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Terry Brooks - Author

About the Author

Terry Brooks first novel, THE SWORD OF SHANNARA, began the post-Tolkien huge boom in epic fantasy in 1977. It was a NEW YORK TIMES  bestseller for five months. Since then he has written seven more SHANNARA novels, five MAGIC KINGDOM  light fantasies and the KNIGHT OF THE WORD  dark fantasies series. Terry Brooks divides his time between Seattle and Hawaii with his wife, Judine.

Photograph © Judine Brooks

Featured books by Terry Brooks

The Darkling Child

The Darkling Child

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2016

*Set in the same world as THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES - now a major fantasy TV series showing on 5Star in the UK and Syfy in Australia* New powers are awakening. A legend is born ...In a distant corner of the Four Lands, the mysterious magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon Leah, sworn protector of the Druid order and heir of the enchanted Sword of Leah, must travel to uncover its source - and ensure that this formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands. But danger lies in wait, and in a fearsome clash between mortal might and dark magic, it is up to Paxon, as the High Druid's Blade, to defend the people of the Four Lands against a terrifying evil. From the international bestselling Terry Brooks comes a thrilling new adventure - and an unforgettable new hero.

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The Darkling Child

The Darkling Child

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2015

After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as duty summons him ...In a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its source - and ensure that the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands. In a fearsome clash between mortal might and black magic, it is up to Paxon, as the High Druid's Blade, to defend the people of the Four Lands against a perfidious evil.

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The High Druid's Blade

The High Druid's Blade

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2015

Secrets revealed. Powers unleashed. Discover a Shannara you've never seen before. Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world ...and rewrite his destiny. When his sister is abducted by a mysterious stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. He is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him - and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands. Paxon must master it quickly, as his near-fatal clash with a dark sorcerer won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector ...From the New York Times bestselling Terry Brooks comes a brand-new stand-alone fantasy novel - perfect for both seasoned fans and those discovering the thrilling world of Shannara for the first time. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft ...required reading' Brent Weeks

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The High Druid's Blade

The High Druid's Blade

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2014

 Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world ...and rewrite his destiny. When his sister is abducted by a mysterious stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. He is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him - and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands. Paxon must master it quickly, as his near-fatal clash with a dark sorcerer won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector ...From the New York Times bestselling Terry Brooks comes a brand new stand-alone fantasy novel - perfect for both seasoned fans and those discovering the thrilling world of Shannara for the first time. Praise for TERRY BROOKS: 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft ...required reading' Brent Weeks

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The High Druid's Blade

The High Druid's Blade

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2014

Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world ...and rewrite his destiny. When his sister is abducted by a mysterious stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. He is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him - and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands. Paxon must master it quickly, as his near-fatal clash with a dark sorcerer won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector ...From the New York Times bestselling Terry Brooks comes a brand new stand-alone fantasy novel - perfect for both seasoned fans and those discovering the thrilling world of Shannara for the first time. Praise for TERRY BROOKS: 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft ...required reading' Brent Weeks

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Armageddon's Children

Armageddon's Children

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2007

Fifty years from now, our world is unrecognisable. Pollution and warfare have poisoned the skies, the water and the soil. Pockets of society still exist, living in highly fortified strongholds, while those outside the walls roam the landscape - either predator or prey. But even these isolated compounds are not safe; armies of demons and once-men assault their defences, and inevitably, one by one, they succumb. Civilisation has fallen and anarchy is the only law. Logan Tom and Angel Perez are the last two Knights to stand against the forces of chaos. These two extraordinary people have the ability to resist the dark tide, and to them will fall twin tasks: to find and protect a very old and a very new magic. They are humanity's last hope. Although the odds are stacked against them, Logan and Angel have the power to halt the destruction of the Old World. It will be up to others to usher in the New ...

