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October Books 13) The Sword of Shannara

13) The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks

Got this as one of the few remaining books on this list, and gave up after page 100. It's basically a Tolkien knock-off, with nothing much original or interesting that I could detect.

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seawasp
Oct. 19th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
You summoned me?
Even the first book has rather noticeable differences from LotR. as I've discussed at length, off and on (the two trivially obvious ones are the Sword itself and Allanon, both of which being DRASTICALLY different from their putative parallels in LotR). Later books have increasing divergence and some quite clever additions.

I think I've managed to change ONE person's mind on this over the years, so I don't expect any particular success anywhere else.

Terry's "Magic Kingdom for Sale--SOLD" series is of course its own beast, as is his Knight of the Word series.

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