Best Fantasy Book Series

The Sword of Shannara


The Sword of Shannara was a big disappointment. I found the book via a recommendation from a family member who loved it so I dived into the book with excitement. Unfortunately, the characterization was so poor that I didn’t care about the protagonist. Terry Brooks gave me no reason to follow Shea’s life so I found myself wandering along hoping for some empathy (or anything else of redeeming value). I found none. Instead, I found a lot of meaningless fight sequences. 

The part of the book I read (I didn’t finish it) goes like this: We’re walking, walking, walking. Wait! It’s time for a fight. O.k. now, we’re walking, walking, walking. Oh no! Time for a fight. Whew! We’re walking, walking, walking. 

The Sword of Shannara is a dull, boring, grind, without characters you’ll care about. This one goes on our avoid list.


Series Author Rating Must Read Number of Pages Year Published
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy Terry Brooks No 736 1977






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