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Other books by Terry Brooks

La cancion de Shannara

La cancion de Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2016

La saga de fantasia epica que ha vendido 25 millones de ejemplaresUn antiguo mal ha despertado y ha enviado a sus espectrales sbditos, los mordferos, a destruir a la humanidad. Para enfrentarse a este horrible poder que amenaza el futuro de las Cuatro Tierras, el druida Allanon busca una vez ms la ayuda de los descendientes de Shannara y encarga a la joven Brin Ohmsford, la nica con el poder mgico de la Cancin de los Deseos, la destruccin del Ildatch, un libro de magia negra. Brin acepta unirse al druida en esta peligrosa misin, y es que una antigua profeca augura la destruccin de todo cuanto los rodea. Ser capaz la joven de evitar las trampas del ancestral libro de magia negra tan poderoso que domin durante muchos aos al malvado Seor de los Brujos?"e;No s cuntos libros de Terry Brooks he ledo (y reledo) en mi vida. Su obra fue importantsima en mi juventud."e;Patrick Rothfuss"e;Un gran narrador, Terry Brooks crea epopeyas ricas llenas de misterio, magia y personajes memorables."e;Christopher Paolini"e;Confirma el lugar de Terry Brooks a la cabeza del mundo de la fantasa."e;Philip Pullman"e;Un viaje de fantasa maravilloso."e;Frank Herbert"e;Shannara fue uno de mis mundos favoritos de la literatura cuando era joven."e;Karen Russell"e;Si Tolkien es el abuelo de la fantasa moderna, Terry Brooks es su to favorito."e;Peter V. Brett

Talismans of Shannara

Talismans of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2016

The fourth volume of The Heritage of Shannara, which continues one of the most popular fantasy series of all time.The Shadowen still swarm over the Four Lands, poisoning everything with their dark magic. And their leader is determined to destroy all the Scions of Shannara. For Walker Boh, he dispatches the Four Horsemen. For Wren, he sends an untrue friend. And for Par, he devises the most terrible fate of all. With these traps cleverly laid, the charges given by the shade of the Druid Allanon are doomed to failureunless Par can discover a way to harness the power of the Sword of Shannara.Thus continues the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth

Elf Queen of Shannara

Elf Queen of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2016

';Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men!'the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren.It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag.The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning for three days. ';One will come for you."e;Tiger Ty, the Wing Rider, had come on his giant Roc to carry Wren and her friend Garth to the only clear landing site on the island of Morrowindl, where, he said, the Elves might still exist, somewhere in the demon-haunted jungle.Now she stood within that jungle, remembering the warning of the Addershag: ';Beward, Elf-girl. I see danger ahead for you . . . and evil beyond imagining."e; It had proved all too true.Wren stood with her single weapon of magic, listening as demons evil beyond all imagining gathered for attack. How long could she resist?And if, by some miracle, she reached the Elves and could convince them to return, how could they possibly retrace her perilous path to reach the one safe place on the coast?

Druid of Shannara

Druid of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2016

Ancient evil forces remain in control of the Four Lands. To restore the Kepp of the Druid Allanon, Walker Boh sets out on a journey to find the black Elfstone. After narrowly escaping death, he learns that the Elfstone lies in the hands of the Stone King. Now Walker Boh must venture into perilous, unknown lands with a strange band of fellow travelers that includes Morgan Leah, whose once-magic sword has been broken; Quickening, the daughter of the ancient King; and Pe Ell, an assassin who hatches his own dark, sinister plot.

Scions of Shannara

Scions of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSince the death of the Druid Allanon, the Four Lands have changed profoundly, with magic strictly forbidden in the Southland, now under totalitarian rule. Yet Par still has some power of the Wishsong. When he accidently brings a mythic horror to life, a man calling himself Cogline drives it away. Cogline brings a message from Allanon: venture to the dread Hadeshorn, along with the other Scions of Shannara. For in the future, all life in the Four Lands will be destroyed. To prevent this terrible fate, Allanon commands Par to recover the long-lost Sword of Shannara, a task that is next to impossible.Thus continues the enthralling Shannara epic, a spellbinding tale of adventure, magic, and myth. . . .

Sorcerer's Daughter

Sorcerer's Daughter

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2016

The world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now bestselling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that's sure to thrill veteran readers and recent converts alike.The mysterious, magic-wielding Druid order has existed for long ages, battling any evil that threatens the Four Landsand struggling to be understood and accepted by outsiders. But their hopes of building goodwill are dashed when a demon's murderous rampage at a peace summit leaves their political opponents deadcasting new suspicions upon the Druids and forcing them to flee from enemies both mortal and monstrous.Paxon Leah, the order's appointed protector, knows that blame lies with Arcannen Rai, the vile sorcerer he has battled and defeated before. But there's no time to hunt his nemesis, if he is to lead the wrongfully accused Druids to their sanctuary. It is a quest fraught with danger, as a furious government agent and his army snap at their heels, and lethal predators stalk them in the depths of the untamed wilderness.But Arcannen is playing a deeper game than Paxon realizes.Paxon's sister possesses a powerful magic that the sorcerer longs to controlbut Arcannen has not reckoned with the determination of his own estranged daughter, Leofur, who is also Paxon's devoted lifemate. Leofur sets out on a perilous quest to thwart her father's desireswhile the vengeful Arcannen conjures his blackest magical skills, determined to destroy them all . . . and claim the most powerful of magics for his own.

