The Sword of Shannara
by Terry Brooks
ATOM Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 190423397x
Date: 05 October, 2006 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Atom, the sister imprint of Orbit Books aimed more towards the "Young Adult" market is reissuing Terry Brooks' original Shannara sequence in smart, stocky hard covers. By offering this series up to a whole new generation of readers, doubtless there will be many new young souls who will catch the fantasy bug we all suffer from. And good thing too!
Some have noted that Brooks' classic quest trilogy which began with this title, The Sword of Shannara (I'm discounting the later published prequel here) is a little too Tolkeinesque for its own good, but for legions of fans, is this series and not The Lord of the Rings that they'd rather be reading.