Okay, first of all, Terry Pratchett wouldn't care anything about it, because he wrote different books: The Colour of Magic, Wyrd Sisters, Discworld, etc. You're thinking of Terry Brooks. Secondly, it's not plagiarism to be inspired by an author's works and create a new character based on existing one. Truthfully, I hadn't even considered Allanon when I thought about this character. I did read Sword of Shannara again last year, but my character would be very different from Allanon.Terry Pratchett May decry pledgerism from the Shannarah Chronicles.