The Darkling Child

The Darkling Child

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2016

*Set in the same world as THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES - now a major fantasy TV series showing on 5Star in the UK and Syfy in Australia* New powers are awakening. A legend is born ...In a distant corner of the Four Lands, the mysterious magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon Leah, sworn protector of the Druid order and heir of the enchanted Sword of Leah, must travel to uncover its source - and ensure that this formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands. But danger lies in wait, and in a fearsome clash between mortal might and dark magic, it is up to Paxon, as the High Druid's Blade, to defend the people of the Four Lands against a terrifying evil. From the international bestselling Terry Brooks comes a thrilling new adventure - and an unforgettable new hero.

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Las piedras elficas de Shannara

Las piedras elficas de Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2016

La saga de fantasia epica que ha vendido 25 millones de ejemplaresEllcrys, el rbol mgico que mantiene a los demonios cautivos tras el muro de la Prohibicin, est muriendo. Sin Ellcrys, las hordas de demonios camparn libres entre las razas que habitan las Cuatro Tierras. Allanon, el legendario druida, encarga a Wil Ohmsford que acompae a Amberle, una joven elfa, en una peligrosa misin: llevar la semilla de Ellcrys hasta el misterioso Fuego de Sangre para conseguir que el rbol renazca y restaure la Prohibicin. Pero el Dagda Mor, el demonio ms poderoso, ya est libre y ha enviado a su secuaz ms temible, la Parca, a acabar con Wil y Amberle. El destino de las Cuatro Tierras est en manos de los dos jvenes, que se embarcan en la aventura ms difcil de su vida. Conseguirn que Ellcrys renazca antes de que el Dagda Mor y su ejrcito de demonios consigan la victoria?"e;No s cuntos libros de Terry Brooks he ledo (y reledo) en mi vida. Su obra fue importantsima en mi juventud."e;Patrick Rothfuss"e;Un gran narrador, Terry Brooks crea epopeyas ricas llenas de misterio, magia y personajes memorables."e;Christopher Paolini"e;Confirma el lugar de Terry Brooks a la cabeza del mundo de la fantasa."e;Philip Pullman"e;Un viaje de fantasa maravilloso."e;Frank Herbert"e;Shannara fue uno de mis mundos favoritos de la literatura cuando era joven."e;Karen Russell"e;Si Tolkien es el abuelo de la fantasa moderna, Terry Brooks es su to favorito."e;Peter V. Brett

La espada de Shannara

La espada de Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2016

La saga de fantasia epica que ha vendido 25 millones de ejemplaresCuando tan solo era un beb Shea fue abandonado en la puerta de los Ohmsford y, desde entonces, ha sido uno ms de la familia y ha llevado una vida pacfica en Valle Sombro. Todo cambia con la llegada de un misterioso visitante, el druida Allanon, que trae noticias estremecedoras: el tenebroso hechicero que ya asol el mundo en una ocasin ha despertado. La nica arma capaz de derrotar al hechicero es la espada de Shannara, pero solo el verdadero heredero del elfo Shannara podr empuarla y salvar el mundo que conocen. Ser Shea el elegido?"e;No s cuntos libros de Terry Brooks he ledo (y reledo) en mi vida. Su obra fue importantsima en mi juventud."e;Patrick Rothfuss"e;Un gran narrador, Terry Brooks crea epopeyas ricas llenas de misterio, magia y personajes memorables."e;Christopher Paolini"e;Confirma el lugar de Terry Brooks a la cabeza del mundo de la fantasa."e;Philip Pullman"e;Un viaje de fantasa maravilloso."e;Frank Herbert"e;Shannara fue uno de mis mundos favoritos de la literatura cuando era joven."e;Karen Russell"e;Si Tolkien es el abuelo de la fantasa moderna, Terry Brooks es su to favorito."e;Peter V. Brett

Darkling Child

Darkling Child

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 09/06/2015

From New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks comes a thrilling stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara seriesthe perfect place for new readers to begin.After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him. For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its sourceand ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands. But danger is already afoot in the village of Portlow. Gentle traveling minstrel Reyn Frosch possesses the uncanny gift, and curse, of the wishsong. And now his coveted abilities have captured the malevolent interest of none other than Arcannenwhose quest for power is exceeded only by his thirst for vengeance. The lone survivor of a brutal assault on a notorious pirate city, the sorcerer is determined to retaliate against the Federation's elite military guardand use the devastating power of the wishsong as his ultimate weapon.Praise for The Darkling Child ';Brimming with magic . . . a bubbling cauldron of fantasy and intrigue. This novel shines best through a full-bodied embrace of its most wildly imaginative magic and artifice, which is careful not to overshadow the story's greater half, fueled by a complex but well-constructed manifold of motives. The intrigue, grounded in a world that strays just enough from a traditional fantasy universe to elicit delighted curiosity, guarantees a solid fantasy read, especially for those already drawn into Brooks's vast world of Shannara.'Booklist ';Brooks's fans and those who prefer their fantasy on a smaller scale will appreciate the more personal but still high-stakes turn in this famous world.'Publishers Weekly Praise for Terry Brooks ';The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.'Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! ';If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.'Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear ';I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.'Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind ';Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.'Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy ';The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.'Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven seriesFrom the Hardcover edition.

