It pains to me say this. Terry Brooks was once my favorite author. But I've stopped reading his books.Use this thread to voice your opinions about the Shannara series. I'll go first, since I started this forum.
In my personal opinion, I don't think the Shannara series is now quite as impressive as it was before. Fantasy is much more common than it was before. I have read the first two books in the original Shannara trilogy, and am half-way through with the Wishsongs of Shannara. However, I have apparently lost interest in the series..
Maybe more than one. They are not ALL the same...But now, every Shannara book has repeated the same old story, a Druid's quest, an Ohmsford gets captured, a Leah protector, Paranor invaded, again and again, ad nauseum.
Anyone who likes traditional fantasy should read one Shannara book or trilogy, but stop there.