Shannara Reading Order

Wondering which Shannara book to read first?

Use this table to sort the books, short stories and novellas into publication order, chronological/story line order or Terry Brooks’ suggested Shannara reading order for new readers:

  • Publication: Click this column to sort by publication order1Even though I have included them on this site, the Word and Void series are not actually considered to be related to the Shannara universe by the author.
  • Story Line: Click this column to sort by the story line’s chronological order2Even though I have included them on this site, the Word and Void series are not actually considered to be related to the Shannara universe by the author. (Default sorting order)
  • Terry’s Suggestion: Click this column to sort by the author’s suggested Shannara reading order for new readers (Source: Reading Orders)