The High Druid's Blade

The High Druid's Blade

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2015

Secrets revealed. Powers unleashed. Discover a Shannara you've never seen before. Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Paxon leads a quiet life - until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world ...and rewrite his destiny. When his sister is abducted by a mysterious stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. He is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him - and within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands. Paxon must master it quickly, as his near-fatal clash with a dark sorcerer won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector ...From the New York Times bestselling Terry Brooks comes a brand-new stand-alone fantasy novel - perfect for both seasoned fans and those discovering the thrilling world of Shannara for the first time. Praise for Terry Brooks: 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett 'A master of the craft ...required reading' Brent Weeks

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Dark Legacy of Shannara Trilogy 3-Book Bundle

Dark Legacy of Shannara Trilogy 3-Book Bundle

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2014

In the latest Shannara trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks revisits one of the most popular eras in the legendary epic fantasy series that has spellbound readers for more than three decades. A perfect jumping-off point for new readers that's sure to delight dedicated fans, the entire Dark Legacy Shannara adventure is now available in one thrilling eBook bundle: WARDS OF FAERIE BLOODFIRE QUEST WITCH WRAITHAlso includes the Paladins of Shannara short stories: ';Allanon's Quest,' ';The Weapons Master's Choice,' and ';The Black Irix'! When the world was young, the power of magic ruledand the Elfstones warded the race of Elves and their lands, keeping evil at bay. But when an Elven girl fell hopelessly in love with a Darkling boy of the Void, he carried away more than her heart. Thousands of years later, tumultuous times are upon the world now known as the Four Lands. Users of magic are in conflict with proponents of science. Elves have distanced their society from the other races. The dwindling Druid order and its teachings are threatened with extinction. A sinister politician has used treachery and murder to rise as prime minister of the mighty Federation. Meanwhile, poring through a long-forgotten diary, the young Druid Aphenglow Elessedil has stumbled upon the secret account of an Elven girl's heartbreak and the shocking truth about the vanished Elfstones. But never has a little knowledge been so very dangerousas Aphenglow quickly learns when she's set upon by assassins. Yet there can be no turning back from the road to which fate has steered her. Whoever captures the Elfstones and their untold powers will surely hold the advantage in the devastating clash to come. But when the Druids mount an expedition to locate the missing stones, they quickly discover there may be even more at stake than they ever expected. Praise for The Dark Legacy of Shannara ';Arguably [Terry Brooks's] best work to date . . . Brooks is one of the best fantasy writers in the business. . . . He has a keen eye for great world-building as well as unforgettable characters.'Associated Press ';Fans will not be disappointed. . . . [Wards of Faerie] doesn't skimp on the action scenes.'Kirkus Reviews ';From the first pages to the harrowing ending, Bloodfire Quest . . . is a thrill ride that will leave readers wanting more. . . . This volume, paired with the first, might be just the right place to introduce new readers to this fine writer.'Booklist (starred review) ';The final chapter in Brooks's latest trilogy set in his beloved world of Shannara peaks in a bittersweet conclusion that seems to set the stage for future books. A must for the numerous die-hard Shannara fans.'Library Journal Praise for Terry Brooks ';The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.'Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia! ';If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.'Peter V. Brett, author of The Desert Spear ';I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.'Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind

