Pre-Order Now: First King of Shannara

Pre-Order Now: First King of Shannara

I am excited to announce the Grim Oak edition of First King of Shannara!

This is a long time coming. I grew up reading the original trilogy and the Heritage series. It wasn't until I had left home and was attending college that First King published. The first time I met Terry was at the Seattle tour event for this prequel. And it was the first time I bought a Brooks hardcover with my own money.

Imagine my excitement to offer this book double-signed with new art by Marc Simonetti. A dream come true. And now that The Wishsong of Shannara is at a printer we trust, we can finally announce First King!

Why is this book amazing? So many reasons. It is rare to find a prequel that adds to a mythos rather than detract. First King of Shannara expands the history recounted by Allanon in The Sword of Shannara while telling a rousing tale of armies clashing, characters questing, and the forging of the most important talisman in the series. First King also has one of only three moments in the entire saga that makes me bawl. Every. Time.

Here are links to the Limited Edition as well as the Slipcase to keep the book safe:


SLIPCASE! Don't forget to order your SLIPCASE on the same receipt to save on shipping!


These are only available to those who own a Lettered Edition of The Wishsong of Shannara. If someone refuses the right to buy their Lettered Edition of First King of Shannara, Grim Oak will hold a random drawing for anyone who wishes to buy it.

Marc Simonetti is already hard at work on the interior illustrations. This is going to be a beautiful book!

If you have any questions, do feel free to contact us and ask!  And if you order during the pre-order period, we will do our best to match the number of your other titles.

With Magic,
Shawn Speakman
Publisher & Editorial Director

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