Terry Brooks' Shannara series, launched in 1977 with THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, is a landmark in the fantasy genre and remains one of the bestselling fantasy series of all time. With this new series, a new chapter in the Shannara legend begins. Here begins the chronicle of the Great Wars and the destruction of the Old World. This is the story of Shannara before the events described in THE SWORD OF SHANNARA. The story of how one world was destroyed and another created. This is the most ambitious project Terry Brooks has undertaken in his remarkable career - a series that will delight and amaze his existing fans and attract a whole new generation of readers.
Terry Brooks was a practising attorney for many years, but now writes full time. His first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 5 months, and all of his subsequent novels have been international bestsellers.