High Druid's Blade

High Druid's Blade

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERLegend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's fireplace. Running his family's modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet lifeuntil extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world . . . and rewrite his destiny. When his brash young sister is abducted by a menacing stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. And in a harrowing duel, he is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within himand within his ancestors' ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands, and Paxon must master it quickly because his nearly fatal clash with the dark sorcerer Arcannen won't be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the fabled Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector. But treachery is afoot deep in the Druids' ranks. And the blackest of sorcery is twisting a helpless innocent into a murderous agent of evil. To halt an insidious plot that threatens not only the Druid order but all the Four Lands, Paxon Leah must summon the profound magic in his blood and the legendary mettle of his elders in the battle fate has chosen him to fight.Praise for The High Druid's Blade ';High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] . . . a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world.'Library Journal';Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers. . . . It's truly magical.'Associated Press ';Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn't end until the last page.'RT Book Reviews ';A great place to introduce yourself to all of Brooks's novels . . . [The High Druid's Blade] is a great stand-alone book and will definitely throw you headfirst into the world of Shannara.'Whedonopolis ';The High Druid's Blade is an intriguing, action-filled novel that you are sure to love.'Faire's Fair Book Reviews ';Readers both new [and old] will enjoy reading The High Druid's Blade.'The Arched Doorway ';An enjoyable read . . . I will definitely be picking up the next book when it comes out.'Jessie Reads Everything Praise for Terry Brooks ';The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.'Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! ';If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.'Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear ';I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.'Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the WindFrom the Hardcover edition.

Witch Wraith Book 3 of The Dark Legacy of Shannara

Witch Wraith Book 3 of The Dark Legacy of Shannara

Author: Terry Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2013

***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman For centuries, the Four Lands enjoyed freedom and peace, protected by a magical barrier from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding. But now the unthinkable is happening: the ancient wards securing the border have begun to erode - and the monstrous creatures imprisoned there are poised to spill forth, seeking their revenge. Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the means to close the breach, but her efforts may be doomed when she is taken captive. The only hope lies with her determined sister Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic. Now the fate of their world rests upon her shoulders . . . Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Dark Legacy of Shannara: VOL. 1: WARDS OF FAERIE vOL. 2: BLOODFIRE QUEST VOL. 3: WITCH WRAITH

Witch Wraith

Witch Wraith

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2013

From bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the final thrilling novel in the Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension known as the Forbidding and the profound evil imprisoned there. But now the unthinkable is happening: The ancient wards securing the barrier between order and mayhem have begun to erodeand generations of bloodthirsty, monstrous creatures, fueled by a rage thousands of years in the making, are poised to spill forth, seeking revenge for what was done to them. Young Elf Arling Elessedil possesses the enchanted means to close the breach and once more seal the denizens of the Forbidding in their prison. But when she falls into the hands of the powerful Federation's diabolical Prime Minister, her efforts may be doomed. Only her determined sister, Aphen, who bears the Elfstones and commands their magic, has any hope of saving Arling from the hideous fate her captor has in store. Meanwhile, Railing Ohmsforddesperate to save his imprisoned brotherseeks to discover if his famed but ill-fated ancestor Grianne is still alive and willing to help him save the world . . . no matter the odds or the consequences.Praise for Witch Wraith ';Terry Brooks has written a slam-bang conclusion to his The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy with the stellar Witch Wraith. . . . He has a keen eye for great world-building as well as unforgettable characters. . . . The Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy is arguably his best work to date.'Associated Press ';The final chapter in Brooks's latest trilogy set in his beloved world of Shannara peaks in a bittersweet conclusion that seems to set the stage for future books. A must for the numerous die-hard Shannara fans.'Library JournalPraise for Terry Brooks ';The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.'Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! ';If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.'Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear ';I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.'Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind ';Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.'Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy ';The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.'Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series

Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (short story)

Paladins of Shannara: The Black Irix (short story)

Author: Terry Brooks Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2013

An old friend urges Shea Ohmsford to take a dangerous risk in the concluding story of this gripping Shannara eBook series by New York Times bestselling fantasy master Terry Brooks.Shea Ohmsford has had quite enough of quests. A year after surviving a harrowing odyssey, he is still plagued by troubling memories and dreams. A mysterious trafficker in spells and potions provides a restorative nostrum for the stricken Shea . . . along with a warning: Shea will break his vow to never again leave Shady Vale. And then the potion-maker's prophecy comes to pass.A thief, adventurer, and notoriously charismatic rogue, Panamon Creel unexpectedly appears in the Vale with a request for his longtime friend, Shea - journey into the untamed northland, infiltrate the stronghold of a sinister dealer in stolen goods, and capture a precious artifact: the sacred Black Irix. Creel wishes to return this treasure to its rightful owners. Shea cannot refuse such a just cause. But what lies behind the black castle walls they must breach? And will this quest truly be their last?Includes a preview of the final novel in Terry Brooks's Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy, Witch Wraith!PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS'A great storyteller, Terry Brooks creates rich epics filled with mystery, magic, and memorable characters. If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' - Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of ERAGON and BRISINGR 'Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer . . . Required reading' - Brent Weeks, bestselling author of the Night Angel trilogy 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' - Patrick Rothfuss, bestselling author of THE NAME OF THE WIND 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' - Philip Pullman, author of NORTHERN LIGHTS