I must have had a subliminal urge to juxtapose the philosophical search for truth and the quest for the Sword of Shannara. Hint: That might have been a spoiler. And on a completely different note, the annotations have gotten much better as the saga unfolds.
Typical Day in Epic Fantasy: 1st, you lose the only person who can rightfully wield the 'magic' sword you're on a quest for. Then, your mysterious wizard leader convinces you remaining questers to continue, but falls in battle to the evil wizard's lackey. Lastly, you stumble around the wizard's castle until you find the room where th […]
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