Okay, so this is the Prequel to the Genesis of Shannara which is the prequel to the Shannara series and so on.
I enjoyed this trilogy. However, I liked the Genesis of Shannara triology better, but you need to read this one for the next series to make sense.
Overall, good series and definitely ties into books further down the line.
4 stars and recommend it (within the context of the series)