Originally Posted by pilotbob
HERESY! You should only read books in published order. You for one should know that.
If a series has been out long enough and has enough books, I do prefer chronological order. There are lots of people who do as well otherwise we'd not have so many reading order lists in chronological order.
Not always is Chonological order a good thing. But in the case of Shannara, chronological is just fine.
Anyway, the book I am reading is A Knight of the Word
by Terry Brooks.
Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross--along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future. Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares. But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends. And once the demons on Ross's trail track him to Seattle, neither he nor anyone close to him will be safe. His only hope is Nest Freemark, a college student who wields an extraordinary magic all her own. Five years earlier, Ross had aided Nest when the future of humanity rested upon her choice between Word and Void.