The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks [1978 PAPERBACK]
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks [SHANNARA BOOK #1]
FIRST MASS MARKET PAPERBACK PRINTING  DEL-REY / BALLANTINE
Large thick paperback. Excellent reading copy. Cover has wear cosmetic wear / scuffs but is in nice solid condition. Heavy foxing to underside of cover and first page; as well as on / around the illustrated insert at center of the book [see last photos]
Living in peaceful Shady Vale, Shea Ohmsford knew little of the troubles that plagued the rest of the world. Then the giant, forbidding Allanon revaled that the supposedly dead Warlock Lord was plotting to destroy the world. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness was the Sword of Shannara, which could only be used by a true heir of Shannara--Shea being the last of the bloodline, upon whom all hope rested. Soon a Skull Bearer, dread minion of Evil, flew into the Vale, seeking to destroy Shea. To save the Vale, Shea fled, drawing the Skull Bearer after him....