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My Shannara Reading Checklist

Last summer I read all of Terry Brooks’ “Landover” series. This summer I’ve decided to go back to Terry Brook and back to “Shannara.” Much like the first book in the Landover series, I read the first Shannara book years ago and am re-reading it this time as a starting point on this epic reading adventure.

Although there are many lists showing people the chronological order of the Shannara books, I intend to read them in the order of publication – so I am learning everyting about the world and its characters as they were originally revealed to the world.

Below are a list of all the book, the date that I’ve started them and the date that I ended them. Mind you, I am a slow reader so this will take me years to do. I will also read other things in between my Shannara reading – but not this summer. This summer is all about these books below.

There are 25 books and 7 short stories – including one graphic novel (as of July 2013). I can only imagine how long this will take me….


  • The Sword of Shannara (1977)
  • The Elfstones of Shannara (1982)
  • The Wishsong of Shannara (1985)
  • The Scions of Shannara (1990)
  • The Druid of Shannara (1991)
  • The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992)
  • The Talismans of Shannara (1993)
  • First King of Shannara (1996)
  • Running with the Demon (1997)
  • A Knight of the Word (1998)
  • Angel Fire East (1999)
  • Ilse Witch (2000)
  • Antrax (2001)
  • Morgawr (2002)
  • Jarka Ruus (2003)
  • Tanequil (2004)
  • Straken (2005)
  • Armageddon’s Children (2006)
  • The Elves of Cintra (2007)
  • The Gypsy Morph (2008)
  • Bearers of the Black Staff (2010)
  • The Measure of the Magic (2011)
  • Wards of Faerie (2012)
  • Bloodfire Quest (March 2013)
  • Witch Wraith (July 2013)

Short Stories

  • Allanon’s Quest (2012)
  • The Weapons Master’s Choice (January 2013)
  • The Black Irix (June 2013)
  • Indomiul (2003)
  • Dark Wraith of Shannara (2008 graphic novel)
  • Walker and the Shade of Allanon (Spring 2013)
  • Imaginary Friends (1991)

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