The Scions of Shannara - Heritage of Shannara 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Evil has once again set foot in the Four Lands, and the shade of Allanon chooses three charges, the descendants from a long line of heros, to once again purge the evil from the lands. The first book of one of my most favourite series ever!
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The shade of Allanon has given three charges to the children of Shannara. This book focuses on the charge given to Par Ohmsford, wielder of the wishsong: to find the lost Sword of Shannara to use in the battle against the Shadowen. But when he does find it, he faces agonies that threaten to overcome him, such as determining whether or not the sword is the real Sword of Shannara.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical weapon Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male    -   elf Profession/status:    -   champion of justice    -   mage/magician Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   can cast many different spells    -    Invisibility


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   very controlled society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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