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuinte — 1,253 cópias
The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference : an Indispensable Compendium of Myth and Magic (1998) — Introdução, algumas edições510 cópias
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Contribuinte — 401 cópias
Once Upon a Time: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1991) — Contribuinte — 377 cópias
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (1999) — Contribuinte — 338 cópias
The Best of Lester del Rey (1978) — Introdução, algumas edições296 cópias
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016) — Prefácio — 123 cópias
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
Unbound (2015) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2015) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Legenden: Das Geheimnis von Otherland und andere Abenteuer (2006) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 38 • July 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Beyond the Fields We Know (1978) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 4 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Sword of Shannara Trilogy em Easton Press Collectors (Janeiro 3)
Found: YA(?) High Fantasy with parallel worlds em Name that Book (Setembro 2021)
Found: Fiction/Scifi/Fantasy em Name that Book (Fevereiro 2021)
Magic Kingdom for Sale - SOLD! Week 2 em Hogwarts Express (Junho 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 | outras 110 resenhas | 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 | outras 110 resenhas | 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 | outras 50 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |



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