The Sword of Shannara
Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil had ruined the world and forced Mankind to compete with many other races - Gnomes, Trolls, Dwarfs, and Elves. But in peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knew little of such troubles.
Then came the giant, forbidding Allanon, possessed of strange Druidic powers, to reveal that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destroy the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rested the hope of all the races.
Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him...
726 pages (hardcover)
726 pages (paperback)
© 1977 by Terry Brooks