Damn, I read the first Sword of Shannara book in my bunk bed wearing Peter and the Wolf fleece PJs
He did something exceptionally clever in Armageddon's Children that sort of made it all worthwhile. M Night Shamalamadingdong had nothing on it.
Also, they split Sword into two books to make more cash
And I think I was in my bunk at Boy Scout camp the first time I read it.