PDA

View Full Version : Shannara original trilogy limited editions



bugen
04-26-2016, 05:01 AM
If anyone's a fan of the original Shannara trilogy (Sword, Elfstones and Wishsong) they went on sale a couple of hours ago at Grim Oak Press.

They'll be signed by Terry Brooks and artist Marc Simonetti and are leatherbound editions limited and numbered to 1,000. Lettered editions were also available but recipients were chosen by lottery.

Planned release dates are late 2016 for The Sword of Shannara, early 2017 for The Elfstones of Shannara and late 2017 for The Wishsong of Shannara. I haven't read these since I was a kid but they were instrumental in developing my love of books. I'm in for a limited set at $100 apiece.

If you do order, be careful with one aspect. There's a disclaimer saying if you order all three books on one receipt you won't get any of them until the final book is ready to ship, so if you want them when they're printed you need to order each seperately. Details below:

http://grimoakpress.com/2016/04/25/pre-order-shannara-now/

18207

Theli
04-26-2016, 05:56 PM
I ordered them as one bunch. I hope he's able to match all my numbers!

bsaenz24
04-26-2016, 08:25 PM
I ordered them as one bunch. I hope he's able to match all my numbers!

It sounds like he will. I would send an email to confirm.

frik51
04-26-2016, 10:45 PM
Ordered the trilogy as well.
Plus the lettered set.
Ouch.

sk

bugen
04-26-2016, 11:13 PM
Ordered the trilogy as well.
Plus the lettered set.
Ouch.

sk

Good for you! I'm a bit jealous but it's nice to know a forum peep was able to get a lettered.

I've got the Easton Press Sword of Shannara book and have seen the newsletter where the entire trilogy was to be produced (back in the day), but as far as I can tell they actually stopped with Sword. Loved that look, though. I hope your set is every bit and more what that E.P. set could have been.

ruderabbit
04-27-2016, 05:39 AM
Two forum peeps are in for the Lettered editions, I got a confirmation email yesterday morning....yea!

frik51
04-27-2016, 06:06 AM
Good for you! I'm a bit jealous but it's nice to know a forum peep was able to get a lettered.

I've got the Easton Press Sword of Shannara book and have seen the newsletter where the entire trilogy was to be produced (back in the day), but as far as I can tell they actually stopped with Sword. Loved that look, though. I hope your set is every bit and more what that E.P. set could have been.

I hope so too.
I've never seen a Grim Oak Press book in my life, so production-wise I have no idea what to expect.

sk

frik51
04-27-2016, 06:09 AM
I got a confirmation email yesterday morning....yea!

Great!! Congratulations. That makes two.
Are you going to order the complete set all at once?
I did. Does save money: the discount plus less shipping.

sk

bugen
04-27-2016, 06:24 AM
Two forum peeps are in for the Lettered editions, I got a confirmation email yesterday morning....yea!

Congratulations! Props to everyone picking these up and hope all of the remaining 50 lettered books are going to members here too. Itís nice mixing in a little high fantasy among us, the Cemetery Dance Horror Force. Would love to see some pictures when itís all said and done.

No-no, donít you worry about me, Iíll be (sniff) fine. ;)


Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbor to have them through envy.
-Aristotle

Sock Monkey
04-27-2016, 06:44 AM
I'm battling the "on the fence" monster right now. Thinking seriously about picking these up. I'd love a set of the trilogy but this is such a bad time for this purchase.

I have a great memory of trying to read SWORD one summer on a camping trip and my grandmother decided she needed to check it out to make sure I wasn't reading something inappropriate. She wound up hijacking the book from me and reading the whole thing! I think it was one of the few times or tastes in things crossed paths. Good times! :)

:)

Sock Monkey
04-27-2016, 06:50 AM
Does anybody have any experience with Grim Oak? Never purchased a book from them before and was wondering if anybody had any thoughts or opinions?

bsaenz24
04-27-2016, 03:36 PM
I'm battling the "on the fence" monster right now. Thinking seriously about picking these up. I'd love a set of the trilogy but this is such a bad time for this purchase.

:)

There are 1000, so I would "guess" that they won't sell out terribly fast, but yes, it's just a guess. If you really want them, I would suggest getting at least SWORD. I would expect most people would not buy ELFSTONES and WISHSONG if they can't get SWORD. So maybe getting SWORD will give you a little breathing room for E & W.

***There are no implied or explicit warranties or guaranties in this advice. ;)

Theli
04-27-2016, 04:26 PM
Does anybody have any experience with Grim Oak? Never purchased a book from them before and was wondering if anybody had any thoughts or opinions?

I have a few pre-orders with them, and I ordered the signed "ARC" of Unfettered. They seem pretty decent. Haven't had any specific difficulties. Though I must say it seems to be taking a while for much to happen with their pre-orders (frequent updates like CD and SP provide would be nice) and I'm not so keen on the cost of shipping when they don't ship pre-orders separately...

frik51
04-27-2016, 04:56 PM
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_sword_of_shannara

sk

ruderabbit
04-28-2016, 03:27 AM
Great!! Congratulations. That makes two.
Are you going to order the complete set all at once?
I did. Does save money: the discount plus less shipping.

sk

Saving money has never been a strong point, I would like to but, it would cut into my disposable income for more books a bit too hard.

ruderabbit
04-28-2016, 03:29 AM
Congratulations! Props to everyone picking these up and hope all of the remaining 50 lettered books are going to members here too. It’s nice mixing in a little high fantasy among us, the Cemetery Dance Horror Force. Would love to see some pictures when it’s all said and done.

No-no, don’t you worry about me, I’ll be (sniff) fine. ;)


Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbor to have them through envy.
-Aristotle

With a bit of advanced notice you are welcome to stop by and hug them as they come in.

Thats a good quote.

mhatchett
04-30-2016, 08:29 PM
Nice set, just not that big a fan......

bugen
05-10-2016, 06:52 PM
Found a couple more interior pics thought you guys might like. I'm getting a little excited about this set--should probably re-read the trilogy soon.

18263

18264

Dan Hocker
05-10-2016, 08:45 PM
You must stop taunting me. I'm really kicking myself that I don't have the money for these right now.