I cannot recommend them enough. I do think First King should be the first book. It goes into the creation of the Sword used in Sword of Shannara. Here is the list that Terry says should be the reading order. https://www.goodreads.com/series/99160-s… Just remember the individual series skip many years and generations. From First King through the High Druid its all about one family. Not sure about the other parts which coincide with modern times and for centuries later. First King to Sword is suppose to be a few hundred years.