Spoilers for first episode as far as I got
To me Sword of.Shannara was slightly better then Elfstones. I just do not get why they did not make a series based on Sword. The first novel introduced Will. His father was a hero in Swords. Allanon mentioned Wil’s father was a hero. The Elf King knew Allanon and mentioned the war they were in which was Sword of Shannara.
The series acknowledges its a sequel so why did they not do Swords as the series.
First episode was rather good
Also its been years since I read the novels. I only read First King through the Voyage series. I tried reading the first Genesis book but could not get into it.
I cannot recall in those original novels that this was Earth post apocalypse. Am I misremembering.