Terry Brooks is an American author of epic fantasy and urban fantasy. He is best known for his Shannara series. Besides his Shannara-related books, Brooks has written one other series called the Magic Kingdom of Landover. He has also written a couple of novelizations for major motion pictures – Hook and Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace.

Brooks had his debut novel published in 1977 – The Sword of Shannara. Ever since then, the majority of his work has been contributions to the Shannara series, including sequels and prequels. It should be noted that while not all of his novels were published in their chronological order, Brooks strongly recommends not to read his books in chronological order (at least the first time around) and that the recommended reading order is the order in which the novels were published.

Publication Order of Original Shannara Books

The Sword of Shannara (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elfstones of Shannara (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wishsong of Shannara (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First King of Shannara (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indomitable (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The chronological order of the Shannara series is: Word & Void, Genesis, Legends, Original Shannara (aka Sword of Shannara), Heritage, Voyage, High Druid, Dark Legacy, Defenders, and Fall. However, it must be noted that this is not the recommended reading order and reading the books in chronological order will spoil the series.

Chronological Order of Original Shannara Books

First King of Shannara(1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of Shannara(1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elfstones of Shannara(1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wishsong of Shannara(1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indomitable(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Heritage Of Shannara Books

The Scions of Shannara (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Druid of Shannara (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elf Queen of Shannara (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Talismans of Shannara (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Word & Void Books

Running with the Demon (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Knight of the Word (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel Fire East (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imaginary Friends (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Voyage Of The Jerl Shannara Books

Ilse Witch (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Antrax (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morgawr (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of High Druid Of Shannara Books

Jarka Ruus (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tanequil (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straken (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Genesis Of Shannara Books

Armageddon's Children (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Elves of Cintra (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gypsy Morph (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Legends Of Shannara Books

Bearers of the Black Staff (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Measure of the Magic (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Legacy Of Shannara Books

Wards of Faerie (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodfire Quest (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch Wraith (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Paladins Of Shannara Books

Allanon's Quest (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weapons Master's Choice (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paladins of Shannara (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Defenders Of Shannara Books

The High Druid's Blade (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darkling Child (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sorcerer's Daughter (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Fall Of Shannara Books

The Black Elfstone (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skaar Invasion (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stiehl Assassin (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Druid (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Shannara Graphic Novels

Dark Wraith of Shannara (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Magic Kingdom Of Landover Books

Magic Kingdom for Sale—Sold! (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Unicorn (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wizard at Large (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tangle Box (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witches' Brew (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Princess of Landover (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Revelation (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hook (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Street Freaks (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Small Magic (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Myths & Magic (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sometimes the Magic Works (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Star Wars: Novelizations Books

(by Alan Dean Foster, Matthew Woodring Stover)

A New Hope (By:Alan Dean Foster) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phantom Menace (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Revenge of the Sith (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Force Awakens (By:Alan Dean Foster) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Once Upon a Time(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unbound: Tales By Masters of Fantasy(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: For a complete list of Star Wars novels, please see Star Wars.

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