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The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks was the 81st official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Feb 1, 2016 - Feb 29, 2016

How/Why was this book chosen: It was chosen by Veronica

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of The Sword of Shannara

The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Edit

Long ago, wars of ancient Evil ruined the world and forced mankind to compete with many other races - gnomes, trolls, dwarfs, and elves. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles until giant, forbidding Allanon, with strange Druidic powers, reveals a supposedly-dead Warlock Lord plots to destroy the world. 

The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, only usable by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flies into the Vale to kill Shea. To save the Vale, Shea flees, drawing the Skull Bearer after him.

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