Book Review: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (featuring Manu Bennett)

sword of shannaraThe Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Original Shannara Trilogy

Publisher: Orbit (1977)

Author Info: terrybrooks.net

Wendy’s Rating: 2 of 5 stars

Everyone keeps saying that this is just a rip off of Lord of the Rings. I strongly disagree with this assessment. First of all, in Lord of the Rings, the crew is taking a magical talisman *to* the bad guy’s evil lair. Here, they are picking up a magical sword *from* the realm of badness. Also, LOTR supposedly is our history, while Shannara is post-apocalypse. See? Totally different.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I will spend the rest of this review just posting images of Manu Bennett, who will be playing the role of hot notGandalf in the upcoming MTV series. Or, you may wish to check out Tiara’s review, which includes very important GIFs.

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4 Comments on “Book Review: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (featuring Manu Bennett)”

  1. More important to this whole review is ManuGandalf! *sage nod* Although I feel like that should’ve given him at least another .5 of a story. Sheesh. Some people you can’t make happy.

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